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Offline guitarchitect

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PVC into a CT - Custom Boom Arm
« on: August 14, 2019, 12:49 PM »
So I'm about to start my custom boom arm design and i want to run a fixed line from the ceiling down to the vacuum. Cheap + cheerful way to do it will be either PVC or a central vac pipe set.

Assuming I get one or the other - has anyone done this and what did you do at the vacuum to get the PVC into the hose inlet? Anything special required? I will probably run 1.5" pipe (I only ever use a 36mm hose) unless there's a good reason to go for 2". The CT26 will rarely come out from under the bench so i'm fine with plugging it into the pipe.

Bonus question - I'll have a fixed wall line but the portion running out to my workbench will be hinged, . I figured I will need to use a short length of hose to make a rotating 90d turn, but is there a way to do it just with PVC?

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Offline ADKMedic

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Re: PVC into a CT - Custom Boom Arm
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2019, 11:35 AM »
I understand wanting to go with a lesser expensive alternative, but you will lose all anti-static benefits - especially if you use PVC.  In the long run, this will make for cleanup headaches and a potential fire/safety hazard.

I would just go with a 50 mm hose.  Do a search on here - I seem to remember someone coming up with a cheaper hose that was still antistatic.

Andy

Offline guitarchitect

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Re: PVC into a CT - Custom Boom Arm
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2019, 11:49 AM »
I'll be testing out a ground kit just to be sure... i'd like to run it to a couple places including through a separator and if i went the AS hose route (and the festool-friendy DD) I'd be putting $1,000CAD into it. not gonna happen. So far I've spent about $50 on PVC! It's central vacuum tubing so it's very thin-walled, which hopefully leads to better /more effecting grounding