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Opinions on heater with replacement bed

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by WZ9V, May 10, 2016.

  1. WZ9V

    WZ9V Active Member

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    I broke my glass bed and I have a new one which (fingers crossed) will have magnets glued in when I get home and check it tonight. I want to print some extended bed holders (initially in PLA) to finish my extended bed project and install my fancy new heater.

    Should I bother pulling the old heater off the broken glass and reattaching it or will PLA work well enough on unheated glass?
     
  2. mark tomlinson

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    PLA should be fine on unheated glass.
    Obviously not cold glass, but room temp is OK :)
     
  3. WZ9V

    WZ9V Active Member

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    Cool, I don't want to bother with the old heater if possible.

    If I can print some extended bed holders in PLA I could install my new heater and hopefully bootstrap myself into some using a plastic with better properties for the heated bed.

    I'll have to configure and recompile Marlin to disable the bed thermistor but that shouldn't be hard.
     
  4. Geof

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    If nothing else glue stick and painters tape while the heater is out. I print on clean glass, blue tape or blue tape with glue on my non heated ditto pro
     

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