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How to install A duct Damper

To install a duct volume damper is easy if you know the correct precautions to take. In this video I show you how to lap your ducting the correct way to maximize the efficiency of your system and cut energy cost. By adding volume dampers it enables you to be able to cut off air in rooms rarely used in order to direct more air to other rooms to make your heat and air conditioning system optimized. These easily adjusted dampers will have you up and balanced in no time!

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Duct Puller makes joining duct ends together easier so drives can be inserted.
Folding Tool is invaluable for making quick easy 3/8” folds.
Scribe function lets you make accurate circles and straight lines without searching for another straightedge or template.
Ruler helps you make quick measurements — 10” long with engraved 1/4” markings.
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First week of 2012

Well this has been a great week to start off the New Year. I am really looking forward to what is to come economically this next year. My job is transforming into a new being in several different ways. The projects that we have lined out are exciting in each of their individual way. So let me break it down for you.

Teamed up with Ralph Larson & Son, Inc we are currently working on Smithwick Theater located On the Campus of Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, Ca. This being that it is “rock throwing distance” from Stanford University, in my book; it can be considered the most pristine Community College that I have ever experienced. The beautiful campus sets an inspiring tone, and makes working there, a sense of magnitude for our craft. Being that it is a theater, it adds a different dynamic to the HVAC scope of work. Your primary hurdles change rank. Layout of registers and duct becomes different due to the eccentric shape of theaters, sloping floors with immovable seating, and noise constraints to say the least.

In coordination with Cahill Contractors on San Mateo Performing Arts Center is indeed exciting. Monarch attended a coordination meeting with Live BIM. It is great to see collaboration amongst trade and to see the technology implemented in such an amazing way. Monarch is truly excited to take this project and run with it.

And last but not least for this week’s update is Laney College in Oakland. This beastly 9 story building will be no match for our team. We are excited for this hydronic Fan Coil system to be up and running. Stay tuned to see how it really all goes down.

More jobs and more updates to come. Hope to receive some input and experience from all of you reading.

Yours Truly

Ryan “The Sheet Metal Kid” Murray