Making my house laser friendly


#1

I’ve been lurking on this forum for awhile and now that delivery is getting close I thought I should start posting a bit. Spending the long weekend getting everything ready for a glowforge. Pulled a new 20amp line through the walls (all to code) and drilled a hole to vent outside.


Ventilation Hose?
#2

All put back together now.


#3

Nice, neat job. I’m envious!


#4

So looking forward to seeing what you make with the Glowforge. Thanks for posting. The workshop is essential for this enterprise. Always good to see them to help motivate the preparations.


#5

Getting the vent in … makes you feel so good! Great job!


#6

Good job! I need to practice patching drywall. I understand the theory but I’ve never actually done it. Having the capability to put holes in the wall and make them go away again would unlock dozens of projects I have in mind.


#7

I like the “gate” on the inside of the vent. Where did you find this?


#8

You’ve done well to wait as there are some great new products out there that are so much easier these days.


#9

I think a stud finder might make life easier :grinning: Good preparations. :+1:


#10

Its called a blast gate.
Several hardware stores have them


#11

Patching is a breeze. Use a 6" or 4" circular drywall cutter in your drill to make the holes. Save all the circular drywall plugs. Place a 2" wide strip of 1/8" thick wood on the inside across the center of the hole. Secure wood and circular plug with drywall screws. Spackle, texture and paint.


#12

Woohoo


#13


#14

Fantastic work!


#15

Ha! I still have 1 hole to plug (wall access to clamp and seal the vent during installation). Maybe I’ll try to make a video of that when I get around to it.


#16

Thank you. Pulling 20 amp cable through the wall took hours. The rest went pretty quick. Found an old chromebox and hacked it to run Ubuntu so I’ll have a great little design station setup right next to the glowforge.


#17

NAILED it! ROFLMAO