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GavinVoy
11-13-2008, 08:45 PM
i bought a type R, it came with a box. the terminal cup was junk. the installer didn't glue the cup in so it was letting out air out the sides of the cup. at the same time it was letting out air where the wires are, so through the push terminals and creating unwanted noise. i thought i would be a good idea to caulk the shirt out of it, now wondering if caulk is a semi-conductor. am i going to fry anything?

http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd157/GavinVoy/DSCN0617.jpg

also, how long should i let it dry?

Rashaddd
11-13-2008, 08:46 PM
lol.

Eugenics
11-13-2008, 08:47 PM
i bought a type R, it came with a box. the terminal cup was junk. the installer didn't glue the cup in so it was letting out air out the sides of the cup. at the same time it was letting out air where the wires are, so through the push terminals and creating unwanted noise. i thought i would be a good idea to caulk the shirt out of it, now wondering if caulk is a semi-conductor. am i going to fry anything?

http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd157/GavinVoy/DSCN0617.jpg

also, how long should i let it dry?

24 hours.

avs20
11-13-2008, 08:47 PM
lol.

You read my mind.

Eugenics
11-13-2008, 08:47 PM
actually you shouldn't.

GavinVoy
11-13-2008, 08:48 PM
it was this or a new box, and i dont have a table saw. lol.

BumpMW
11-13-2008, 08:52 PM
smoke doobies.

Rashaddd
11-13-2008, 08:53 PM
caulk will burn a hole in the box :fyi:

I'd get that off there asap

unless you like holes

filled with caulk

Pioneer~Saturn
11-13-2008, 08:55 PM
caulk will burn a hole in the box :fyi:

I'd get that off there asap

unless you like holes

filled with caulk

:laugh:

Haunz
11-13-2008, 08:55 PM
my caulk is a baby conductor :fyi:

Rashaddd
11-13-2008, 08:56 PM
my caulk is a baby conductor :fyi:

LOL

05fronty
11-13-2008, 08:57 PM
should add db's

GavinVoy
11-13-2008, 08:57 PM
if i take the caulk out what should i fill it with, if anything? how do i fix this?

Rashaddd
11-13-2008, 08:59 PM
if i take the caulk out what should i fill it with, if anything? how do i fix this?

your fingers? a *****? etc?

You could always try some RND.

GavinVoy
11-13-2008, 09:05 PM
your fingers? a *****? etc?

You could always try some RND.


i dont remember asking how.

RND?

Immacomputer
11-13-2008, 09:08 PM
This thread cracked me up. Thanks.

Silicone is used in caulks, chests, and is an electrical insulator.
Silicon is a semiconductor.

Ellsworthz
11-13-2008, 09:08 PM
You guys are a55holes :)

avs20
11-13-2008, 09:08 PM
You'll be fine...dont mind the smartassery around here..

GavinVoy
11-13-2008, 09:10 PM
finally an answer.

think im just going to cut the wires and run the speaker cables through the port.

x2o
11-13-2008, 09:11 PM
finally an answer.

think im just going to cut the wires and run the speaker cables through the port.

That's how I do it, adds teh deebeez.

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d102/ReDmAn-MeThOd/DSC00298.jpg

Tough to see, but they are there ;).

GavinVoy
11-13-2008, 09:26 PM
\thread

nismos14
11-13-2008, 10:02 PM
Epic.

scoob8000
11-14-2008, 08:50 AM
re: do some R&D:


easy enough, set your dmm to ohms and jab the probes into the dried caulk and see if it conducts.


You already have the hole started, grab a square terminal cup and a cheap jig saw and go at it.