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    Hi all, printing with petg, want to give the wood filament a go soon, I have an ender 3 v2,, I wondered how long nozels last for, it's the stock nozel, I'd sooner replace it be for it gets worn, also I print at 239 with the petg, do you think it would be a good idea to upgrade my bowden tube to the capricorn one, many thanks Andy

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    I liked this idea, so I did this right out of the box. Just one step before going to all metal hot end. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tCxO17XZtw&t=496s

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    • Skyler
      Skyler commented
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      Good idea, I like to wear things out a bit first, I've only just swapped my car after 21 years 😀 thanks, aAndy

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    I do that CHEP capricorn trick and it has saved me a lot of problems. Now I just need to get off my lazy ass and install my new fan to see if I have cured my long term heat creep problem. I need to get re-inspired to print some things. I think it's good for me to backoff for a bit and just tread water so to speak.

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    • Skyler
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      Thanks for that, I'll get some on order, one thing I wonder, the outlets here sell the tube in metre lengths, do I really need all that, plus on amazon you can buy 8 nozel for about £10, ide sooner buy one good quality one, what would you recommend, printer ender 3 v2, hope you get inspired soon, Andy

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    Capricorn tubing is quite a lot more expensive than the standard white PT.....whatever. I have noticed that the short piece of Capricorn tubing turns dark and seems to be more brittle over time and I have just printed PLA to date.

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    • Skyler
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      Thank you, that's probably why you get a long length, thanks take care,

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    I get the advantage of being able to replace short lengths of Capricorn tubing because I converted my printer to direct drive. An all metal hot end is in my future at some point.

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    • Skyler
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      Thanks, is there an upgrade for the ender 3 v2, direct drive and, all hotend, I wouldn't upgrade straight away, may be in the future, thanks Andy
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