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    Dust Separator problem

    Last week I received the Mini Dust Collection Separator (#143868) from Woodcraft.

    My Shop-Vac is a 1993 model and the 2 1/2" hose will not slip onto the inlet or outlet. The hoses and the fports are exactly the same size.

    To rectify the problem, I used two 3" cans (cut along the length) and 4 pipe clamps to make two unions. The idea works fine and I am delighted with the Separator.

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    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    somewhere east of Queen Creek, AZ - South East of Phoenix
    No pictures, it didn't happen..
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Sounds like a good fix.

    I've used rubber flex couplings from the plumbing department to join two hoses (or a hose and inlet/outlet) that are the same size. The 3" coupling works well on the 2 1/2 vacuum hose.

    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

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    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    I used the same thing Vaughn has shown. Works slick.
    Bernie W.

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    and say, “Hi, Honey, I’m home – forever.”

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