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Newbiewoodworker43

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137 days ago

I recently got a Delta 50-850 on CL and am now starting to set up my DC system. Where do you get your ports, connectors, hose, etc.?

I looked on HF and they have limited selection. I will need 4” ports for the TS, mitre saw, jointer, band saw, etc.

Thanks

-- ---Howard, Amesbury MA


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Richard

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#1 posted 137 days ago

Some of the places I have found them.
HD , Lowes , Woodcraft , Rockler and a whole lot of other woodworking tool sites.

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WhyMe

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#2 posted 137 days ago

I got most of my ports from http://www.ptreeusa.com/

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Fred Hargis

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#3 posted 137 days ago

Most of my stuff is cobbled together HVAC “starter collars”, though I have used a couple of the plastic factory jobs.

-- I long for the days when Coke was a cola, and a joint was a bad place to be (Merle Haggard)

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bigblockyeti

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#4 posted 137 days ago

I get my ports from Lowes. 3” schedule 40 PVC couplers have almost exactly a 4” OD and are cheap. Usually I’ll epoxy them into plywood forming a flange that is then screwed to the body of whatever machine needs dust collection. The total cost outlay for one of these ports is less than $4 but doesn’t include any kind of blast gate.

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BoardSMITH

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#5 posted 137 days ago

Metal parts from the Blast Gate Co. Google it for the correct web site address. Decent prices, very good product and extremely quick shipping.

-- David www.TheBoardSMITH.com

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woodchuckerNJ

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#6 posted 137 days ago

So I think that collector has 2×4” and the wye is not removable.
If it were removable consider putting in 6” piping in a central vein with wye’s off it.
Goto a plumbing or full service hardware store.. they will have 6 and 4” sewer and drain piping, and the fittings for it.

I make all my own gates, I prefer self cleaning gates over the crap they sell.
To make the output for my tools to 4” I take a 4” pipe, cut it to lenght, about 2 ”.. then I take a 3/4” approx section out and glue the pipe back together, and use that 3/4 “section for the splice.

Now you can connect hose to it.

Get hose at HF , woodcraft or rockler., ptree… I like the woodcraft hose it has just the right flexibility and smoothness from my last purchase… not sure if it’s the same now.

-- Jeff NJ

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Charlie75

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#7 posted 137 days ago

I got most of my stuff from Woodcraft. Hose included. I watch for sales which come up on ocation. If you are going to need blast gates I would not buy the plastic ones from Woodcraft. Get the aluminum ones. The plastic load up in the bottom and soon the gates will not be able to close completely. The aluminum are open at the bottom and have never given me any trouble.

Charlie

-- Charlie75, Alto

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