Found a way to remove moisture

Found a way to remove moisture

Postby bbrown64 » 2015-May-Thu-12-May

I print using PLA right now. I ran into a problem with a bit of moisture. My surfaces would not stick and it was a complete mess. I read about moisture being a problem, people where using oven's to "cure" their PLA. But my oven does not go down to 100 deg. F. But I did find a better solution for myself. I place the PLA spool in a large zip lock bag. Then put my heating pad in the bag. I sealed it closed and covered it with a quilt. I turned the heating blanket on to HIGH temp and let it cook. I left the heating pad in the zip loc bag for 4 hrs. I took out the spool and started printing without any problems. So the heating pad did the trick for me at least.
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Re: Found a way to remove moisture

Postby frankv » 2015-May-Thu-13-May

Smart!

But doesn't the ziplock bag keep all the moisture in? After the treatment, is the bag dripping with moisture?
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Re: Found a way to remove moisture

Postby PxT » 2015-Dec-Fri-12-Dec

Get one of these:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000H0XFCS/ref ... 1450461300

When the indicator turns pink in a few weeks you plug it in for a few hours and then you're good to go again.
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