Help: Drilled tap tempo jack 1/4" too high

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  1. jaytiz25

    jaytiz25 Member

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    While adding a tap tempo/preset mod jack (1/4" TRS) to my TC Nova Modulator, I ended up underestimating the amount of room the jack would need below the upper board. The good news is everything works. The bad news is that I need to move the jack down about 1/4" in order to fit the top PCB to fit correctly in the enclosure. I know that I'll have to extend the jack opening down a bit farther, but I was wondering if there's a type of thin, oblong washer that I could use behind the jack nut to make sure the excess penetration is covered up (mostly for dust, but also for aesthetics). Pics tonight for additional detail. Thanks.
     
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    I would say you could go to Lowes or the Home Depot and browse around the hardware department and find a blank plate you could drill to be appropriate, or at least some sort of material you could use to fabricate one with a rotary tool.
     
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    Or try to fit a 1/8" jack and use a big washer to fill the empty space surrounding the hole.
     
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    Thanks for the input guys. Right now, a piece of the ole electrical tape is sufficing. I think I'll look into Snare's suggestion about a plate. I may end up bartering some professional welding with a friend. We'll see. Good news - I did NOT make the same mistake on the Nova Delay. Measure twice cut once...
     
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    That Sugru stuff looks crucial. Ended up picking up some J-B Weld SteelStik today. Seems to fit the bill. I'll post pics of the patch and the whole setup tonight. Thanks again guys!
     
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    That should keep the dust, beer, and sweat out of there. Good job.
     
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    Heyco hole plugs. They have a 3/8" plug which would be the correct size to cover a 1/4" jack drilled opening.
     

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