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    liquid nails a must?

    I completed my 1/2 sealed enclosure for my 12" sub last week.
    I used 3/4 MDF board and some nice 1 1/4 powerdrive screws. All predrilled holes, countersunk for the most part. I probably place a screw every 3-4 inches or so.
    I used silicone. I did not use liquid nails. Is that a must?







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    Re: liquid nails a must?

    I prefer just good ol' wood glue, the cheap stuff. Its never failed me and its not as much of a mess as liquid nails. I would definitely have glued it, remember when building enclosures the screws aren't what hold it together. The screws just keep the wood tight until the glue dries, a properly built enclosure could have the screws completely taken out after it dried. I would suggest making a different enclosure and gluing it.



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    Re: liquid nails a must?

    The glue is what really holds the box together. It's a must. But since you already have the box built, why not try it out? You might be satisfied.



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    Re: liquid nails a must?

    What setup are you running btw?



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    Re: liquid nails a must?

    Quote Originally Posted by SSS 18734
    The glue is what really holds the box together..
    then what are the screws for?




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    Re: liquid nails a must?

    Quote Originally Posted by talon2nr7588
    then what are the screws for?
    If you read post #3, maybe you shoudlnt have skipped post #2...

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeyB
    I prefer just good ol' wood glue, the cheap stuff. Its never failed me and its not as much of a mess as liquid nails. I would definitely have glued it, remember when building enclosures the screws aren't what hold it together. The screws just keep the wood tight until the glue dries, a properly built enclosure could have the screws completely taken out after it dried. I would suggest making a different enclosure and gluing it.




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    Re: liquid nails a must?

    Quote Originally Posted by bigrobrn
    I completed my 1/2 sealed enclosure for my 12" sub last week.
    Not sure what I was smoking when I said 1/2 sealed enclosure.

    Anyways, if It will help the resonance of the box, I will pull out all the wood screws and take it apart then use liquid nails. I used so many screws and silicone that it makes me wonder if the liquid nails would change the sound any. Its already air tight.




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    Re: liquid nails a must?

    Use tightbond wood glue for all your joints and then use the screws to hold the box together until the glue dries. All the screws are for is to hold the wood until the glue dries.



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    Re: liquid nails a must?

    my setup is one 12" sub (Arc Kar 12S4 for now) will be using a Arc 12D4 hopefully by this weekend sometimes.
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    Re: liquid nails a must?

    Quote Originally Posted by BigOso
    Use tightbond wood glue for all your joints and then use the screws to hold the box together until the glue dries. All the screws are for is to hold the wood until the glue dries.
    So remove the screws when the glue dries???

    I guess I've been out of box building for a while. I thought the screws were to remain.




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    Re: liquid nails a must?

    Quote Originally Posted by bigrobrn
    So remove the screws whent the glue dries???

    I guess I've been out of the box building for a while. I thought they were to remain.

    you don't have to remove the screws.




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    Re: liquid nails a must?

    The glue bonds the pieces together to form a single piece of wood. The screws are just there to hold the boards together while that bond is being created. If from no one else, take it from me as I've made many glueless enclosures which were all complete balls.




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    Re: liquid nails a must?

    i've always used liquid nails when building my box... i use it to glue the wood together (with screws of course) and then i've also used it on the inside to seal it..




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    Re: liquid nails a must?

    if you didnt glue it together with wood glue.

    make a new box. if you can take it apart and put glue on the seams and then put it back together thats fine too.

    silicone is just for making sure the box is 100% sealed.




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    Re: liquid nails a must?

    Quote Originally Posted by req
    if you didnt glue it together with wood glue.

    make a new box. if you can take it apart and put glue on the seams and then put it back together thats fine too.

    silicone is just for making sure the box is 100% sealed.
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