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12-11-2004, 02:53 PM
do you need to seal ported boxes? and if so, do you need to seal around the ports as well?

12-11-2004, 02:55 PM
Quick answer....
Yes you do

12-11-2004, 02:58 PM
around the port too?

12-11-2004, 03:04 PM
yes. the whole thing should be sealed. the only thing that should allow air out is the port. you also need to seal the port on the inside of the box also. i mean around the MDF......

12-11-2004, 03:16 PM
what size drill bit should i use, i had one or two cracks in my last box? and does anyone now if silicone caulking comes in black or transparent colors?

12-11-2004, 03:32 PM
Yes, it comes in many different colors.

12-11-2004, 04:31 PM
i used 1 1/4" long drywall screws with a #8 or # 10 counter sink bit to make a good box. the first box i made did have cracks.... but i was using 1 3/4 inch drywall with no pre drilling.

and yes they do come in different colors.

12-11-2004, 05:05 PM
does anyone know if its ok to cut plexiglass with a table saw?

12-11-2004, 05:06 PM
a band saw would be better ( i think)

12-11-2004, 05:10 PM
i dont have one of those. my experience with plastics is when you cut them, they sorta melt on the edges too, not giving you the cleanest of cuts, but good enough anyway.

12-11-2004, 05:12 PM
that problem goes away with a metal cutting blade---the teeth are very fine and closer together then multi-purpose blades. and a bandsaw is typically better but you can cut it with some success on a table saw.

12-11-2004, 06:32 PM
i used a table saw to cut some awhile back. it chipped it pretty good. maybe if you double up on the tape and go slow? i was pretty anxious...

12-11-2004, 06:51 PM
the tape?

12-11-2004, 06:57 PM
yeah my stepdad taught me to use a layer of masking tape along where i was cutting. (so you cut down the center of the tape.) it help stop chips and it would not shatter as easily...... at least thats what he said....

12-11-2004, 07:01 PM
oh thanks for the tip

12-11-2004, 07:36 PM
well thats what we are hear for :) to share our knowledge.