Gasket Blowout... Help!

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  1. Greg_R

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    Hi everyone,

    I was listening to my DIY sub and it started making loud banging sounds (not good). This was a surprise since it's been working for 3+ months. As far as I can tell, the seal on one of the PRs developed a leak and was causing the PR to travel in a non-linear fashion. I've taken out the driver and PRs and nothing looks damaged. So, how do you recommend sealing the driver/PRs onto the box? Obviously the stock gasket didn't work. Should I remove it and use silicone caulk under the bare metal flange? Any other suggestions? Thanks in advance for the help...
     
  2. Vince Bray

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    If it's the stryke PR, or has the large rubber gasket, you'll likely do better without the gasket. I found it impossible (or very unlikely) to get the screws through the gasket and into the t-nuts without stripping the t-nuts anyway. A great gasket is the foam tape from madisound. Buy a bunch and keep on hand. I would not use glue or silicone, as it is a mess later.

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  3. Travis G

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    Do not use silicon because the fumes can eat some glues that hold speakers together and surrounds.
     

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