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Rafe, I'm with you on this one. My recent dissection of a 5 color Epson cart allowed me to better see what goes on - with the sponge in place and the chamber filled with water the exit port doesn't drip - take the sponge out and it drips slowly, but steadily. If we could find a replacement cart with a removable lid, I'm sure we could come up with a sponge arrangement that works as well. If you had a piece over the filter and another horizontal piece stuffed into the top leaving a small area of liquid ink under the sponge top I would think this would work. The sponge top would keep the ink from splashing out and the piece over the filter would control the flow rate (hopefully) and there would be liquid ink that could be topped up without bubbles and could soak into the sponge at it's leisure. This is an obvious case of who benefits. Cart and ink manufacturers are not going to produce a multi, multi, multi use cart - why would they? That might give us CONTROL and they sure don't want that. Why doesn't everyone on the list who is seriously interested in this issue make a concerted attempt to design a prototype cart that works and has innards that we can get at easily. I can't believe with the talent on this list, it can't be done. Di rafeb wrote: > At 03:00 PM 1/18/00 -0800, Murray Zaharia wrote: > > > Now, a couple of questions. > > How much of the original foam should I put back in the cartridge - if any? > >What position should the foam go in? The front of the cartridge, rear, top. > > > > > Any thoughts on the above? Anyone else want to give it a shot? > > My idea, for what it's worth... > > I kinda buy into the "negative pressure" idea that > another poster mentioned recently. Ie., the sponge > is designed to counter the effect of gravity on the > ink flow (also, to keep it from sloshing about.) > > On that basis, I'd put the foam on the bottom of each > chamber, so that the ink has to flow through the > sponge on its way out. The ink in the upper part > of the chamber can slosh all it wants, as long as > it doesn't slosh over into the next compartment, > or outside the cartridge. > > rafe b. > > - > Please turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use > accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for instructions. - Please turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for instructions.
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