I need to remove / reinstall a section of supply ductwork in my home.
The existing 5' run (20"x8") is already intact and has existing supply takeoffs already.
I need to remove this section to do some work atop of it and then reinstall or better yet replace it when I'm done working over the top.
Yes, I do need to remove it because there is ABSOLUTELY NO ROOM to access the area above unless I drop this section of ductwork, the takeoffs previously installed (about 3-4 of them) are all 6" takeoffs with existing supply runs.
I'd like to just replace the section of ductwork and then replace the 90 degree takeoffs installed, but it is in the middle of a supply run. I won't be able to bend the tabs back down... Do they have a snap in takeoff?
This area is so tight, there is zero room on either side of this run because of return main, beams and structure. aLso no room to get to the supply runs themselves (to slide my hand thru the takeoffs and bend tabs over...
Remodeling at it's finest : (((
If somebody has had this situation I would certainly appreciate any insight or tips.