Dust Collector Floor Sweep AdaptorThe floor sweep attached to my dust collection system is very handy, however it is narrower than a floor broom.
The metal floor sweep has an opening 10 inches wide by 2 inches high. The 2 inch height is much more than is normally required for a floor sweep.
My floor broom is 20 inches wide, so I made the adaptor opening 22 inches wide by 7/8 inch high.
The inside was hollowed out and smoothed with a grinder and sander to shape the airflow through the nozzle area. The objective here is to spread the airflow over a wider area without restricting the volume available from the original 10 x 2 opening.
For a new installation, an entire floor sweep made of wood would be an easy project.
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