You might remember last month I ordered a DC from Oneida.....
Well I paid $200 to Onieda and said.....design the system and the plumbing. I gave them a shop drawing indicating where I wanted my tools located and what the input port size for each tool was. They came back with a design and recommended a 2 hp Dust Gorilla. I placed an order for the pipe and the system......the next day when I hadn't received an order confirmation email, I called them back......The salesman says we have a problem.....we don't have any 2 hp motors .....it could be 4-6 weeks....... Would you be interested in upgrading to a 2.5 hp system?...I asked the price differential and said "sure".
The system delivered and I put the boxes in my shop. The last 2 weeks of December were end of year, end of quarter, end of month and very hectic. We worked a lot of the holiday. So this past weekend I finished putting a 2nd finish coat of paint on my shop. Except for the window sills, the shop painting is totally done. Monday evening I started assembling and installing the DC. I hung the wall bracket and assembled the blower drum, the cyclone drum and the cyclone "funnel".
I took today off and opened the box with the DC motor assembly in it so I could purchase the right outlet for the plug on the motor cord......The motor was very well packaged and after removing the cardboard cross members that held the motor assembly stable within the box I noticed a typewritten note that explained the change I found in the owner's manual/installation manual.
"Due to supplier shortages, we have upgraded your 2.5 hp motor to a 3hp Baldor motor at no additional charge to you." Signed "The Oniedia Team"
I hate it when manufacturers have parts shortages.......NOT...
I'm a dog man.....the neighborhood cats had better beware!