Alternative to T-Nuts?

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  1. Seungsoo Hwang

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    My sealed shiva is moving along slowly but steadily, and I have run into a slight problem. I am flush-mounting the driver, and it appears that t-nuts will not fit on the edge of the driver cutout without going over. (also, I made the mistake of puttin the box together before putting in the t-nuts, so I was screwed anyways). Is there an alternative to t-nuts that I can use in my current situation, or am I just going to have to screw into bare MDF?
    thanks!
     
  2. Greg Monfort

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    Hmm, T-nuts should be pulled in either with a clamp or bolt/washer, so having it already built doesn't matter. If one pointer is over the edge it shouldn't matter. There are threaded inserts for wood available if this is what you prefer.
    What size T-nut do you use? Mine are 3/4" dia for 1/4-28 machine bolts, plenty small to fit, unless you made the cutout too big to begin with.
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  3. Seungsoo Hwang

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    i believe they are 10/32 x 5/16"...Hehe I've been pounding them in with a hammer all this time, good to know how it is actually supposed to be done. Maybe I should get some smaller tnuts/bolts... The cutout is fine, I guess I'm still good to go then.
    thanks a bunch.
     
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  5. Seungsoo Hwang

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    Those panel connectors are pretty interesting...do they have them at home depot? BrianW says he hammered them in, which is what I can't do, I doubt those will like being pulled in with clamps?
     
  6. Greg Monfort

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    Again, seating them by using an appropriate bolt/flat washer to pull them into place is a viable method.
    BTW, 10-32 seems a bit small for 12"-up drivers.
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    Anyone know a source for those giant T nuts in Brian Bunge's second link ?
     
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