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This is the kind of thing that simply drives me nuts. I have the DIY cyclone coming and so obviously I'm gathering up parts for the plumbing. As far as I can tell, the inlet and outlet size is 2". Most shop vacs use sizes like 2 1/4, 2 1/2, 1 1/4, 1 1/2. for their hoses. I'm not trying to reinvent the wheel here but I do have a question for some of you who have set one of these together. Is there any advantage to plumbing the vac to the DD with 2 1/2" hose or can I just use the 1 1/2 shop vac (Lowes) hose and get some adapter to fit the hose to the DD port? I plan on 2 1/2 hose from the router table to the DD. Thanks in advance for any info or tips. Dave
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Dave, I emailed Oneida-Air about this so they can provide their recommendations for you. I will post their reply as soon as I get it. It never hurts to go straight to the source for the right information.

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Dave, I emailed Oneida about this so they can provide their recommendations for you. I will post their reply as soon as I get it. It never hurts to go straight to the source for the right information.
Hi Mike, Their PDF is where I got the 2" measurements from. It seemed to me that many members here that have this unit have already come up with connection solutions and I'm betting some are fairly elegant. I just wanted to get useful information from real end users.
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This is the kind of thing that simply drives me nuts. I have the DIY cyclone coming and so obviously I'm gathering up parts for the plumbing. As far as I can tell, the inlet and outlet size is 2". Most shop vacs use sizes like 2 1/4, 2 1/2, 1 1/4, 1 1/2. for their hoses. I'm not trying to reinvent the wheel here but I do have a question for some of you who have set one of these together. Is there any advantage to plumbing the vac to the DD with 2 1/2" hose or can I just use the 1 1/2 shop vac (Lowes) hose and get some adapter to fit the hose to the DD port? I plan on 2 1/2 hose from the router table to the DD. Thanks in advance for any info or tips. Dave
Any DC system(or other kind of system for that matter) is only as good as the weakest link. If you use a 1 1/2" hose from the shopvac to the DD, little if anything will be gained by running 2 1/2" from the DD to the tool! If the shop vac only has 1.5" capability, running a larger hose will on slow down the air speed. If it can use a larger hose, I would do that!

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A larger hose from the Vac to the DD, then the same size or smaller to the tool. You need the larger flow capacity between the Vac and the DD to pull down the pressure in the DD to drive the flow from the tool. Even if a smaller hose is required to the tool, a larger size Vac-to-DD will reduce the length of the smaller hose run overall and maximize the performance.

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I would agree with Patrick.These work very well I use my all the time even cleaning deck.
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My Lowe's model shop vac is hooked to the dust deputy. Works great.
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Well, I've been plugging away at this project, made some good progress, and have been having some real fun with the wood working part. After I already had set my height on the cart I saw a 6 gallon container, cone shaped, and even had a flat spot on the lid which would have been a little improvement over the 5 gallon bucket. At any rate it is what it is. I've got a short 2 1/2" hose coming Monday or Tuesday that will connect the Shop Vac (Lowes) to the Dust Deputy but I'm still trying to find a suitable hose to connect the DD to my router table and use for floor cleaning, etc. Here's what I got so far.
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Congrats. Looks good.
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