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Desperate search for DC1200 housing o ring!

Discussion in 'SeaLife' started by Trista Anne, Dec 29, 2015.

  1. Trista Anne

    Trista Anne Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Louisville, KY
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    I left this too long so now I'm on a desperate hunt for a DC1200 housing o ring for my trip to Southern Florida on Friday. I've called about 10 shops down there with no luck so far. LDS was supposed to be ordering me one a month ago but I guess I didn't stay on their case about it enough because they don't have it for me. I've had the camera about 5 years but it hasn't been wet in 4 years so I'm not going to dive it without a new o ring. My sister in law flies in to Miami tomorrow morning and is willing to go anywhere between there and Pompano Beach for me.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks!!

    ---------- Post added December 29th, 2015 at 10:46 PM ----------

    I've done some more reading since posting my question and now I have another question. The o-ring looks great. It has some fuzz that I will remove before using of course, but it's still nice and pliable, I stored for the last 4 years with the housing open, so no decompression or squishing of the o-ring. But it's *so* hard to think about risking a $200 inner camera for what will cost me about $45 in the part and overnight shipping...
     
  2. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas High Plains
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    I'd be surprised if any shops stock them. Order only.

    I think that SL suggests changing the o-ring annually, but I don't think many do. I have never replace an o-ring on my DC-100, DC-310, DC-500, or my DC-1200.

    Make sure it's clean. My home bud did flood my DC-310 when he didn't check that. You could add a little silicone grease, but that is not their recommendation.

    have a good trip
     
  3. jonhall

    jonhall Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Indianapolis
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    Bought my DC1200 Jan. 2011 and have used same o-ring since, and I have stored mine with the housing open and closed in between dives. If you don't see any depressions in the ring, I think you will be good.

    Disclaimer: Just my thought and not a 100% guarantee about not leaking!
     

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