I’ve been building an MDF enclosure for my TAZ for a while now. It’s almost complete, but the issue of ventilation still remains. I have a hole on the side of the enclosure that is vented directly to the electronics box as intake for cooling. I need to exhaust that air too, obviously, but the problem then becomes that when I print with something like ABS that releases styrene, the exhausted air will also be contaminated.
Long story short (happy to share more details if requested or needed though!):
I’m looking to make a separate, isolated “air passage” for the electronics enclosure. The important thing here is that all the air that goes into the electronics box for cooling is exhausted without mixing with the air from the rest of the enclosure. Is this feasible in any way? Assuming that my enclosure is otherwise sealed air tight, of course. I was thinking of using something like a garden hose to exhaust the air.
Obviously the electronics box will need to be insulated for this. Would something like sillicone sealant do the trick perhaps?
I’ve made a Paint drawing trying to depict what I mean.
Could this work?