LumberJocks

Problem connecting 4in hose to 4in dust port

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by RedWoodworker posted 04-30-2018 02:24 PM 424 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View RedWoodworker's profile

RedWoodworker

34 posts in 609 days


04-30-2018 02:24 PM

I recently bought a Jet DC-650 dust collector, which has a 4 inch port. I went to Woodcraft and bought a 4inch diameter hose and clamps. The problem is, the hose will not fit around the port. It is exactly the same size and I can’t seem to get it over the port (especially since the Jet DC-650 adapter has screws sticking out on the size of the port).

I’m sure there is a simple solution I’m just not thinking of, but I would appreciate any advice. Thanks!


8 replies so far

View Andre's profile

Andre

2676 posts in 2228 days


#1 posted 04-30-2018 02:42 PM

4 inch inside diameter “ID” or 4 inch outside diameter “OD”? Welcome to the pipe, tubing, hose diameter fitting game!
Plus all fittings really not manufactured to exact standards usually! Best to find one system, supplier and stick with it.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

View jmartel's profile

jmartel

8496 posts in 2572 days


#2 posted 04-30-2018 02:45 PM

View Fred Hargis's profile

Fred Hargis

5595 posts in 2916 days


#3 posted 04-30-2018 02:45 PM

Don’t expect anything in DC to fit anything else. However. of your 4” hose doesn’t have a wire core around it you might e able to warm it up with a heat gun and stretch it over the port.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

View Loren's profile

Loren

10477 posts in 4070 days


#4 posted 04-30-2018 03:40 PM

Sometimes you can stick a piece of 4” pvc
drainage pipe inside the outlet and work
the hose over the other end.

View RedWoodworker's profile

RedWoodworker

34 posts in 609 days


#5 posted 04-30-2018 03:48 PM



4 inch inside diameter “ID” or 4 inch outside diameter “OD”? Welcome to the pipe, tubing, hose diameter fitting game!
Plus all fittings really not manufactured to exact standards usually! Best to find one system, supplier and stick with it.

- Andre

Sigh. Nothing can ever be easy :)

I think I will try the Woodcraft fitter posted by jmartel. Thanks everyone!

View jonah's profile

jonah

2075 posts in 3721 days


#6 posted 04-30-2018 04:30 PM

It’s a given that anything you buy for the purposes of dust collection will not fit with anything else.

I can’t figure out why dust collection fittings, pipe, and tubing are all weird in between sizes. Plumbing doesn’t work this way. There’s a fitting size and a pipe/street size in plumbing. Why can’t dust collection work like that?

View WhyMe's profile

WhyMe

1160 posts in 1983 days


#7 posted 04-30-2018 05:37 PM

If you are talking about the clear type hose, my experience is the hose needs to be heated to expand or be flexible enough to stretch over the port. I have a couple of those quick connect hose connectors linked above and don’t like them, they just don’t stay on tight to the port on my equipment. The tapered end just doesn’t fit real tight to the port.

View RedWoodworker's profile

RedWoodworker

34 posts in 609 days


#8 posted 04-30-2018 05:40 PM


If you are talking about the clear type hose, my experience is the hose needs to be heated to expand or be flexible enough to stretch over the port. I have a couple of those quick connect hose connectors linked above and don t like them, they just don t stay on tight to the port on my equipment. The tapered end just doesn t fit real tight to the port.

- WhyMe

I bought the following hose at Woodcraft:

https://www.woodcraft.com/products/4-diameter-clear-dust-collection-hose

It has metal rings, but I will try to heat it up with a hair dryer and see if it works. Thanks for the tip.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com