dismantling ductwork - need advice


Old 08-31-06, 02:28 PM
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Question dismantling ductwork - need advice

We need to install new plumbing for a dishwasher. The basement area beneath the dishwasher is unfinished basement so we have easy access to the subfloor. However, there is ductwork in the way of where we need to do the work to install the new plumbing. The ductwork consists of a cold air exchange (square metal) and heating (round) ductwork. Does anyone know how difficult it would be to take apart this ductwork so that we can do the plumbing and then reconnect it later? Thanks.
Old 08-31-06, 08:19 PM
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That could be a tough one to answer depending on how your ductwork was assembled. "Normally", it shouldn't be too difficult.

Only one way to find out. Once you do take it apart, on re-install make sure you seal the joints well.
Old 09-01-06, 10:29 AM
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With the square duct look on the side of it at the next piece. Should be a drive bend the top of it up and tap it down and off. Do that to both ends thats 4 drives then the duct should slide out. there will be slips on the top and bottom of the duct .

You dont say how big that round heat pipe is. But there is a pipe snips are use a metal saw to cut out what you need to work. Then use what is called a draw band get one for each end to put the pipe back up. they are metal and the same size of the round pipe.

Old 09-01-06, 05:02 PM
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i'm betting there will be take-offs involved. this won't be easy if he's never done it.

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