Thanks to all re my trunk replacement questions. I can find everything I
need locally or on-line.
Is the gauge of the galvanized steel important? The ductwork is up in the
ceiling and will be wrapped with sheetrock. I saw 26 gauge online for about
$50.00 for a 4 foot 22"x8" section. Is heavier gauge quieter? Is 26gauge
Also, other than a special tool to cut the takeoffs (which I can rent), is
there anything else I am going to need other than sealant and snips??
$50.00 sounds high for a short straight duct section. Try several air
conditioning shops and sheet metal places. You may be able to do better and
get longer sections. I think 26 gauge is normal for residential. If you
want quiet you can get duct liner or duct wrap.
In addition to tin snips and aviation snips you will probably also need a
duct crimper. I have also found BX cutting pliers useful for cutting sheet
On Sat, 03 Oct 2009 18:23:51 -0400, John Grabowski wrote:
Don't forget duct screws, and maybe some duct sealant, and probably
straps to secure everything in place.
When I re-did some of the stuff we had in the basement, I found that a
metal-cutting blade in a jigsaw did a really neat job - but I agree,
*good* aviation snips are handy to have (mine are stuck in storage
overseas and paying for a second set didn't agree with me :-)
On Sat, 03 Oct 2009 21:15:41 -0600, Tony Hwang wrote:
Hopefully that was obvious, but yes :-) (I actually cut some long runs
with a cutting disc in the angle grinder as it's a lot quicker - and same
deal, make sure you wear some form of eye protection)
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