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Hi!

 

I keep having a problem with my Ikelite strobe bulkhead.

The screw on the inside of the housing keeps getting loose.

I have to tighten it every 3-4 dives...

 

Solution anybody?

 

Have been thinking about loctite but I don't dare to use it, because I don't

know how the o-ring wich seals the bulkhead will react on it...

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All I can suggest is contacting Ikelites service department and hopefully getting a solution off them. Best of luck. Let us know how you get on

Cheers

Parso

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Hi,

 

Loctite should not affect your O ring in a negative way. As long as the O ring integrity is still good, ie you haven t covered the o ring in loctite. Obviously you want to be careful applying chemical to your O ring, WD40 for instance will deform your o ring rendering them useless. However as long as no physical contact is made you should be fine.

 

Regards Erol

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I'm continually amazed at the amount of requests for help through this forum, by people who have not given the manufacturers the courtesy

of a phone call or email. . . . :(

I think that this simple problem has the opportunity to escalate into a full flood. What would your response to that be. . . . :P

Ikelite is continually reputed to have the best after sales service/repairs department, yet people continue to bi-pass them. . . . :D

You may find yourself listing a complaint against them with your next posting because you voided your warranty by opening the strobe and

using a foreign product (loctite) within. . . . :D

At least try the service department before any home 'tinkering'. It might be that the boys from Ike suggest a drop of loctite. . . .

 

Bruce...

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I'm continually amazed at the amount of requests for help through this forum, by people who have not given the manufacturers the courtesy

of a phone call or email. . . .

 

While prepping for a trip I managed to "bind" the locking mechanism on one of my DS-125 battery packs. I figured I could free it up with a bit of leverage from a screwdriver but didn't want to fubar the latch a week before the trip.

 

I placed a quick call to Ike, they grabbed a battery to make sure they knew exactly what I meant by my description and told me exactly how to free it up (in this case, adding a bit of leverage from a screwdriver :() -- but they were more than happy to spend 10-15 minutes on the phone with me while we worked through it and got everything squared.

 

Saved me from possibly snapping the latching mechanism and being in a tight spot before a trip.

 

Definitely a friendly and helpful lot -- and they clearly know their gear. Make the call! :P

 

-M

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