Been a while since Mantown has been visited.:oops:\n\nIt's been about 3 years since my last foray into better audio. I don't know why my audio habit includes drywall work. I'm doing this wrong, ain't I?\n\nEDIT: 3 days later ...\n\nThe speaker stand shake down cruise calls for more and bigger fasteners and a minor mod to raise the speaker by an inch and set it back by an inch. I can get away with the inch shift without revealing old screw holes. I knew I was going to take them apart so I skipped glue. I don't think these stands will work long term without it.\n\nToday is ... well, why not?\n\nPics or it didn't happen, right? The wall got patched above "The Steel". :cool:\n\n\n\nThat's 'tear-away' and the glue to use.\n\n\n\nThe profile of that wonderful trim, it has a raised edge that you ride your knife on. Applying it like Formica takes out an extra coat of mud. Some people (most) just staple it but then they mesh tape it in place. Anyway ...\n\n\n\nTear-Away Installed\n\n\n\n\n\n... and coated.\n\n\n\nNow it's time to go get my stands back.