If it's the end of a run, my boss and I used to put S-cleat around the edges
of the duct. Punch the cleat about every six inches or so. Cut a sheet of
panning two inches bigger than the duct hole, and use a folding bar to fold
the panning to fit the cleat. Push the panning in, and hit it with a couple
If it's on the side of a run, much the same deal, but no cleat and no
Got an electric drill? How about get a 1/4 nutsetter tip, and a small box of
half or 3/4 inch zipscrews, and screw that plate back on?
Christopher A. Young
Jesus: The Reason for the Season
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