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    Forth element Ellipse dry glove system

    Has anyone got a link for new orings need the orange ones and can only find full set for around 70.

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    I'd get in touch with Dean or someone else at FE and explain your predicament. They might be able to ship you the part directly.

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    O rings are fixed sizes. Measure it and buy from somewhere like Polymax.

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    Cheers spoke to them, 2 sets sent out was around 30 with postage
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    Quote Originally Posted by leeiom View Post
    Cheers spoke to them, 2 sets sent out was around 30 with postage
    *wipes coffee off the screen*
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woz View Post
    *wipes coffee off the screen*
    Not defending (or supporting) but how much does it cost for you to inventory something, get a staff member to pick it and post it out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by graham_hk View Post
    Not defending (or supporting) but how much does it cost for you to inventory something, get a staff member to pick it and post it out?
    Not 30 for a couple of O rings. My customers would tell me to do one. Mind you that's B2B engineering not B2C diving/retail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woz View Post
    Not 30 for a couple of O rings. My customers would tell me to do one. Mind you that's B2B engineering not B2C diving/retail.
    I guess it depends whether you see your customers as a resource to be exploited and make from everything or decide to make on the initial sale and then keep them happy with reasonable spares ... seems most of the dive industry chooses the former strategy

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    Quote Originally Posted by notdeadyet View Post
    O rings are fixed sizes. Measure it and buy from somewhere like Polymax.
    TBF most people wouldn't realise that, and also have the confidence to measure one? It's a lot easier to measure smaller ones than larger ones.
    Bit of a guide here.

    https://www.wikihow.com/Measure-an-O...0Ring-Diameter

    Does anyone know the ref number for this size? That would make life quite a bit easier?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Evans View Post
    TBF most people wouldn't realise that, and also have the confidence to measure one? It's a lot easier to measure smaller ones than larger ones.
    Bit of a guide here.

    https://www.wikihow.com/Measure-an-O...0Ring-Diameter

    Does anyone know the ref number for this size? That would make life quite a bit easier?
    Take them into somewhere that sells seals and bearings and that kind of thing. They'll usually have a measuring cone. Maybe a durometer.

    I think measuring big ones is easier because the steps in size are bigger and the range is smaller. You don't need particularly accurate measurements, it'll usually be obvious what the closest standard size is. There will only be so many for each cross-section size. I think it's easier measuring the circumferences and working diameter out from that rather than measuring directly as you don't have to make sure you aren't deforming the oring.

    If you're buying over the counter then it's pennies to just buy the two closest sizes if you're unsure and the differences will be big enough that the right one will be obvious with big orings. Might cost a bit more if you're ordering from somewhere like Polymax as they have minimum quantities. Still going to be less than 30 quid.

    Dive industry is a total con and then they whinge that they don't get the support they think they're entitled to. It's the classic case of 50p for parts, 29.50 for knowing which ones. Rip off your customers and don't be surprised when they go elsewhere next time.
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