Posts tagged #Installation

SaraSpa Rod & Gun Club Duct Installation Photos

Here are a couple pics from our most recent duct installation at the SaraSpa Rod and Gun Club in Greenfield Center, NY.

Installation of the Exit Air Unit ductwork and filter cabinet.

Installation of the Exit Air Unit ductwork and filter cabinet.

Installation of Make-up Air Unit duct.

Installation of Make-up Air Unit duct.

The job has been progressing nicely with a lot of custom duct and fittings. Each section is fabricated with 24 gauge metal and secured together with the Ductmate Flanging System.

There is a light at the end of the tunnel regarding finishing up the installtion and fabrication. I hope to get all the photos gathered together and share them after the project is completed. With our move to a new fabrication shop space and other jobs, time has been at a premium. We are finally getting back to a somewhat normal schedule.


5 Venting Issues When Installing Your New Built in Microwave

Are you installing a new built in microwave for the first time? Before you rip the box open, take a minute to make sure you have checked out the area where you will be installing the microwave first. Over the years I have helped many customers who have entered the fabrication shop looking for duct fittings needed to vent their brand new microwave oven.

Here are five of the most common venting issues they have conveyed to me.


Posted on October 16, 2013 and filed under Duct Tips, Fabrication, Sheet Metal.

Slowing Construction in Glens Falls, Queensbury Not Good For HVAC Business

Not surprisingly the local construction numbers in Glens Falls and Queensbury were down in 2011. The Post Star reported today that construction in both areas declined by roughly half the level of 2010.

From The Post Star:

The city issued building permits for $13.81 million of construction in 2011, compared with $25.26 million in 2010, according city Code Enforcement Office annual reports.

Queensbury experienced a similar decline in construction activity, dropping to $28.6 million in 2011 from $41.2 million in 2010, according to the town Community Development Office annual report.

Read more: Construction Activity Slows in 2011 for Glens Falls, Queensbury

We are seeing the same thing in our business with the majority of our work coming from people remodeling a room or basement, not building new homes. There is much less demand for full duct systems and more for furnace replacements or repairs. There has been minor demand for some movement of duct work for better air flow, upstairs heat or new additions. However, this has not been something to be counted on like it may have been in the past. The jobs are scare and competitive.

Because we focus on sheet metal fabrication along with heating and cooling installation, we have a good idea of what's going on locally. Granted, we are very small in comparison to other companies. However, we have been in the area for over 20 years and know many companies that have been seeing the same things. Much of the trickle down fabrication for these companies comes our way and last year was much slower.

If the 2011 trends continue through 2012, business in the local residential HVAC market will continue to feel the pain of the last few years. I don't see many of our customers on as regular a basis like before the financial crisis. Many have found jobs in other fields or signed on with larger companies in the area. This can hurt us a bit because a lot of our business comes from the micro business service and installation professionals.

We can only hope for a warm summer and good air conditioning sales because the mild winter has not helped the beginning of this year. A summer with last years cool temperatures and we could see some lower revenues through the middle of the year as well. Last year we noticed a lot of customers asking about widow units rather than a new central air system.

If that trend continues, it would not be good for business throughout 2012.

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Posted on February 19, 2012 and filed under HVAC, News, Uncategorized.

New Photos of Our Most Recent Custom Furnace Installation

Over the course of the last few months our fabrication work has been up, while the new construction heating and air conditioning installations have been down. However, the retrofit and change-out of old furnaces has been relatively steady and we are looking for that to continue through the winter. Here are some photos from our most recent replacement of an old oil furnace with a new oil furnace and newly added central air conditioning system.

Below is a photo of a custom transition to fit the new cased coil to the furnace and a new custom reducing vertical 90 elbow. All the joints are sealed and the coil is ready to be hooked up by our technician.

The next photo shows some of the new supply trunk duct and the newly installed return air on the backside of the low boy oil furnace. Because we are working in an older home with many obstacles, the return trunk duct had to be accessed by a new custom 90. Again all the joints are sealed and leveled properly.

Below is a picture of a couple 6" round supply lines that needed to be run through the wall and into the crawl space on the other side.  As usual the runs are sealed, hung securely and leveled.

The next photo is a closer look at the sealing of the 6" round duct and the runs as they enter the tight crawl space. These are typical setups when installing oil furnaces in Warrensburg, NY area, which is roughly 20 to 25 minutes north of our fabrication shop in South Glens Falls, NY.

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Posted on October 11, 2011 and filed under Uncategorized.