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Offline DominikK

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Easiest way to connect ts 55 and non festool 50 mm hose
« on: January 10, 2022, 04:44 PM »
Hi everyone,

I would like to connect my ts 55 febq / rebq to a 50 mm hose (https://www.norres.com/us/protape-pur-301-as-p60560/).

I've been sifting through product descriptions for hours, but I just can't find the right adapter or solution.
Can someone point me in the right direction?

I know there are some 3D printed solutions out there, but I would prefer to buy something suitable right away.

Thanks in advance and best regards
Dominik

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Offline Packard

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Re: Easiest way to connect ts 55 and non festool 50 mm hose
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2022, 04:54 PM »
Water bottles are made from PET plastic and will shrink when heated just like shrink electric tubing.

Get a small bottle with a minimum of 2" inches in diameter.  Cut off both ends.  Heat with a heat gun to seal.

Then wait for your special order fittings to arrive.


Offline DominikK

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Re: Easiest way to connect ts 55 and non festool 50 mm hose
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2022, 11:07 AM »
Ok, suddenly the 3d printing option looks not so bad  ;)
I didnt think about shrinking plastics so I will also give it a try.

And this device cant help in this sitation or could it?: https://www.festoolusa.com/accessory/452897---d-50d-36-as

Offline Packard

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Re: Easiest way to connect ts 55 and non festool 50 mm hose
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2022, 11:18 AM »
I would wrap the exposed areas of the hose with a wet rag when using the heat gun.  The PET plastic will melt before the hose, but I would still want to keep the hose from distorting. 

In the video below he used the bottle around a plastic shaft.  I would have wrapped the area just outside the bottle with the wet rags.  That would have allowed him to apply more heat and get a tighter fit.

He was clearly being cautious about melting the shaft that he was repairing.




Offline squall_line

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Re: Easiest way to connect ts 55 and non festool 50 mm hose
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2022, 11:27 AM »
Ok, suddenly the 3d printing option looks not so bad  ;)
I didnt think about shrinking plastics so I will also give it a try.

And this device cant help in this sitation or could it?: https://www.festoolusa.com/accessory/452897---d-50d-36-as

I think 36mm will go over the outside diameter of the TS55 end, but that is a long and stiff connector.  I think the entire thing will end up quite unwieldy, honestly, no matter what method you use to connect it; a 50mm hose is pretty big and unruly to control to begin with.  I may be wrong on that, though.

Offline petar73

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Re: Easiest way to connect ts 55 and non festool 50 mm hose
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2022, 12:53 PM »
I am using similar 38mm (inside diameter) hose between kapex and midi and it does work but it needs to be tense as it is too soft otherwise and I don’t think it is going to be very good with ts55.