Improvement to spiral flex hose connections.

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Forum topic by PBthecat posted 09-30-2010 07:04 PM 1356 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-30-2010 07:04 PM

I am making some mods in my shop dust collection and came across this idea

This bridge clamp is better than using a standard band clamp and is easy to make yourself. Just take a band clamp apart and bend as shown.

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#1 posted 09-30-2010 09:22 PM

At the moment, I’m using the plastic spiral tubing, and I’ve found that if I soften the intended “outer” end with a heat gun, that I can “screw” two sections of this together along the tubing’s spiral.


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#2 posted 10-01-2010 07:22 PM

I make my own also. The spiral pipe I got from Woodcraft has a left handed twist and most bridge clamps are for right handed pipe. I think Lee Valley has both left and right, but they are pricey.

I just buy standard pipe clamps about 1” larger than the pipe diameter to account for the 2 bends. They work great. It only takes about a minute to bend them and they are about half the price as the pre-bent ones.

-- Steve

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