Best Practices for connecting hoses?
I am setting up my dust collection and want to do it right the first time.
I can get my 4 inch hose to connect to my tools and my DC, nice tight seal around the outside, clamped on, those connections are great.
Less great: the PVC pipe or fittings. I can't get it to go over the pvc (blue thin sewer grade)
So I put it inside a coupling with construction adhesive. It seems to work. I stuck a piece of pipe out the end, turned on the machine and felt around the "caulked" joint to see if I felt any air escaping. I didn't.
I hesitate only because the tube is on the inside of piping, and I have it in my head, not sure why, that a flex tube should always seal tightly over the ends of any pipes, not go inside.
I have three options in my mind....
1. Continue with this method, being really diligent with enough sealant and taping the outside.
2. use these more expensive joint fittings
3. try again to get the hose around the pvc by stretching the wires somehow.