3D Printed Drip System Parts

in 3D Printing9 months ago (edited)

Hello Everyone,

I recently finished an indoor garden drip system project and published a post about it on my main blog yesterday.

It turned out to be such a success that I decided to make another one today while taking photographs of the printing process of the parts and publishing them here on my 3D printing blog.

Let's have a look.



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For more photos of the system in use, have a look at the post link listed blow the photos!

Printer: Creality Ender 3 V2
Filament: TECBEARS PLA Black
Temps: 190 C Nozzle, 63 C Print bed
Layer Height: 0.28 mm
Print Speed: 50 mm/s infill, 27 mm/s walls, 55 mm/s Travel Speed


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Sistema de riego por goteo - Drip irrigation system by AlmeidaJuan May 15, 2021



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Sistema de riego por goteo - Drip irrigation system by AlmeidaJuan May 15, 2021



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Sistema de riego por goteo - Drip irrigation system by AlmeidaJuan May 15, 2021


The cap for the bottle ended up working very well. The orientation of the print needed to be sideways to increase the strength of the threads. This is due to the direction of the print moves. Now the force will be in the direction of the layers, instead of pulling the layers apart. This makes it so that support material is needed, but it's a small price to pay for a print that will last longer due to being printed with the proper orientation in mind.

The link below the photos is the design this cap came from. It is the only part used from this design for my drip system.


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80mm pet water bottle holder by W0CES July 04, 2017



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80mm pet water bottle holder by W0CES July 04, 2017


This is the main bracket used to hold the water bottle. The design is for a pet cage, but it suits just fine for my needs as a drip system holder and the cap from the other design is a perfect fit!


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PVC Pipe Clamp - Parametric by jpstaub April 16, 2014



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PVC Pipe Clamp - Parametric by jpstaub April 16, 2014


This is the pole compression bracket I utilized for the tent rods. I needed to scale the model down to 61% in order for it to fit properly.

The rest of the components that I'll show all came from the same design on Thingiverse.


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PET Drip Irrigation Set (4 Versions) by TheSmoerebroet June 21, 2020



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PET Drip Irrigation Set (4 Versions) by TheSmoerebroet June 21, 2020


This piece is for the hose compression valve, and so are the next two components.


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PET Drip Irrigation Set (4 Versions) by TheSmoerebroet June 21, 2020



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PET Drip Irrigation Set (4 Versions) by TheSmoerebroet June 21, 2020



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PET Drip Irrigation Set (4 Versions) by TheSmoerebroet June 21, 2020



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PET Drip Irrigation Set (4 Versions) by TheSmoerebroet June 21, 2020



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PET Drip Irrigation Set (4 Versions) by TheSmoerebroet June 21, 2020


This small valve works surprisingly well and the threads are just right for fine tuning the flow to where it needs to be for a slow drip.



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The last thing needed is the nozzle for this system to be complete. The nozzle is not even really needed for this drip system to work, but it gives it an aesthetically pleasing "complete" appeal in my opinion.


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PET Drip Irrigation Set (4 Versions) by TheSmoerebroet June 21, 2020



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PET Drip Irrigation Set (4 Versions) by TheSmoerebroet June 21, 2020


This little nozzle prints in about seven minutes on my Ender 3 V2. Unfortunately the little hole ends up fusing at the tip and I need to snip it off. I might have taken a little more than needed with this tip, but it will still work just fine and will look pretty cool when assembled. If it doesn't then I can just print another one since it's such a tiny amount of filament.



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That will do it for today.

What do you ladies and gentlemen think of this 3D printed drip system? I would love to read your thoughts in the comment section below!

Your time is a valuable commodity and I always keep this in mind and do my best to respond to everyone. I appreciate all of the amazing engagement and support!

Thank you for stopping by, have a great day! ~~@print3dpro

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I am completely offended. You totally didn't tag me.

Well in that case I think I'm going to have to go throw 100% vote.

Yep.

Even though you didn't tag me I'm still voting and you can't stop me.

Excellent work and I'm seeing exactly how much effort even small parts are however I could totally just print everything I need and build my own hydroponic system.

Let me know when you want some more information on some of the recirculation systems that I have used. My plants always have water. It actually works surprisingly well.

I completely spaced out and forgot bro, then remembered as soon as I hit the post button, you were on it too. 😂

Thanks for the kind words and support man. Yes that's the great thing about the use of the 3D printers, you can make practically everything needed for entire systems. Larger parts like buckets and bins are easy to obtain and can be incorporated, it's really awesome.

I would love to know about the recirculation system. I plan to substantially increase my growing in the future and incorporate larger grow areas and hydroponics systems. It will just take a little time to get there.

Basically the same thing that you've got going on here you just run tubes over the pot and put a timer on it. Every little bit the pump turns on water goes through watering everything. Then it all drains. And the process starts all over again.

Soilless direct port hydroponic system.

Such an efficient method.

Me hubiera servido cuando me fui de vacaciones, RIP mis plantas jajaa nah mentira yo solo tengo cactus y esos soportan bien. Me encanto el sistema, sencillo y para toda la familia.

Gracias amigo.
Algunas personas mienten sobre sus plantas si se supone que no deben cultivarse en el área.
Tengo tres años de experiencia cultivando cannabis, pero antes de que fuera legal en New York, no mucha gente sabía que lo estaba cultivando. Es increíble que pueda admitir que cometí un delito durante años y ahora no hay nada que puedan hacer al respecto :D
Yo lo veo así. Algunas leyes no son lícitas y deben infringirse, o de lo contrario siguen siendo leyes. Solo tenemos que ser valientes. :)

Gracias por tus amables palabras y apoyo como siempre mi amigo!

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