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  1. Is Duct Cleaning Necessary?

    Don't assume that you need heating and cooling ducts cleaned unless you actually have excessive dust and debris or mold in them. Unless you have a problem, cleaning the ducts sis not likely to improve air quality.

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  1. Dry Clothes Faster with a Dryer Duct Booster

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    Clothes won't dry as fast if the exhaust duct is long or has lots of turns, but you can boost dryer performance considerably with a duct booster fan.

  2. Use an In-Line Fan to Vent Two Bathrooms

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    Venting two bathroom exhaust fans through one roof duct won’t work, sorry to say. But you can install one fan in your attic for both bathrooms, and make your bathroom quieter, too.

  3. Save Money by Insulating Crawl Space Ducts

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    Leaky, uninsulated ducts in crawlspaces and attics waste huge amounts of energy and money. Use duct wrap insulation for a quick fix with a big, immediate payoff.

  4. Round Ductwork Installation Tips

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    Round metal ductwork is versatile, long-lasting and easy to work with. Learn the best methods for cutting and installing it from a master tin bender.

  5. Plug Leaky Ducts

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    Sealing leaky joints in heating, ventilating and air conditioning ducts is a simple, cheap DIY project that can reduce your energy costs by hundreds of dollars a years.

  6. Home Repair: How to Flatten Basement Air Ducts to Gain Space

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    Install wider, flatter heating and cooling ducts (you can have them custom made) to increase headroom in your basement, especially when finishing the ceiling.

  7. How to Install a Dryer Vent

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    To speed up clothes drying and prevent lint build-up, install a smooth metal dryer vent. These step-by-step directions walk you through the tough parts. Rigid metal vents are safer than flexible plastic and metal types, which catch more lint, require more cleaning and can retard airflow. Even worse, flexible ducts are easily crushed, which blocks airflow and causes the dryer to overheat, which in turn can lead to lint fires. In this story, we’ll show you how to cut and install 4-in. rigid metal duct , including the toughest part—drilling the exit hole through an exterior wall.

  8. Home Care Myths Busted!

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    Learn the truth about such common problems as mold, mice, ducts , stucco cracks, electrical connections, galvanic corrosion, setback thermostats and lawn watering. You may be surprised by what our experts say about common myths and misconceptions.

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Other Articles for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. Cleaning Air Ducts - What Would Bob Do? - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    Dust is everywhere—even in your house's ductwork . But is it really necessary to clean out your air ducts ? Let's look at the pros and cons.

  2. Mini-Split Air Conditioners - Bob Vila Radio - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    If you’re in a house where installing central air would also mean installing ductwork , maybe you should think about a ductless mini-split system.

  3. Exposed Beams - 10 Unconventional Home Design Ideas - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    Pipes. Beams. Ductwork . These things are generally hidden in our homes behind walls, in ceilings, and within soffits. Sometimes, however, it pays to leave some of these tubes, conduits, and structural elements exposed to serve as edgy decorative statements. Done right, this approach can lend an ...

  4. Go Ductless with a Mini-Split Heat Pump

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    FromBobVila.com

    Before we built a new home, I’d never heard of mini splits. What could they be, some kind of tiny frozen dessert or s...

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Other Videos for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. How to Sealing Duct Work Leaks

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    Learn how to sealing duct work leaks in this easy to follow, step by step instructional video.

  2. How to Control Temperature using Dampers in Duct Work

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    TFH Multi Playlist Videos

    Learn how to control temperature using dampers in duct work in this easy to follow, step by step instructional video.

  3. Seal the Envelope: Conserve Energy by Insulating Your Home

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    TFH Multi Playlist Videos

    Our GreenBuilding Edition series kicks off with plenty of good reasons to keep heated or cooled air from escaping outdoors...and your energy dollars from escaping from your wallet. A typical home can leak 40 percent of its internal air, but careful inspection and a good caulk gun can save homeowners some serious money.

  4. Operation Flying Raccoon

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    TFH Multi Playlist Videos

    Josh uses a football and air cannons to simulate an attic animal invasion.

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Blog Posts

  1. New Drywall and Ductwork Blades for Your SAWZALL

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    FromCharles and Hudson

    Milwaukee Tool just introduced two new job specific blades for the SAWZALL. The Ductwork SAWZALL blade and the Drywall SAWZALL blade. Each blade has been designed and tested to to eliminate specific user frustrations when working with those types of materials and applications. The Drywall Access ...

  2. How to Build A Soffit Around Ductwork

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    FromA Concord Carpenter

    Building Soffits To Hide HVAC And Other Ceiling Obstructions: Learning how to build a soffit around ductwork is not a difficult process and there are many ways to do it. Some ways are better than... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  3. How To Protect Vents From Remodeling Dust

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    FromA Concord Carpenter

    Keeping Constructions Dust Out Of Heating and Cooling Vents Construction or remodeling dust can be an issue on the jobsite and can wreak havok on HVAC duct system and furnace.  This article will... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  4. Beat the Heat and Cut Cooling Costs

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    FromDIY Advice Blog

    Ten years ago, I installed central air conditioning in my old house, but the south bedrooms were still too steamy. I thought about reworking the duct system to pump in more cold air, but tried something simpler first: I built these simple shutters to...( read more )

  5. Preventing Dryer Vent Fires

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    FromA Concord Carpenter

     

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