Have any of you folks had issues with attaching the vent hose with the included clamps? I feel like the exhaust flange on the back of the Glowforge is not deep enough and this makes it difficult to secure the clamp tightly. There have been times where the hose has popped off while moving the GF. I finally solved this annoyance by purchasing the quick coupler shown below.
You install the coupler by screwing the threaded end onto the hose and then using the hose clamp to secure it. The other end of the coupler is slightly tapered so you can simply press-fit it into the exhaust opening on the back of the GF. It holds on very securely and forms a tight seal.
Since you don’t use a clamp on the GF, it just takes a small twist/tug on the coupler to disconnect it. This makes it very convenient for checking that the exhaust fan is not clogged with debris.
On the other end of the vent hose, I have another coupler that can quickly connect to a flange I installed in a window. Once my new external Compact Filter arrives, this coupler will make it much easier to switch between venting to the air filter or out the window.
Here’s a link to the flange I used on Amazon:
POWERTEC 70193 Screw End Quick Coupler, 4"