Is the Super Volcano sock available separately?

Discussion in 'HotEnds & Extruders' started by dc42, Dec 9, 2020.

  1. dc42

    dc42 Well-Known Member

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    The title says it all. The SV documentation says that operation above 260C will reduce the life of the sock, but I can't find replacement socks on the E3D shopping site.
     
  2. Marcus Mendenhall

    Marcus Mendenhall Active Member

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    I've been wondering if one couldn't just slather a good thick layer of RTV silicone rubber on a hot end, and have a semi-permanent sock (until heat damage destroys it). Then, scrape/sand it off and go again. I have a sufficient supply of hot-end socks that I have needed to try this, so far. A next step would be to coat the nozzle down to just above the point, to make it anti-stick. Has anyone tried this? As far as I know, generic RTV is good to beyond 250C for quite extended periods.
     
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    I've bought some 50m wide glass fibre tape. I shall try winding that round the heater block, using Kapton tape on the outside to stop it unwinding.
     

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