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So I'm looking for a way to have 1 hose cover both ports on my rikon bench sander, it's a pain switching the hose to go from belt to disc. So I'd like a t adapter to run hose to each port then into my main vacuum line.

Each port is a 1 7/8" and so is the main hose line, only problem is I can't find any t adapters. Hose size doesn't matter I figured maybe stepping down to a 1 1/4"

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Funny, funny, funny. I was just looking at splitters today for the miter saw. Want to try and make a second port to run on the side of the blade, that saw puts out a lot of dust. I just did a Google search this morning and came up with a bunch of stuff, but haven't figured out yet what I want to do. Still in the "Let's see if this works" phase of things.

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Funny, funny, funny. I was just looking at splitters today for the miter saw. Want to try and make a second port to run on the side of the blade, that saw puts out a lot of dust. I just did a Google search this morning and came up with a bunch of stuff, but haven't figured out yet what I want to do. Still in the "Let's see if this works" phase of things.



Only decent one I've found is at rockier, but it's a 4" that splits to 2 2 1/2" which requires a lot of adapters on my part...


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3 minutes ago, Kato said:

What about PVC, you might be able to find a "T" fitting in PVC that might work

What about buying a length on hose that is a little larger then both the t-fitting and the vacuum port and using hose clamps to hold everything together? Won't necessarily be pretty but it should work...if you know what I am talking about. 

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What about PVC, you might be able to find a "T" fitting in PVC that might work


What about buying a length on hose that is a little larger then both the t-fitting and the vacuum port and using hose clamps to hold everything together? Won't necessarily be pretty but it should work...if you know what I am talking about. 



Yea hacking together may be last resort, was hoping for a Hail Mary link ha ha


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1 minute ago, JimboS1ice said:


Fairly small really, right now it's homeless, probably 10-12" deep by 18-20" wide by maybe 14-16" tall


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ok thanks. looks like you need to build a flip top table ;) I could put that and a grinder on the other side of mine.

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You could use a 26" tool box bottom, you could even plumb the hoses through and hide the hoses and power while only losing the top drawer. Then it's even mobile. I did my setup by making a wood top, then mounting the press and soon the grinder to it. You can always use more drawers.

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You could use a 26" tool box bottom, you could even plumb the hoses through and hide the hoses and power while only losing the top drawer. Then it's even mobile. I did my setup by making a wood top, then mounting the press and soon the grinder to it. You can always use more drawers.


Yea I have no clue yet it all depends on the house we buy moving in a few months


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16 hours ago, JimboS1ice said:


Yea I have no clue yet it all depends on the house we buy moving in a few months


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It's too bad you're up there, I'm about ready to start cleaning up my maple top tables and selling them and I have six! I'm keeping two thus far but man, they are nice...I wish I had more room.

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2 hours ago, HiltiWpg said:

Keep in mind, you should use a "Y" as opposed to hard 90°. It will improve airflow quite a bit.

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You're right but I don't think it would be a problem in this application. The dust will be small and relatively minimal. The hose length is the biggest worry here, too long and it would be like trying to use a garden hose for a snorkel. If he had issues, first thing I'd do is shorten the hose, second is replace the y pipe.

 

Ideally, figure out the mounting, put the Y joint close-ish to the collection, so it joins on the way down(so gravity helps) then the vacuum hose as short as possible...but that's probably waaay overkill.

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No loss of power, it helps having a RIDGID beast shop vac, should have done a y, but I also have short smaller diameter lengths with the split which helps, if I would have kept a larger diameter hose it would have bee a different story


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8 minutes ago, BMack37 said:

Yeah, a shop vac is overkill for this application...but I'm doing the same thing with my ROS, which is even more overkill...I'm not going to use my indoor Bissel for a ROS.

I have a muffler on the out port and not only does it help with the noise, it tames it a little for use with sanders, but honestly with the dust spray of the bench sander, I'd want something on the more powerful side as opposed to the other

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