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    G-box cracking

    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

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    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.

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    Ah..no worries, cheers

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    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.

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    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.

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    Yeah I've made some enquiries about having it rewelded and reinforced, hopefully have it sorted next week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BcDiver View Post
    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capt Morgan View Post
    I don't know much about the box, is it stainless steel?
    No, the box is aluminum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwhitlow View Post
    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"

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    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.


 

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