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Quick Question for first time diy

I just realized that I didn't seal the inside of my box (htm-6) after I've mounted the xover and glued the insulation. Is it necessary/important to seal the seams with something? Thanks.

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No problem. You're just guarding against air leaks by sealing the inside seams with glue or silicone. If you glued all the seams well, then don't worry about it.
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I usually use the squeeze out to give a glue radius and call it a day. If the box is well-built (not all are!), Then it won't leak.

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No problem. You're just guarding against air leaks by sealing the inside seams with glue or silicone. If you glued all the seams well, then don't worry about it.
I don't think I glued it very well on the first box.

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I usually use the squeeze out to give a glue radius and call it a day. If the box is well-built (not all are!), Then it won't leak.

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They're flat packs from diysound. I think I'll just pull out the cotton fill and put some silicone in it so I don't have to lose any sleep over this once everything is set and done.

On my the next set of boxes I'll make sure to use plenty of glue and not have to worry about this. Thanks again!

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No problem. You're just guarding against air leaks by sealing the inside seams with glue or silicone. If you glued all the seams well, then don't worry about it.
I don't think I glued it very well on the first box.

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I usually use the squeeze out to give a glue radius and call it a day. If the box is well-built (not all are!), Then it won't leak.

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They're flat packs from diysound. I think I'll just pull out the cotton fill and put some silicone in it so I don't have to lose any sleep over this once everything is set and done.

On my the next set of boxes I'll make sure to use plenty of glue and not have to worry about this. Thanks again!

NAD T758v3, Emotiva XPA-3, XPA-5, UPA-5, JTR Triple 12 LP L/C/R, Volt 6 surround or Totem Mani-2 L/R, Totem Model 1 sig center, Totem Mite surrounds and Atmos, SVS PC13 Ultra and JTR Cap 2400 ULF Denon x2400h, Elac Debut F5, Elac Debut C5, Elac Debut A4, Klipsch r-12swi
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