Maintenance: Over 700 Hours Printed with BigBox

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  1. JohnEsc

    JohnEsc Well-Known Member

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    According to my Octoprint History tab my BigBox has printed 670 hours since February 21st! Needless to say I had been printing for an entire month prior to setting up the Octoprint!

    What are some suggestions for maintenance of the BigBox?...
     
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  2. Pierce

    Pierce Well-Known Member

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    Some things I check every now and then.

    check your screws are still tight, especially those pesky grub screws.
    check there is no wear to your belts
    check whatever cables you can to make sure there has been no movement or wear on them(ones going to hotend are most likely, but on bigbox I don't really see this being a problem)
    apply fresh grease to your rods and lead screws
    dust surfaces and check fans are not covered in cat hair.. that might be a bit too specific for just me

    700 hours is a mighty big chunk of time!
     
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  3. Stefan

    Stefan Well-Known Member

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    U r not the only one with the cat hair issues.... Oo now that you mentioned it I should clean my pc too :(
    700 yes it's impressive, mine has maybe 30 most of it learning the whole 3D printing thing
     
  4. JohnEsc

    JohnEsc Well-Known Member

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    Same here @Stefan still learning! BigBox was my first printer and the Benchy was my first print ever on it. LOL
     

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