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st0n3r
07-20-2012, 02:25 AM
So I am about to start my 1st ever build. I already had prints made up and likely going to start on the build this weekend.

What type of glue / caulk do you use / recommend?
What size screws (if any) and what type of spacing between them?

Also i seen in build logs where people had sprayed some black stuff in the corners, is that just a sealant or what?

thanks and anxiously looking forward to finally enjoy my system.

beat-down69
07-20-2012, 02:55 AM
I use 1 1/4 inch screws if you are building with 3/4 inch material. I also use predrill all of the wholes so the wood doesnt split and i use extra strength wood glue from lowes or home depot. Then i finish sealing the box with a white call that has a silicon base in with it.

beat-down69
07-20-2012, 02:56 AM
and i usually space them roughly 6 to 8 inches apart but honestly it dont really matter. you can place them 2 inches apart if you want

skylineTT
07-20-2012, 03:07 AM
I recently started using a powerful pneumatic staple/brad gun when assembling enclosures just for ease and experiment. I haven't had a problem with any of them yet. Once the glue sets and dries, the screws/brads/staples don't really matter.

Idk what people are spraying in the corners, but most people use a silicone sealer on all of the inside edges to seal the enclosure from leaking air.

CAT MAN
07-20-2012, 03:28 AM
glue i use titebond2

screws i use 1.25'' every 6 inches and sink them in. fill later.

CAT MAN
07-20-2012, 03:30 AM
I recently started using a powerful pneumatic staple/brad gun when assembling enclosures just for ease and experiment. I haven't had a problem with any of them yet. Once the glue sets and dries, the screws/brads/staples don't really matter.

Idk what people are spraying in the corners, but most people use a silicone sealer on all of the inside edges to seal the enclosure from leaking air.

seen my ports> lol



http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/540731_375721272462527_1250317906_n.jpg

fasfocus00
07-20-2012, 03:31 AM
i use 1.5" to 2" brad nails (spaced ~3" apart) unless the person I'm building for request screws. if they request screws, i use either 1 3/4" spax or 2" course thread drywall screws (spaced 5 inches apart). glue, I only use Titebond 2, i tried Gorilla wood glue and Elmer's Wood glue but I find that Titebond 2 get tacky quick. BTW I use a gluebot to spread my glue.

here is a box i did a couple weeks ago, if you look at the inside you see black in the corners. I use a black silicone to seal the edges b/c it's easy to see the spots that you miss.
http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg120/fasfocus00/10ed32d0.jpg

kushy_dreams
07-20-2012, 12:14 PM
tite bond 2 or gorilla wood glue, I like to go 1.5-2inches in from any corners to avoid splitting, 1 5/8 coarse thread (not fine thread) drywall screws and predrill/countersink the holes then I use dap alex plus silicone on the inside seams.

use something like this to predrill/countersink, they come in different sizes and designs:
http://i.ebayimg.com/t/VTG-Stanley-Screw-Mate-Screw-Sink-Boatbuilders-Countersink-Drill-Bit-New-IOP-NOS-/00/s/NzY4WDEwMjQ=/$(KGrHqF,!icE6L8BLQwWBOr,HLD1o!~~60_57.JPG



http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/109/1749/25270874070_large.jpg?modal

st0n3r
07-20-2012, 12:17 PM
thanks for all the insight.

as for the black stuff, im not sure i seen some build logs and i could see where it looked like some black spray / sealant was sprayed around corners and such inside the box, so wasnt sure what it is.

bhsdriller
07-20-2012, 12:25 PM
it could also be fiberglass resin with a black dye...I could see where someone would think it looks sprayed on

spax screws, titebond 2

MugenDrew
07-22-2012, 01:10 AM
The black spraued on stuff I have came across a couple of times. I found it to be under body coating from an auto parts store.
Tite bond two glue, coarse thread drywall screws every 4-6 inches, get yourself a combo pilot chamfer deal like shown above and SILICONE sealant and you'll be fine.