[Lab] Laser cutter venting
darcy at inventorArtist.com
Sun Jan 26 22:58:15 EST 2014
But if the dryer is running then laser fan has to move more air than the
dryer or the dryer exhaust will go in your machine.
And if the fans not running then the drag it causes will also cause dryer
exhaust to go in your machine.
It's so easy to add a plate into a window with a hole for the exhaust
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On Sun, Jan 26, 2014 at 10:44 PM, Matthew Bells <matt at mbells.ca> wrote:
> It is best to vent lasers with the fan at the outside, to keep the
> pressure in the duct lower than outside to ensure the fumes don’t leak into
> the room. If you do it this way, using the same hole for the dryer would
> work fine: make sure the fan is after the joint. You’ll also have to turn
> this fan on for the dryer.
> *From:* Lab [mailto:lab-bounces at artengine.ca] *On Behalf Of *j ross
> *Sent:* 2014.January.22 23:26
> *To:* lab
> *Subject:* [Lab] Laser cutter venting
> Just received my new laser cutter so next step is to setup the venting.
> Was thinking of doing a T or Y connection to the dryer vent but worried
> about some exhaust coming back into the dryer. Would like to avoid punching
> another hole in the outside wall just for the laser. Could hijack a
> basement window if needed. Hepa filter unit is possible but a last resort
> (drawing from the Modlab experience and cost).
> Any thoughts or experiences appreciated!
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