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Forum topic by Vrtigo1 posted 07-23-2010 07:28 PM 1601 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-23-2010 07:28 PM

I’m in the process of setting up a PVC D/C system in my garage. I’ve got a HF dust collector, that has a 6” (I think) inlet that is immediately split to two 4” inlets. My table saw, jointer and planer are located right next to the DC and share one of the inlets, I just swap flex hoses as needed.

The other inlet on the DC goes to 4” PVC that runs over to the other side of the garage where my Ridgid spindle sander, Craftsman RAS and Dewalt miter box are located. Right now, I’m using the 4” flex hose that came with the DC to connect it to the 4” PVC, but it’s a really tight fit and doesn’t fully slide over the PVC. Is there a better way than reducing the 4” PVC to 3” where the flex hose attaches?

The spindle sander has a DC port on the back that accepts the male end from a shopvac hose (the connector that you would normally connect the various shopvac attachments to). So my question is what’s the best flex hose to use here (anything cheaper than a replacement shopvac hose?), and whats the best way to attach the hose to 4” PVC? Reduce it down to 2” or 1.5” PVC and hose clamp it on?


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#1 posted 07-23-2010 07:46 PM

You might look at my workshop and blog “Dust collection In”. It might give you some ideas. I bought all my flex hose in bulk from Penn State Industries. LJ Patrick Jaromin did a great job using PVC and I am sure he would answer your question better than me. Looking forward to seeing your shop.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#2 posted 07-23-2010 07:57 PM

Thanks ND2ELK, looked at your blog and it looks like you also have the Ridgid spindle/belt sander and just converted it to 4” right off the back. I couldn’t tell from the picture how you accomplished that though, can you explain what you used?

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#3 posted 07-23-2010 08:46 PM

I took a piece of 2 1/2” hose, 2 – 2 1/2’ hose clamps, 4” to 2 1/2” reducer, a piece of 4” hose, 2 – 4” clamps and the male piece form one of my quick connect connections. I cannot do it now but I can send you a picture later if you want.

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#4 posted 07-23-2010 08:47 PM

I get the idea, but a picture is always good. Thanks!

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