Hi all, we got our GF set up and printed the founder’s ruler with the hose hooked up to our dryer vent. Yay! However we noticed some smoke seeping from the lid during the cutting part, and I’m wondering if our dryer vent needs to be cleaned out, or if it’s just not set up correctly to properly vent the laser exhaust.
The dryer vent does not immediately go to the outside, as it’s located on an interior wall and vents to the water heater closet. I believe it then vents up through the roof.
My question is, assuming the vent pathway is clear/clean, if we are still having some smoke seepage when cutting, should I look for an alternative path to vent? I don’t have an available window in our workspace, which we converted from 3/4 of our 2-car garage by adding an insulated wall parallel to our garage door, leaving a small 4-foot wide garage space. My alternative idea is to have a second vent port fitted into the wall that is between our workspace and the garage, and then out through the garage door. Does that seem like it would work?
Any input is appreciated!