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302yota
03-31-2009, 09:59 PM
is there anything wrong with using regular pvc pipe, for an aeroport, instead of the flared kind.....will it cause a lot of port noise or something.....btw, how would i go about attaching the ports to the box?

skadude016
03-31-2009, 10:07 PM
http://i413.photobucket.com/albums/pp216/TurtleBoxes/IMG_1562.jpg


does 150's all day long. i attached the ports with liquid nails

I Like Waffle
03-31-2009, 10:07 PM
is there anything wrong with using regular pvc pipe, for an aeroport, instead of the flared kind.....will it cause a lot of port noise or something.....btw, how would i go about attaching the ports to the box?


I had been wondering the same thing. I think PVC would have alot of port noise as the flares are there to lessen that. As for mounting them you just cut a hole the same size as the PVC, slide it in, brace it internally. Preferably glass it into the box.

skadude016
03-31-2009, 10:08 PM
oh and you can flare your ports with a heat gun and a glass bowl to make the flare

Vermithrax
03-31-2009, 10:14 PM
You can also make flare ends out of mdf with a 3/4 or 1" roundover. It's not as much flare as the precision ports, but better than none and easy to make.

I Like Waffle
03-31-2009, 10:15 PM
I was thinking thatd be possible. However PVC is highly toxic if actually burned if i recall correctly. Did you flare your ports? Id prefer to use PVC in my ported box builds if i can, whats the cost of it now? I need some 3" pvc for the next box build.

302yota
03-31-2009, 10:16 PM
wow, i never thought of that, i might have to try some aeroport boxes now....who know's i might like them better than slot ports..

skadude016
03-31-2009, 10:37 PM
I was thinking thatd be possible. However PVC is highly toxic if actually burned if i recall correctly. Did you flare your ports? Id prefer to use PVC in my ported box builds if i can, whats the cost of it now? I need some 3" pvc for the next box build.

thats why you dont burn it lol. but just get it nice and hot :)

rickymac21
04-01-2009, 10:45 PM
oh and you can flare your ports with a heat gun and a glass bowl to make the flare

exactly what i did with my 4 6" aeros.. worked good. takes time to heat up the pvc enough to get it to flare nice and even without burning it though. got to be patient

I Like Waffle
04-01-2009, 10:55 PM
so do you guys add on like an extra inch or two when you flare it or what? I didnt think the flare was included in the port length

302yota
04-01-2009, 11:00 PM
does anybody have any pics or vids, of this flaring process?...i wouldnt mind trying some aero's on those odd shaped boxes

netzero
04-02-2009, 04:45 PM
if you just sand the edges smooth, and have close to the recommended port area, you'll have no problem. Using 4" thin wall pvc and elbows makes using round ports a lot cheaper. I used liquid nails to attach mine in my new box, works great.