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Started by Doug, Friday,January 12, 2018, 14:52:45
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Quote from: nate80 on Friday,January 12, 2018, 15:11:40 What was the cause?
Quote from: shawdreamer on Friday,January 12, 2018, 15:23:09 let me hazard a guess.....the heatbed connectors?Ive been at this printer lark for 4-5yrs now and I still to this very day treat my printers as the most high risk fire hazard In my entire house, Even my own designed printers are treated like potential suicide machines that will happily explode the instant I become complacent.It infuriates me no end when I hear people blabbering on in forums about how their machine just finished a overnight print and how nice it is to be able to get out of bed in the morning to find it finished.basically saying, turn it on, start the high temperature print then bugger off to bed without a care in the world, whats worse its usually the more experienced makers using much more expensive higher spec'ed machines that often brag this sorta tripe, problem is the newcomers see them talking this cack and just assume their entry level filled with glitches Chinese clones can do exactly the same.I never leave any of my printers un-attended during operation, If I have a print thats running into the early hours I bloody well stay up and wait for it to finish even if its on one of my more capable printers that Ive designed and built with my own two hands while taking into account all the possible safety issues during the process.... you just never know when something unanticipated might occur and fire doesn't have any qualms about killing everyone in the house.
Quote from: Doug on Friday,January 12, 2018, 15:28:10 Having had a better look at the pics along with a few others we think it may actually been the controller that was the seat of the fire it certainly seems to be centered around the last hand side as you look at it
Quote from: shawdreamer on Friday,January 12, 2018, 15:46:35 IMHO, bare minimum, have a powder extinguisher at hand near your printers at all time and atleast one smoke alarm in the same room.for the cost of 20 notes it might mean the difference between a bit of smoke damage or some poor sod losing their life.
Quote from: nate80 on Friday,January 12, 2018, 15:54:54 When I changed the Y carriage I discovered the Malyan heated bed connection points aren't that much better designed and it concerned me enough to carefully clean the terminal area and cover it with a non-conductive adhesive film.I completed one overnight print when I was very new to the 3D printing game. I struggled to sleep due to the concern of fire. I'd placed a fireangel atom smoke detector above the printer and had the main downstairs fire alarm a few feet away alongside an electrical fire extinguisher. There was so much talk over the net of overnight prints being common place that I went against my gut, but I've not done it since and would try never to need to do it again. Thing is, some prints require 24+ hours. It's one of the reasons I'm looking into getting a new printer with the ability to pause a print and actually power down the printer until the following day.There's a few reports online of Anet A8's catching fire. Either its multiple reports of the same machine (quite a few mentions seem to be mid last year) or, for safety purposes, the A8 is a machine best steered clear of!
Quote from: Doug on Friday,January 12, 2018, 16:02:56 It isn't just the A8 all ANET Machines have similar problems and I suspect the reason we hear more about the A8 is that it is I believe the cheapest and therefore the most sold machine they do!
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