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  1. al lout

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    Hi all,

    I've just messed up my cabinet... I have a tempest sealed sub. I took out the driver and the amp to repaint the cabinet. When I put them back...I over-driven 2 screwed holes on the amp and 1 hole the driver. I use wood screws on both driver and the amp. Now that I have an air leak on the amp. Any ideas on how to fix this? Thanks in advanced...

    Al,
     
  2. al lout

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    Hi all,

    I've just messed up my cabinet... I have a tempest sealed sub. I took out the driver and the amp to repaint the cabinet. When I put them back...I over-driven 2 screwed holes on the amp and 1 hole the driver. I use wood screws on both driver and the amp. Now that I have an air leak on the amp. Any ideas on how to fix this? Thanks in advanced...

    Al,
     
  3. GrahamT

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    What's wrong? is the amp bent? is the driver frame bent?

    If it's just air leaking around a screw you can seal that with silicone.
     
  4. GrahamT

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    What's wrong? is the amp bent? is the driver frame bent?

    If it's just air leaking around a screw you can seal that with silicone.
     
  5. al lout

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    GrahamT,

    The teeth thread on the screw holes tear... I can't screw in there anymore...

    Al,
     
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    GrahamT,

    The teeth thread on the screw holes tear... I can't screw in there anymore...

    Al,
     
  7. GrahamT

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    Oh I see, you can use T-nuts and bolts instead of screws or you can plug all the old holes and rotate the driver and drill new holes.

    For the amp, you can pull it back out. Put a small piece of wood behind the stripped hole and glue it in place. Then screw the amp back in (with a screwdriver this time) with a longer screw.
     
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    Oh I see, you can use T-nuts and bolts instead of screws or you can plug all the old holes and rotate the driver and drill new holes.

    For the amp, you can pull it back out. Put a small piece of wood behind the stripped hole and glue it in place. Then screw the amp back in (with a screwdriver this time) with a longer screw.
     
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    Here are a few possible solutions.

    Glue blocks of plywood or real wood inside, redrill and use longer screws.

    Put in some T-nuts. Will require enlarging the holes.

    Drill out the holes and put in threaded inserts.

    Try a larger diameter screw, if possible.

    Rotate the driver an inch or so and redrill all holes.

    Fill in the holes with wood filler and redrill.
     
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    Here are a few possible solutions.

    Glue blocks of plywood or real wood inside, redrill and use longer screws.

    Put in some T-nuts. Will require enlarging the holes.

    Drill out the holes and put in threaded inserts.

    Try a larger diameter screw, if possible.

    Rotate the driver an inch or so and redrill all holes.

    Fill in the holes with wood filler and redrill.
     
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    You've received good advice. I'll add that if you use a battery-powered drill and screw bit, be sure to set the drill's clutch to it's lowest friction setting, then screw in the screws. You can kick it up a notch and drive the screws in further, then another notch, but finish by using a good old manually operated screwdriver. Be careful and you won't overdo it, and you'll get a feel for applying even pressure to all the screws and will be more likely to get a good gasket seal and not warp a driver frame.
    If you did the damage with a screwdriver, back off on your pumping iron at the gym.[​IMG]
     
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    You've received good advice. I'll add that if you use a battery-powered drill and screw bit, be sure to set the drill's clutch to it's lowest friction setting, then screw in the screws. You can kick it up a notch and drive the screws in further, then another notch, but finish by using a good old manually operated screwdriver. Be careful and you won't overdo it, and you'll get a feel for applying even pressure to all the screws and will be more likely to get a good gasket seal and not warp a driver frame.
    If you did the damage with a screwdriver, back off on your pumping iron at the gym.[​IMG]
     
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    In a pinch, use toothpicks and woodglue.
     
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    In a pinch, use toothpicks and woodglue.
     
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    Thanks all for the help. I rotate the driver and redrill all the holes. And for the amp, I just glue a piece of wood and use screw it back with longer screws... So far no air leak... Thanks all...

    Al,
     
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    Thanks all for the help. I rotate the driver and redrill all the holes. And for the amp, I just glue a piece of wood and use screw it back with longer screws... So far no air leak... Thanks all...

    Al,
     
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    Glad to hear it[​IMG] Now crank it up!
     
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    Glad to hear it[​IMG] Now crank it up!
     

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