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Huskerfan
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dual extruder options?

Post by Huskerfan » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:06 pm

I know this is Lulzbot's web site forum but are there any alternative dual extruder's that can fit the Taz 6 out there?

I had to return mine cause it kept getting plugged.

Thanks

ajrobertsx
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Re: dual extruder options?

Post by ajrobertsx » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:39 am

I think I fixed my dual extruder by adding a better 5v fan to cool the heat break. I used a fan with double the CFM than the stock one and so far have not gotten heat creep since the mod. Still experimenting on the fix.

kcchen_00
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Re: dual extruder options?

Post by kcchen_00 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:32 pm

Which dual extruder did you try?

Huskerfan
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Re: dual extruder options?

Post by Huskerfan » Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:47 pm

I tried the Lulzbot dual extruder but I thought maybe there was an off brand that still fits the Taz 6?

ajrobertsx, is there any soldering involved? I'm not experienced at that but I can unscrew some torx screws if I need to.

Gringotuerto
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Re: dual extruder options?

Post by Gringotuerto » Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:28 am

I have heard so many reviews complaining of inadequate cooling and jamming. What fan did you buy?

Also, I noticed there was a service bulletin where some v3 toolheads had a thermistor that was intermittently connecting due to "under-crimped" connector, leading to overheating. Are you sure the problem wasn't due to that? A faulty connection is usually pure open circuit, which on a thermistor would show very low temperature, not even in the ballpark of the actual. So I doubt this issue would lead to any subtle problem. But I don't really know for sure.

kcchen_00
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Re: dual extruder options?

Post by kcchen_00 » Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:30 pm

The V3 extruder is better than the V2. Both have quirks.

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