DIY Filament Dryer

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DIY Filament Dryer

Post by ktapper » Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:53 pm

Found this and making my own soon:



Ebay https://www.ebay.com/itm/5-Tray-Digita ... %7Ciid%3A1 has version for around $35

Amazon https://smile.amazon.com/Rosewill-Count ... C9JW2BP9PV for $38

Seems a bit better then oven and cheaper than Printdry

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Re: DYI Filament Dryer

Post by Shep » Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:20 pm

Wow! eBay's was $30.95, honestly I had been eyeballing various drying systems but... price....

Watching the video, modding is dead easy. Thanks for sharing this -- I bought it! :mrgreen:

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Re: DYI Filament Dryer

Post by jwmueller » Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:07 pm

Looks like a direct rip-off already of the Canadian Filament Dryer, which I will admit was just a food dryer that they had branded for them. :D

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Re: DIY Filament Dryer

Post by ktapper » Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:25 pm

Just moded the ebay one today and did 12 hours of drying....(6 hours each for 2 rolls) First one is printing nice again woot!

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Re: DIY Filament Dryer

Post by Shep » Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:47 pm

7:19 - "Now there's these little.... slots, here"

Uhhhh... mine is completely 100% round, also an eBay buy, @ktapper did yours have the notches/slots/whatever that he used as standoffs to make it taller? Making sure I'm not missing out on anything.

Also, since I don't have the standoffs at all, I'm trying to figure out what glue should be used instead of super glue (which, honestly, is a huge undertaking and is bound to dry before it's done if you attempt that given the sheer surface area). My initial thought is hot glue, as even the "cold melt" versions work at 120 C, far higher than the indicated 70 C on the dial of the device, so I wouldn't expect a failure therein.

Thoughts?

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Re: DIY Filament Dryer

Post by ktapper » Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:58 pm

There is ledges that catch a tab.

It does not lock into place. I put glue on the tab and set next level on top and let dry.

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Re: DIY Filament Dryer

Post by jwmueller » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:15 pm

I bought one, it is almost the same as my PrintDry. ;)

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Re: DIY Filament Dryer

Post by ktapper » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:56 pm

Shep found Master level version

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Re: DIY Filament Dryer

Post by Shep » Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:59 pm

So I realized that in buying two of what came in the first video, I don't have anything to use as a timer! The second video seems to have more brains inside and knows when to shut off by you entering that, though it does cost an extra ten bucks for it. Luckily, you don't have to get complicated to use that. Enter the 12-hour timer also with "always on" override:

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$10 from [Amazon]

One-day delivery from Amazon Prime in select locations, but the fact that I can use this in other spots makes the ten bucks worth it IMO. I couldn't find any others that operated for a length of e.g. 3:15 beyond this one, and it seems to be built well and handles 15 minute increments.

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Re: DIY Filament Dryer

Post by Shep » Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:16 pm

That timer has been working flawlessly so far, I cannot recommend it highly enough!!! :mrgreen:

Also, I feel dirty doing this, but they overcharge for this so why not? I'm using the official PrintDry specs for how to dry different filaments at what temps and times for my own:

[Filament Drying Guidelines]

Feels so wrong but it's just so damn right...

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