Santa brought a new 12 Gal shop vac. I am adding a cyclone type device between the dust pick-up and the shop vac. Because I have a small shopI have decided to go with 2.5” hose . I discovered something really neat yesterday at the local hardrware store. 2.5” dust collection hose fits over 2” PVC pipe! My mind has gone crazy thinking of how I can run PVC from the cyclone to spots in the shop and then with hose, make the hook-ups to my power equipment. I was thinking I could “cap”unused sections of the PVC with PVC caps “friction-fitted.” I think the addition of PVC holds a lot of possibilties. I was thinking of one section of PVC to my workbench, which could also service my tablesaw. Another run of PVC could go to my drill press.
I installed a 2.5” adapter on my Makita table saw yesterday and the “all hose” sytem worked.
Here is my question. I have read that I need to ground the PVC pipe. Do I just run the copper wire along the length of the pipe? Do I need to attach the wire to the pipe with a screw? At the other end, where I do I physically “ground” the end of the wire?
Any and all thoughts are welcome!
-- Chesapeake Bob, Southern Maryland