New filament Tube alternatives

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cwleveck
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New filament Tube alternatives

Post by cwleveck » Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:24 am

Somebody has got to have come up with a beat all end all go to fix that relocates the tubes.

TheBum
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Re: New filament Tube alternatives

Post by TheBum » Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:07 am

Most of us just leave the top off, get rid of the tubes, and run the filament straight into the extruder from above.

cwleveck
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Re: New filament Tube alternatives

Post by cwleveck » Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:31 am

Yeah that's actually exactly what I've been doing. I did change the spool holder though and I used electrical tape on the flexi flyer top rear frame so it wouldn't cut the filament....
Thanks for the response.
I can't tell if they over-engineered the solution or just didn't finish it but the way they had set up it was never going to work....
Christopher

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Re: New filament Tube alternatives

Post by TheBum » Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:00 pm

I feed filament from a dry box I constructed that sits on a shelf above the printer.

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Re: New filament Tube alternatives

Post by cwleveck » Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:35 am

Good idea. When you say dry box, is it sealed? If so, how?

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Re: New filament Tube alternatives

Post by TheBum » Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:02 pm

It's a weatherproof plastic box I got at Walmart. It has foam seals along the edge of the lid and latches that lock it down against the box rim. The only holes through it are for the filament to come out, and I used 3D-printed filament feeders for those holes (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1750875) that fit snug around 4mm PTFE tubing. I also have a rechargeable desiccant module ( in the box to absorb any moisture that might get in.

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