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Forum topic by BikerDad posted 02-23-2018 01:40 AM 2859 views 0 times favorited 18 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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BikerDad

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02-23-2018 01:40 AM

I am gathering materials for my Single Stage Chip Collector (Delta 50-760) to Cyclone Dust Collector conversion, and would like to know if anybody has a small piece of 6” diameter flex hose they can part with? The flex is for the connection between the blower intake and the top of a Super Dust Deputy. Using flex will greatly simplify engineering the emptying of the collection drum, as it will allow the SDD & lid to be lifted, rather than having to lower the drum as a fixed connection would require.

It should only require 12” or so of hose, which means buying 5’-10’ of hose is a “not attractive” option.

Kindly PM me if you have some available.

-- I'm happier than a tornado in a trailer park! Grace & Peace.


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#1 posted 02-23-2018 02:09 AM

PM sent

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#2 posted 02-23-2018 04:10 AM

Dryer duct hose is pretty cheap.

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#3 posted 02-23-2018 07:47 PM


Dryer duct hose is pretty cheap.

- caboxmaker


I’ve thought about that, but I question the durability and impact on the airflow in this application. It remains an option though…

-- I'm happier than a tornado in a trailer park! Grace & Peace.

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#4 posted 02-25-2018 01:30 PM

I am successfully using 6” flexible dryer duct in my 2 HP dust collection system. It is at the equipment though, not at the collector.

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#5 posted 02-27-2018 12:23 AM

You can purchase flex hose by the foot at McMaster-Carr.

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#6 posted 02-27-2018 12:31 AM

A piece is on it’s way

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#7 posted 02-28-2018 11:11 PM


A piece is on it s way

- Nick424

Got it, thank you VERY MUCH. That’s some fine “packing material” you included, most appreciated. Now I’m just waiting on the filter from Wynn and the drum from Oneida to get here.

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#8 posted 02-28-2018 11:25 PM

Glad to see it made it. I hope you can put some of the scraps to good use, if not I will never know that you threw them out. The other thing is a bonus, something for your wife perhaps? It is Perpleheart but has been in a dark shop since it was resawn and needs to be out in the sun to get its color back. I don’t know if the change needs to happen before the finish or not, but I am waiting to finish mine until they purple up. I made several.

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#9 posted 04-15-2018 01:35 AM

Anyone potentially have any additional available? Tough to find 12” sections. The one from Amazon is like a brick; need some serious weight to compress it. I’ve debated 6” duct hose, but it tore easily in my first DC MOD I did several years ago. I didn’t even know I had a leak there until I took it apart the 2nd time around. I’m sure the large shavings at some point smacked it hard and tore it. Anyways, I’d be glad to pay someone for a remnant if it’s reasonable. Like the OP said, 5’ lengths are useless for me as well from what’s available at retail.

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#10 posted 04-15-2018 06:54 AM

McMaster Carr sells flexible duct by the foot and you can choose from dozens of different types.

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#11 posted 04-15-2018 10:22 AM

I got lucky a friend was installing a new system and didn’t need his six inch hose. I got 8 feet free as well as all his 4” pvc pipe. Not a great view but you can see how I setup the system. I am hoping to revamp the setup someday.

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#12 posted 04-16-2018 02:39 PM



McMaster Carr sells flexible duct by the foot and you can choose from dozens of different types.

- JAAune

Thanks! I crossed posted this request and McMaster is the only one with a good price with the length I want, but I really despise their ordering system. I forgot how unusual their ordering system is. I can’t get a shipping quote; have to order blind with shipping tacked on afterwards. Ordered last night and still no order confirmation in my inbox. It’s still there on McMaster’s site though. Hopefully it comes through. (maybe you know something I don’t about order from here?).

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#13 posted 04-20-2018 03:04 AM

Yes, McMaster is geared towards businesses rather than price-conscious consumers. I love their ordering system because it takes one click to order and they process quickly and ship before they even charge the credit card. Their shipping cost is as reasonable as UPS ground gets (which is a tad pricey if you aren’t close to the warehouse) since they bill the exact cost of shipping.

One time my credit card company arbitrarily decided to block the payment and McMaster customer service called me to get their money since they’d already mailed me the goods! Of course I made sure they got paid immediately because they’re my favorite supplier.

Their shipping confirmation is strange. When I order, it always arrives the day I receive the package. But I’m only 60 miles from their Chicago warehouse so I get packages the day after processing anyway.

For me, it’s just the cost of doing business and it’s cheaper to pay an extra $5 for UPS shipping than it is to spend an hour searching for a better deal elsewhere. In an emergency, I’ll sometimes even pay to have a $5 box of screws shipped to me because that’s a lot cheaper than me driving to Menards to get them.

-- See my work at http://remmertstudios.com and http://altaredesign.com

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#14 posted 04-20-2018 04:00 AM



Yes, McMaster is geared towards businesses rather than price-conscious consumers. I love their ordering system because it takes one click to order and they process quickly and ship before they even charge the credit card. Their shipping cost is as reasonable as UPS ground gets (which is a tad pricey if you aren t close to the warehouse) since they bill the exact cost of shipping.

One time my credit card company arbitrarily decided to block the payment and McMaster customer service called me to get their money since they d already mailed me the goods! Of course I made sure they got paid immediately because they re my favorite supplier.

Their shipping confirmation is strange. When I order, it always arrives the day I receive the package. But I m only 60 miles from their Chicago warehouse so I get packages the day after processing anyway.

For me, it s just the cost of doing business and it s cheaper to pay an extra $5 for UPS shipping than it is to spend an hour searching for a better deal elsewhere. In an emergency, I ll sometimes even pay to have a $5 box of screws shipped to me because that s a lot cheaper than me driving to Menards to get them.

- JAAune

My shipping alone was $20 for the 6”hose (2’) and 1 – 3’ aluminum bar. They shipped separately (from Atlanta to Orlando), so it was very expensive, but it was a decent option considering it all. Problem is that I could have gotten a 10’ section of 6” hose for $30, so c’est la vie. McMaster Carr will still be my last resort due to the unknown shipping costs as it always has been even though they have the most robust inventory around. I have the hose and it fits perfectly over the flanges. Still working on it little by little and hope to finish the MOD this weekend. Not much left to do…I think.

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JAAune

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#15 posted 04-20-2018 04:20 AM

They do often ship in separate packages if the items are dissimilar in size but that doesn’t matter much for me because buying elsewhere usually means getting each item from a different supplier which would still run up shipping costs.

I just wish they’d carry more woodworking related gear so I could drop some of my “one-product” suppliers.

-- See my work at http://remmertstudios.com and http://altaredesign.com

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