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    Calculating Cu.ft. In Fiberglass

    Here Is A ?. How Would You Calculate The Area Of A Sealed Fiberlass Enclosure (for Subs) With An Ambiguous Shape, Its Not Like You Can Break It Down Into Sections And Calculate It, Its All Convex And Concave Curves!!!! I See All These Crazy Ameoba Shaped Enclosures And I Wonder How They Calculated The Area To Match The Subs Requirements







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    Re: Calculating Cu.ft. In Fiberglass

    I always say sand or water... more accurate the packing peanuts.



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    Re: Calculating Cu.ft. In Fiberglass

    Quote Originally Posted by NjccBflo
    I always say sand or water... more accurate the packing peanuts.
    GOOD POINT, BUT THATS ONLY GOOD IF THE MAGICAL SHAPE YOU CHOOSE JUST BY LUCK HAPPEN TO MEASURE OUT OK, MY REAL FOCUS IS IN THE PREDESIGN, ITS NOT GOOD IF YOU BUILD IT FILL IT FULL OF WATER AND THEN FIND OUT ITS A RIDCULOUSLY USELESS DESIGN, ALSO WATER DOESNT WORK IF ITS ALSO PARTIALLY MDF!!!




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    Re: Calculating Cu.ft. In Fiberglass

    Quote Originally Posted by chevy6998
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    Best to build too big and back fill it. You get the hang of "guestimating" after the first couple of projects.

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    Thats why SAND is always an option.



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    Re: Calculating Cu.ft. In Fiberglass

    First you asked he answered dont sound so mean in you reply.
    second you should have a rough design build it a tad big then you can add small junks of wood to make it the right size. if it happens to be too small add a little polyfill.
    third good luck and its not an exact science sort of guess and checkl
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    Re: Calculating Cu.ft. In Fiberglass

    Quote Originally Posted by Nitropyro666
    First you asked he answered dont sound so mean in you reply.
    second you should have a rough design build it a tad big then you can add small junks of wood to make it the right size. if it happens to be too small add a little polyfill.
    third good luck and its not an exact science sort of guess and checkl
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    sorry not being mean, im just short and to the point, didn't realize how it sounded till i read it the second time, i apologize




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    Re: Calculating Cu.ft. In Fiberglass

    i just thought there may be more o f a science to it




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    Re: Calculating Cu.ft. In Fiberglass

    Quote Originally Posted by chevy6998
    i just thought there may be more o f a science to it
    there can be. Whoa there can be.

    But... You (and alot of others on this forum) should realize that, unles you are very seriously competing then:

    -If your tuning is 1.03hz off, it's not the end of the world.
    -If your vB is off 0.0000786^cu ft, it's not the end of the world.
    -If your SSF isn't dialed in exactly right, your woofer will not launch it's cone.

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    Re: Calculating Cu.ft. In Fiberglass

    Quote Originally Posted by NjccBflo
    there can be. Whoa there can be.

    But... You (and alot of others on this forum) should realize that, unles you are very seriously competing then:

    -If your tuning is 1.03hz off, it's not the end of the world.
    -If your vB is off 0.0000786^cu ft, it's not the end of the world.
    -If your SSF isn't dialed in exactly right, your woofer will not launch it's cone.

    -Nick
    Theres and exact science to just about any thing, but most of the answers I got were guestimation solutions. if you know any sites or books on the subject let me know




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    Re: Calculating Cu.ft. In Fiberglass

    You dont want to get yourself into it...its much more complex than just plugging numbers in.




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    Re: Calculating Cu.ft. In Fiberglass

    Quote Originally Posted by chevy6998
    Theres and exact science to just about any thing, but most of the answers I got were guestimation solutions. if you know any sites or books on the subject let me know
    Well yeah there is an exact science to this too, just simply build it and plan on it being large, figure how much air space there is when you are done, now look at your numbers, you needed 1ft^3 you are at 1.1, 1.5, or 1.9549349, it doesnt matter which, now just add the correct amount of filling and your done, it doesnt take long at all and it isnt too hard. Sorry if i come off rude im not trying to be at all im just laying it out for you.



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    Re: Calculating Cu.ft. In Fiberglass

    there is another way---if you have the room. you simply build the enclosure out of mdf to the right specs and then use fiberglass purely as cosmetics to fit the contour of the space you want it to go into.



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