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Propane Tank Valve Cover Empty & Full

by dacmill4 Nov 2, 2015
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Exactly what I'm looking for! Question, tho: I don't see that you're using supports -- how do you pop the cap right off the bed and nothing is supporting the top horizontal disk? Thx

wourmman, thank you for the comment. 3D Printing across an unsupported area is called bridging. With the right combination of temperature and speed, you can typically span a few centimeters of unsupported area as long as there is something to connect to on both sides of the bridge. PLA is pretty easy to print with compared to other filaments, and your printer may have some basic settings for PLA right out of the box. I would start with those, then modify from there. Good Luck!!!

Thanks. Have done very little with bridging. Time to fiddle with it!

Thank you for sharing your design. They fit great.

Nice work. I'm looking to design something similar. Everything I see says that it's 1 5/16" ACME but I can't find any dimensions for this. I'm using Fusion 360 and it only has 1 1/4" and 1 3/8". How did you get the threads in solidworks? I can add custom threads to Fusion 360 but need all the minor/major/pitch measurements. Thanks for any help.

Dale, I too am having trouble finding the thread dimensions online. Can you point me in the right direction?

You can find calculators online for custom acme threads like this. I encounter them often when working with customer designs.