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    2 Noob Box Questions

    1) In my other thread i asked about sealing the port, and found out if the rest of the box is sealed you don't have to, but how do you seal (in the port) the wall of the box? Like in what order do you do what to make sure it is good to go (in an l-port box)?

    2) Should you pre-drill your screw holes before glueing, or when the glue is drying, or when the glue has dried, and also when do you put the screws in (again, in what order).

    Thx in advance and sry for any spelling mistakes its late and i don't want to work tomorrow morning so i'm angry







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    Re: 2 Noob Box Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Roid_monkey View Post
    1) In my other thread i asked about sealing the port, and found out if the rest of the box is sealed you don't have to, but how do you seal (in the port) the wall of the box? Like in what order do you do what to make sure it is good to go (in an l-port box)?
    Build the bottom and outside walls first, then seal them all then assemble both pieces of the L-port outside the box. Once you have that done put the port into the box. Put the top on last and you can seal the top through the openings for the subs.


    2) Should you pre-drill your screw holes before gluing, or when the glue is drying, or when the glue has dried, and also when do you put the screws in (again, in what order).

    Thx in advance and sry for any spelling mistakes its late and i don't want to work tomorrow morning so i'm angry

    Place pieces in position and clamp, pre drill the screw holes. Take the pieces apart and apply plenty of glue, reassemble and screw together immediately




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    Re: 2 Noob Box Questions

    ok thank you. 3 more noob questions
    1) Would it be ok to drill small holes to run the wire through (if you sealed it) instead of using terminal cups?

    2) Whem mounting the subs and amp on the box, is it ok if the screws you mount them with stick through the mdf?

    3)Is it ok to mount the amp on the box?




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    Re: 2 Noob Box Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Roid_monkey View Post
    ok thank you. 3 more noob questions
    1) Would it be ok to drill small holes to run the wire through (if you sealed it) instead of using terminal cups?

    2) Whem mounting the subs and amp on the box, is it ok if the screws you mount them with stick through the mdf?

    3)Is it ok to mount the amp on the box?
    #1 i ran my wire through the mdf and sealed it sounds great

    #3 yes...mount your amp to your box with rubber bushings



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    Re: 2 Noob Box Questions

    Rubber bushings make no diff unless you use bolts/locknuts, so the amp is NOT tightened to the box, otherwise the vibrations are still transfered through the mounting points.

    But most guys just bolt right to the box with no problems...




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    Re: 2 Noob Box Questions

    ok thanks guys, but is it ok if the xcrews mounting the subs stick through to the inside?




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    Re: 2 Noob Box Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Roid_monkey View Post
    ok thanks guys, but is it ok if the xcrews mounting the subs stick through to the inside?
    preferably no



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    Re: 2 Noob Box Questions

    Sorry to jack thread, but while you're at it, is it okay to drill the screws holding the sub through the wood?




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    Re: 2 Noob Box Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by tee View Post
    Sorry to jack thread, but while you're at it, is it okay to drill the screws holding the sub through the wood?
    they are permanent.....make no difference



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    Re: 2 Noob Box Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by tee View Post
    Sorry to jack thread, but while you're at it, is it okay to drill the screws holding the sub through the wood?
    Yes, but if you are going to be removing or replacing the sub frequently, you can use T-nuts or the like.




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    Re: 2 Noob Box Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by BrianChia View Post
    Yes, but if you are going to be removing or replacing the sub frequently, you can use T-nuts or the like.
    I have thought about this, but what happens when i go to install a different sub in my box and the holes don't match up



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    Re: 2 Noob Box Questions

    The sub comes down and covers them up anyway...

    A real easy way to build a box is use a brad nailer. Just glue it together, then nail it to hold. Once its all together, go back and put screws in it to really stick it and bring all the wood together for a perfect fit.




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