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I'm looking to install a Dust Collecting system in my shop
I Have a Ridgid Vaccum (with 2.5 In hose) and a Cyclone connected to a Bucket
MY QUESTION......
Can I use Central Vacuum pipe (2.0 out. dia) to run it around the shop and have many 'drop' for the different tools......Will it be OK, or too small
I have a lot of extr pipe, and looking to use it
Another option......Can I use the FLEXIBLE 2.5 hose to run around.,....or, will it collapse?
Last option.....is ABS 2 in would be ok??
Thanks!
 

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I would use a tubing as close to the vaccum hose as possible to maintain pressure.
2" should work, IMO....
 

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Welcome. When you put this together, it is very hard to get exact fitting pieces (ask how I know this). So I suggest using aluminum type duct tape to seal all the joints. The stuff sticks really well. You want to miminize the length of your runs. The dust deputy cyclone really helps a lot. Just empty the bucket frequently. I find that after it get a little over half full, it starts getting stirred up and your filter clogs.
 

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Hi There

I'm looking to install a Dust Collecting system in my shop
I Have a Ridgid Vaccum (with 2.5 In hose) and a Cyclone connected to a Bucket
MY QUESTION......
Can I use Central Vacuum pipe (2.0 out. dia) to run it around the shop and have many 'drop' for the different tools......Will it be OK, or too small
I have a lot of extr pipe, and looking to use it
Another option......Can I use the FLEXIBLE 2.5 hose to run around.,....or, will it collapse?
Last option.....is ABS 2 in would be ok??
Thanks!
When using Vacuum, 2.5" hose is good enough.
But most wood working Dust collection systems would use high volume air flow FAN rather than vacuum to move dust and wood chips.
So for longer term, it would be better to use at least 4" diameter pipes for central dust collection.

Until then, it is easier to just use 2.5" hose from ShopVac,
e.g.
 
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