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Old 07-03-2009, 06:41 PM
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I'd be plenty happy to see more of this stuff on the site. I work specialty in a sheet metal shop for a roofing supply co. We run several types of panels and make all the related flashings and such. I always come here for advice when I'm stuck, and I always get my questions answered. But often, I do feel kinda like an outsider here from being totally unfamiliar with HVAC.
There are no 'outsiders' in this trade.
Everyone has their specialty.
Yours happens to be manufacturing roofing materials.
We are here to help each other.
I don't do metal roofing, but if I ever decided to, I would get all the help I need right here.
Ask away.
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Old 07-04-2009, 07:29 AM
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Well as far as what I do, I don't use any of the panel machines. I use primarily hand tools and the brakes. I do use a Schlebach RBM to radius 1300 series and T panels. Here is a link to some pics of my work.
http://photos1.walmart.com/thumbnail...otsi=SALBlink/
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Old 07-04-2009, 08:49 AM
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Nice stuff -
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I also fabricated duct work out of lead coated copper for Convention Hall in Atlantic City NJ. Convention Hall sits right at the beach front, the duct was expected to last 50 years under those conditions. Fabing large duct out of the soft material was no fun.[/quote]

That sounds completly nuts, not to mention expensive. How did you stiffen the duct? Deep crossbreaks?? Sounds like a nightmare indeed....
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I'd be plenty happy to see more of this stuff on the site. I work specialty in a sheet metal shop for a roofing supply co. We run several types of panels and make all the related flashings and such. I always come here for advice when I'm stuck, and I always get my questions answered. But often, I do feel kinda like an outsider here from being totally unfamiliar with HVAC.
Don't feel like too much of an outsider. I just recently joined the group and HATE doing AC. I've spent most of the last 21 years doing Architectural, commercial and custom sheet metal. Nothing against the AC guys, but I love to be able to see my work when I drive past it on the street..
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Old 07-04-2009, 10:13 AM
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indeed.
i work in an hvac shop butt... they took me on so they could expand thier business to include custom stainless steel and commercial kitchen and hospital equip..
but when the need hvac help i usualy go and help them..its a good feeling to get back to the root of the trade once and awhile..but other than that i pretty much dislike it..(my preference)
welcome to the forum and that was skilled custom stuff you made!
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Old 07-04-2009, 10:48 AM
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Most of my sheet metal career was HVAC work and loved it - but I did have an real want for architectural work, just never really had the chance to switch over.

So with that said - keep it all coming because I'm learning something new here too everyday
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Old 07-04-2009, 12:52 PM
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and remember ..Always assasinate your master once you have attained all thier knowledge.
It is a mistake to leave your Mater alive nothing good can come of it!
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no seriously ..dont make the old guys mad.. they will cut you off from thier trade knowledge..
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Tucko I don't recall how we stiffened the duct, it was close to 30 years ago. The duct was fairly large as it's a huge building. We didn't redo the entire building just a section of it.

The cost of the material was not a factor to the customer I suppose. Can only assume stainless would not hold up as well in the salt air.

Tnsam that's nice looking work you did.
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Old 07-05-2009, 08:41 AM
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2 things: I've worked in both fields, HVAC and Architectural. Find them equally rewarding. Leadcoated duct, now that's a a new one on me. I would think they would make them take it out these days because of the lead. Maybe not. Oh yeah, Third thing, tnsam75, That's some fine looking work. Count yourself very blessed pal :!:
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