Ever wanted a shorter wand for the Dyson v7/8/10? Or maybe longer wand? With these adapters, you can use 1 inch Schedule40 PVC pipes to create any length wand you want. Of course this wand would not be electrical so you wouldn't be able to power motorheads. But all other accessories should work fine.
There are 2 adapters: 1) A male adapter that connects the PVC pipe to the Dyson vacuum, 2) A female adapter that connects the PVC pipe to the Dyson accessory.
The female adapter is a pretty simple design so there is just one file for that one.
The male adapter is a more complex print due to the tab being a bit fragile. The files are as follows:
- 1in_Sch40_Adapter_Male_w_Tab.stl - This is the full model with integrated tab. You can try to print this one but I haven't had much luck. The tab broke near the end when I printed it.
- 1in_Sch40_Adapter_Male_no_Tab.stl - This is the adapter without the tab. This is the one I would recommend you print
- 1in_Sch40_Adapter_Male_Tab.stl - This is the full tab. I would recommend you print it on its side. Ensure the layer lines run the full length from back to front. Do not print this vertically.
- 1in_Sch40_Adapter_Male_Half_Tab.stl - This is the tab I would recommend you print. Print two of these tabs. The 2nd tab should be a mirrored so that the two will form the full tab.
- Purchase and cut 1" Schedule 40 PVC pipe to your desired length.
- Print one 1in_Sch40_Adapter_Female.stl - test fit to pipe. scale in X & Y but NOT Z to fit if needed.
- Print one 1in_Sch40_Adapter_Male_no_Tab.stl
- Print one 1in_Sch40_Adapter_Male_Half_Tab.stl
- Print a mirrored version of 1in_Sch40_Adapter_Male_Half_Tab.stl
- Glue #4 and #5 together.
- Glue #6 and #3 together so that it looks just like 1in_Sch40_Adapter_Male_w_Tab.stl
- Wait for all the glue to cure.
- Put #2 and #7 on either end of the PVC pipe.
Make sure supports are enabled everywhere and not just touching the build plate.
Make sure you test fit the PVC pipe to the adapters. You might need to slightly enlarge/shrink the model in X&Y but NOT Z to make a great fit. Depends on your printer. After you test fit the parts, saw the ends of the pipe so that you get perfectly flat ends. Then glue the pipe into the adapters for strength. If its tight enough, you might be able to get away with skipping the glue.