I've been meaning to change the GITD pellet in the tec accessories glow fob for some time now. However, I was undecided on what colour tritium I wanted to glue into the empty tubes tec accessories sell. I was trying to figure out a way to temporarily install the 23x3mm tritium, but still be able to remove the tritium in case I wanted to use that tritium vial elsewhere.
This is what I came up with.
-'Blu-tack'. Not sure what you call it in other countries but here is the wikipedia entry for it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blu-Tack
-Small round circles of plastic cut out from empty battery packaging. The circles should roughly be the diameter of the empty vial.
-Glow pellet kit from tec accessories
-Place the 23x3mm tritium into the empty acrylic tube from tec accessories
-Centre the tritium vial, place a little blu-tack in either end to keep the tritium in place
-Tack the plastic circles to either end of the acrylic tube
-Remove the o-ring in the tec accessories glow fob, swap the GITD pellet with your tritium pellet.
-Place the o-ring back in, make sure everything is firmly in place and there is minimal movement of the tritium pellet.
The small round plastic circles will hold the blu-tack in place and reduces dirt sticking to the blu-tack. The o-ring and washer should hold the small plastic circles in place and stop them from falling out. If you want to retrieve your tritium vial, it's pretty easy to take the blu-tack back out.
I'll see how this works for me in the medium term. If it works out okay, I might just leave the tritium installed as is. If it doesn't work out well, I'll just install them with norland 61 for a more permanent solution.
|Plastic battery packaging used to cut two round circles on the right|
|Bottom: washer, plastic circle, 23x3mm tritium in acrylic tube with blu-tack on either end, plastic circle, o-ring|
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