file Any plan how to widen brackets?

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The Jay Posted 3 months 4 weeks ago
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Someone else must have gone through this.

The boxes are in the walls, drywall is up over them. Soon I'll be priming and painting, and installing the surrounds (2 side pairs and the rears; then 4 up top).

But ummm.....DD & GG is pretty common, and the bracket 'wings' won't expand that wide.
Has anyone managed to MacGyver a solution to this?

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Upstairs: SuperCinema 3 (SVS SB-2000 though), Denon AVR E-400
Downstairs: Triton 2+, SCXXL, MPX's on the sides, HTR's up top, rears ?? Marantz SR7010, PB-2000

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The Jay, I'm not real sure which "bracket wings won't expand that wide" in your installation. I suspect you might be referring to the mounting dogs or locking arms of the Invisa speakers - and they won't expand as wide as your wall opening? If this is the case, we'll need to reconstruct part of the drywall surface - to allow the mounting dogs to grab onto a solid surface. (If this isn't the case, can you please provide a bit more detail?) Happy Listening!

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The Jay Posted 3 months 4 weeks ago
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Yup that's the problemo. And it's a bit puzzling why longer screws weren't used ...y'know, considering how many out of the crazy minority do up a room with double 5/8ths. Oh well, it just would have been easier than digging drywall and green glue from inside the backer box..thanks for the reply!
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waja Posted 1 week 3 days ago
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The Jay, I'm not real sure which "bracket wings won't expand that wide" in your installation. I suspect you might be referring to the mounting dogs or locking arms of the Invisa speakers - and they won't expand as wide as your wall opening? If this is the case, we'll need to reconstruct part of the drywall surface - to allow the mounting dogs to grab onto a solid surface. (If this isn't the case, can you please provide a bit more detail?) Happy Listening!

It sounds to me that The Jay was not referring to the width of the opening, but to the thickness of the sheetrock. The fix here are longer screws or to use a roto-tool to trim the back side of the sheetrock. I've done this before when installing old work single gang boxes.

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The Jay Posted 1 week 1 day ago
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The Jay, I'm not real sure which "bracket wings won't expand that wide" in your installation. I suspect you might be referring to the mounting dogs or locking arms of the Invisa speakers - and they won't expand as wide as your wall opening? If this is the case, we'll need to reconstruct part of the drywall surface - to allow the mounting dogs to grab onto a solid surface. (If this isn't the case, can you please provide a bit more detail?) Happy Listening!

It sounds to me that The Jay was not referring to the width of the opening, but to the thickness of the sheetrock. The fix here are longer screws or to use a roto-tool to trim the back side of the sheetrock. I've done this before when installing old work single gang boxes.

Yes yes that’s my issue….the won’t go wide enough to accommodate double 5/8” drywall. I was looking to see if I could replace the screws but it looks like if I try to take off the plastic piece on the end; well it looks like it won’t survive…I just got carpet in so I’m getting closer to cutting and installing them…
Upstairs: SuperCinema 3 (SVS SB-2000 though), Denon AVR E-400
Downstairs: Triton 2+, SCXXL, MPX's on the sides, HTR's up top, rears ?? Marantz SR7010, PB-2000

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