Ikelite has released two vacuum leak check systems for their housings. Both are self install, one has a valve suitable for 1/2 inch holes and the other, 3/8 inch. The kits include a pump with a gauge and the necessary tubing. Ikelite is also offering all the parts separately.
The kits will retail at $185 each, with the 1/2 inch kit being available now and the 3/8 inch kit shipping in early February
From Ikelite’s website
Vacuum Kit for Accessory Port 1/2 Inch Holes
Vacuum valve fitting for housings with a spare 1/2” accessory port. The valve’s low profile avoids interference with control operation. The included waterproof plug is secured to the fitting to prevent accidental loss. Includes vacuum pump with gauge.
This valve is installed quickly and easily by securing one nut on the inside of the housing. The housing does not need to be returned to the factory for installation.
Product Number 47012
Ikelite Vacuum Kit for Control Gland 3/8 Inch Holes
Vacuum valve fitting for older housings without a spare 1/2” diameter accessory port. The valve’s low profile avoids interference with control operation. The included waterproof plug is secured to the fitting to prevent accidental loss. Vacuum pump with gauge included.
Product Number 47013
This product is expected to start shipping in early February 2017. Available for pre-order through any Authorized Ikelite Dealer.