ALS support/stand just broke. Any advice or tips on repair?

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ALS support/stand just broke. Any advice or tips on repair?

Post by Terry F. » Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:24 pm

Hi guys,

As stated in the title, the support stand broke on one of the ALSs a few minutes ago. I was moving the speaker and the screws pulled from the speaker as I leaned it back onto it's bracket. The speaker didn't fall, thankfully.

So are there any tips about the repair? Obviously new screws are in the cards and new holes too. So I have to slide the bracket sideways a pinch so the screws can grab fresh material. Anything else? I was consider supplementing the screws with some epoxy adhesive on the bracket, to take some of the pressure off the screws.

Any advice appreciated.

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Terry
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Re: ALS support/stand just broke. Any advice or tips on repa

Post by F1nut » Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:09 pm

Buy threaded inserts, install them in all of the original holes. Buy bolts with the matching thread pattern and install. Never worry about it again.
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Post by Terry F. » Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:55 pm

F1nut wrote:Buy threaded inserts, install them in all of the original holes. Buy bolts with the matching thread pattern and install. Never worry about it again.
Ok, I'll look into that with a trip to Home Depot. Or are you talking about a HeliCoil-type product?

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Post by F1nut » Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:28 pm

Aren't HeliCoil products meant to used in metal? I'm talking about an insert designed to be used in MDF type material.

I made a post about this issue some time ago, if you feel like searching for it.
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Re: ALS support/stand just broke. Any advice or tips on repa

Post by Toy Maker » Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:44 am

Get brass threaded inserts... any wood working store will have them.
Homies has them in the special drawers I think.

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Post by TNRabbit » Fri Sep 17, 2010 3:23 am

You can get those in stainless steel; they don't strip out as easily~
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Post by Terry F. » Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:08 am

Excellent, thank you guys, I appreciate it. I'll let you know how it goes.

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Re: ALS support/stand just broke. Any advice or tips on repa

Post by mbskeam » Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:55 am

if you cant find them, you can drill new holes into the steel frame, in a different location.....
but I'm cheap that way.... :D :D :D
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Re: ALS support/stand just broke. Any advice or tips on repa

Post by Mr. M-500t » Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:06 am

You could just buy some Hurricane Nuts too. O:)

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Re: ALS support/stand just broke. Any advice or tips on repa

Post by Terry F. » Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:34 pm

I went with the quick fix, just used bigger woodscrews, #12x1". Everything is tight.

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Post by TNRabbit » Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:26 am

Mr. M-500t wrote:You could just buy some Hurricane Nuts too. O:)
I thought hurricane's had BALLS~ :lol:
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Carver SD/A-360 CDP
Benchmark DAC-1
Sony SACD/DVD-A
Active bi-amp: Ashly XR-1001 & 2 Rane PEQ-15s
Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
Sub: Klipsch RT-12d
Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

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Re: ALS support/stand just broke. Any advice or tips on repa

Post by mbskeam » Mon Sep 20, 2010 4:53 pm

even a better cheaper fix..... \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/
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#1 BLACK BEAUTY's made by the man, the myth, the legend Bob Carver
CARVER: TFM-75, TFM-45(3), SD/A-490T
SUNFIRE: Tube pre
WTL Amadeus GTA+DV DRT XV-1t
2 sets of ALS'3, set of SILVERS, set of PLATS
AUDIOCONTROL: phase coupled activator
KENWOOD: BASIC M2a (2)

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