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    At one point last year I found. Thread of someone was printing and selling 3D arch bases for 1Ē pex

    Any ideas where to get them or is someone has a how to to build some. I donít have access to a 3D printer.


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    Quote Originally Posted by travisb6989 View Post
    At one point last year I found. Thread of someone was printing and selling 3D arch bases for 1” pex

    Any ideas where to get them or is someone has a how to to build some. I don’t have access to a 3D printer.


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    Funny enough, I was literally just setting my 3d printer back up for the first time in a year, with the goal of using it to design and print some parts for my 1" pex arches, including the bases and some strip tensioning clips. Did you have an example or picture of the part you had in mind?

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    Quote Originally Posted by travisb6989 View Post
    At one point last year I found. Thread of someone was printing and selling 3D arch bases for 1” pex

    Any ideas where to get them or is someone has a how to to build some. I don’t have access to a 3D printer.


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    Was it this one: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3010759
    Phil

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrNeutron View Post
    Not a specific one. But this would work for me. Is there a way to buy them. I donít have access to a printer.


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    There are online services that will print anything for you.
    Quote Originally Posted by travisb6989 View Post
    Not a specific one. But this would work for me. Is there a way to buy them. I donít have access to a printer.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ukewarrior View Post
    There are online services that will print anything for you.
    For the cost of buying a printer when you need like 16 bases. Lol



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    I agree. If you need that many, I'd just wait for the after Thanksgiving sales. Monoprice often has a nice printer for a very big discount.
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    For the cost of buying a printer when you need like 16 bases. Lol



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    I use that same base. You need a very high infill and high wall count to make it sturdy. I printed my initial ones with PLA+, but am learning PETG and will reprint them so they'll last. I only expect to get maybe 2 seasons out of the PLA ones....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrewDennis View Post
    I use that same base. You need a very high infill and high wall count to make it sturdy. I printed my initial ones with PLA+, but am learning PETG and will reprint them so they'll last. I only expect to get maybe 2 seasons out of the PLA ones....
    Which printer do you have?


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    I have an old i3 made from a kit (Sunhokey), also a CR10s and an Ender 3.
    Hard to beat the Ender 3 for a good started printer, it is cheap and can print PETG and PLA with minimal tweaks. The only real upgrade needed to print PETG is some capricorn tubing when printing above 245 or so (some brands PETG can go up to 260 or so).
    Ukewarrior is right about the monoprice, I have heard good things and they do go on sale from time to time.
    If you lived close, I'd print them for you for the cost of filament.
    Phil

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