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Why does the TT privacy cover rattle?

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Old 08-25-2000, 02:33 AM   #1
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Default Why does the TT privacy cover rattle?

Because it's just two pieces of plastic held together with a bunch of plastic pins. There aren't enough pins to hold it truly solid, so when the pins move and or the two halves touch each other, you get the characteristic rattle/squeak/crack of the privacy cover.

I'm posting a few pictures of the cover for those who are interested of what it looks like disassembled. I plan to reassemble it with both tape around the edge where the two pieces meet and a liberal amount of silicone in the hopes it will form one solid piece.

If that fails, I'll ask my dealer to order a new one, but unless they changed the design I don't see how that would solve anything...

Thanks again to Denny, Lloyd and Jef Sessler (hey, my dorm "house" in college was called "Sessler") for the fix and encouragement...
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Old 08-25-2000, 02:35 AM   #2
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Default Full shot of upper frame (the half with the fabric)

<center><img src="http://www.eskimo.com/~kucharsk/upper.jpg"></center><p>
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Default Close up of upper frame (the half with the fabric), showing attachment holes

<center><img src="http://www.eskimo.com/~kucharsk/upper_close.jpg"></center><p>
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Old 08-25-2000, 02:39 AM   #4
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Default Lower half of privacy shelf (it's just a frame)

<center><img src="http://www.eskimo.com/~kucharsk/lower.jpg"></center><p>
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Old 08-25-2000, 02:41 AM   #5
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Default Close up of pins in lower half of privacy shelf

<center><img src="http://www.eskimo.com/~kucharsk/pins.jpg"></center><p>These little pins are what are supposed to hold the whole shelf sandwich "solid" - they don't. (Perhaps if they were more closely spaced than every 3" or so...)
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Old 08-25-2000, 03:25 AM   #6
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Default Sounds like you have the fix worked out...interesting some rattle and others don't (mine OK)?

<p><img SRC="http://pictureposter.audiworld.com/AudiWorldPics/2000/annapolissig.jpg" BORDER=0>

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Old 08-25-2000, 04:17 AM   #7
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Default Bill.. this sounds like a FAQ. Would you like to (with Denny's fix) add it?

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Old 08-25-2000, 06:27 AM   #8
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For the record, this wasn't whining. Very constructive. Thanks! (sincerely)
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Old 08-25-2000, 07:26 AM   #9
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Great pics. Thanks. Glad you have it worked out!!
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Old 08-25-2000, 07:34 AM   #10
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How did you get it apart without breaking it?
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