I received delivery this afternoon of the Woodcraft 4” rubber cuffs I ordered through Amazon.com. I went right to work replacing the flexible hoses with this smaller and more rigid rubber cuffs. Since I also had a 2 1/2” rubber cuff handy, I replaced the small flexible hose taking off from the Y-adaptor. I faced that Y adaptor towards the dust collector
Take a look at the before and after setup.
Before 4” Rubber Cuffs
After 4” Rubber Cuffs Installed
The yellow string is no longer required. These hard rubber cuffs and the removal of the flexible hoses lets the hoses suspend by themselves. They can hover above the woodshop floor.
-- --- Happy Howie