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#394983 - 07/09/13 04:11 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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I tend to agree that those would look like a better match.

Next opinion question for people. Port tube...

The port tube will be flush mounted on the top of the sub, however it just dawned on me that I will have 4 screws holding it in place that will be seen.

Should I just go with black silicone caulk for sealing it and the 4 black screws? Just use black silicone caulk and no screws? Or do which ever and then put a square speaker grill on top?

I already need the screws since I had to order black, extra deep thread button screws for the plate amp, so there is no cost for using the screws. I already have the black silicone caulk too.

I looked into a square black metal speaker grill, but it was about $55 shipped for one that covered the entire top.

Or should I just go "cheap" now and not worry about the screws since it won't be seen anyway?

Here is what the port tube looks like with the 4 screw holes:
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#394985 - 07/09/13 04:54 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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I would not want anything accidentally dropped in the port, so a grill cover would be my selection, so what is under would not matter.
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#394986 - 07/09/13 05:12 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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I was thinking that too, however when factoring in that the sub will be behind my screen wall, nothing should fall in. If I had it out in the regular part of the theater, then I would just fork over the $55 and get the grill. I could get a cheaper pre-made grill for a lot less, but they are all round. I would have had to plan ahead for that one by routering out a recessed grove to make it look more "integrated" with the sub box.

For example, I could get something like this:

They range in sizes from 5.25" (too small to cover the port tube flange) up to 15" which would be almost the whole top (the top of the sub box is about 17.5" x 16"). Costs are about $4.50 up to about $14 plus shipping.

I've used those before for my MAME arcade to cover the speaker holes. They are easy to use, but do stick out a bit.
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#394987 - 07/09/13 05:16 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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I think you should start over and put the port tube on the side.
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#394988 - 07/09/13 05:19 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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Boooo.. I don't like that idea. Sure, I could fix all of the issues, but at this point I am so close to being done... Plus, this is meant to be a "simulation" of my SVS sub (only square instead of a cylinder) and the port is on top in order to get enough port length.
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#394989 - 07/09/13 05:23 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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I think since HomeDepot screwed up the paint job you should give it to me. smile he he
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#394990 - 07/09/13 05:33 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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Dude. It's awesome. I think you should just relax. Your kids aren't little and it's going to be behind the screen.

If I were you, I would...

- Glue it and screw it.

- Get one of those round grills sufficient to cover the flange.

- Be happy.

smile
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#394991 - 07/09/13 05:34 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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RE: Randy
No kidding.

Sure thing. I will box it up and ship it to you. It will be expensive since this thing is super heavy. I am currently estimating about 99.5 pounds with everything in there.

I could ship it tomorrow and you could have it on Thursday using UPS overnight at just $252 for shipping. Of course I will need to get a box and packing materials, so we'll say another $50.

I know that UPS ground would be there in 1 day too, but I went for shock factor.
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#394992 - 07/09/13 05:55 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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RE: Tom
You are right. I am over-analyzing this.
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#394993 - 07/09/13 06:43 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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I'll tell my wife.
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