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Forum topic by Dtharp posted 04-17-2010 05:21 PM 1740 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-17-2010 05:21 PM

Topic tags/keywords: dust dust collection duct

I recently bought a used 1hp dust collector and went to the local Lowe’s looking for something to use as flexible ductwork. The only options I could see were 4” flex dryer duct and the 4” black “flex” line used for underground water drainage. I don’t the the dryer duct would hold up to being pulled around the shop if it could even handle the suction. The black pipe seems too rigid. If I ever move to a larger dust collector or have the need to leave the collector attached to multiple tools at the same time I will plumb PVC lines as much as possible.

For the LJ’s using portable dust collectors, what’s connecting your tool to the dust collector?

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#1 posted 04-17-2010 05:27 PM

I use 4” hose from Penn State industries. but lots of outfits have it.

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#2 posted 04-17-2010 05:41 PM

I don’t think you will find suitable hoses at any of the Borg stores, if you have a Woodcraft or Rockler store nearby that’s the place to go, or do as I did, shop online, the best deal I found was believe it or not at Amazon.

The hoses you will find at the stores are tipically 10’ in lenght, the hose I found at Amazon was 50’ in lenght.
Also if you are member of Amazon Prime some of them will ship for free.

Shop around and compare prices and then take the punge.

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#3 posted 04-17-2010 05:44 PM

WoodCraft or Rockler or any of the other hundreds of woodworking supply stores.You need dust collector hose because nothing else is as flexible or even has the same 4” dimension.

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#4 posted 04-17-2010 05:52 PM

From my tools to my 6” PVC I use the Woodcraft 4” flexible hose.

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