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    Port Distance From Side and Bottom

    Hey, i did try before typing this but didnt find anything. For a tube port, how much distance do i need from the side and the bottom, it is a 4" port and 10.25" long.







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    Re: Port Distance From Side and Bottom

    put it wherever it fits....




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    Re: Port Distance From Side and Bottom

    So it doesnt have to be any certain distance from the side wall and bottom wall? Or can it be flush against it?




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    Re: Port Distance From Side and Bottom

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    So it doesnt have to be any certain distance from the side wall and bottom wall? Or can it be flush against it?
    If it was flush against it that would nearly completely defeat the purpose of the port. It depends on the size of it, but I would say 2-4 inches.



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    Re: Port Distance From Side and Bottom

    i think he means flush with the front, if so thats fine.




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    Re: Port Distance From Side and Bottom

    Ok, so 2-4 inches from side and bottom, sounds good. One more thing, what do i use inside the box to brace the port? Just a piece of wood with a curve cut into it like this?
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    Re: Port Distance From Side and Bottom

    Dude, start over. Describe your box in it's entirety, and then ask us a question. You'd be golden.




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    Re: Port Distance From Side and Bottom

    lol i dont have it planned out yet, i just wanna know how to brace the port now, unless i just glue the port into the hole and just leave it there.




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    Re: Port Distance From Side and Bottom

    you dont have to brace the port. just make sure the hole you cut for it is a very snug fit, then just top it off with gorilla glue.



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    Re: Port Distance From Side and Bottom

    Ok thanks. I have a few more things to ask you guys.
    1. When i cut the hole's should i use a jigsaw? Or should i use the plunge router/circle jig combo? I know the plunge router/circle jig is more accurate but alot more expensive, will just carefully cutting with a jigsaw work out fine?
    2. Should i glue the boards together before putting the screws in or just screw them together then seal it inside?
    3. What kind of caulk should i use to seal the inside? Window caulk? And what brand is a good brand to use?




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    Re: Port Distance From Side and Bottom

    1 1/2 times the port diameter is reccomended for clearance.



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    Re: Port Distance From Side and Bottom

    1. Jigsaw will work fine if you work slowly and draw a perfect circle to begin with.
    2. Common practice is to put the pieces on piece by piece. First, predrill two holes on the two ends of the wood that you are putting together. Immediately drop screws into these two holes (No glue). Then predrill as many holes as you would like between these two screws. Then remove these two screws, and then put them back in so you have like 1/2" between the two pieces that you are putting together. Put lots of glue inbetween the two pieces of wood, and then screw every screw down.
    3. 100% silicone caulk from brand GE at your local hardware store.

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    Re: Port Distance From Side and Bottom

    Thx, and to get the cutting on the jigsaw started, do i just drill a big hole or what?




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    Re: Port Distance From Side and Bottom

    4" behind it MINIMUM, other than that you should be good. Id also keep it 2" away from any wall




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    Re: Port Distance From Side and Bottom

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    Thx, and to get the cutting on the jigsaw started, do i just drill a big hole or what?
    Drilling a hole would be good. But...

    Some jigsaws you can gay into making the bit fall right into place. Start by holding the jigsaw so the teeth face down, and put the feet of the jigsaw in the center of the circle. then turn the jigsaw on and rotate the jigsaw so the teeth begin cutting into the wood.

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