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    Icon31 What to use to seal ported box?

    Despite my best efforts, I have many gaps in my new ported enclosure. What is best to seal the gaps in the edges?

    I'm going to just run the speaker wires out of the port and not use a terminal cup.

    Think I used enough screws? I screwed them all in by hand, btw. My forearms are really sore!
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    Re: What to use to seal ported box?

    did you use any wood glue at all?



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    Re: What to use to seal ported box?

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    Re: What to use to seal ported box?

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    Re: What to use to seal ported box?

    woah sorry about that... my internet is going crazy







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    Re: What to use to seal ported box?

    Way too many screws. Like others have said, it doesn't look like you used any wood glue.

    What you need to do is go buy a cheap *** drill from harbor freight for about $10 or less. Then go buy some wood glue from Home Depot or Lowes. Take the enclosure apart with the drill and then glue the enclosure together using only as many screws as it takes per panel to hold the wood together while the glue dries. Once it has dried, use some silicone on the inside edges. You do not need to silicone the port though.



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    Re: What to use to seal ported box?

    I'm still waiting to see if wood glue was used......







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    Re: What to use to seal ported box?

    Ouch, no glue FTL



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    Re: What to use to seal ported box?

    here ill type it out so no one else has to...


    glue holds the box together... not the screws
    screws are to keep it tight while drying



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    Re: What to use to seal ported box?

    You can still apply glue to the box at this point. It will seep into the joints and seal them up. The screws will keep it together and the glue will make it stronger.



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    Re: What to use to seal ported box?

    Nope, no wood glue.

    Guess I'll have to go out and get some. Some silicone, too, I guess.

    I'll look for a cheap-o electric drill/screwdriver, too. The cheapest one at Lowe's was $30 and I can't justify blowing money on something I'll use once, maybe twice.



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    Re: What to use to seal ported box?

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    Nope, no wood glue.

    Guess I'll have to go out and get some. Some silicone, too, I guess.

    I'll look for a cheap-o electric drill/screwdriver, too. The cheapest one at Lowe's was $30 and I can't justify blowing money on something I'll use once, maybe twice.
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    Re: What to use to seal ported box?

    You can fully seal the box with wood glue. Never used silicone and never will. Totally unneeded.



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    Re: What to use to seal ported box?

    you can drill a hole for the wires and them silicone that up. easier than running them through the port.




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    Re: What to use to seal ported box?

    can i ask how you went along building box and all without even knowing that you had to use wood glue?

    and electric screw drivers always come in use...(around here at least)



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