[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Our pond in the garden has a small design flaw. The dirty water intake and the clean water return flow are on the same side. This limits the water circulation and the cleaning of the water.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row equal_height=”yes”][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_hoverbox image=”974″ primary_title=”” hover_title=”” el_width=”70″][/vc_hoverbox][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]


To correct this I want to move the clean water return flow to the other side of the pond. As there is nothing to connect the additional water tubes to, I need a connector to connect two tubes. As connector is not for sale, I decided to make one on the 3D printer.

PLA is not suitable for wet environments, it is biodegradable. ABS is more suitable for this purpose, but more difficult to print.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]

After about 10 designs and at least as many different settings, I succeeded to have a connector (with the help and ideas of many MSL fellows). The trick was: use tape as adhesive instead of glue, reduce printing speed to 25mm/s, fill to 80% and low fan cooling (20%).


Thanks to everyone who helped me to made this happen!


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