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Installation of a bulkhead connector for a BZ400 undersuit question.

Discussion in 'SANTI Diving Equipment' started by ajmcc, Jan 15, 2017.

  1. insomnia

    insomnia Nassau Grouper

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    As far as I know there is difference.

    from Santi website "available with “APEKS” or “SI-TECH” screw size"
     
  2. BFRedrocks

    BFRedrocks Solo Diver

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    So what ever happened with this? I just bought the Santi heated system with the bulkhead for an Apeks valve like you have, and I have the same exact problem. How do you get the E/O cord through the existing inflator valve when there is no "ring nut" so the cord can pass through?

    Thanks!
     
  3. ajmcc

    ajmcc Solo Diver

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    The first contact at Santi said the rear cover "appeared" to be incorrect , after a bit of discussion it was confirmed to be correct and I was informed that the rear cover comes off the threaded ring section, you pass the cord through and snap the cover back into place. Nothing was ever needed to be mailed to me, they answered my questions fully.
     
  4. BFRedrocks

    BFRedrocks Solo Diver

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    Thanks. Just curious but what brand drysuit do you have? Mine is a DUI FLX Extreme that’s 5 years old and there is no way that the backplate on my Apeks valve is 2 pieces. It’s almost like DUI uses a different backplate to make the valve lower profile, or I have an older valve design.

    So if I can’t resolve this, I guess I can buy a new Apeks inflator valve or just go to the thermovalve and be out the $200+ on the connector.
     
  5. BFRedrocks

    BFRedrocks Solo Diver

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    Here’s the back (inside suit) side of my inflator valve. I think it’s an older version as there is no way that backplate consists of 2 parts. I'm trying to get the replacement parts from the newer version, but at this point it's either get a new Apeks valve and use the Santi connector, or just bite the bullet and buy the Thermovalve.
     
  6. Tug

    Tug ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    If you decide to get the thermovalve, I might be interested in buying the bulkhead. Let me know if you decide to go that route.
     
  7. BFRedrocks

    BFRedrocks Solo Diver

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    Helpful to know that...I have some queries into folks so I should know if I'm going the Thermovalve route by the end of this weekend. If I do, I could offer you the drysuit connector bulkhead at a decent price.
     
  8. ajmcc

    ajmcc Solo Diver

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    Mine is a Santi, bought new two years ago.
     
  9. BFRedrocks

    BFRedrocks Solo Diver

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    That makes sense. I'm not sure when Apeks changed their design, but unfortunately I have the older Apeks valve version.
     
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