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Offline Kevin Stricker

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The dreaded dust dump
« on: March 02, 2010, 10:28 PM »
So I sand several square feet of a hardwood floor patch with absolutely no dust to be seen.  Take the time to break out the wand and vacuum up the room anyways.  Take off the hose and coil it  and carry the CT and hose to the car.  Go back in to double check everything and there I see the dreaded dust sprinkle from out of the hose.

It seems like no matter how hard I try the hose always has dust in it that inevitably ends up on my clients floor. 

 I know I need a hose garage so I can leave the hose attached, but besides that is there a way to clear this dust out?  I have never had this problem with any other vac and am assuming it has to do with the anti static properties of the hose or something.

Solutions?

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Offline justinmcf

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  • Queensland Builder
Re: The dreaded dust dump
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2010, 10:40 PM »
my solution is to have a dustpan and brush in my trailer at all times.

its a lot easier to bring in a dustpan than bring in a vac i have already packed up.

regards, justin.

Offline WarnerConstCo.

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    • Warner Mill Works
Re: The dreaded dust dump
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2010, 11:07 PM »
Let the vac run for a minute while you shake the hose and
pick up the rest of your things.

Offline Corwin

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Re: The dreaded dust dump
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2010, 12:17 AM »
Plug (cap) the hose ends before taking it out of the house.


I don't see what the Anti-Static properties of these hoses has to do with this.  I could see the opposite to be an issue, as the non-AS hoses can have dust clinging to the insides of the hose...
« Last Edit: March 03, 2010, 12:20 AM by Corwin »

Offline Brice Burrell

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Re: The dreaded dust dump
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2010, 09:32 AM »
Yeah, this can be a hassle. I got the hose garage right away when it came out, well worth the money in my book. I remember taking a nasty tumble down a set of brand new spiral stairs because the hose of the shopvac I was carrying came free and right under my foot. We had just finished building this set of wooden spiral stairs, they were beautiful. I wasn't hurt, just a few bruises, but the stairs took some damage as the vac bounded its way down. The guy I was working for at the time was a great carpenter so he was able to fix the damage so the story had a happy ending.

My point, Festool vacs are well designed and the addition of the hose garage to the line up greatly improved functionality of the vac. You don't have to pull off the hose and worry about the dust when carrying it separately. The cord will also fit in the garage so you don't have to struggle to make it fit on the cord wrap on the back of the vac. And there is the added safety of keeping everything secure so you greatly reduce or eliminate your chances of tripping over a loose cord or hose while carrying the vac. This is one accessory that helps the Festool vacs be faster, easier and smarter (sorry, I couldn't resist ;D).   
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Offline ccmviking

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    • Blue River Cabinetry Kitchen and Bath
Re: The dreaded dust dump
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2010, 09:38 AM »
I find on mine that the dust only comes out on the end that is stuck into the vac.  It must create some sort of ledge when inside the fitting that likes to hold the dust.  My solution is to unhook the hose end from the Vac with the Vac still running.  I have had good success using this method, as by keeping the hose hooked up the way I store it in the trailer I was damaging the hose.

Chris...


So I sand several square feet of a hardwood floor patch with absolutely no dust to be seen.  Take the time to break out the wand and vacuum up the room anyways.  Take off the hose and coil it  and carry the CT and hose to the car.  Go back in to double check everything and there I see the dreaded dust sprinkle from out of the hose.

It seems like no matter how hard I try the hose always has dust in it that inevitably ends up on my clients floor. 

 I know I need a hose garage so I can leave the hose attached, but besides that is there a way to clear this dust out?  I have never had this problem with any other vac and am assuming it has to do with the anti static properties of the hose or something.

Solutions?

Offline RL

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Re: The dreaded dust dump
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2010, 09:39 AM »
Brice,

I couldn't agree with you more. I always hesitate about buying Festool accessories since they often seem to be so pricey compared to the original tool, but I have really appreciated the hose garage. It makes the vac so much more portable and tidy. I also keep plug it cords in the garage. I suppose the high accessory pricing is a way of keeping the main tool cost down as much as possible, similar to the TS55 saw and the guide rails.

Richard.

Offline Kevin Stricker

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Re: The dreaded dust dump
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2010, 07:42 PM »
Thanks for the tips guys.  It's too bad the hose ends don't slip into each other to make a loop.  I will try shaking the hose as I have tried the other methods, and put the dustpan back in the kit.  A hose garage is on the long list of accessories that I don't have money for currently.


Offline Corwin

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Re: The dreaded dust dump
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2010, 08:19 PM »
Kevin, you may want to add a Blanking Plug to your wish list to cap off the CT.  Combining another blanking plug with a Connector Sleeve enables you to cap off one end of the hose -- for the tool end, you can make a simple tapered plug from scrap or dowel material.  You will likely find these parts useful even after you purchase the hose garage.