Since i own a glowforge i’ve been battling with smoke leaks to reduce the smell on my little flat.
One of the worst thing was that my wall vent goes on a small courtyard and the air pressure/current there is probably higher than in my flat which made air more likely to come in than go out. I added a huge fan between the glowforge and the hole to help air go out. It helped.
I also taped the hose, even put some glue gun just to make sure nothing goes out of it and it seems OK.
Still it smells real strong after cutting wood/acrylic and a part of it seem to come from the lid of the glowforge as you can see from this video :
(sorry for the video being sideways, the forum doesn’t seem to use the orientation metadata of the file )
I could just tape the lid but taping/untaping it everytime i need to open it would be quite anoying.
Am i the only one fighting with these problems this much ?
I really feel it’s not good for my health in the long term and venting the place becomes hard as it’s getting really cold outside.
Anyone actually succeeded in removing all the leaks?
Does the $1000 air filter actually solves it 100% or will the lid still leak for example ?
I’m wondering if i would have this much problem if the fan attached to the laser was blowing air to the left, in direction of the hose instead of to the front where the lid has lots of openings.
Thank you for reading me !
Have a good day