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Homemade Plugs

Discussion in 'Canon InkJet Printers' started by aaa, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. Aug 12, 2017
    aaa

    aaa Printer Guru

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    :)
     

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    martin0reg

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    @aaa Thank you for posting your latest invention, but I miss the step when the sealing is applied. What are you using, silicone or hot glue or..?
     
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    aaa

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    It is only original Canon cartridge plug and paperclip.
     

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    jtoolman

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    If that is what I think I am seeing, that is the original factory cart fill ball?
    Be aware that that ball does not achieve a 100% seal. The 100% seal is reached ONLY after the cart label is applied over the top of the cart. Have you noticed just how tough that label is to remove??? That is what is actually completing the seal. It is not the ball.
    It is a combination of the ball plus the label.
    Joe
     
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  5. Aug 13, 2017
    aaa

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    The ball material is a little soft and springy. The hole material is identical. I did not notice leakage. I have been using this design for many years. I have no problems.
     

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    Palatino

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    Hi @aaa,

    Be careful, with some Canon MG printers, there is no gap, or few, above the cartridges, as you can see with my MG5150 printer.
    So only low profil silicon plugs can be used !



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  7. Aug 13, 2017
    Redbrickman

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    While I'm all for innovation and saving money the cost of a few silicone sealing plugs is negligible in the grand scheme of things.
     
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    The Hat

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    Yes, but isn’t innovation great when it works... :cool:
     
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    aaa

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    Hi, Palatino!
    My plug have a height of 1-1,5 mm. (On the cartridge).
    But I can use the CLI-8, not the CLI-526 cartridges. :cool:
     

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    Palatino

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    iP4950 = no scanner, that's why.

    I'm resetting the cartridge chip, so anybody can easily use the printer, without fear of printing empty . . .
     

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