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Old 01-04-2004, 11:04 AM
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I will be building my own box for the eD10A.44 that I bought from Johnny T. I built a box for my sons XXX15 using countersunk screws but from what I've read here brads do just fine.

My question for you veteran box builders is this, what size brads do you use and how close to you space them?

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Old 01-04-2004, 11:58 AM
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I've built a few boxes before, always using drywall screws and countersinking etc. I just picked up a 2" brad nailer, but havnt built a box with it yet. Im guessing you should place them the same spacing as screws, if not put them a little more closer together.
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about the same spacing as screws.. they're only there to hold it together til the wood glue dries. all of the strength comes from the glue.
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#18 1 1/2 inch
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OT, but Steve, btw, it's a dual 2, not 4...
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Originally posted by JohnnyToronto:
OT, but Steve, btw, it's a dual 2, not 4...
Thanks JT, I knew it was a dual 2 but had the numbers all wrong. I've been looking at so many different amps, subs, H/U I'm totally confused. [img]graemlins/freak.gif[/img]
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Old 01-05-2004, 01:38 AM
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Originally posted by pinhead:
#18 1 1/2 inch
Follow this mans advice. I use a 16ga 1 1/2" brad and it seems to woek great most of the time. The problem is that 16ga can split the wood depending largely on the spacing and/or the MDF quality. Don't even think about using it on 1/2", you'll frustrate yourself.

I plan to get an 18ga nailer for box building [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
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2" brads 2" apart load it with wood glue! When finished Seal it from the inside with silicon as usual but beware that you don't stick any missed nails in your fingers! Good luck!
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Hmmm... I think your crazy to just use those and no screws... I have never had a box like that last long under heavy pressure... I would only use the nails to get it started and make it easy for the glue to dry than hit it with the drywall screws as well...
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