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mbarber87

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Hey guys, I'm trying real hard to figure out what threads the Ecotech Vectra L2 pump uses on the inlet but I can't get an answer from anyone. Do any of you great designers that frequent this thread know the answer?

I'm 90% certain is a 2" BSP fitting but the friend I'm designing an inlet guard for lives 2 hours away and I can't test fit anything :(
Have you contacted Ecotech? They may have a nerd somewhere that knows :)
 

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Hopefully someone will have your measurement, but I usually just mail the person a couples test threads for confirmation before printing the final inlet screen when I do those pump guards. You can throw a couple rings a paper mailer and send it first class for about $3.
Great idea, I'm printing a couple test pieces and I'll drop em in an envelope.

Have you contacted Ecotech? They may have a nerd somewhere that knows :)
I've emailed once, asked on their board here and I've tried PM'ing a couple of their support folks. No answer :(
 

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This is how bored I am, I'm tired of the velcro stickers losing grip and finding my TDS meters hanging. I ended up replacing the back cover that incorporates a cleat.








I designed 2 different cleats, one that can screw to a vertical surface (designed for simple drywall screws) or one that is designed to clip into the frame of the RODI unit.










And the .stl files.

 
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Thank goodness for your boredom! Mine are literally dangling off the wall from the same issue. You saved us all the effort and what a common problem! These are going on my printer ASAP! Beautiful work as always @Sisterlimonpot
 

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I'm not 100% sure if it was my slicers fault or design. The stl that I uploaded was an iteration to the one I printed. I added chamfer around the risers for the screw holes. When I printed that version the printer stopped short printing around that area...



I went back and added some plastic around that transition. This one prints no problem.







I uploaded the new .stl but for some reason it doesn't show it immediately. Hopefully it's there. Does thingiverse usually lag like this? or is it something I did?
 

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Yeah thingiverse probably has it cached for now, everything seems to take about 24hrs over there.
I just went and read up on it, and apparently you have to add something in the summery or else it wont take. After I added a line it took it, no problem. Weird!!!
 

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This is how bored I am, I'm tired of the velcro stickers losing grip and finding my TDS meters hanging. I ended up replacing the back cover that incorporates a cleat.
That is impressively bored o_O:eek:.

I've have been racking my brain to come up with something new to design & sell, but have a total creativity block. I have so much time on my hands while stuck at home.

I can't come up with any significant inconvenience related to the hobby that I could feasibly solve with 3D printing. It could be electronic, solely 3D printed, etc, but have nothing!
 

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That is impressively bored o_O:eek:.

I've have been racking my brain to come up with something new to design & sell, but have a total creativity block. I have so much time on my hands while stuck at home.

I can't come up with any significant inconvenience related to the hobby that I could feasibly solve with 3D printing. It could be electronic, solely 3D printed, etc, but have nothing!
I'm exactly the same way. I have all the time to design, but creativity is lacking. And when I do get an idea, it's a one off to fit my needs, no one would benefit from it.
 

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Any of you bored people feel like designing a mason jar lid for use as a 2-part dosing resevoir feeding a Peristaltic pump?

Needs a way to attach tubing, a stem/way to attach hard airline to get to bottom, and some
Sort of air inlet.
 

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Any of you bored people feel like designing a mason jar lid for use as a 2-part dosing resevoir feeding a Peristaltic pump?

Needs a way to attach tubing, a stem/way to attach hard airline to get to bottom, and some
Sort of air inlet.
Might be easier to use a standard lid with a compression fitting (3/8 or 1/4) and an acrylic tube running to the bottom of the jar. Kinda like the Voss bottles.
 
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This is a frag holder to pack and ship corals like a pro:

 

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This is a frag holder to pack and ship corals like a pro:

Very nice approach to it
 
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This is a frag holder to pack and ship corals like a pro:

This is really great @fsamir! I like the use of the honey jars, I have been using urine sample cups as seems to be popular here but I think I would prefer to use honey jars in the future...better connotations! :p
 
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