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  1. and after a day of trying to print something it popped out again. Starting to wonder however is this is to do with the print and not just the machine given the force needed to move the pipe. Next time I rebuild the head I will try the same again but go back to the thin wall print samples first to see if that works.
  2. For the moment I have I think solved this and only using the parts that come with the UM. I took a drill with a countersink bit and drilled a countersink groove onto the bottom part of the hole in the top of the print end where the tube comes out and then used the second of the white retaining clips on that hole (so that both clips are on the tube). When drilling the grrove I made it so that the end of the clips only partially came out of the top (i.e. not enough to get the blue clip attached. This way I can just about push the tube through the top (with a fair bit of force) and so for the
  3. Finally got the platform all set, roughly 0.1mm from the print head, prints start fine but the feed tube pops out from the clip near the print head now. Any ideas on how to stop this and improve on the design of this component (without needing to print a part!)?
  4. ok, progress I tried two things at the same time - removed the cooling fan from the print head (I think it was cooling down the plastic as it left the nozzle) - raise the bed slightly as the print starts (in fact I dig into the blue tape). Managed to now print something, hurrah, ok it;s only the square tube sample but it at least looks like a square tube so it's now printing something ..... hurrah
  5. Not had a chance to try again yesterday, other things came up but will try the suggestions asap
  6. It is PLA. I ordered ABS but was only sent PLA by mistake so that is all I have. Will try raising the bed further tomorrow when I make another attempt (and see if anyone else has any ideas).
  7. Make sure that the metal bolt is not too tight. That was something I saw that caused this
  8. Just built my machine but ever print I try has the same issue - I get a thread of plastic from the head but this does not stick to the plate and just curls up into a tangle. Tried - starting print with head just above plate (about the width of a sheet of paper) - PLA 190 degrees - PLA 250 degrees All ends up the same, nothing sticks to the blue tape on the printing plate.
  9. got in... ignore pictures and instructions and build it to fit. Seems to be ok now.
  10. Thanks for replying falc The thing I note is that when going by the piccites 10A (large bit) is matcing with 10c small rotating bit which I think could be my problem Do you have both 10a's on the same side?
  11. well mine arrived (actualy I had to go and collect it from the courier) but some of the parts are missing, the wrong type of plastic was included (I ordered extra) and worse still at one of the later stages it looks like the parts are the wrong shape slightly and do not seem to work as per the wiki instructions (got the build issue sorted at least, ignore instructons for the rotating part of the feed mechanism and build it to actually fit the area it needs to go into)
  12. After the long wait for the kit, problems seem to be comon place. Ignoring the missing grub screws and a possibly dodgy bearing (which I will report to support) I continued on to see if I could actually install the machine. Material feed mechanism however is defeating me, it looks like the parts simple are no correct. I have the 10a etc part on the motor and constructe the higed part that should fit into it (also 10a and 10c but with plastic bits in between) however if I attach the hinge screw as instructed then the smaller part will not rotate into the area it should (the wooden parts a
  13. My shipment email arrived a wee while ago, not sure why the delay but the tracking now shows the item in the uk as at 7am
  14. 1219 still not shipped and no reply to why LATER orders seem to have been. My order has had no updates, no reply to email, no online update to the order, no update to the order RSS feed. Delays and poor communications are one thing but why are later orders being shipped seeminly at the expense on those who have already waited more than 6 weeks? BTW my date is actually 7th Jan not 17th, that was a mistype in my original post that I corrected later.
  15. if orders after mine have been shipped and mine has not I am not going to be happy, indeed it may be time to complain to the card company. Will wait and see if an email appears later on today but nothing yet.
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