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    Default Filled my Sanus stands with Sand (Pics)

    Hopefully this is the correct sub-forum for a post like this!

    I've been wanting to add a bit more weight to these already solid stands (Sanus Steel Series SF26) for any possible dampening effects and added peace of mind when the animals get a little rowdy (had a close call a couple weeks ago). I found a small bit of info floating around on multiple forums but no picture tutorial. Fairly simple, took me about a half hour start to finish.

    Quikrete play sand from Home Depot - $2.99/bag (50 lbs)



    I quickly found out that the sand needed to be sifted because the holes in the stands are very small and the pebbles from the sand would block the holes. A kitchen colander worked just fine:



    Sifted sand ready for pouring:



    Found this funnel at HD when I bought the sand - the small opening worked great for regulating the sand flow into the 4 holes of the stand posts. I added a little duct tape so I wouldn't have to hold it while I waited for the sand to finish flowing:





    Added roughly 15 lbs to each stand, worth the 30 minutes it took me to finish the job. You could use lead shot for more weight, but I didn't feel like spending the ~$40 per bag -- the sand works just fine.

    Finished product:



    Didn't notice any sound difference, but again, was more for the peace of mind so the speakers don't get knocked over when I'm not home.

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    Default Re: Filled my Sanus stands with Sand (Pics)

    Thanks for sharing the details, I also ended up using sand in the same stands. System looks great btw
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    David Fabrikant
    www.ascendacoustics.com

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