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boomintahoe
05-14-2009, 05:54 PM
Is this a good idea or no??

RAM_Designs
05-14-2009, 05:55 PM
I don't see why not...

BigOso
05-14-2009, 05:56 PM
go buy some deckmates

crash9201
05-14-2009, 05:59 PM
yes its fine, ive used the same screws from my 12'' cvr for one of my 10'' l7s and it worked fine

Random1010
05-14-2009, 06:02 PM
I reuse em

wesl56
05-14-2009, 06:03 PM
its fine

soundstreamer
05-14-2009, 06:04 PM
They do get weakened every time they are torqued down. After a few uses you will find that the heads will twist off. I'll re-use drywall screws one time before replacing...they are fairly cheap...

boomintahoe
05-14-2009, 06:07 PM
They do get weakened every time they are torqued down. After a few uses you will find that the heads will twist off. I'll re-use drywall screws one time before replacing...they are fairly cheap...

Bingo! There's the answer I was looking for. This is true, depending upon how tight you tighten the screw. I busted some heads off in the past but today I'm pretty cautious doing so.

grimreper912003
05-14-2009, 06:11 PM
Depends how much you take your subs out. If you do it often then I would invest in T nuts and bolts but if you do it once in a while, then I would change screws every 2-3 times you take them out. I have taken my 15" out 4 times now and have had no problems reusing the drywall screws.

boomintahoe
05-14-2009, 09:02 PM
I don't use drywall screws to hold the subs mang....I'm talkin about holdin enclosures together.

galacticmonkey
05-14-2009, 11:12 PM
Depends how much you take your subs out. If you do it often then I would invest in T nuts and bolts but if you do it once in a while, then I would change screws every 2-3 times you take them out. I have taken my 15" out 4 times now and have had no problems reusing the drywall screws.

T nuts are a pain in the *** and not needed. Just use a nice thick screw.

boomintahoe
05-14-2009, 11:21 PM
Not needed?? I think it's by choice. In order for them to work right, you gotta know how to use them.

BassMechkanic
05-15-2009, 12:50 AM
t nuts are the only way to hold subs in - you can torque them tighter than just screws
and dry wall screws are made for dry wall-- they make constuction screws that are way-way stronger- homedepot sells them, ithink they are gold and same price as dryway breakers!

assman
05-15-2009, 09:06 PM
go buy some deckmates

tis what i use and reuse

tuck05
05-15-2009, 09:40 PM
I use 3" deck screws with the torx 25 head.

Redlineaudio
05-15-2009, 09:48 PM
I don't use drywall screws to hold the subs mang....I'm talkin about holdin enclosures together.


We never reuse them. They go in the metal bin if they every get taken out.