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Group Buy - Apeks TX/ATX/XTX 40 to 50 conversion knobs

Discussion in 'Dive Equipment' started by DeviousDan, Dec 2, 2009.

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Yes / No / Maybe / WTF???

Poll closed Dec 9, 2009.
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  2. No Thanks

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  3. Errr, WTF are they anyway??

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  1. DeviousDan

    DeviousDan New Member

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    Hi All

    I've had a batch of these made. With the full approval of Graham_hk.
    He messaged me to tell me that he had no stock, and will struggle to have any more made in the future.

    They are different to the original ones. They have a lightening hole in the knob end.
    Material is marine grade Stainless Steel. (316L)

    Best price I can do them for is £12 plus postage. Or you can collect them off me sometime.
    Postage for 1-2 knobs will be £2.
    Postage for 3-4 knobs will be £3.
    All knobs sent first class recorded. If you are having backplate knobs as well, then I'll try and combine postage costs where possible.

    Photos are below. First come first served.
    And god they look sexy! Mmmmmmm Shiney!

    Dan


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  2. indyblade

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    RE: Apeks ATX/XTX 40 to 50/100 conversion knobs

    Hi Dan
    got a rough idea how they work, if I'm right it will lessen the amount of sucking force required to open the valve, I'm up for one being a lazy bastard I like things easy, can they be self fitted or via a technician,obviously will void my warranty.
    wish my engineer worked for peanuts he wants more than that for just setting up his lathe.

    tony
     
  3. salty_scuba_peanut

    salty_scuba_peanut New Member

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    RE: Apeks ATX/XTX 40 to 50/100 conversion knobs

    Not to sound like a dunce but wtf are they? :D
     
  4. Aquafan

    Aquafan Active Member

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    RE: Apeks ATX/XTX 40 to 50/100 conversion knobs

    This is the "Diver adjustable breathing resistance".

    I might be interested in this, I would need to find someone that can fit it first.
     
  5. Suggsy

    Suggsy Banned

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    RE: Apeks ATX/XTX 40 to 50/100 conversion knobs

    I bought 3 last year and they are a piece of cake to fit...
     
  6. Aquafan

    Aquafan Active Member

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    RE: Apeks ATX/XTX 40 to 50/100 conversion knobs

    Do you get much benefit from fitting these, is it worth the time and cash?
     
  7. Air-Guzzler

    Air-Guzzler Cannot spel and I cannut delet your post :-)

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    RE: Apeks ATX/XTX 40 to 50/100 conversion knobs

    Only to Apex regs

    They are a B@$tard to fit into aqualung unless you use the special tool



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  8. Aquafan

    Aquafan Active Member

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    RE: Apeks ATX/XTX 40 to 50/100 conversion knobs

    If I get a couple who wants to fit them? :D
     
  9. DeviousDan

    DeviousDan New Member

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    RE: Apeks ATX/XTX 40 to 50/100 conversion knobs

    GUYS - PLEASE READ THIS

    I'm getting some stick over on YD this.

    I HAVE to have some quickly for myself, and this is the only reason I am making this offer.
    A similar mod part has already been made some time ago buy a guy in Hong Kong on YD. (Graham_HK)
    If Graham_HK has stock, then I will buy from him and ask that you do the same.

    A link to his website is below.

    Graham Hong Kong

    Mine will be slightly different, purely because I am not copying his and haven't held one before.

    I used his photos in the original post, to help people who didn't understand the mod orwhat they were for.
    They are now being taken down. In hindsight, I should have posted a link to his website before now.

    Please do not cross post this to YD. I have been totally straight throughout.
    If you want to read the YD thread too feel free.

    YD Knob Thread

    Dan[hr]
    They can be fitted by anyone with half a brain, But they will invalidate the warranty if you don't keep the original part. (Fit that when you need to send it back)

    I would be happy to fit them for anyone who would like that.

    And if you need some quality machining done, then my guy is always looking for new customers. (Plus he is good and cheap)

    Dan[hr]
    I'll do it for you, buy me a beer.
     
  10. DeviousDan

    DeviousDan New Member

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    RE: Apeks ATX/XTX 40 to 50/100 conversion knobs

    They allow you to fine tune the cracking resistance on Apeks TX/ATX/XTX range. The '40' series doesn't have a knob, just an allen key head that cannot be adjusted underwater.
    The XTX 50's have a cheap plastic version of the knob. (so I've been told)
    This mod allows the conversion to underwater adjustment.
     
  11. Aquafan

    Aquafan Active Member

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    RE: Apeks ATX/XTX 40 to 50/100 conversion knobs

    Hi dan, I don't see why there would be any issues in you getting a few of these sorted, it's not as if Graham owns any patent on them, not that he could!!
     
  12. DeviousDan

    DeviousDan New Member

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    RE: Apeks ATX/XTX 40 to 50/100 conversion knobs

    I know that Andy.

    But to be honest I don't need the grief. I'm a busy man and my time is valuable.
    I only made this offer as I really need my ones. I'm trying to help.

    TBFO this volunteering crap is starting to backfire. I offered to sort out some Charity Clobber. But it turned out to be unrealistic and expensive.

    I also got jumped on too. (not here I might add, I was happy to do it, but the kit would have been too pricey for everyone.)

    Maybe the biggest Knob that needs adjusting is me......



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  13. Aquafan

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    RE: Apeks ATX/XTX 40 to 50/100 conversion knobs

    Are you not going to bother then? Don't blame you really.
     
  14. DeviousDan

    DeviousDan New Member

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    RE: Apeks ATX/XTX 40 to 50/100 conversion knobs

    No I'll probably run some off this time, sod it.

    But I might close the thread on YD if anyone else starts bitching.
    TBH if Grahams got any for sale I'll buy off him.

    Also AG mentioned converting Aqualungs with the mod. If anyone wants to send me an Aqualung 2nd stage, I can have a slight alteration made to the sizing for those 2nds stages.

    Dunno if anyone is interested in that???

    Dan
     
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    RE: Apeks ATX/XTX 40 to 50/100 conversion knobs

    I'm still up for one if any spare please dan,
    Shame realy you try to help people out and get shite instead, had a look at the link to site selling apex parts. 47 euro's isn't that something like £37. again many thanks for the offer
    tony
     
  16. Suggsy

    Suggsy Banned

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    RE: Apeks ATX/XTX 40 to 50/100 conversion knobs

    That's not exactly grief and besides, it's only Digger questioning your position. I also agree with what he says, as you stated Graham was out of stock, if that is the case then perhaps a question to Graham regarding time frame for any more (if any) if not then your free to get them made.
    If you had only offered them on here then I guess you can do whatever you want, within forum rules that is.
    This post isn't grief either ;)
     
  17. DeviousDan

    DeviousDan New Member

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    RE: Apeks ATX/XTX 40 to 50/100 conversion knobs

    Don't worry, I've calmed down now....

    I actually need the mod for something else entirely.
    Looks like I'm gonna have my bit made. I'll decide after the weekend whether I will let any others go.
     
  18. DeviousDan

    DeviousDan New Member

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    RE: Apeks ATX/XTX 40 to 50/100 conversion knobs

    Gonna do them. Sod it.

    Please add name to list if you want one.

    1. Whoever
     
  19. indyblade

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    RE: Apeks ATX/XTX 40 to 50/100 conversion knobs

    don't know how to add but
    indyblade

    thanks
     
  20. DeviousDan

    DeviousDan New Member

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    RE: Apeks ATX/XTX 40 to 50/100 conversion knobs

    Bump

    Need more text...

    So bump again.

    I have enough people interested now, PM me if you want one.
     

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