Currently, I have a 3D printer in my office where I work with a removeable vent that I fit to the window. I'm looking to move it into my basement.
I'm getting an oil tank removed, and with it, I think the crew removing it intends to cut and cap the vent and fill lines that go through a concrete wall to outside the house.
I'm wondering if it makes any sense (or is incredibly stupid for some reason) to let them close the fill line (assuming it's gnarly in there) and throw a filter screen over the vent line (since I assume it'll be cleaner (or more easily cleanable) and attach my current in-line fan to the vent.
I can then basically re-create my window setup, but connecting the 3d printing enclosure to the fan (mounted to the vent) with the goal to vent the 3d printer outside without any fresh cuts in the concrete.
What I want to ask is the following basic questions:
- Can the oil vent pipe be used as a fan-powered exhaust for a small 3x3 enclosure
- Does having an exhaust in a room with a propane furnace and a heat pump hot water heater possibly cause CO issues? I've read that having negative pressure out of a room with a gas appliance can cause CO buildup, but I don't have an easy way to vent fresh air into the room.
The propane furnace IS set up with a fresh air intake and exhaust, and there's some kind of fresh air pipe in the corner of the room.