Laundry Detergent Cup Drain
by davwilso, published
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This design stores the laundry detergent cup for Tide and Gain brand liquid laundry detergent containers and drains excess leftover soap back into the container.
- Single print design (Print in Place)
- Fits North American Tide and Gain 4.43L (1.17 US gal/150 fl oz)containers (Proctor and Gamble brands)
Stop wasting laundry detergent by rinsing out the cup or making a mess in your sink.
It is designed for Tide and Gain (Proctor and Gamble) which has a drain opening size of approximately 28mm and the outer thread diameter is 35mm and has a 3mm thread pitch. If you have a different brand, it may work if the dimensions are close to this. The Sunlight brand containers have smaller drain openings so will not fit with this design.
UPDATE Jan 25, 2018
I've uploaded a .step file as per request.
Monoprice Select Mini
Supports are required to allow the cap to be printed in place. Use fragile supports so they are easy to remove from the small gap between the cap and the part.
Be sure to set your support material minimum overhang settings to 80% or so or else the drainage channel will be filled with support material and the print won't work!
Print flat face down (see last photo)
How I Designed This
I designed this with Fusion 360. I took photos of the threads and used the attach canvas feature to create the threaded cap. The rest was straight forward. I had some fun coming up with a drainage channel design that would print without creating excessive overhangs.
The goal was a single print with no post processing other than removing support material for the cap and the very top of the tray.
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