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Forum topic by Elizabeth posted 09-26-2011 10:12 PM 1929 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Elizabeth

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09-26-2011 10:12 PM

I’ve got a Laguna dust collector which uses some 2” vacuum hose to create suction in the bottom of the dust bin and prevent the collection bag from getting sucked into places that it shouldn’t go. The supplied hose is 5 feet long but due to my collector’s placement I’d really like to have one that is about eight feet long for ease of moving the bin out. My local woodcraft shop (where I got the collector) is trying to find out how much Laguna would charge for a special order hose, but I figured I’d also ask here:

Does anyone know of a source for 2 inch vacuum hose? Since the standards are 2.5 inch and 4 inch I’m having trouble finding anyplace. Alternatively I guess I could “step up” to 2.5 inch hose if I could find a way to adapt the connectors on the collector and bin….

Thoughts?

Thanks!


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crank49

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#1 posted 09-26-2011 10:27 PM

Ridgid makes a nice professional quality hose kit as an acessory for their shop vacs. Its in a kit that contains 10 ft of hose and several different adapters. The hose in this kit is very close to 2” and is exceptionally good quality hose. The kit sells for around $29 at Home Depots, probably the same at other places that sell Ridgid vacs.

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#2 posted 09-26-2011 11:38 PM

Take a look at swimming pool and spa hose. I used a piece of that on my SCMS collection.

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#3 posted 09-26-2011 11:52 PM

Sawkerf is that strong enough to prevent collapse under suction? It’s a 2hp collector but I don’t know how strong the suction going through this section is.

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#4 posted 09-27-2011 01:19 AM

Elizabeth, a quick google search came up with blastgateco. don’t know as i never shopped with them, nothing ventured nothing gained.

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#5 posted 09-27-2011 03:29 AM

The 2 hp collectors generally speaking can produce about 10” to 12” static pressure. That is essentially the water lift equilavent so if you stuck the hose into a bucket of water, it would lift the water about 12” up the hose. Vacuums like shop vacs typically have 60” to 110” lift capacity so you can see that a vacuum is much more pressure to deal with. A pool cleaning system will have at least this much suction, if not more. So a spa/pool hose or a vacuum hose both should be able to handle anything a dust collector can generate.

I just checked, and the Ridgid hose at home depot is $36 instead of $29 like I said earlier. It is call the 4X Professional universal replacement hose. Supposd to fit anything from 1-7/8” to 2-1/2” systems.

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#6 posted 09-27-2011 04:10 AM

Mine has worked fine for aouut six months. I’m not taling about that white corregated stuff. Mine is blue with a black lining.

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#7 posted 09-27-2011 05:47 PM

The woodcraft guy heard back from Laguna, who apparently advise against lengthening the hose as they don’t think it will get enough airflow. Do you think that going from 5 feet to 8 feet would really make that much difference?

Laguna recommended “cutting a section of 2” hose as a bushing for each end and then using 2 1/2 hose”.

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