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I have a central dust/chip collector plumbed (4 inch main) to most of my power equipment, but I use a shop vac and broom for cleaning the equipment and floor. I would like to rig up a smaller hose, 1-1/2 or -/4inch, to the system todo the housekeeping chores. Looks like such hoses are fairly expensive in woodworker catalogs and stores. Does anybody know if pool hoses, which are much cheaper, will work?

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Not sure about pool hoses. I picked up a sump pump discharge hose at Home Depot, $10/25ft to use as "pigtails" for my various sanders. That stuff works fine in shorter lengths but over about 4 ft with the shop vac running it sets up such a screech. :eek:I think the airflow through the hose sets up a vibration by rushing over the corrugations in the hose that is causing it. :smile:
 

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I got the hose--30 footer. Works, but the losses in 30 feet are pretty big. Cut the hose into two pieces-10 and 20 feet. Will attach them at two different location that together cover the shop. The 10 is good, the 20 is ok.

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