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BcDiver
15-08-2017, 01:16 PM
Has any gbox owners experienced cracking of the lower back corners of their boxes, ie. The 90 corners where the case cover sits flush against?
I have been trying to get in touch with manufacturer for the past 3 weeks, email/website contact page and even Facebook but I haven't had any reply as yet? Thanks

matt
16-08-2017, 12:45 PM
I can't help with the box but it looks like G is on vacation in Italy, so I guess that could help understand why he is not responding quickly.

BcDiver
16-08-2017, 01:43 PM
Ah..no worries, cheers

dwhitlow
16-08-2017, 04:28 PM
As a direct consequence of some misguided folk deciding it was sensible to put dive equipment in a large heap I had cracks on that same weld. The box returned to its maker who stripped it down, welded it afresh and then gave it a fresh coat of paint. It looked almost like new for at least a week.

Ian_6301
17-08-2017, 06:01 PM
If you just want to stop the crack propagating further, just drill a small hole at the end of it, or slightly ahead of it strictly speaking.

BcDiver
17-08-2017, 08:06 PM
Yeah I've made some enquiries about having it rewelded and reinforced, hopefully have it sorted next week.

Capt Morgan
17-08-2017, 08:31 PM
Yeah I've made some enquiries about having it rewelded and reinforced, hopefully have it sorted next week.

I don't know much about the box, is it stainless steel?

dwhitlow
17-08-2017, 09:59 PM
I don't know much about the box, is it stainless steel?

No, the box is aluminum.

Energy58
20-08-2017, 07:54 AM
No, the box is aluminum.

Is it actually welded? There is a new brazing system for aluminium which is:

a cheap as chips
b p*** easy to do

but sadly is

c crap

I have seen a number of fuel tanks fabricated this way recently which have cracked along the "weld"

BcDiver
20-08-2017, 08:03 PM
Yeah I had a go at it myself with HTS - 2000 rods, looks easy on YouTube sadly not so in reality hence looking at getting it welded properly.