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Re: 4pi flat pack, Rhino Line [message #92290 is a reply to message #92257] Wed, 09 September 2020 13:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
jtwrace is currently offline  jtwrace
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I really dislike drivers being held in with wood screws. If you ever need to remove a driver more than once, the hole is usually buggered up as it's not really made for multiple disassembly. So how does one deal with that? Tee Nuts! This is how I use them...


First you need to purchase some quality tee nuts as these are meant for a permanent installation. I will be using SHCS as my finish bolt to hold the 45 lb 18" driver in.


So you get the Tee Nuts and some basic grade 5 bolts with washers along with PL Adhesive as seen below. See where this is going?

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Re: 4pi flat pack, Rhino Line [message #92291 is a reply to message #92257] Wed, 09 September 2020 13:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
jtwrace is currently offline  jtwrace
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Now this is very important. If you get the PL on the threads of the Tee Nut, you're screwed! :nono:


So I put 3 dabs around the side of the Tee Nut like below.

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Re: 4pi flat pack, Rhino Line [message #92292 is a reply to message #92257] Wed, 09 September 2020 13:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
jtwrace is currently offline  jtwrace
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So the little teeth on the Tee Nut are obviously meant to penetrate the substrate - MDF in this case. If you hammer them in, the teeth get bent and mangled and usually cause more harm than good and also put the Tee Nut in crooked which can lead to cross-threaded bolts. That is a nightmare!


So using those grade 5 bolts and washers you "draw" the Tee Nut up into the substrate. DO NOT tighten too tight, just enough to squeeze the extra PL out and hold it. Remember: The PL is really what is holding the Tee Nut, not those goofy teeth. I personally like to leave the bolts in for 48 hrs to make absolute certain the PL has fully cured.

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Re: 4pi flat pack, Rhino Line [message #92293 is a reply to message #92257] Wed, 09 September 2020 13:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
jtwrace is currently offline  jtwrace
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Now you might be wondering what it looks like underneath? Of course, I'll show you a terrible pic!


See how it squeezed out evenly? Now you might want to touch it and remove the extra. Do not! Why? You run the risk of getting it on the bolt and not even knowing that and then when you go to remove them, you realize what happened. Surprised :slap: :bawl: :finger:

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Re: 4pi flat pack, Rhino Line [message #92294 is a reply to message #92257] Wed, 09 September 2020 13:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
jtwrace is currently offline  jtwrace
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Next was to solder the Belden 1313A to the Neutrik speakON and install into the cabinet.

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Re: 4pi flat pack, Rhino Line [message #92295 is a reply to message #92257] Wed, 09 September 2020 13:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
jtwrace is currently offline  jtwrace
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Stuff it!

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Re: 4pi flat pack, Rhino Line [message #92296 is a reply to message #92257] Wed, 09 September 2020 13:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
jtwrace is currently offline  jtwrace
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Install the driver!

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I was confident that it was all correct as I always check each step; however, it's so much easier to check now as a complete assembly...

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Re: 4pi flat pack, Rhino Line [message #92297 is a reply to message #92257] Wed, 09 September 2020 13:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
jtwrace is currently offline  jtwrace
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And finally the completed sub with a measurement:
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Re: 4pi flat pack, Rhino Line [message #92299 is a reply to message #92257] Wed, 09 September 2020 14:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Wayne Parham is currently offline  Wayne Parham
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Looks great! You inserted your T-Nuts exactly the same way I do - With a dab of glue to hold 'em in.

Thanks for the build thread!
Re: 4pi flat pack, Rhino Line [message #92300 is a reply to message #92257] Wed, 09 September 2020 14:15 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
compaddict is currently offline  compaddict
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Nice work!
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