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truckcap22
04-12-2009, 02:14 PM
my sub keeps breaking and pushing screws out of the enclosure..just the ones screwed into the sub. their 2 1/4 inch drywall screws anyone know a bettter way to keep this thing in if not i'm just goin to build a new box with the sub up

Supergumby5000
04-12-2009, 02:16 PM
what kind of wood is your box made of

snb778
04-12-2009, 02:20 PM
same thing happened to me.. **** HDC broke one of its mounting rings (shetty design idea IMO)

snb778
04-12-2009, 02:47 PM
http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/2389/ringz.th.jpg (http://img412.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ringz.jpg)

See the gold ring around the screw.... why didnt AQ just make it part of the frame of the basket like every other sub!!!... gold ring broke on one hole...now I need to put a washer in there for it to mount down!

truckcap22
04-12-2009, 02:51 PM
the box is mdf

thevic24
04-12-2009, 02:55 PM
i use #10 s/m screws, 1" for 3/4, and 2" for thicher mdf. just make shure that you dont predrill the holes to large.

406er
04-12-2009, 11:55 PM
i use #10 s/m screws, 1" for 3/4, and 2" for thicher mdf. just make shure that you dont predrill the holes to large.

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brian84corvette
04-13-2009, 12:54 AM
get something like this, mount it on the inside of your box.
then use machine screws with the soft locktite on them.
if you use medium or hard locktite, it might strip out the back side and spin on you.

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jdawg
04-13-2009, 12:58 AM
use t nuts/bolts, its really how you are supposed to mount a cast frame woofer anyways
http://www.parts-express.com/wizards/searchResults.cfm?srchExt=CAT&srchCat=831&CFID=7116731&CFTOKEN=92531300

DB-Audio
04-13-2009, 01:03 AM
put a washer and then thread locker should hold pretty good

fbi90909
04-13-2009, 01:08 AM
use t nuts/bolts, its really how you are supposed to mount a cast frame woofer anyways
http://www.parts-express.com/wizards/searchResults.cfm?srchExt=CAT&srchCat=831&CFID=7116731&CFTOKEN=92531300

using T-nuts has it's ups and downs. i had downs with using T-nuts.
one situation of mine was that the t-nut was anchored into the wood properly, but then when i had to remove the t-nut the back side either came off the wood and spun freely or the wood itself stripped and allowed the nut to spin freely.
of course you can add a litte bit of glue to the t-nut in order to have the nut secured to the wood and not allow it to release itself, well, what happens is if you apply too much down pressure onto the screw while screwing it in or taking it out you can actually rip a patch of MDF off with the t-nut being glued to it and then letting it spin freely again.
i've had all these problems with T-nuts. i basically stopped using them and just use drywall screws. i predrill small holes then hand screw in the screws to prevent wood stripping.

mr.michael
04-13-2009, 01:39 AM
str8 nut and bolt them fudgers, go 2 ace or home depot, problem solved. oh yea use washers

93dakota
04-13-2009, 01:42 AM
I like to use barbed insert nuts on my boxes... no way this is coming out

http://www.parts-express.com/wizards/searchResults.cfm?FTR=&search_type=main&WebPage_ID=3&searchFilter=barbed+insert&x=0&y=0

jdawg
04-13-2009, 01:44 AM
using T-nuts has it's ups and downs. i had downs with using T-nuts.
one situation of mine was that the t-nut was anchored into the wood properly, but then when i had to remove the t-nut the back side either came off the wood and spun freely or the wood itself stripped and allowed the nut to spin freely.
of course you can add a litte bit of glue to the t-nut in order to have the nut secured to the wood and not allow it to release itself, well, what happens is if you apply too much down pressure onto the screw while screwing it in or taking it out you can actually rip a patch of MDF off with the t-nut being glued to it and then letting it spin freely again.
i've had all these problems with T-nuts. i basically stopped using them and just use drywall screws. i predrill small holes then hand screw in the screws to prevent wood stripping.

honestly i have always used drywall screws too lol, never had a problem

brian84corvette
04-13-2009, 01:46 AM
also - I suguest to people on here to use allen head screws.
you dont have to apply so much downward preassure on them for a good
secure torque to them. phillips head = you have to push down a ton in order to
not strip the heads out. allen head screws = win.

nineball
04-13-2009, 09:08 AM
using T-nuts has it's ups and downs. i had downs with using T-nuts.
one situation of mine was that the t-nut was anchored into the wood properly, but then when i had to remove the t-nut the back side either came off the wood and spun freely or the wood itself stripped and allowed the nut to spin freely.
of course you can add a litte bit of glue to the t-nut in order to have the nut secured to the wood and not allow it to release itself, well, what happens is if you apply too much down pressure onto the screw while screwing it in or taking it out you can actually rip a patch of MDF off with the t-nut being glued to it and then letting it spin freely again.
i've had all these problems with T-nuts. i basically stopped using them and just use drywall screws. i predrill small holes then hand screw in the screws to prevent wood stripping.

really? i've never had a problem using t-nuts. the important thing to do is to mount them to the back of the baffle before it is assembled so you can pound them into place. i have used them on 9 or 10 boxes and they all worked terrific.

audioarsonal
04-13-2009, 06:35 PM
Either you have screwed the subs in and out to many times in the same hole or your not doing something right.A regular drywall screw should secure it tightly with out the screw backing out.Now they do have a tendancy to break off at the head which is a differant matter.But I wouldn't use T nuts.As said they can be more of a pain if the spin inside.