Silly Dust Collection Question
I just got some Lee Valley metal blast gates. How do I connect the to the port on my DC? Do I need a coupler? I little length of hose? I ca t seem to get my 4” hose over the port on the gate. Do I need to pull harder? What’s the best way to cut DC hose?


If the fit is just a bit tight, you might be more successful with heating it.  (I've used just-boiled water for this before)

The vinyl part of a flex hose cuts pretty easily with a standard utility knife, and then use wire cutters for the steel reinforcing wire.

It is somewhat perplexing that dust fittings really don't seem to be part of a coherent system.

Do I dare reopen the to ground or not to ground the dust collector war of the past.
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A dead enemy is a peaceful enemy. Blessed are the peacemakers.

If you haven't already, try the other side. Gates often have an in side and out side.

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