As recommended, I disconnect the exhaust hose from the Glowforge when not in use to keep bugs, critters, etc. from gaining access to the interior. I got tired of trying to get the hose on and off, so I designed and 3D printed an adapter that uses a taper fit to simply press on to the exhaust port. The other end accepts the stock exhaust hose and spring clamp. has never popped off once, but is easy to remove by hand. I have included the .STL file if anyone has a printer and wants to make one.
Thank you. I think I’ll make one of these. I don’t disconnect mine regularly (I guess I’m lucky the flaps on the outside vent keeping out critters), but when I do take it off for cleaning, it’s a major production to wrangle that clamp.