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really_2
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Dust collector piping

Well, I have finally installed my 3hp Gorilla cyclone dust collector and ready to do piping.  I picked up some spiral piping off of craigslist and am have a bear of a time trying to get the pieces to connect.   They are all 6" and include straight, 90's, 30's 60's and Y's , but all seem to be EXACTLY the same diameter and thus IMPOSSIBLE to connect to each other.   What am I missing to get these to connect?  Would really like to get some of this fixed piping in place of all my flex hose, but just having a really hard time.  Appreciate any insight.

 

Thanks

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stick48668
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Re: Dust collector piping

I believe you may be missing a pair of these..

 

http://www.industrialladder.com/productDetails.do;jsessionid=A0429C5446BBF77110B1A61EC70DDC10?produc...



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really_2
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Re: Dust collector piping

The crimps would be nice, except I have spiral piping and that heavy metal and the spiral edge don't work.  I've tried the lighter gauge ductwork (like for a/c and heating), and it just collapses and won't hold up to a 3ph. Collector.   Any other ideas?

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mathisonr1
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Re: Dust collector piping

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really_2 wrote:

The crimps would be nice, except I have spiral piping and that heavy metal and the spiral edge don't work.  I've tried the lighter gauge ductwork (like for a/c and heating), and it just collapses and won't hold up to a 3ph. Collector.   Any other ideas?


I too use heavy gauge spiral piping and the crimpers work just fine (even on the seams). You will not have to crimp the entire circumference, three or four spots will usually be enough. Here too is a site that you may find usefull. I know that I did.

http://harderwoods.com/pipetemplate.php

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stick48668
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Re: Dust collector piping

the crimps will work just fine..

 

for fact...



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if only new layers hadn't been added....

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fredhargis
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Re: Dust collector piping

Doesn't that stuff connect by butting it together and then affixing some kind of band clamp around the seam? Don't know...just asking.

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stick48668
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Re: Dust collector piping


fredhargis wrote:

Doesn't that stuff connect by butting it together and then affixing some kind of band clamp around the seam? Don't know...just asking.



yup..

offered plan "B" that works also...



this would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
if only new layers hadn't been added....

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Bill in Mich
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Registered: ‎10-25-2009
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Re: Dust collector piping

your elbows and wyes should fit into your straight pipe,they make connectors when you have to join 2 pieces of straight pipe.About 3" long with a bead in the middle to prevent from going in to far.To join 2 els together you can crimp 1 end or cut a small section of pipe for a connector.

billinmich
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really_2
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Re: Dust collector piping

Well, I have purchased the crimpers and am still wrestling with getting the ends to connect.  Using a combination of spiral pipe and lighter thickness ductwork, some go together, but not an easy job.  Seems like there should be a much easier way to join pipe.   How come plumbers can make parts that go together easily and dust collector piping can't.   Go figure.

 

Guess I'll just keep working at it.  What a pain.

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stick48668
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Re: Dust collector piping

in essence...

you are trying to mix millimeters and SAE...



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if only new layers hadn't been added....

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