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Old March 4th 06, 07:02 PM posted to alt.collecting.juke-boxes
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I recently finished a restoration on a 4008 speaker. It's very heavy,
and I'm not sure how to properly hang it. I know there are two
"eyehooks" that came with the speaker (from auction). These bolts are
threaded at the straight end, and curve like the letter J at the other
end. I figure the speaker hung on the curved part of the bolts.
Since the straight end is threaded, what did it screw into? Will a
threaded bolt screw into a stud? And since there are two holes in the
rear of the speaker, what do I do if the holes in the rear of the
speaker aren't the same spacing/ distance as the two studs behind the
wall? I want to make absolutely sure the speaker is fastened securely
so it doesn't fall down and go "boom!" Many thanks, Rob

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Old March 4th 06, 07:13 PM posted to alt.collecting.juke-boxes
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I recently finished a restoration on a 4008 speaker. It's very heavy,
and I'm not sure how to properly hang it. I know there are two
"eyehooks" that came with the speaker (from auction). These bolts are
threaded at the straight end, and curve like the letter J at the other
end. I figure the speaker hung on the curved part of the bolts.
Since the straight end is threaded, what did it screw into? Will a
threaded bolt screw into a stud? And since there are two holes in the
rear of the speaker, what do I do if the holes in the rear of the
speaker aren't the same spacing/ distance as the two studs behind the
wall? I want to make absolutely sure the speaker is fastened securely
so it doesn't fall down and go "boom!" Many thanks, Rob

Hi Rob, straight threads will not screw into wall studs with any
reliability. I would use the holes in the back of the speaker. Use heavy
wood screws with large heads if the holes are on stud centers. If the holes
are not on 16 inch centers, which are the standard stud centers, then heavy
duty moly anchors will work fine. I have a very heavy microwave oven bolted
to the wall with 4 -1/4 inch hole moly bolts, and it has been there for 8
years, no problems. Be sure to get the type that open up like an umbrella as
you tighten the screw, then you can remove the screw and the anchor stays
put in the wall. If you ever want to remove the anchors, use a sharp 3/16
drill bit, drill out the center of the anchor, poke it thru the wall and
spackle. No sweat, and I am sure the two anchors will support 50 - 60 lbs
easy.

Good luck,
Tom


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Old March 5th 06, 01:30 AM posted to alt.collecting.juke-boxes
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Thank you, Tom. I sure appreciate your reply. I'm not sure if the two
holes in the rear panel are 32" apart or not. The speaker was delivered
last Saturday and is a three hour drive from here. I'll measure the
distance between the two when I get down there next weekend. Again,
many thanks for your informative answer to my situation, Rob






wrote in message
oups.com...
I recently finished a restoration on a 4008 speaker. It's very heavy,
and I'm not sure how to properly hang it. I know there are two
"eyehooks" that came with the speaker (from auction). These bolts are
threaded at the straight end, and curve like the letter J at the other
end. I figure the speaker hung on the curved part of the bolts.
Since the straight end is threaded, what did it screw into? Will a
threaded bolt screw into a stud? And since there are two holes in the
rear of the speaker, what do I do if the holes in the rear of the
speaker aren't the same spacing/ distance as the two studs behind the
wall? I want to make absolutely sure the speaker is fastened securely
so it doesn't fall down and go "boom!" Many thanks, Rob

Hi Rob, straight threads will not screw into wall studs with any
reliability. I would use the holes in the back of the speaker. Use heavy
wood screws with large heads if the holes are on stud centers. If the holes
are not on 16 inch centers, which are the standard stud centers, then heavy
duty moly anchors will work fine. I have a very heavy microwave oven bolted
to the wall with 4 -1/4 inch hole moly bolts, and it has been there for 8
years, no problems. Be sure to get the type that open up like an umbrella as
you tighten the screw, then you can remove the screw and the anchor stays
put in the wall. If you ever want to remove the anchors, use a sharp 3/16
drill bit, drill out the center of the anchor, poke it thru the wall and
spackle. No sweat, and I am sure the two anchors will support 50 - 60 lbs
easy.

Good luck,
Tom


 




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