After realizing that the GF operating temperature range wasn’t compatible with my garage in the winter, I moved the unit into a small room in my house that serves double duty as a home office and home electronics lab. At the same time, I cancelled my air filter order, because (I thought) I can just vent it out the window,
So I set up the same window venting solution that I was using in the garage. I shortened the house by about half because the Forge is closer to a window here.
Yesterday I cut a few things (plywood mostly), but the the fumes got so bad that I am coughing - so coughing this morning. Not good.
I am using a very high quality hose,much better than the foil one that ships with the Forge. Any ideas how to trace down the leak? Is it just normal that it leaks this much? I am wondering if it always has been, but the air volume in the garage was large enough that I didn’t notice it.
Here are some pics showing the connecting at the cutter, and at the window. At the window I have an expandable vent that fits into the window frame, attached to a quick disconnect (possibly one source of leak). At the GF I have a clamp that I have tightened down finger tight using the thumb screw. I didn’t want to damage the GF, so it’s not Hercules force tight, but it’s tight enough that I can’t slide the vent hose off without loosening the clamp