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    Some tin from today.

    The original duct work was in the slab. It had rotted and filled with mud. Solution was to come through the wall.

    Followed the roof pitch out so far, then angled to level to drop down low enough to get under one of the steel beams.
















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    Looks good!!!

    Makes me feel proud to be one of a select few that appreciate nice looking metal. We need to bring this type of pride back into HVAC, days of the old master.

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    Do you bend your own metal ?

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    I rarely get to see good metal work down here but that is a very clean job sir. Hats off to you!

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    Looks soooo much better than spiral to my eyes. Good work!!!

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    that's awsome work, good job sir
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    Doing nice duct is like art work,to bad the art part of it is being lost by the younger metal guys.

    VERY NICE WORK!!!!

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    We have a small shop make metal for us.

    It turned out nice. Wish I had used 8-10 foot long pieces where I could have, but with 30x8 that is just too long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyed View Post
    We have a small shop make metal for us.

    It turned out nice. Wish I had used 8-10 foot long pieces where I could have, but with 30x8 that is just too long.
    Do they do the layout or do you and you go over it with them ?
    Instead of all those schools pumping out halfa** techs they should teach this craft before it's lost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VTP99 View Post
    Do they do the layout or do you and you go over it with them ?
    Instead of all those schools pumping out halfa** techs they should teach this craft before it's lost.
    The sheet metal trade is alive and well and will never be lost. Most commercial, industrial and institutional buildings have miles of sheet metal duct.

    It may be lost however in resi due to the common acceptance of cheaper materials that require minimal skills to install

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    Quote Originally Posted by VTP99 View Post
    Do they do the layout or do you and you go over it with them ?
    Instead of all those schools pumping out halfa** techs they should teach this craft before it's lost.
    I did the layout. Drew up scale drawings of everything. Took an hour after an hour of making chicken scratches measuring everything up. The metal shop figured the angles for the elbow going up to the 1/12 pitch roof. Which was 4 degrees.

    When I leveled out from following the ceiling, I just cut the ends of my duct to half the angle of the roof. Worked out nicely. Everything fit like a puzzle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyed View Post
    I did the layout. Drew up scale drawings of everything. Took an hour after an hour of making chicken scratches measuring everything up. The metal shop figured the angles for the elbow going up to the 1/12 pitch roof. Which was 4 degrees.

    When I leveled out from following the ceiling, I just cut the ends of my duct to half the angle of the roof. Worked out nicely. Everything fit like a puzzle.
    Nice work keep it up. It should give the new guys something to strive for. True craftsmanship is getting hard to find these days.

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    New guys?! Im only 26, work with my old man, and for another hvac company as well.

    I spend alot of time making my work look good. Probably doesn't matter to the customer half the time but it does to me.

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