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OnhillWW

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#1 posted 03-02-2021 03:13 PM

I hear you. Its the wild wild west out there. The lack of uniform standards for vac hoses and tool connections is maddening and expensive. The way a company describes an adapter is unclear – is it ID or OD and why not state both? The way I have dealt with it is to accumulate a box full of assorted adapters. Here are a few that I quickly found in a search just to show a few types that are handy to have around:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001OW6E0I/?coliid=I155A13MXYCUG1&colid=D18C1O746EUG&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

https://www.amazon.com/Fein-Hose-Connection-31322771009/dp/B002S9FPA6/ref=pd_sim_1?pd_rd_w=Qwyy0&pf_rd_p=5dadc1ab-1aea-4988-b62f-4dbe559e6cca&pf_rd_r=CM00S45W0MK7WA674TZ9&pd_rd_r=058fa67d-6364-4b3a-8ee7-de8a8309ed81&pd_rd_wg=s5Rgt&pd_rd_i=B002S9FPA6&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/Universal-Attachment-Designed-Attachments-Adapters/dp/B07XQKFLP7/ref=pb_allspark_session_sims_desktop_7?pd_rd_w=hnkkG&pf_rd_p=bfefd6e2-acb1-463d-94d0-38a6e00f41d3&pf_rd_r=7NCWHHZ7W1JSKVX9H7AF&pd_rd_r=57c6ae95-6d12-44bc-93d7-af36732dcc06&pd_rd_wg=gIHVd&pd_rd_i=B07XQKFLP7&psc=1

Sometimes a wrap or two of electrical tape on an OD surface will make a sloppy fit work . Where I live once a year we have a week when home owners can put out anything and the town will pick it up. I usually make a reconnaissance run with a hacksaw and I cut the ends off discarded vacuum hoses that look like they may be useful. Also, PVC fittings will sometimes solve a connection issue, more often than not it takes more than one adapter used together to make a connection work.

-- Cheap is expensive! - my Dad


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