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post #421 of 431 Old 02-01-2015, 11:09 PM
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I would try securing the screen wall to the stage with more screws, 20+. If it is tight it can't rattle. If that doesn't work take it apart and insert some rubber (Carpet pad or hardwood underlay) I would also set the subs on sand filled stands and decouple from the screen wall frame.



You could try just buying a package of the plastic composite shims and forcing underneath the bottom plate.

If the stage itself is rattling you definitely need to decouple the subs from the stage, back to the sand idea

Big, how do you suggest that I decouple the stage from the framed screen-wall , if the screen wall sits on top of the stage? would i attach the screen wall horizontally to the sides and the ceiling and just suspend the wall/ goal posts?
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IMHO decoupling A goal post minimalist design screen frame from the stage or ceiling overhead is at best an academic exercise with no audible result.

I build my uprights a little less than the area height, you could leave a gap and insert a rubber pad if you wanted on the top and bottom, then drill holes in the top and bottom attachment blocks bigger than the screw diameter and when you screw it don't over tighten. Then the frame is actually just floating on rubber. The screws would just keep it in position and from tipping over.
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quick question...

If i am building this..the top of the goal pasts will go into blocks attached to ceiling..how should I secure the bottom of the posts if Im going onto concrete? I want the wall to sturdy yet removable if needed

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quick question...

If i am building this..the top of the goal pasts will go into blocks attached to ceiling..how should I secure the bottom of the posts if Im going onto concrete? I want the wall to sturdy yet removable if needed

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If I had to build on concrete I would drill a hole and use a concrete anchor
Like this and still use a rubber pad underneath, Then again I would hate drilling into my slab :/ almost makes more sense to build up the floor
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If I had to build on concrete I would drill a hole and use a concrete anchor
Like this and still use a rubber pad underneath, Then again I would hate drilling into my slab :/ almost makes more sense to build up the floor
yeah not doing that! haha

maybe I will put it on plywood "feet" to give it more stability

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quick question...

If i am building this..the top of the goal pasts will go into blocks attached to ceiling..how should I secure the bottom of the posts if Im going onto concrete? I want the wall to sturdy yet removable if needed

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If you use just enough pad underneath the posts, the friction alone should hold them in place with screws into the ceiling for extra security. Then you only need to remove the top screws to remove them, if needed.

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If you use just enough pad underneath the posts, the friction alone should hold them in place with screws into the ceiling for extra security. Then you only need to remove the top screws to remove them, if needed.
cool.. should I drill holes before screwing into the FJP ?

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cool.. should I drill holes before screwing into the FJP ?
I always drill first to prevent splitting.

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Agree 100% drill first. I just finished mine a few hours ago. I counter sunk and also used titebond glue
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If you use just enough pad underneath the posts, the friction alone should hold them in place with screws into the ceiling for extra security. Then you only need to remove the top screws to remove them, if needed.
I was wondering the same thing. So Im glad I stuck with this thread until the end. Im going to give this a shot. I want to use the goal post screen wall to put my screen in front of my sump pump, more so than to maintain any type of acoustical transparency. Hope my HD sells the 5/4 FJP...
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I was wondering the same thing. So Im glad I stuck with this thread until the end. Im going to give this a shot. I want to use the goal post screen wall to put my screen in front of my sump pump, more so than to maintain any type of acoustical transparency. Hope my HD sells the 5/4 FJP...
it works perfectly on the carpet padding....super sturdy

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