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Showerhead (2 parts)

by Harry_D60 Jun 5, 2016
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Little comment update, after some 6 to 7 months of use.

The 2 PLA printed parts were glued together with a PATTEX general purpose glue. End December, the glue gave up and the parts slowly came apart: "Dad, you may want to see this". :-)

I took the showerhead parts & inspected them. After multiple uses per day - each day - during the June to December period, the 2 PLA components were in perfect condition. Some moist had penetrated the components (that's quite normal, as the PLA surface isn't fluid tight), but no degradation of any kind.

So, after drying the components, I glued them back together with the same glue & fitted it back into the shower. I guess, I can expect them to come apart again around next June - July...? :-)

Meanwhile, I'll see if I can find a more permanent glue. I really like the Pattex, as it's a somewhat slower drying glue & allows time to position your components correctly - but apparently, for this application, we may need something a little more water resistant.

Just thought I'd share this. :-)