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mytyeerinpie 04-11-2008 11:10 AM

What can i use for bracing?
 
I am buildin a new box i'm like 80% done, but i need to know what i can use fo bracing. is plywood ok or do i have to use MDF as i am for my box?

diablo_331 04-11-2008 11:12 AM

ive used 3/4 inch rebar b4 and it worked great...i just put it on a lathe and threaded the ends

Tacosys 04-11-2008 11:17 AM

Threaded rods? They are cheap and work well.

mytyeerinpie 04-11-2008 11:18 AM

well i was thinking of something cheap and not requiring much work due to my lack of tools. I have a saw and a drill

Team Nemesis-DJ 04-11-2008 11:18 AM

you can use a 2x4 or all thread rod .............the mdf will work ...but with small pieces ,you have a chance of splitting it ..

mytyeerinpie 04-11-2008 11:19 AM

How do you install them?

mytyeerinpie 04-11-2008 11:20 AM

I can probablyfind thread rod but i might need a pic of it to know what i am lookin for

Tacosys 04-11-2008 11:21 AM

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Originally Posted by mytyeerinpie (Post 614958)
well i was thinking of something cheap and not requiring much work due to my lack of tools. I have a saw and a drill

Just get some threaded rods then. I used 7/8 steel rods, $3 each. Then the nuts and bolts we .15 each. So the total for my bracing was under $10. All you have to do it drill a few holes, put the rods in and bolt them down. Then use a hacksaw to cut off the extra.

Tacosys 04-11-2008 11:22 AM

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Originally Posted by mytyeerinpie (Post 614963)
I can probablyfind thread rod but i might need a pic of it to know what i am lookin for

Any hardware store has it, it looks like this.
http://images.hardwareandtools.com/P/5521729.jpg

mytyeerinpie 04-11-2008 11:27 AM

yeah the pic didn't show up but i get the idea thanks. This will not effect the sound or anything? i put alot of time effort and thought into this, except the bracing obviosly, and i don't want to fvck it up at the end

Savage 04-11-2008 11:30 AM

Be sure to put nuts and washers on the inside of the box as well, to keep the box square and stop it from flexing inwards. Might be a good idea to throw some loctite on to keep from vibrating loose.

RyanM923 04-11-2008 11:31 AM

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Originally Posted by mytyeerinpie (Post 614972)
yeah the pic didn't show up but i get the idea thanks. This will not effect the sound or anything? i put alot of time effort and thought into this, except the bracing obviosly, and i don't want to fvck it up at the end

The bracing helps it sound better :D

Just be sure to use some silicon or something that can seal the hole you cut for the threaded rod.

mytyeerinpie 04-11-2008 11:36 AM

Cool does anyone have any pics of this being used. I havent everseen this before.

mytyeerinpie 04-11-2008 11:37 AM

and do i just brace the longest part or every outer wall?

Tacosys 04-11-2008 11:37 AM

I cut the hole smaller so I had to thread the rod through, so no leaks in mine. And like someone mentioned above, make sure to put washers and bolts on both the inside and outside. So if you do 2 rods, you will need 8 bolts and 8 washers.

mytyeerinpie 04-11-2008 11:42 AM

so i won't need four or 6 rods the box is a pretty basic slot port 7 cubes

Tacosys 04-11-2008 11:43 AM

Got pics of your box?

mytyeerinpie 04-11-2008 11:46 AM

not yet, i just took some alittle while ago and havent put them in the computer yet

Savage 04-11-2008 11:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mytyeerinpie (Post 614987)
so i won't need four or 6 rods the box is a pretty basic slot port 7 cubes

Depends on the dimensions, and thickness of the material you used to build it. 7cuft isn't a small box. Large panels of 3/4" MDF can flex like a bugger if you let them.
General rule of thumb is the larger the panel, the more bracing it will need. But it would help to see a pic of the box.

mytyeerinpie 04-11-2008 11:58 AM

yeah thats what i was thinking it is 3/4 MDF and the longest panel is 37 inches by 26 so but the port is ggonna be braced against it so i figured it would help, the port runs along the bottom 4.5 inches by 37inches, the subs are on the top of the box thats about 22 by 39

mytyeerinpie 04-11-2008 11:59 AM

i'll try to get some pics on in a few hoursi am ot at my house and sadly no usb for my camera here

mytyeerinpie 04-11-2008 02:34 PM

pics uploading if anyone is still around to help

goingdef 04-11-2008 02:45 PM

well lets see em

txcyko 04-11-2008 02:52 PM

i wanna see

goingdef 04-11-2008 02:59 PM

for real c,mon with them pics man!


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