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Thread: Removing Duct Tips Needed
04-07-2007, 02:32 PM #1Regular Guest
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Removing Duct Tips Needed
Hey guys, it's been a while, but I'm back with more questions as you folks have always been a huge help to a homeowner.
I am having some major structural work done to my house and in the process I am having the duct work replaced. Issue is that the new piering (I hardly have any) is going to have to go in places where there is current ductwork, PLUS the duct work that is in there is in horrible shape due to moisture and rust and dirt.
SOOO...I am taking the duct work out myself. But, I have rectangular duct in some areas and they are put together with S bends and cleats. Any tips for getting these sections apart easily?????
So far I'm just kicking the crap out of them and myself trying to figure out how to take them apart correctly.
04-07-2007, 02:37 PM #2
Hammer and vise grips?
I don't really know for sure(rookie).
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04-07-2007, 02:48 PM #3
When tearing old duct down, (and not saving) the best method I have is BFH! lol
Seriously though, hit the drives parallel to the duct (basically the side of the drive). Once you get that edge "lifted" up a bit it'll pop right off."If you call that hard work, a koalas life would look heroic."
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04-07-2007, 04:23 PM #4Professional Member
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bend 1 flap of the drive 180 Deg., bend the other 90 Deg.
Grab the one you bent 180 with channel locks and hit channel locks with hammer.
04-07-2007, 08:00 PM #5
if its just goin in the dumpster the BFH is the easiest method.