so the bigbox was my first experience with IR bed sensors, all the other printers ive used have had limit switches. I cant believe all the headaches and crap i had to deal with trying to get the IR sensor to be reliable and not just absolutely suck at its job. so i unplugged it and took it off, plugged the connector into a limit switch and just super glued it to the side of the machine, with a screw slotted into a little printed mount to give it adjustability. now the machine is super reliable and the first layers are always just perfect. plus it removes clutter from the hotend giving it a cleaner minimalist look (on that note, cant wait to get a thermal sock for my volcano and take the part cooling fan off the machine for even less clutter on the hotend). ill probably end up moving the mount to the back of the machine, just to get rid of all the extra cables running along the side of the machine for the limit switch.