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Old 03-20-2007, 08:42 PM
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I'm currently installing Poly-Planar MA 6600 speakers as replacements for a pair of old Standard Horizons and was wondering if anyone recommends using a bead of silicone caulk (or similar product) as a 'gasket' to prevent potential water leaks behind the speakers.

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Old 03-20-2007, 09:08 PM
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screw the speakers in tight first, then run some caulk around the edge of the speaker and wipe up the excess, this way its sealed, but can easily be removed. you wont have much fun trying to remove the speaker if you caulk them in before you screw them down.

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Thanks for the tip, Duct Tape!
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I use foam window sealing tape on anything that is flush mounted. Pick it up and any home store. They have many different sizes. One side has adhesive so it will stay in place. Makes the device easy to remove if you ever need to.
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I run a bead around my speakers this way - use painters blue tape on the speaker and the wall so only the bead area is exposed. Run a bead around and dont use much. Wet your finger and quickly move around the speaker. Wait 5 hours and pull the tape off - every bead is perfect....

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