|Forum topic by MT_Stringer||posted 09-13-2012 05:48 PM||2266 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
09-13-2012 05:48 PM
Tips and advice appreciated. Thanks in advance…
I have a small shop. Actually it is a one car garage with a lot of stuff in it. I am using s Shop Vac for my dust collection. It seems every tool has a different size dust port and almost nothing fits like it should. I am sure a lot of you have run across the same problem from time to time.
Lately I have been cutting up some pieces to make different connections. sometimes they don’t fit (too loose) so I wrap the smaller piece with duct tape or even double sided tape to make the joint a tighter fit. I would really like to use PVC fittings but most of the time they are just a tad too big or too loose. That is where the problem lies – too big or too loose.
How would you go about trimming down a piece of PVC to fit into a connection? It is only a little oversize…maybe 1/8th or thereabouts. I don’t have a lathe I could chuck it into or I would be on it like stink on …
The shop vac is 2 1/2 in dia. It hooks up to the band saw perfectly with a 4->2 1/2 reducer (see pic below). I wish everything else was that easy. Actually, I managed to cobble up a connection so I could use a spare vac accessory to collect dust from just underneath the table. Duct tape, double sided tape, pvc 90 deg elbow and some silicone did the trick…and it works! :-)
Like we all know 2 1/2 inch might be inside dia on somethings and outside dia on others. UGH.
Your thoughts appreciated.
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