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Blog entry by Rustic posted 1056 days ago 1631 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey all,

In the process of redoing my dust collection setup for my shop clean up, I ran into a small glitch. I bought a cyclone top for a 5 gallon bucket, the problem is that my hose and the posts on the cyclone are the exact same size. They are both 2-1/4 inch inner dia. So now I need to find a coupler for it. Ugh I hate these little glitches.

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI



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chrisstef

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#1 posted 1056 days ago

When all else fails … duct tape.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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Rustic

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#2 posted 1056 days ago

That make work for the short term. I have found a 2-1/2 inch coupler that make work. But sadly Woodcraft is closed for the evening

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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Karson

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#3 posted 1056 days ago

That’s what they make duck tape for. It holds the item in the correct position to work.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Dennisgrosen

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#4 posted 1056 days ago

you make a square one yourself in wood ….. :-)))

Dennis

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David Grimes

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#5 posted 1056 days ago

Stick to your guns, Rustic. Often it is better to wait and do it the right way.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 1056 days ago

Get someone to hold the joint together and wrap it several times with duct tape. Then take some solid copper wire, while the person is still holding the joint, and wrap the solid wire around several times on each pipe overlapping the joint and then duct tape once more. If the wire is wrapped tightly it will reinforce the joint.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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tyskkvinna

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#7 posted 1056 days ago

Woodcraft opens in a few hours….. :)

-- Lis - Michigan - http://www.missmooseart.com - https://www.etsy.com/people/lisbokt

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Rustic

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#8 posted 1056 days ago

Finally some one who is on my side thanks David and Moose

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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Rustic

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#9 posted 1055 days ago

Bought the new couplings and they STILL don’t fit. I guess I will spend the money and get the right set-up tomorrow

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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jockmike2

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#10 posted 1054 days ago

IF YOU CAN’T FIND THE RIGHT OD, FIND A PIECE THAT WILL FIT THE ID. BEEN THROUGH IT BEFORE MYSELF.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Rustic

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#11 posted 1054 days ago

Found them at Woodcraft 4 couplings later and it finally fits. Total cost about 35 bucks. vs 79.00 for the dust deputy

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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Dennisgrosen

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#12 posted 1054 days ago

good news :-)

Dennis

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lilredweldingrod

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#13 posted 1054 days ago

I found adapter kits from Ridgid at HD for 7-8 bucks.

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Jim Jakosh

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#14 posted 1053 days ago

I could have turned you one when I got home!............Jim
I make them out of PVC pipe all the time.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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