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DIR- Generic How to secure the back pad on a halcyon backplate?

Discussion in 'DIR' started by Boyan, Aug 24, 2018.

  1. Boyan

    Boyan DIR Practitioner

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    Hello,

    I recently bought a halcyon infinity BC. It comes with a back pad, you are supposed to screw on with bolts and nuts, which look like these:

    halcyon%20storage%20pak%20bolt%20kit%2003.png

    However, when I screw the screw in, the whole thing starts to turn (bolt and nut). What is supposed to hold the nut in place, while you screw the screw in? Are you supposed to hold the nut with pliers? I don't understand. I read the manual, but its pretty short and the video also doesn't show this detail.
     
  2. KevinNM

    KevinNM DIR Practitioner

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    I think pretty much just held the nut in place by pressing on it with my fingers as I screwed it in.
     
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  3. RainPilot

    RainPilot completey delusional scientology snowflake Staff Member

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    Depends if there are retaining ....hmmm....shapes?....in the relevant holes.

    Have a look and see if theres a slot of some kind to hold the female end captive. If not, fingers should get it started until friction holds, if that's not enough then an appropriate spanner should hold it.
     
  4. Boyan

    Boyan DIR Practitioner

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    They don't. The holes are simple round holes.
     
  5. RainPilot

    RainPilot completey delusional scientology snowflake Staff Member

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    Then fingers and or spanner are the way.
     
  6. BazzaB

    BazzaB Instructor, Scuba

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    I used a spanner. If I am not mistaken, the bolts also have some locktite on them which makes it a bit harder to screw them in
     
  7. Alastor

    Alastor Liveaboard

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    Use a spanner - the bolts have friction in order to not unscrew incidentally. In case the friction should fade out - if you screw and unscrew many times - replace it using loctite threadlocker.
    The bolts just have to engage a number of threads, they do not need to be snug. Having a bit of freedom allow the spanner to work better when unscrewing.
     
  8. EireDiver606

    EireDiver606 DIR Practitioner

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    I used a spammer. Yes it was a PITA to get them in, don’t do a half asss job either though as once you do it, you won’t need to ever again.
     

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