PVC Plumbing Dust Collection Solution

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Blog entry by Brad_Nailor posted 04-03-2011 01:00 AM 3945 reads 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have an old canister household vacuum that refuses to die, so I use it with allot of my hand held power tools, specifically my ROS, biscuit joiner, pocket hole jig, and a small belt sander. In the past to connect my tool of choice to the vacuum I would always jimmy rig something up with duct tape or just hold the hose on the dust collection fitting..not good. I went to Home Depot one day to look around in the plumbing section for a solution, and I found this…a 1” to 3/4” coupling.

I took a chance and bought it with one of its mating 3/4” coupling sleeve…..not a big chance since it was only a couple bucks! After determining that the sleeve would work with the power tools I attached the coupling to the end of the vac hose. I had to cut of the end of the hose to make it fit, but it fits nice and snug..

Then I used some electrical tape to shim up and attach the 3/4” sleeves to all my tools. They all fit really well, and the coupling slides right on for a perfect friction fit while using the tools.

Everything fits nicely, and keeps the vacuum hose securely attached to the tool, and slides right off when I’m done. I love it when a plan comes together!


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#1 posted 04-03-2011 01:10 AM

Nicely done….....

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#2 posted 04-03-2011 01:23 AM

Very clever and a nice set of power hand tools.

-- Jack T, John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."

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#3 posted 04-03-2011 02:37 AM

Nice work!

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#4 posted 04-03-2011 02:41 AM

Thanks for this post! I’m just in the process of setting up a dust collector and wondered if PVC fittings would work.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 04-03-2011 02:52 AM

Thanks, great tip. It is always a pain in the a$$ when machines have diferent size dust ports.

-- Wood Chuck (Bruce)

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#6 posted 04-03-2011 02:57 AM

very neat idea.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#7 posted 04-03-2011 03:37 AM

A definite winner

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#8 posted 04-03-2011 07:27 AM

Sweet job.

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#9 posted 04-03-2011 11:44 AM

Necessity is the mother of invention. Well done on this one.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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