I have got some preliminary findings.
My findings were that moisture effects 3d printing: Kinda/Not Really
- filament was removed from water pitcher after 1 week. Filament was found to be very brittle and a lot of it snapped off after removing. however once the water on the surface flashed off it was ok to handle and even feed through my bowden Kossel.
- filament was put into a toaster oven (surprisingly efficient toaster oven) and baked for about 2-3 hours at 150F. the filament that was added was room environment filament that turned out to be 2.3%+ by weight moisture. (which is pretty high i try to extrude filament at .08%).
- all filaments were extruded at about 50mm/s at 217C the part was the 3d benchy at all original scale with 15% infill and no supports.
- From my 3 3d prints comparing side by side you can see that there is a big difference between the water logged and the "baked" filament.
- however i had another print (4th print) that was the same file that i just changed some settings such as increasing the print temp i got the same quality as the "baked" filament".
so my preliminary findings that as long as you don't store your filament submerged in water you should be able to print fine and baking filament to remove moisture is not worth the power.