Earlier today I tweeted a photo of the template for a Y duct fitting that I was starting to fabricate this morning.
Layout for a custom Y duct fitting. #SheetMetal #fabrication twitter.com/kesheetmetal/s…
— K & E Sheet Metal (@kesheetmetal) February 20, 2012
These fittings don't come around all that often, so many times I will have to relearn the process when asked. The process is not overly difficult, but because much of our work is done by hand and there are no computers to hold a file I can just punch up, it can take some time. Many of the custom duct fittings I make are specific to measurements for any one job, so many things are fabricated only once and the process forgotten.
Our stock items are easy to fabricate from templates and make the same way every time. The custom fittings are much different and really the reason we are here in the first place. We fabricate fittings that can't be found in stores, so there is a level of customization and care that goes into every piece.
Below are a couple photos of the finished Y duct fitting I fabricated this morning.
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