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Old 08-25-2010, 02:50 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
Yep. Nothing like being itchy all day after working in an attic.
Been, do you wear a dust mask or respirator when you go up there? I have to put one on if I just go up for a minute to check my antennas. If I don't I get itchy lungs.


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Old 08-25-2010, 03:08 PM   #17
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The flex duct can be cut and then reconnected using the proper diameter "coupling". A local sheet metal shop can make a coupling for you if you give them the diameter. It will be a round sleeve about 6" long with at least 1 raised bead in the center to add rigidity, but it really works well for wiremold flex to have 3 beads. 1 bead in about 1-1/2 inches from each end will give the panduit strap a place to rest without being pulled off.

Panduit strap is like a large zip tie that is applied using a special tool that pulls it very tight around the flex and cuts it off at the same time.

You can use screws to fasten to the collar, but I wouldn't recommend it.
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Old 08-28-2010, 05:55 AM   #18
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I recommend following post #10 first.

Take register off try to look in the attic from there .. use a mirror if necessary. Then figure out the next step how to reach and or connect the disconnected flex duct.

Let us know how you make out .


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