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Offline Matthew Schenker

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Fixing a Separated Dust Hose Connector
« on: December 27, 2007, 11:13 AM »
Hello,
A few times here on the forum, people have posted asking what to do when the rubber connector comes loose from a dust hose.  It doesn't happen very often, but on occasion I have experienced this.

Just so we know what we're talking about, the photo below illustrates the problem:


The first time this happened to me, I did what everyone does: I tried threading the hose back into the connector.  I looked inside the connector and could see that it is threaded and obviously meant to accept the dust hose.  But try as I might, I could not get the hose threaded back into the connector.  Then I learned how to fix it, and it became a simple thing.

Well, it happened to me the other night.  I picked up my TS55 to make a cut and...hey, no hose!  I began reconnecting the hose, then decided this was an opportunity to add one more piece to my grand goal of documenting everything that has to do with Festool accessories.

Hopefully, this little "how-to" will help those of you experiencing this problem.

Step 1.  Looking at the connector, you'll notice that there are two little tabs on either side:


Get a small screwdriver and use it to press each tab to loosen the ring located inside the hose.  Do this as gently as possible:



Step 2.  Remove the tabbed ring from the connector:



Step 3.  With the tabbed ring removed, you'll now see another ring deeper inside the hose.  Lift that ring out of the hose:


Notice that the inner ring is threaded on the inside:



Step 4.  Place the tabbed ring onto the dust hose, with the tabs facing towards the front, as shown in this photo:



Step 5.  Thread the inner ring onto the dust hose, oriented as shown in the photo below.  Turn it counter-clockwise (or anti-clockwise for some of you):


Make sure the inner ring is nice and tight on the hose.


Step 6.  Push the inner ring into the connector.  Now line up the tabs on the tabbed ring and push it into the connector until both tabs "click" into place:



Connect your dust hose back up to whatever Festool machine you were using, and you're all set to go!  The whole thing should take under two minutes.



Matthew
« Last Edit: December 27, 2007, 11:15 AM by Matthew Schenker »
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Offline Lancashire Fusilier

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Re: Fixing a Separated Dust Hose Connector
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2007, 11:35 PM »
Thanks for that Matthew. Now I just need all the gear you showed so I can have that problem too!
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Offline Tinker

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Re: Fixing a Separated Dust Hose Connector
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2007, 03:38 AM »
Thanks Matthew, for the demo.

On the same day as your pictorial was entered herein, I had the same thing happen to my D27 hose.  I had not noticed this thread until just now, but had intended to write something about it this morning when i first noticed this discussion.

As you, and the original poster, I had tried to thread the connector back on by turning it clockwise, as it seems the obvious solution.  NO luck. 

I then turned the fitting counter clockwise while pushing gently together.  It went together perfectly and I was back in business in ten seconds flat.  Maybe less.

I don't know if my solution was just the luck of ignorance  ???  but I went right back to work with no problem.

Tinker
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Offline Matthew Schenker

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Re: Fixing a Separated Dust Hose Connector
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2007, 10:13 AM »
Tinker,
I've never had any luck just trying to thread the hose back into the connector.  I could be wrong here, but my guess is that if you do get it back in, it won't be very tight.  By taking the cap off as described in my tutorial, you can make sure the hose is threaded securely onto the connector.

I'd be curious to know if others are able to reconnect a disconnected hose without taking the connector apart.

Matthew
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Offline Tom Wales

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Re: Fixing a Separated Dust Hose Connector
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2007, 06:57 PM »
Matthew,
Mine has come off at least twice. I initially tried "just screw it back in" method. That was a waste of time. In fact I "lost" my end when moving my saw. I found it the next spring when the snow all melted. Now that I know how to properly put it back together it has only came out once more. The fact that I can easily put it back now doesn't bother me at all as it so nice having a swivelling hose.
Happy New Year,
Tom in  AK

Offline Jim Marsh

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Re: Fixing a Separated Dust Hose Connector
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2008, 11:55 AM »
Thank you, thank you and thank you.  This drove me a little nuts for a while and I never noticed the tabs. I have been away from the board for a while and realize I need to check in at least once a week just to keep up.

Thanks again Matthew.

Offline John Stegall

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Re: Fixing a Separated Dust Hose Connector
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2008, 05:52 PM »
I noticed the tabs this a.m. but was in too much of hurry to see what they were for. Mine is back together but I knew then that it was not tight enough to hold and no amount of twisting was going to improve it. Now, thanks to you, I know how to fix it.

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Re: Fixing a Separated Dust Hose Connector
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2008, 10:17 PM »
I find the simplest way is to stick your  finger inside the connector  (rubber side) and hold the left hand threaded fitting and simply thread the hose back on. a couple quick turns ccw and 3 seconds,your back in buisness.  works on all sizes of hose as well as the d 50 big end on the vac side.
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Offline Frank-Jan

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Re: Fixing a Separated Dust Hose Connector
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2008, 02:53 PM »
If the hose connector comes off on a regular basis, you should check the ring Matthew is holding in the "step 3" pictures. In my case there were scratches on this ring, after I sanded the scratches away and sprayed some dry silicone lubricant on it, the connector hasn't come loose since. This was almost a year ago, the scratches were probably caused by grinding dust, I used the CT with a wall-chaser before getting a dedicated vac with electromagnetic filtercleaning for this purpose.

(BTW, even if there aren't any scratches, I think lubricating the thing would help)

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Re: Fixing a Separated Dust Hose Connector
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2008, 03:39 PM »
Matthew, I just saw this post also. I have twice rethreaded my hose back on counter-clockwise and it held for quite awhile. However, I am very glad to learn the correct way. ;D Fred
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Offline brandon.nickel

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Re: Fixing a Separated Dust Hose Connector
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2008, 10:58 PM »
What's a "wall-chaser"?
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Offline Frank-Jan

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Re: Fixing a Separated Dust Hose Connector
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2008, 04:12 AM »
A wall-chaser is an angle grinder, with two parallel mounted diamant cutting discs, used to cut grooves in brick walls, for the installation of pipes to put electric wiring in before the wall is plastered. Hmm, googled a bit: here are a few

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Re: Fixing a Separated Dust Hose Connector
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2008, 03:59 PM »
Frank-Jan, thank you as along with Brandon I too had no idea what a wall chaser was. I am guessing that my three younger puppies who are constantly running into the walls do not count. ::) ;D :D Fred
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Offline Frank-Jan

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Re: Fixing a Separated Dust Hose Connector
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2008, 04:43 PM »
You're welcome, first time I read it, I thought it was a funny name for a tool aswell.

Offline RL

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Re: Fixing a Separated Dust Hose Connector
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2010, 09:48 PM »
FOG to the rescue again.

Thanks.

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Re: Fixing a Separated Dust Hose Connector
« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2011, 01:42 PM »
I know this is an old thread, but it just helped me out, so another thanks.

Jay

Offline DustyLeigh

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Re: Fixing a Separated Dust Hose Connector
« Reply #16 on: June 17, 2011, 04:53 PM »
Thanks for this tip. It just worked for me.

Offline Tedric Pancoast

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Re: Fixing a Separated Dust Hose Connector
« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2012, 10:15 PM »
So I just read this thread.  One of our hoses came disconnected about a year ago while I was out of the shop.  When I got back my employees had duct taped it together.  Not realizing that the hose wasn't actually broken it's been that way ever since. [unsure]

So I went down to the shop tonight, took off the duct tape, and fixed it.  Good as new.  Worked just like the description said it would.  I feel like an idiot for leaving the duct tape on it for all this time [blink]

Oh well, better late than never as they say!

Ted


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Re: Fixing a Separated Dust Hose Connector
« Reply #18 on: April 14, 2012, 10:18 PM »
So I just read this thread.  One of our hoses came disconnected about a year ago while I was out of the shop.  When I got back my employees had duct taped it together.  Not realizing that the hose wasn't actually broken it's been that way ever since. [unsure]

So I went down to the shop tonight, took off the duct tape, and fixed it.  Good as new.  Worked just like the description said it would.  I feel like an idiot for leaving the duct tape on it for all this time [blink]

Oh well, better late than never as they say!

Ted

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Offline Tedric Pancoast

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Re: Fixing a Separated Dust Hose Connector
« Reply #19 on: April 15, 2012, 11:07 AM »
Well,............................... I hate to admit this ................. but........................... silver.  Good old fashion ugly SILVER duct tape!!  I was VERY annoyed at my guys for doing this.  I probably didn't hide my disappointment very well either.  I try to be a laid back boss but I'm afraid when it comes to the treatment of our Festool stuff I get a little edgy if I don't think the tools are being treated well.  I wish I would have known how to fix the hose instead of getting grumpy with one of my employees.  They are all good guys.  As G.I. Joe says, "Now you know, and knowing is half the battle."  I guess I could add, "If you don't know, use ISLAND GREEN duct tape!" [big grin]

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Offline glennwarner

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Re: Fixing a Separated Dust Hose Connector
« Reply #20 on: August 28, 2014, 11:31 AM »
Well my hose came apart and I muscled it back together, only to have it fall off again.  I just knew that festool wouldn't have designed a hose to break, but couldn't for the life of me figure how to thread that baby back on.  Turning as a last resort to the fog (almost went to the duct tape) , I read about the tabs, which I still couldn't find initially.  So ingenious, exactly what I would expect from Festool.  The pictures in this thread make it perfectly clear.  [thanks]

Offline vj

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Re: Fixing a Separated Dust Hose Connector
« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2016, 06:54 PM »
Matthew.  BRILLIANT!  Worked exactly as you described.  Many thanks,  VJ

Offline Sawdust-and-Bandaids

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Re: Fixing a Separated Dust Hose Connector
« Reply #22 on: September 07, 2016, 03:57 PM »
Thank you. I used this information to fix my vacuum hose. Great pictures and step-by-step instructions.

Offline HarveyWildes

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Re: Fixing a Separated Dust Hose Connector
« Reply #23 on: August 11, 2018, 11:25 AM »
Great - a post that is still useful after 6+ years.  If you're still watching, thanks for the info.  Mine just popped off this morning.

Offline Papas Woodshop

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Re: Fixing a Separated Dust Hose Connector
« Reply #24 on: October 27, 2018, 06:37 PM »
Thanks so much
Excellent information
Best wishes
Mike

Offline batmanrobin

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Re: Fixing a Separated Dust Hose Connector
« Reply #25 on: October 27, 2018, 10:17 PM »
Mine just came off Wednesday and after several frustrating try’s I saw the tabs and got it back to work. I figured someone had already posted fix since I havnt been on site much