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Water Diverter for bathroom tap

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Water Diverter for bathroom tap by Digitalpaul Aug 15, 2015
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Note Updated version as of 22nd Jan 2016:
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1285270
I have been busy creating the next generation diverter.

Inspired by a couple of these devices seen on Thingiverse.
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:964637
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:26844
This one fits a tap aerator with a diameter of 23.5mm.
What makes this different is the annular manifold at the top which helps prevent the aerator choking and keeps it working smoothly to allow a steady aerated stream.
Simply placing your finger over the bottom opening gives nice bubbler style water flow from the top to rinse your mouth or drink.

UPD: I printed another in clear ABS, needed to increase the scale by 2% in the printer software, would have been better 3% in hind sight.
The Silver version was made in PLA, I think items that are going to be in contact with water are better in ABS. PLA can slowly dissolve while PLA is safe I do not know what the colouring agent is, that might leach out and cause a problem, clear ABS should be fine.

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I printed this in PLA with standard setting of 3 layers top, bottom and perimeter. I used a 60% fill and it worked fine.
I do have concerns about PLA being in contact with water and I will make this in ABS in the near future.

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That one is PLA I am currently using it at home made in PETG.
I doubt PLA would be much problem however while PLA itself is safe the colouring agent in it may not be so use with caution.
I haven't made this in ABS I doubt it would be a problem either but I don't like the smell of it, I would not make it out of polycarbonate though as known issue with BPA.

I would recommend you to not make it from abs because abs is toxic, unlike pla and petg which are not

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