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Re: Anyone use a food dehydrator like this to dry filament?

I think you want the air flowing up. My dehydrator is a bit unusual in that it has a large "bucket" cover. I can stack two full size 2.2 G rolls in at once, along with a bunch of desiccant packets.

After 24 hours, I put the filament roll into a 1 or 2-gallon ZipLoc brand Double-Zipper bag (depending on the size of the spool) with a couple desiccant packets and a moisture indicating strip. Then, all the filament goes into a big plastic container with latch lid and more desiccant packets.

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Re: Anyone use a food dehydrator like this to dry filament?

You need air flow  IIRC the dehydrators blow air up the middle and draws air from the edges you may want need to make slotted piece of pvc. I really need to look at my dehydrator an remember the set up.

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Re: Anyone use a food dehydrator like this to dry filament?

If you cut the lip off this bit of tupperware with a dremel:

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then it fits perfectly over a tray from this dehydrator:

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I drilled four 3/8" holes in the top to let the air (and moisture) move up and out. I do find that the dehydrator runs a bit cooler than the dial says. There is enough room in there for two 1kg spools.

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Re: Anyone use a food dehydrator like this to dry filament?

Excellent.

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Re: Anyone use a food dehydrator like this to dry filament?

Yep I use a Lumina, bought it on local website secondhand. I also have plenty of desiccants on hand and then throw them in when storing Filament