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    I don't understand something: If you retract...

    I don't understand something:
    If you retract the filament to do a change and some molten filament is still in the nozzle, how does that molten filament get purged? Is it when the new color filament...
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    thank you for that. I'm not so interested in...

    thank you for that.
    I'm not so interested in mixing colors as I am in being able to print 2 different colors in the same print.
    For example: a luggage tag. I have made these before by pausing the...
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    wow thank you very much, I was kind of wondering...

    wow thank you very much, I was kind of wondering about a lot of things you just said.
    ok I'll shut up now. Going back to the drawing board and rethinking everything.
    Maybe I'll just clean up my...
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    yeah exactly thats why I am resisting my move to...

    yeah exactly
    thats why I am resisting my move to the garage.
    plus it is just more comfortable in the house, carpeting, a/c, etc.
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    Thanks for the link, that does look intriguing. ...

    Thanks for the link, that does look intriguing.
    But wow I am surprised at what you said about dual extruders in general, not as useful as I think.
    idex - I did not know that term, thank you, I...
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    do you use the mini delta much? I was...

    do you use the mini delta much?
    I was considering one of those but I am also thinking about a standard printer but with 2 extruders.
    I think I could use 2 extruders.
    I'm not too sure about the 2...
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    thanks Alice. Where do you keep your printer(s)?

    thanks Alice.
    Where do you keep your printer(s)?
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    I'm in So Cal. We don't have basements here. I'm...

    I'm in So Cal. We don't have basements here. I'm not sure why, earthquakes maybe?
    All our houses here are on a slab of concrete poured right on the ground. No giant hole to dig.
    Some of the older...
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    Oh and btw sorry if I put this in the wrong...

    Oh and btw sorry if I put this in the wrong forum. I was going to post it in General 3d printing discussion, but it seems like it's under attack from China so I came here instead.
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    Thanks guys. So far I am at +2 for moving my...

    Thanks guys.
    So far I am at +2 for moving my stuff to the garage
    Dang I was hoping you would talk me out of it! haha
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    3d printing at home setup

    I posted this on another board but it's not getting any reads so I thought I would try here too.

    I have been 3d printing for a few years now. I have a Davinci Pro 1.0 and an Anycubic Kossel...
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    I have been using abs mostly and living with the...

    I have been using abs mostly and living with the curls. Now I am getting back into PLA again. And yes, it definitely is glossier than ABS.
    And I really really like how PLA doesn't curl. But I get...
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    lately I've been getting some pretty smooth and...

    lately I've been getting some pretty smooth and glossy prints using abs. Some pretty wicked curls too on the longer prints too. I think I'm extruding too hot. And my bed won't go over 90c. Some of my...
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    Identifying abs and pla

    how can I tell if something I printed 6 months ago was printed in abs or pla?
    I'm thinking it's going to be destructive, like wipe some acetone on a spot and if it dissolves it's abs.
    If it...
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    thinking about a second printer

    I bought my xyz davinci pro last November. Sure. it has had it's hiccups but I got through them and I feel like I am actually better now because of them. It has been 6 months of experimenting and...
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    I was thinking about trying this:...

    I was thinking about trying this:
    http://www.harborfreight.com/3-pack-vacuum-storage-bags-95613.html
  17. I started with blue tape and the glue stick. I...

    I started with blue tape and the glue stick.
    I went to 3D Eez, a brush on surface
    I bought a Geckotek plate and I love it
    I tried Build Tak - I had to wait too long to get the print off.
    I am...
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    I haven't tried printbite but I have tried...

    I haven't tried printbite but I have tried buildtak.
    I had a very hard time getting the print off so I went back to my gecko plate.
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    When I first installed it I forgot to adjust my z...

    When I first installed it I forgot to adjust my z offset and dug a nice grove into my plate. Now I just try to avoid that area with my print orientation. I will buy another one eventually. I have had...
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    I get better results with abs than with pla but...

    I get better results with abs than with pla
    but
    with abs I get the corner lifting
    with pla I get strings
    To resolve my abs corner lifting I add a custom brim to my print, about 5 to 10mm wide,...
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    I love my Gecko plate http://www.geckotek3d.com/...

    I love my Gecko plate
    http://www.geckotek3d.com/
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    I had a similar issue with my davinci pro. In my...

    I had a similar issue with my davinci pro.
    In my case it was the fitting that the teflon tube pushes into. The little plastic lock thing cracked.
    On my printer the fitting is 5mm threads and 4mm od...
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    boy I gotta tell ya my latest and greatest most...

    boy I gotta tell ya my latest and greatest most favorite tool is...
    fingernail clippers
    the little pointed fold out file thing pokes into tiny spots and the clippers are precision, they are great
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    try adding a small brim to the problem areas....

    try adding a small brim to the problem areas.
    kind of a pita but you get nice flat prints
    I make 0.25 or 0.5 mm thick brims about 20-25 mm diameter in my problem spots and it helps. It messes up...
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    +1 add a DAVOPAD! (a customized brim) Add a .5...

    +1
    add a DAVOPAD!
    (a customized brim)
    Add a .5 mm thick disc about 20X20 to each corner
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