Little brick bungalow in the midwest US, built in 1954, poured-concrete
foundation. Standard forced-air HVAC, galvanized duct-work.
New Heil furnace/AC in 03-2010. For years, in the winter, t-stat will
call for heat, and about 20 seconds after the blower kicks in, I hear
a CLUNK from the area of the kitchen vent, kinda like someone smacked the
duct with a board.
Back in the '80's I cut a hole in the duct, added a vent for a basement
bedroom near the kitchen duct. Doubt that is connected. Can hardly hear the
CLUNK in the basement.
I'm guessing the ductwork for the kitchen vent is somehow stressed-out,
pops as it warms up. It is inside a partition wall between the kit.
and a bedroom. Old-style plaster on steel lath.
What commonly makes galvanized ductwork over-stressed? How can one
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