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In Reply to: RE: Time to move on posted by 4everyoung on July 19, 2016 at 08:54:22
Something else to consider Sue is viscoelastic EAR Isodamp 1002. This is made for vibration control. They have a graph of it's performance. Much better than cork and rubber, IMHO. My paradigm is brass , wood and EAR. Michael Percy likely carries it. I'm sure He Who Must Not Be Named will weigh in on this again. Maybe get some woodpecker repellant to protect your maple? Since I am in a sort of forced retirement situation I am selling audio grade woodpecker repellant I have developed for just this situation, $89.95 for one pint. I call it Evidence WR. I'll sample it out to you for a free review if you like. Tweaker
Would that be audiophile grade woodpecker repellent?
I'm familiar with products like isodamp but mostly for automotive applications. I'm going to check with my nephew who works at metal shop to see if he can make some heavy duty brass footers. He usually only charges for materials and has done some nice work in the past. Maybe he could make a few extra for you but no promises. I know what it's like to be broke :-)
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I have move the subject of EAR C-1004 vs rubber and cork over to the Tweakers's asylum .
That project has been on my list for awhile. The price of brass is way down but the premium for rod is very high so I never did it. I'm not exactly broke but if done "right" for every component it could go over
$500 before machining. If you are to go to that kind of trouble I would try to use between 2 and 3 in. dia. brass rod, cut with a fine chop saw and use the smallest brass acorn nut as points. This would mean three threaded holes on one side and one threaded hole on the other so as to attach the small acorn nuts. I think you will find brass rod, especially very wide stuff is very hard to come by unless bought at a very expensive price. Try some 5/8 in. solid brass acorn nuts first to see if you like it. I also have been doing some research and it turns out that woodpeckers don't like brass very much. A good sign. Thanks for thinking of me. Tweaker
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