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mklett33
04-02-2013, 02:15 PM
In this episode of "Car Audio Fabrication" I share the proper way to utilize T-Nuts in an install.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dq_-Lx6YnQs

The advantages of T Nuts are as follows:

Screws can be removed several times if you need to access the inside of the enclosure with no worry of srtipping or degrading the thread quality (like what would occur with wood screws into wood)
More secure mounting, they cannot be pulled loose from the mounting surface as occurs with wood screws.

Other notes:
Adding a dab of super glue before securing the t nut to the wood can prevent them from falling into the enclosure before installing.
Using a size down from the shank of the t nut for your drill hole allows for a tighter squeeze on the nut.
Hurricane nuts are also available which "turn" into the mounting surface rather than bite.
I hope you guys enjoy! Discuss below and if you enjoy the content Subscribe!

~Mark

mklett33
04-02-2013, 10:19 PM
Mods: Should I be posting this content elsewhere? This is the only section that mentions "fabrication" but its just a dumping ground of design requests.

PatFitz9
04-03-2013, 12:08 AM
Do you use locktite, or anything to hold the screws? Seems like they would eventually back out, or get loose, with all the vibration.

mklett33
04-03-2013, 02:50 PM
I have used loctite, but I have also not used loctite. Even with the enclosures with no loctite I have had zero issues with them coming loose.

PatFitz9
04-03-2013, 06:10 PM
How about the actual install? You just hammer them in? I find MDF to be a PITA to get a good bite on the t-nuts.

nismos14
04-03-2013, 06:20 PM
These things shred through mdf if you tighten just a LITTLE too much, hate them for that reason.