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Silicone Sock

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  1. Shrey

    Shrey Active Member

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    Hello

    Can someone recommend a silicone sock that i can mount on the heater block of the hexagonal hotend. I'm re-purposing a spare hotend on a delta, while everything is done and done, The heater block is little bit close to a printed part. I found this one on amazon for e3d, but wasn't sure of the fit. so if anyone can make a recommendation that would be great.
     
  2. Geof

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    Havent seen a hexagon sock in a very long time for sale. E3d wont fit
     
  3. Shrey

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    Is there a way i can do something to protect the printed shroud from the heat of the heater block.

    This is how I have it mounted
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  4. Geof

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    May be ok, a redesign of the f@n shroud is all that comes to mind or make your own high temp silicone sock
     
  5. Shrey

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    Alright I will look into something
     
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    Our Delta has a slightly different arrangement of fans. You might look into something like that.
    In this setup the heater block and nozzle are not getting the airflow the same way:

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    maybe in your case arc the fan duct nozzle further out and then point it back in?
    Sure it adds a little more back pressure, but would help get it away from the nozzle and heater block.
     
  8. Adam Laird

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    I ordered an e3d block and used the stock hexagon so I could put socks on it and that seemed to work ok until it leaked PETG everywhere... but I think that was my fault.


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  9. Shrey

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    I will order one and give that a try thank you


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  10. Adam Laird

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    No problem! I got mine from PrintedSolid. They’ve got a lot of different e3d parts and part kits


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