4" dust collection system entirely piped with hose?
I'm finally down to the dust collection portion of my shop restoration and I was wondering whether anyone has piped their entire system with the standard flexible 4" hose versus PVC or metal pipe, and if so, if you have had any issues?
I ask because my shop has a lot of twists and turns in it, (overall it's 25' X 12'-basically a single car garage with the unfortunate addition of a washer and dryer against a very viable wall) and I have an excess of leftover 4" dust collection hose from my last shop. On top of that, trying to get correct fittings to connect hose to PVC is a nightmare. I have a 2HP, two stage dust collector with plenty of suction.
Basically I'm just wondering if there are any intrinsic problems using hose for the entire line versus PVC. Any input would be greatly appreciated.