I consider myself a light user, and 1 of the reasons is that I always take in considerations the smoke and smell. after cutting acrylic and different woods I am really bothered by the smell. I get headaches and I’m concerned of the known carcinogenic effects of burned wood. it doesn’t help that you are kind of required to stick around and keep an eye on the laser (which I need to do especially since I’m still experimenting around). and even tho I am using the GF basic in my garage with a steel door to the basement, I do get some smell in there and avoid using my gf if -for example- my kids are having a sleepover in the basement.
-Functionally I believe the blowers are working properly, there is no visible smoke leaking through the gf. and I haven’t used it often enough to have blocked vents. my hose is a 7’ feet flexible hose with 1 90 degrees bent. I’m thinking of getting a hose booster. (100$ or so).
-I’m also wondering, has anyone considered sealing the GF? placing some insulation under the glass door and maybe even the front door? I think that because the fan assist blows the smoke to the front, some of it will inevitably leak thru the front pass…
-if I invest in a GF filter, would you think that it completely eliminates smoke and smell?