Following the 2.3/2.4 assembly videos, since they seem more detailed, even though I have the 2.5. I figured that if the older instructions didn't make sense, I would then refer to the newer (2.5) instructions for clarifications. That worked fine (so far as I can tell) for the internal structure, but building the end caps I ran into three problems:
1) The older method of syringe cutting was just one cut at 1.2, which is what I did. The newer instructions call for two cuts, one higher up (so too late for that), and the other to cut the tip off -- not sure why. So, I am hoping that the old way is OK.
2) The old instructions call for a blue circular piece with a cross cut in the middle to be installed as a potting dam. From what I can tell, the new instructions don't require that, and the part is not included in my 2.5 kit (right?). So, I can't do install the dam. Hopefully, I can get by without it, but am concerned that the old syringe method (which I used) necessitates that dam (which I can't put on since I don't have the part. Do I need the dam and can I buy it separately?
3) This is the worst part -- there are air pockets between each surface of my 4 plates on each end cap. I would say that there is a good 1/2" of good seal all the way around, but is that enough? I am thinking that I should pressure test (by making some plugs and dropping the whole thing down to 300 feet, then pull it back up and inspect. If I do this, I think I should do it before I pot. On the other hand, maybe I should just start over with the end caps. Is it possible to buy those parts (ie, 8 acrylic circles and 2 syringes) separately?
Thanks for any and all suggestions.