Go Back   Home > Forums > >
Home Forums Rules Articles diyAudio Store Blogs Gallery Wiki Register Donations FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Construction Tips Construction techniques and tips

Stuffing Materials Options
Stuffing Materials Options
Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11th February 2013, 09:17 PM   #1
Einric is offline Einric  United States
diyAudio Member
Einric's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Bozeman, MT
Default Stuffing Materials Options

I know that MANY people recommend long fiber wool as the best stuffing to use.
But, what I don't see is if it is Sheep's wool, Llama wool or something else.

The reason I ask is simply because I live in an area that raises a lot of Alpaca's.
Many of these Alpaca ranchers will sell their wool products at local farmers markets and such.
Soooo....I have reasonable access to combed Alpaca wool with fiber lengths as long as 5" and fiber size as small as 18 microns.

Any Thoughts?
  Reply With Quote
Old 14th February 2013, 01:22 PM   #2
JMFahey is offline JMFahey  Argentina
diyAudio Member
JMFahey's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Buenos Aires - Argentina
The Millionaire's stuffing !!!
Personally I would never ever fill a cabinet with any *animal* product, such as wool.
Sooner or later some funny insect will find it and feel very happy at all that food.
Moths are specially evil.
And .... how will it find it?
Very easy, that wool probably already has some eggs in it.
Same as stocking any grain in your pantry: rice, mealed corn, whatever.
In 1 year (sometimes as soon as 3 months) you'll start finding "spiderwebs" sticking to grain.

Best is fiberglass but I personally hate it because of known skin or lung problems, so my favorite stuffing is "acrylic wool", same as used to fill winter clothing and bed covers, some stuffed animals, etc.
Costs peanuts.
  Reply With Quote
Old 14th February 2013, 01:48 PM   #3
Cal Weldon is offline Cal Weldon  Canada
diyAudio Moderator
Cal Weldon's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Near Vancouver
Stuffing Materials Options
Try Rockwool. No better bang for the buck that I'm aware of.
planet10 needs your help:
Let's help Ruth and Dave
  Reply With Quote
Old 15th February 2013, 08:23 PM   #4
markgolf is offline markgolf  United States
diyAudio Member
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: western mass
I am going to use some animal fibers in a transmission line sub I am building now . I work on a farm with sheep llamas and alpacas and i Have wool from all three i just need to clean it. The Transmission line is a 3 meter long 4 to 1 tapered line using an elemental designs 13av2 driver.I hope to finish in a couple of weeks. I have used polyfill in prevoius t-lines and sealed enclosures. sheeps wool is the standard in transmission lines since Bailey's line but I think llama and alpaca wool would work as well in that the wools are nominally similar.Ausperger' t-line modeling software shows a difference in response for wool vs polyfill or acoustastuff at the same density. In my new line I will be suffing lightly at 1/4 lb per cu ftor so. if your building a sealed box I dont think it matters much.

  Reply With Quote


Stuffing Materials OptionsHide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sources for speaker stuffing materials, please. VictoriaGuy Parts 8 3rd February 2011 12:39 PM
Platter Materials toseland Analogue Source 57 13th April 2010 06:29 PM
Stuffing materials smithy666 Subwoofers 4 18th April 2009 08:58 PM
Materials Madmike2 Subwoofers 14 20th August 2005 02:19 AM
cabinet materials biff584 Multi-Way 11 4th June 2003 04:51 AM

New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 10:01 PM.

Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Resources saved on this page: MySQL 15.79%
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ©1999-2018 diyAudio