3D Printing a Regular Old Plumbus + How to Replace Bowden Tube!

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Hope everyone is having a great day so far. As you can probably tell, I'm a huge Rick and Morty fan. I've been thinking to myself lately that everyone should have a Plumbus in their home. They're so useful for so many things. So off to thingiverse I went to find a model of a regular old plumbus. I found one that even has a little stand so your plumbus wont get knocked over or spilled. If I remember correctly it took around 17 hours to print.

Here it is straight off the printer. Looks like the support under the dingle bop didn't hold up so I had to do some minor repairs. Tree supports have been moved out of the experimental settings with the new version of Cura 4.7 so they've been improved.

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Here you can see the chumbles and the grumbo perfectly in tact. Take a look at that floob!

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A shot of the repaired dingle bop. It isn't perfect, but no plumbus is.

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Finally, here's a shot of the assembled stand holding my brand new plumbus. Ignore the bong in the background, I know it's dirty.

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Also, don't forget to rub the fleeb because it had all the fleeb juice.

How are plumbuses made? I'm glad you asked.

Enough about plumbuses.

I also took the time to install one of the "upgrades" for my Ender 3 Pro I found on amazon. I'm not really sure how it's an upgrade because it appears to be just a different color tube. It claims to be higher quality. Anyway, here's how to replace your bowden tube in a few easy steps.

Step 1: Cut the tube to the same length as the old and unscrew the coupler from the motor. I did this with my fingers, but you can also use the factory wrench if it's too tight.

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Step 2: Unscrew the coupler from the extruder and pull tube from extruder. It was in there pretty tight.

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Step 3: Compare lengths of tubes and reposition coupler to match.

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Step 4: Screw in both couplers and apply new zip ties for a nice and clean look. Don't tighten zip ties excessively tight.

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When I got done I realized that my tube was lightly longer. This is totally fine, so go ahead and heat your extruder and insert filament to ensure it extrudes with no issues.

Of course I have a timelapse to share!

Luckily my cat decided to stay away from this one!

Thanks for reading/watching!

I hope this how to helps someone. Questions, comments, suggestions? Please leave a comment!

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