I have been tossing around the idea of getting a filter for the forge and moving it upstairs…but was concerned about the noise it makes. Pretty high pitched when running.
I also have an inline blower for my vent system that pulls 300cfm. Since that is more than the GlowForge fan does on its own, I thought I would test out how quiet the machine was with the “air filter attached” option set. I can’t believe how loud that internal fan is.
My question is this…if I use my 300cfm inline vent fan, is it okay to leave the internal off? The few test runs I’ve done haven’t been any different smoke/smell wise in the house. Done acrylic, wood and aluminum…all the same so far.
To my brain, it seems like it should be fine. But I don’t know if the switch turns anything else on/off.