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Forum topic by avapilot posted 01-02-2015 03:46 PM 1363 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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avapilot

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01-02-2015 03:46 PM

i am designing a rolling cart with the dust deputy and i am thinking of using a wall mounted shop vac…the vac should be 5 hp model and this would eliminate a bulky round shop vac on the cart, as i’ve seen in some designs…..since this is a dedicated system (the vac won’t be taken off the cart), i feel the wall mounted type vac would take up less space and be easier to install on an upright on the cart….

i also have to go from a 1 7/8” hose to a 2 1/2” hose…..best hose adapter to use?.....

has anyone ever used this type of shop vac set up?.....any and all info appreciated….thanks

bob

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WhyMe

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#1 posted 01-02-2015 10:17 PM

This is one of the few adapters I’ve seen to go from 1 7/8” to 2 1/2”.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-3-Piece-Adapter-Kit-VT1755/202077239

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#2 posted 01-02-2015 11:00 PM

Avapilot:

Not sure about a 5hp system pulling through a 1 7/8” hose. The static pressure and pressure drop through such a small hose might nullify the benefits from a 5hp motor; then, again, it’s the fan impeller which creates the suction. A recommendation is to call Oneida-air (Dust Deputy folks) – most likely they’ll be happy to discuss the details.

I used the DD for years, attached to a Fein 15amp (110v) shopvac – about 2hp, overall; and it’s great.

MJCD

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#3 posted 01-03-2015 12:10 AM

I was reading it as he’s replacing the vacuum’s 1 7/8” hose with a 2 1/2” hose to go to the dust deputy.

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#4 posted 01-03-2015 01:23 AM

I will be going to a 2 1/2” hose and not using a1 7/8” hose…...now the ? is what horse power motor could I use….the smaller hp units are also smaller in size, which works for me…thanks

bob

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#5 posted 01-03-2015 04:11 PM

I have the Shop-Vac 4.5hp wall mounted Vac and the Oniada DD and It works very well for what I needed. I have since bought myself a HF 2hp DC and plan on getting the super DD for it. I just have the vac mounted on the wall and the DD sets on the floor, The hose that came with the vac will reach any where in my shop…...small shop. I have used the vac with my lathe when sanding and on smaller tools, so I’m not sure how it would work with a planer or larger machines. I will say, the dust collector is a lot quieter than the vac.

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#6 posted 01-03-2015 06:55 PM

Mike82352

The Super Dust Deputry (SDD) is an excellent purchase. I hooked one onto a Delta 1.5hp system, and it was awesome (and I don’t use that word often). I’ve since moved onto a Clearvue cyclone (a true centralized full-shop system); but I could not have been happier with the SDD arrangement (when I expanded my shop, I needed the longer runs with less static pressure that a 5hp 6” system provides).

Avapilot: the 5hp will certainly pull a lot of CFM – I don’t know whether the DD can handle the overall vacuum that the motor will pull.

MJCD

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#7 posted 01-03-2015 09:30 PM

I think the small Dust Deputy’s hose connections are sized for a 2 1/4” hose. I have this Rigid vac and the hose port is 2 1/4”. http://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-5-gal-Stor-N-Go-Wet-Dry-Vacuum-WD5500/100377372

It may be a good choice for what you want.

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