Garden Hose Adapter

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Garden Hose Adapter

Post by Roberts_Clif » October 12th, 2018, 9:31 am

Today I 3D Printed a garden hose adapter. They came out looking good.

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The adapter was connected to the outside faucet with no other parts except for a rubber washer to seal the connection.
Though they sprayed water out lots of cracks in-between the seams, which wakes them unusable for water as is.

Is there a special way to print these to make them work or have I found a limit to what can be 3D Printed for use
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Re: Garden Hose Adapter

Post by Roberts_Clif » October 12th, 2018, 11:44 am

Decide to change all settings reprint and try again. Better but not still not a useful adapter.

Water Hose Adapter 2.jpg
To make it clear I am not blaming the Adapter, I am putting the blame on the 3D Printing of the Object.
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Re: Garden Hose Adapter

Post by reibuehl » October 13th, 2018, 3:37 pm

Have you tried annealing the PLA print? You need to do some testing to find out how to compensate for the shrinking of the print during the annealing process, but afterwards it should be denser and maybe more water tight.

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Re: Garden Hose Adapter

Post by Roberts_Clif » October 13th, 2018, 4:55 pm

I have not tried annealing the PLA print?

Will Try 230 degrees Fahrenheit for 1 hour to see, was also going to use denser infill.
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Re: Garden Hose Adapter

Post by reibuehl » October 14th, 2018, 7:26 am

If watertight is a requirement, I would go for a 100% infill - especially if it is such a small part.
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Re: Garden Hose Adapter

Post by Roberts_Clif » October 14th, 2018, 10:41 am

Water tight was not a requirement, I am just playing to see what I could and could not Print that actually works.

In other words, I am checking the limitations of what my 3D Printer can 3D Print.
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Re: Garden Hose Adapter

Post by LePaul » October 15th, 2018, 1:36 pm

I know ProtoPasta sells HTT PLA Never tried it tho

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