If It Looks Like a Duct and Quacks Like a Duct...

There's been one last duct to hook up in the heating system, but we've been delaying because it required a hole through the shear wall. Our engineer gave us plans for making such a hole, with details on how to reinforce it and so on, but it was a bit daunting. Today, Noel tackled the project.

The hole had to be reinforced along its edges with strapping that would transfer lateral loads to the columns. This was nailed in the pattern calculated by the engineer.

Nailing the strapping

When the hole was set up, it was a simple matter of running the duct from the furnace to the vent in the dining room floor.

Last duct

All hooked up and ready for it not to be too hot to think out. Isn't this supposed to be October?


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posted by ayse on 10/22/06