|Forum topic by deadherring||posted 02-02-2014 09:26 PM||1349 views||2 times favorited||26 replies|
02-02-2014 09:26 PM
So, based on the info I was able to find out there I wanted to verify some assumptions about fittings and how the system fits together.
6” PVC pipe—>splice—>6” PVC pipe—>Y split—>6” PVC pipe—>45 degree elbow—>small section of 6” PVC pipe—>45 degree elbow—>small section of 6” PVC pipe—> small section of 6” PVC pipe—>reducer—>4” pvc pipe—> blast gate—>flex-hose—>machine
Did I get that right? Am I right to assume I need a splicer if I am going to connect two pieces of straight pipe? Am I missing any splicers anywhere such as connected to the elbows or Y splits or will those connect direct to the pipe?
Also, I originally had the blast gate on the last section of 6” PVC pipe, but looking around online it seems like 6” aluminum gates are hard to find and more expensive than the 4” gates so I moved it to the 4” section. Is that the right move?
Here’s a sample stretch to a machine with a 2.5” connector:
6” PVC pipe—>-small section of 6” pipe—>6” to 4” reducer—>blast gate—>small section of 4” PVC pipe—>4” to 2.5” reducer—>flex hose—>machine
Did I get those reducers placed right? Also, would I get the reducers from the same plumbing supply house I am getting the pipe from or is that a Rockler (or similar) purchase like the blast gates and flex hose?
Whats the best way to cut 6” PVC? I have a 10” tablesaw, 12” mitre saw, jig saw etc. Altho come to think of it I might not be able to get big stretches of pipe to fit on something like my tablesaw.
I think I will have a lot of cuts to make so the fastest method would be good. What is the tolerance when cutting the PVC in terms of it going together ok on getting an exact cut vs. a little sloppy? If I need to use something like the jigsaw I’m a little nervous about getting great cuts. If anyone has any tips on that let me know :)
Anyway, lots of questions here, appreciate the insight, I’m at the point where I’m hoping to verify the above and then place the order for the pipe and fittings and then do a bunch of praying when I go to put it together and route it around fixtures, plumbing pipes etc in my basement shop :)