Shop Vac Hose Conversion?

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Forum topic by lab7654 posted 11-22-2012 04:33 PM 998 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-22-2012 04:33 PM

My ShopVac has a 1-1/4” hose, and almost none of my tools have that size port. I know they sell converters, and I just make my own, but that doesn’t really solve the problem. The thin hose constantly gets clogged up. It’s not a suction problem, there is plenty of that. I was wondering if it’s possible to get a 2.5” hose to put on the vac in place of the stock one. I measured the opening, and it’s about 2.5”, if that helps. Any comments are appreciated, and links are even more helpful. Thanks.

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#1 posted 11-22-2012 05:06 PM

I’d bet the Shop Vac 2 1/2” hose would plug into it….get it at a box store, if it doesn’t fit take it back.

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#2 posted 11-22-2012 05:19 PM

True… I’ll see if I can find one when/if I brave the crowds tomorrow. I’ll probably pick up a plastic converter too, so I can still use my attachments.

-- Tristin King -- When in doubt, sand it.

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