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Forum topic by sawedoff posted 04-02-2016 03:08 AM 396 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-02-2016 03:08 AM

I was wondering if anyone has a good place for affordable 6” metal ductwork?


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#1 posted 04-02-2016 04:02 AM


I cannot say whether this is a good source or not. I ran across the site before deciding to go with SDR-35 PVC piping. Their metal straight pipe is 26 gauge snap lock. Fittings are 24 gauge. Pricing seemed competitive.

Also, in the mid-west, Menards (a home center like Lowe’s) carry snap lock 24 gauge pipe in 2’ and 5’ lengths. Their fittings are lighter gauge materials. They may ship, but not sure.

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#2 posted 04-02-2016 04:28 AM


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#3 posted 04-02-2016 04:46 AM

I went to a local HVAC distributing house. 26 gauge stuff cheaper than the 28 or 30 gauge at the box stores.

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#4 posted 04-02-2016 11:39 AM

I am a retired Sheet metal worker. I put in a six inch dust collector system and made my own wyes and end caps. I purchased 24 gauge snap lock pipe and 26 gauge adjustable ells. I would not recommend using spiral pipe. It is harder to cut and Spiral pipe leaks badly. the snap lock seam leaks less, and the straight seam on snap lock pipe is very easy to seal. I used a brush on duct sealer on this and all other joint seams. A local HVAC contractor can get the pipe, ells, sealer, and blast gates for you, and make any wyes you need. The wyes made in a shop will be costly though. Forty five degree saddle taps may be cheaper for them to make and will also work.

You can get duct here also:

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#5 posted 04-02-2016 11:47 AM

Kencraft (linked above) is a top notch customer service guy.

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