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Offline RJNeal

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Vac sys hose fittings
« on: July 28, 2020, 01:45 PM »
Greetings, I need to extend the hoses on my vac sys, by 14” or so. What members done? I as thinking of adding to the existing hoses. What size couplers would I need.
Thanks for any help.
Rick
« Last Edit: July 28, 2020, 06:10 PM by RJNeal »
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Offline neilc

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Re: Vac says hose fittings
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2020, 03:30 PM »
The new FT hoses come with couplers that allow the small end from the VacSys to fit into the larger end of the new hose - makes extending hoses very easy.  IF you have the older version of the VacSys, you can just replace that hose with the new more flexible one and use your current one as an extension.  The new hose fits in the VacSys or any of the vacs far easier than the older hoses!

neil

Offline DynaGlide

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Re: Vac says hose fittings
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2020, 05:53 PM »
The new FT hoses come with couplers that allow the small end from the VacSys to fit into the larger end of the new hose - makes extending hoses very easy.  IF you have the older version of the VacSys, you can just replace that hose with the new more flexible one and use your current one as an extension.  The new hose fits in the VacSys or any of the vacs far easier than the older hoses!

neil

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Offline neilc

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Re: Vac sys hose fittings
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2020, 07:29 PM »
It was a senior moment!  I was thinking Sys-Vac which really is CT Sys.


Never mind!

Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: Vac sys hose fittings
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2020, 07:11 PM »
@RJNeal I believe it was @Cheese who turned me on to the right euro coupler but I had a time locating them. I eventaully got mine from MMC:

https://www.mcmaster.com/53445K96/
https://www.mcmaster.com/53445K95/



Also bought some hose from Joe Woodworker:

https://www.veneersupplies.com/products/Vacuum-Tube---Heavy-Duty-Braided-38-ID.html

Hope this is what you are looking for.

RMW
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Offline Jason Hagen

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Re: Vac sys hose fittings
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2020, 02:03 AM »
The new FT hoses come with couplers that allow the small end from the VacSys to fit into the larger end of the new hose - makes extending hoses very easy.  IF you have the older version of the VacSys, you can just replace that hose with the new more flexible one and use your current one as an extension.  The new hose fits in the VacSys or any of the vacs far easier than the older hoses!

neil
What does the new hose look like versus the old hose? Any photos?

Offline RJNeal

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Re: Vac sys hose fittings
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2020, 07:16 AM »
@RJNeal I believe it was @Cheese who turned me on to the right euro coupler but I had a time locating them. I eventaully got mine from MMC:

https://www.mcmaster.com/53445K96/
https://www.mcmaster.com/53445K95/

Thank you Richard, I’m looking for regular couplers. I was thinking I need metric fittings. It looks like a 3/8” fitting might work , I’m going to give it a go.

Thanks everyone for the help.
Rick.
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Also bought some hose from Joe Woodworker:

https://www.veneersupplies.com/products/Vacuum-Tube---Heavy-Duty-Braided-38-ID.html

Hope this is what you are looking for.

RMW
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Offline Cheese

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Re: Vac sys hose fittings
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2020, 11:17 AM »
I ordered some extra female couplings from Festo because I was going to make a vacuum chuck for the lathe. Once I received the couplings I realized I hadn't ordered extra male fittings, however I found some at Home Depot.  This is what the HD male fitting looks like compared to the Festo fitting.

Where I'm going with this is if you can find the black male fittings at HD, then they'll probably also have the female couplings.  [smile]




Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: Vac sys hose fittings
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2020, 09:10 PM »
Dang @Cheese you mean those high flow fittings are the same as the VacSys fittings?



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Offline Cheese

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Re: Vac sys hose fittings
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2020, 10:41 PM »
Dang @Cheese you mean those high flow fittings are the same as the VacSys fittings?

Me thinks you've solved the riddle @Richard/RMW ...it's been a couple of years since we've gone through this stuff and today I was trying to figure what the significance of the HF on the black fitting was.  High Flow... [doh] [doh]

When I ordered the extra Festo couplings they were expensive...something like $40-$50 each. But now that you've solved the riddle, there's probably a cheap alternative. I'd imagine the Husky HF couplings are less than $10 each.

I should mention that the reason I opted for the original Festo couplings, is that they were engineered specifically for vacuum applications.  Depending upon the circumstances that can be a deal breaker however, having lived with the VAC SYS for the last 4-5 years, a coupling targeted for vacuum applications really isn't necessary.

Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: Vac sys hose fittings
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2020, 05:03 AM »
Dang @Cheese you mean those high flow fittings are the same as the VacSys fittings?

Me thinks you've solved the riddle @Richard/RMW ...it's been a couple of years since we've gone through this stuff and today I was trying to figure what the significance of the HF on the black fitting was.  High Flow... [doh] [doh]

When I ordered the extra Festo couplings they were expensive...something like $40-$50 each. But now that you've solved the riddle, there's probably a cheap alternative. I'd imagine the Husky HF couplings are less than $10 each.

I should mention that the reason I opted for the original Festo couplings, is that they were engineered specifically for vacuum applications.  Depending upon the circumstances that can be a deal breaker however, having lived with the VAC SYS for the last 4-5 years, a coupling targeted for vacuum applications really isn't necessary.

Heck I had those couplers in hand last week at HD before putting them back and buying the standard ones for an air tool. The Husky set pictured is $13 bucks...

Live/learn.

Thanks!

RMW
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