Dust collection hose standard (?*!)

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Forum topic by MatthewG posted 11-28-2011 10:53 PM 1081 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-28-2011 10:53 PM

Man, I am SO confused.

Is there a standard—left-hand or right hand winding—to the common 2-1/2 inch hose so many of us use in our dust collection systems? Here in Milwaukee, we have both Rockler and Woodcraft stores. It seems like Rockler uses right hand hoses and fittings (so you turn the fitting clockwise to attach the hose) and Woodcraft uses left.

What’s up with that? Is there a generally accepted “standard”? maybe the incompatibility is intentional :)

Just wondering :)


-- Matthew, from beautiful Wisconsin USA

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#1 posted 11-28-2011 10:59 PM

Looks like Peachtree uses a mix of LH and RH, at least for these fittings—scroll thru the pictures!

-- Matthew, from beautiful Wisconsin USA

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#2 posted 11-28-2011 11:06 PM

“Proprietary” is the defining word here.


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#3 posted 11-28-2011 11:44 PM

Matt—No such thing as a standard. Wait until you start trying to mix Shop Vac and Ridgid hoses, couplers, etc.

—Gerry (Cheesehead in La Crosse)

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#4 posted 11-29-2011 05:41 PM

There is no difference as far as performance is concerned. If you need to buy a fitting or another hose in the future, you are forced to buy from the manufacturer who made the DC.

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