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Bartak1
01-03-2005, 06:21 PM
Ok, I need to know what you guys suggest for sealing a box. On my last one I used a hot glue gun and I think it worked alright. Could I do this again or should I use something else? Will regular silicone work? or what about liquid nails.

Also, Any ideas on what to use to seal where the sub meets the box. Would felt work?

Thanks.

InhumanAcura
01-03-2005, 06:24 PM
eh, Liquid Nails is pretty useless for building boxes IMO.

Just use wood glue for assembly then go in and use some silicone caulk ( I buy the cheapest stuff) to seal it up...

Damaso87
01-03-2005, 06:32 PM
Caulk. Lots and lots of caulk. Those boxes dont sound right if you dont put your caulk in em. Right Moe?

bigwheel15
01-03-2005, 06:38 PM
I use silicone caulking, its cheap and works. In a pinch ive used liquid nails and it worked fine but I like using silicone caulking better. :)

ANeonRider
01-03-2005, 06:44 PM
I use lots of wood glue and MDF dust.

Bartak1
01-03-2005, 06:48 PM
Sweet thanks.

Any idea for around the sub?

ANeonRider
01-03-2005, 06:53 PM
foam weatherstripping.

Raven
01-03-2005, 07:01 PM
How is liquid nails useless? I use it in place of wood glue, and it works like a charm.

InhumanAcura
01-03-2005, 07:05 PM
How is liquid nails useless? I use it in place of wood glue, and it works like a charm.

IMO = In my opinion ;)

1 gallon of Tite bond is far cheaper than a bunch of tubes of LN...I also find it irritating re-using a tube of LN...

brandontw
01-03-2005, 07:12 PM
yeah i havent had any probs with my liquid nails especially as caulk

btnhfan
01-03-2005, 07:32 PM
Use wood glue instead of liquid nails because it is forms a chemical bond rather than a surface bond like liquid nails does. Thats what I use then caulk all the seams with silicone and its airtight.

waNtsumBuMP
01-03-2005, 07:48 PM
i use wood glue for the buildin process... then i throw on liquid nails on the inside of all the seams.... it only cost me 1.92 for a tue of liquid nails where i live, plus with my emplyee discount at ace... but i think that using Liquid nails for holdin the box together is pointless becuz like btnhfan said above, it only forms a surface bond to the materials its touching... so its pointless having a bond on the surface when the glue acts as wood itself...

fishmunger
01-04-2005, 12:25 AM
i put the pieces together with wood glue and then fiberglass all the inside seams.

EFFENDI
01-04-2005, 12:27 AM
seal with wood glue and silicone caulkling.

DBfan187
01-04-2005, 12:43 AM
i put the pieces together with wood glue and then fiberglass all the inside seams.
me too!

95RAM
01-04-2005, 01:14 AM
I just built my first box, and ported one too! yay! I used wood glue to bond the wood together. Worked like a charm might i add. Then 1 5/8 exterior screws with a 1/4 inch countersink with the screw spaced one inch form the edge of the wood and then 2 inches between each screw.

My question= I used the wood glue as a sealant for the box the way you would use caulk. Now it hink it will make a good seal. What do you think.

bcarpenterfhl
01-04-2005, 01:37 AM
glucose

95RAM
01-04-2005, 01:40 AM
glucose

sugar????

iamamp3pimp
01-04-2005, 01:42 AM
i think it will be fine


i use liq nails with 2 inch screws to hold it all together and if i have a problem with the seal then i caulk it up.

bcarpenterfhl
01-04-2005, 01:45 AM
nah i was just playing, nevermind. to answer your question, when i use my gorilla glue and it expands and dries, is coarse and has little holes in it. so it wouldnt provide a good seal. youre most likely fine, and the minor unsealed spots dont cause an audible effect.

95RAM
01-04-2005, 01:48 AM
i think it will be fine


i use liq nails with 2 inch screws to hold it all together and if i have a problem with the seal then i caulk it up.


Yeah, thats what i figured but its always nice to have a second opinion.

Also, i didnt round my port walls <---will that efeect the sound.
Also, I think the port may be a little out of square. Will that make a noticible, unwanted difference.

Bartak1
01-04-2005, 05:37 PM
Alright, just got done sealing it. I had it made already and used liquid nails and thought that would seal it too, but I noticed air coming out of it a few days ago. THanks