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Old 07-22-2012, 11:50 AM - Thread Starter
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im pretty sure theyre 10-32#, bought some 10-32# screws, but it takes a lot of effort to screw them in. I dont think drivers have ever been mounted into these... are they supposed to be this tight?

I can screw it in by hand for 1 or 2 turns but then it requires a tool/drill after that.
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I don't think that is correct. Are you sure they aren't metric thread?

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No, they shouldn't be difficult at all. The amount of torque is essentially no different then a standard nut and bolt.

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Are you sure they aren't metric thread?
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Or 10-24?

In either case, the threads nay be screwed up now. If so, they will need to be cleaned up with the appropriate tap.
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Even with new hurricane nuts they often get a small burr inside of them. It is necessary to run a tap through them to clean them out. Otherwise you run the risk of spinning a nut. eek.gif
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Or 10-24?
In either case, the threads nay be screwed up now. If so, they will need to be cleaned up with the appropriate tap.

i screwed in one just a bit and stopped when it took sooo much force.
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You can rotate the driver so none of the nuts are showing, and pilot drill all new holes, then drive #10 screws into the wood slowly.
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I mean i only screwed a single bolt in about 3-4 heavy turns, i did not mount any drivers.

Im going to go try and get a 10-24#. This is rather aggravating because i have no choice but to just buy a lot of different types of screws and hope one works.
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What I'm saying is, if you dont want to deal with the hurricane nuts, dont use them. Use screws directly into the wood
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I mean i only screwed a single bolt in about 3-4 heavy turns, i did not mount any drivers.
Im going to go try and get a 10-24#.




This is rather aggravating because i have no choice but to just buy a lot of different types of screws and hope one works.







Really ?? just push the hurricane nut out and take one to the store with you. The corresponding screw should feed in with your fingers.
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Or take the cabinet to the store, put it in a shopping cart, and find what you need in the store.
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Thanks for the advice guys, it did turn out to be #10-24.

Problem is the screw doesnt fit very well into the single nut where i screwed the 10-32! Ill just force it i guess, these woofers are the only ones that fit into these cabinets, so i have no plans of changing them out... ever.
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