The laser cutter is now connected to the new vacuum pump! I’d still like to do some endurance testing on it to fully put it through it’s paces, and we need to finish the last leg of the vent pipes up in the loft, but otherwise you can use it to cut wood and such just as you did before. I wouldn’t suggest cutting any plastic just yet as the vent pipe is just discharging over the hallway by the bathrooms. There’s an instruction sheet on how to turn the vacuum pump on and off taped to the machine and my contact number if you run into problems.
You can see pictures here: