4" Dust Collection Hose Issue

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Forum topic by Whiskers posted 10-05-2013 01:36 AM 812 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-05-2013 01:36 AM

I have a Grizzly Dust sucker and some hoses I bought from them that was very inexpensive and will work fine for permanent runs, but I haven’t made any permanent runs yet. I’ve adopted Rockler’s Dust Rite quick disconnect system for actual hookup cause I like it For Me I keep most of my machines along the walls of my garage, but to use them must pull them out into the center a bit and maybe spin them 90 degrees to get space. I want to make permanent runs to various areas and use the dust rite stuff, but the hose I bought from Grizzly refuses to cooperate. It too springy, it demands to retract. This is especially a hassle when I’m using the vacuum the floor, bench or other accessories I have with the system, It’s like tug of war with a elephant’s trunk. It would be nice if I could push the hose together and it would fold up, but more important that I can pull it out to position and it will freaking stay put. The Grizzly hose has plastic wire spirally run thru it. Does anyone make hose like this with metal wire that maybe will hold up but is not so springy? Or plastic that isn’t spiraled so it won’t want to fight you but still be strong and fold up?

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#1 posted 10-05-2013 04:06 PM

Most of the time when I have a hose trying to retract itself, it was because I had too much suction on it, if
that is the case, you can either open another blast gate slightly or fully and it might help.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#2 posted 10-05-2013 04:19 PM

The hose from woodworkers supply is top notch I just bought 3 18’ lengths of the 6” hose and its nice and thick but extends out easily and is nice and thick and it has metal wire for the spiral.

-- Nick, “I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.” – Vincent Van Gogh

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#3 posted 10-05-2013 05:38 PM

Blue, this hose fights back even without suction applied. NY, I am familiar with woodworkers supply, they have good prices so I’ll check on what they offer. I need 4” rather than 6”, but I’m sure they probably have the same thing in both sizes.

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