Mounting pcb to wood?

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Mounting pcb to wood?

Post by SailorLodestar » May 10th, 2019, 7:48 pm

What size screw do you use to mount PCB feet to the wood plank like what goes in a Blast City? I tried some screws from a set I have but they're all too long so I can't slide the board in and out freely with them. None of the listings I've seen online for PCB feet nor the ones I bought come with mounting screws.

Any tips or links would be appreciated.
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Re: Mounting pcb to wood?

Post by DaveyD » May 10th, 2019, 7:54 pm

Just measure how thick the wood is, and knock off 5mm

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Re: Mounting pcb to wood?

Post by FrancoB » May 11th, 2019, 6:22 am

There's another couple of ways to mount them below:
cthulhu wrote:
September 30th, 2015, 5:00 MP
emphatic wrote:I remember a guy here who just used some kind of wire hooks that you thread into the holes used for PCB feet and hung the PCB from them on the top of the wooden board inside the cab. Very clever and easy to switch boards.

Something like this?

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I stole the idea from someone else on this site, it's very easy and fast changing you PCBs like this. I use these hooks i combination with PCB feet beacuse then you'll get more space between the PCB and the wooden board for ventilation.

I also use a PCB holder in my other cab:

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I've screwed them to the board before, used a PCB holder and used the hook method. Out of the three I prefer the hook method.

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