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Old 01-16-2011, 06:02 PM   #1
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I am installing a new duct line in a crawl space and have to connect an existing male (crimped) to another crimped to make it work.
Do I just open up one of the crimped ends to slide the other in, or is there another way to resolve this?
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Old 01-16-2011, 06:23 PM   #2
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Have enough pipe to cut one crimped end off? If not you can pound the crimp out but it will look like poo.

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If you are using round pipe you get a 6" piece of the round pipe and leave it open expand it and slip it over both ends like a sleeve. Attach both ends to existing pipe with screws or rivets and seal the joint with metal foil duct tape.
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If you are using round pipe you get a 6" piece of the round pipe and leave it open expand it and slip it over both ends like a sleeve. Attach both ends to existing pipe with screws or rivets and seal the joint with metal foil duct tape.
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"leave it open expand it" - not sure what you mean by this.

leave it open?
expand it how? slit it?
I'm really close to the answer now... thanks
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Oy, a picture would be worth a thousand words!
Imagine a new piece of unassembled pipe. You have not closed it and snap locked it together. If you grab it and open it like trying to make it like a flat piece of metal you can slip it around the existing pipes like a bandage. Will not be able to use the snap locks but you can fasten it and seal the remaining gap with metal foil duct tape from HDepot.
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Oy, a picture would be worth a thousand words!
Imagine a new piece of unassembled pipe. You have not closed it and snap locked it together. If you grab it and open it like trying to make it like a flat piece of metal you can slip it around the existing pipes like a bandage. Will not be able to use the snap locks but you can fasten it and seal the remaining gap with metal foil duct tape from HDepot.

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