Cross-over Duct

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Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:20 pm

Where underneath the home is/are the cross-over ducts? Are they secured within the belly or are they easy enough to work with underneath? Want to get this done before the seasons change so that we are warm throughout the colder months. Any suggestion as to how the best way to tackle this work. Have very limited space underneath and it looks obvious enough that movement underneath makes it hard to turn your body. Is duct tape or steel tape a better product to use to secure the duct work?
Appreciate your help and experience. old timer

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Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:55 pm

The crossover connects the two halves of the home, you will need to get under the home to find the duct. I should be easy to spot. I would use the heaviest duct you can find, keep it a short as possible with no kinks or sharp bends. If you can keep it off of the ground that will help keep critters out.

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Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:34 pm

I would recommend a stainless steel tie clamp. Looks like a hose clamp but huge. They will be right next to the duct product at your home store.

Then seal everything with an hvac approved duct tape. Usually quite thin and won't hold anything, but it seals very well and lasts a long time. Duck tape, gorilla tape and other tapes made of sweet forest creatures will tend to dry up and then fail.

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