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    I know I'm getting to be a pain on this forum but I want to get it right the first time. Has anyone tried silicon as a gasket? I can see the obvious fact that driver removal would be difficult but it seems like it would take pressure off the screws by "gluing" the driver to the cabinet. I also considered double sided mounting tape. Am I going overboard? If I am than whats a good material thats available at the local hardware store or Home Depot?

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    > I know I'm getting to be a pain on this
    > forum but I want to get it right the first
    > time. Has anyone tried silicon as a gasket?
    > I can see the obvious fact that driver
    > removal would be difficult but it seems like
    > it would take pressure off the screws by
    > "gluing" the driver to the
    > cabinet. I also considered double sided
    > mounting tape. Am I going overboard? If I am
    > than whats a good material thats available
    > at the local hardware store or Home Depot?

    Door and window gasket tape, I got it from Home Depot.

    You're playing with Murphy's Law here - If you glue a speaker on you will need to remove it. Also the fumes from wet silicone could be bad on your driver.

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      > Door and window gasket tape, I got it from
      > Home Depot.

      > You're playing with Murphy's Law here - If
      > you glue a speaker on you will need to
      > remove it. Also the fumes from wet silicone
      > could be bad on your driver.
      Yea, dont glue them in,you will be cussing and kicking the dog the first time you need to remove a driver,I tried that goo P.E.sends with speakers and almost cried when I had to use a butter knife to pull a driver out of my cabinet,use some closed cell gasket tape like P.E. sells,I also put a layer of car wax on the non sticky side to prevent any sticking to the cabinet. Aaron H.
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      aaronhero04@yahoo.com

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        Thanks Guys *NM*



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          > I know I'm getting to be a pain on this
          > forum but I want to get it right the first
          > time. Has anyone tried silicon as a gasket?
          > I can see the obvious fact that driver
          > removal would be difficult but it seems like
          > it would take pressure off the screws by
          > "gluing" the driver to the
          > cabinet. I also considered double sided
          > mounting tape. Am I going overboard? If I am
          > than whats a good material thats available
          > at the local hardware store or Home Depot?

          Aaron is right...I've used silicon, the black gooey stuff from PE, and foam window/door sealing tape. Silicon holds that driver in there! I'll never use it again after having to remove a woofer to replace an L-pad that quit working. The easiest way is the foam gasket tape, either from a hardware store or here at PE. PE's stuff seems to have the right density...but you'll be able to find many varieties of sizes and densities (closed or open cell) at your favorite hardware place. Pick one that is firm...the softer ones don't work as well.

          John A.

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