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Offline Bakell

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Connecting festool hoses of different diameters
« on: January 08, 2018, 08:59 PM »
I own a Kapex with a larger diameter hose connected to a C26. I would like to connect this hose to the smaller diameter hose that connects to my Domino. I could then, with this longer hose combination, leave the vacuum in place when using other tools at the workbench. Thanks for suggestions or solutions

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Online Corwin

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Re: Connecting festool hoses of different diameters
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2018, 12:04 AM »
Welcome to the forum!

Sounds like you have a D36 Hose for your Kapex. To connect another hose to the end of that hose, you can use what Festool calls a Suction Adapter D50/D36, however, that fitting is a non-antistatic fitting, if that matters to you.

You may, or may not be satisfied with connecting your two hoses with this fitting. I have the shorter D36 hose for the Kapex, and this fitting will fit into the end okay such that you can connect another hose to it. However, this fitting does not fit as good into the end of an older D36 hose I also have -- seems like it will break if shoved in far enough to seal. Maybe Festool has changed that tool-end fitting (Festool calls these 'Hose Sleeves') a little. So, not sure how well it will fit with the hose you have.

Another way to connect the two hoses is to replace the tool-end fitting on your Kapex hose with a Antistatic Rotating Connector, and then connect the two hoses with a Antistatic Connector Sleeve. Not as convenient, but it will complete the antistatic connection.

FYI: Recently, Festool has been changing to some of their fittings to incorporate a twist lock feature. So, do expect some changes in what they offer going forward. You may have read other threads here where people have not liked these new fittings. We'll see...
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Offline cpw

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Re: Connecting festool hoses of different diameters
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2018, 08:28 AM »
Bob Marino has adapters. Basically two of the tool ends on a short D27 hose. They fit into the D36 hose end.

If you can get your hands on extra tool ends and are willing to sacrifice a little bit of house you can make it cheaper probably. Most of the tools I've bought recently have extra tool ends in the box, so I can not be the only one with more than I need.

Offline Sparktrician

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Re: Connecting festool hoses of different diameters
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2018, 08:35 AM »
Bob Marino has adapters. Basically two of the tool ends on a short D27 hose. They fit into the D36 hose end.

If you find that connection a tad loose, you can tighten it up using a 1-1/4" copper plumbing sleeve slipped over the 27mm hose end, and then into the 26mm hose end. 
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