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How do you keep the spool holder from disassembling?

The assembly manual says to insert the rods into the triangular bases and press firmly, but the rods are thinner than the holes. How do you prevent your spool holder from disassemblying?

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So i had the same problem. I ended up drilling and taping a hole in the rods so i could screw them to the sides of the spool holder. leaving only the top one free. It worked well.

Given that not everyone has the tools i have you could try hot glueing the bars in. easy enough to remove should you decide to disassemble later.

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Thanks, I will try that or maybe print a boot for the rod ends so that they fit snugglier.

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well, my zip ties are equipped with alien technology and can be resized as needed, but a picture is worth a thousand words.

take a look at the photo attached

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Wow! That is very artistic too!

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Hey @vorchak, thanks for reaching out - the spool holder should stay together during a print. The weight the spools will keep the rods from sliding out. If you are having issues, please email us some photos of your setup to support@mosaicmfg.com and we can try to make some suggestions.

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It stays but I am not just talking about during print. When exchanging filament rolls I need to lift the top rod up and any slight shift will cause the side supports to disconnect.

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I see, thank you for clarifying. We sometimes use zip ties to secure the rods - they are easy to apply and won't damage the rods. That could help!

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Im using zip ties to connect the bottom part of the triangles in an X pattern.

It is a temporary solution until I will com up with a setup that works best for me

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You must have very long zip ties :)

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well, my zip ties are equipped with alien technology and can be resized as needed, but a picture is worth a thousand words.

take a look at the photo attached

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I put a bit of hockey tape on the ends of the bottom rods where it meets the socket. This adds the necessary diameter and friction. Holds really tight!

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Thanks everyone for sharing your solutions! But one question I would have is why does the third step of “Step 5 Assembling the Spool Holder” state “Firmly press the ends together“ if there is no pressure on the rods? Maybe it is something that should be improved in the design for the future? Or is there any reason for leaving it loose like this?

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Hey @vorchak, we instruct to firmly press the ends together just to make sure the rods are fully inserted into the ends, rather than halfway, for example. I will reach out to the design team with this feedback though, so we can improve it in the future.

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