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Offline jwjones2000

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Will a Rotex RO 150 work with a Ridgid shop vac
« on: December 05, 2017, 11:07 PM »
I had decided on purchasing a Rotex RO 150 and a CT26 dust extractor...then I saw that the CT26 is getting a makeover.  I am wondering if the RO 150 will work with my existing Ridgid shop vac till the new CT26's are available in NA.

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Offline Alex

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Re: Will a Rotex RO 150 work with a Ridgid shop vac
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2017, 02:35 AM »
It will work with any vac, as long as you don't mind starting the vac manually. And you'll have to come up with something to make the hose fit on the dust port.

Offline Mikeoutrage

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Re: Will a Rotex RO 150 work with a Ridgid shop vac
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2017, 04:18 AM »
Also the suction could be to high. I had to loosen the drain cap and tape it on half way.

Offline Peter_C

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Re: Will a Rotex RO 150 work with a Ridgid shop vac
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2017, 10:48 AM »
I would highly recommend running Ridgid bags in it to help keep the filter clean. The filter will plug often from the fine dust.
It will work with any vac, as long as you don't mind starting the vac manually. And you'll have to come up with something to make the hose fit on the dust port.
https://www.amazon.com/Bosch-VAC005-5-Meter-Vacuum-Hose/dp/B0000AV78B
https://www.amazon.com/iVAC-10031-010-Automated-Vacuum-Switch/dp/B0035YGLZG/ref=pd_sim_469_29?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B0035YGLZG&pd_rd_r=Z61GGR2JEN3VT44NEJYS&pd_rd_w=6YE8o&pd_rd_wg=pBsFh&psc=1&refRID=Z61GGR2JEN3VT44NEJYS
Also the suction could be to high. I had to loosen the drain cap and tape it on half way.
Put this inline at the vac side, or use the one you already have, or make something.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-2-1-2-in-Black-Hose-Grip-VT2505/204220709
Another option is to not supply as much power to the vac.
https://www.harborfreight.com/router-speed-control-43060.html

Another accessory, although I would just recommend you buy a CT26/36 or a Bosch, Makita, Fien, etc, it will work with them all too. Many folks use one to save on bags.
https://www.amazon.com/Deputy-Standalone-Anti-Static-Cyclone-Separator/dp/B002JP315K/ref=pd_sim_469_28?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B002JP315K&pd_rd_r=Z61GGR2JEN3VT44NEJYS&pd_rd_w=6YE8o&pd_rd_wg=pBsFh&psc=1&refRID=Z61GGR2JEN3VT44NEJYS

Offline jwjones2000

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Re: Will a Rotex RO 150 work with a Ridgid shop vac
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2017, 10:58 AM »
Thanks for all the advice.


Offline Alex

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Re: Will a Rotex RO 150 work with a Ridgid shop vac
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2017, 02:22 AM »
Lots of expensive options above, may not be the best for a temporary solution.

Just look at your local DIY shop, many round objects there you can use to make an adapter between vac and tool.

Before I got my first CT I used my home vac for a couple of years, found a hose for a fish pond and a door stop to make it fit for €5.