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  • Working with Sheet Metal - the Crimper

    We visited with Wayne Walsh, a professional sheet metal worker and checked out all his hand custom tools that he uses to shape something as simple as a plumbing stack flange for the roof.In the photo you see a simple pair of crimpers, the right tool to put a pleated male end on a cut piece of ven...
  • Pro: Sheet metal tools for non-sheet metal workers

    There are times when each of us has to do a little work outside of our own specialty. We usually know how to get by in someone else?s trade but we often don?t have the specialized tools that make things go so much easier. Sheet metal work is one of those area that I do only when I have too,...
  • Header Flashing End Dams for Windows and Doors

    Welcome to the Eakes' Origami Guide to the Building Code -- or "how to actually build new flashing requirements in the building code". Water leaking in around windows and doors represents one of our major construction problems. The building codes seem to be constantly changing in an effort to mi...
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  • Working with sheet metal.

    Need to work with sheet metal? Here are a few working tips.Sheet metal is best cut with sheet metal shears. You may not realise it but the handles of the shears are generally colour coded to help you grab the right ones. The problem is that as you cut the metal, the two pieces tend to get in t...
  • Silencing a strange buckling noise in the floor.

    Bruce from Chatham, Ontario had a peculiar noise problem with his floor. His heating ducts were made by simply nailing sheet metal to the floor joists, and every time he walked on the floor the sheet metal would ripple, sending rock-music-like sounds throughout the house. He solved the problem b...
  • Using Pop-Rivits

    If you don't already know pop-rivets, this is one tool you should become familiar with. The pop rivet looks a bit like a funny nail. You drill precise holes through two pieces of thin material that you want to join together. This is commonly used for all kinds of sheet metal work, but can ...
  • Soldering Tools: Old and New

    The heavy tapered tool you see in the photo is an original soldering iron. You would heat it up in an oven or with a torch and use it to melt solder. This technique is sometimes still used by sheet metal workers today.Most soldering irons today are electrical, and you can even get them with car...
  • Bending sheet metal at home.

    Professional sheet metal workers can make long straight bends in sheet metal by the use of a machine called a 'break'. One part of the machine clamps down on the sheet while the second lifts the rest of the sheet up to some angle. A home made break can be as simple as a 2x4 clamped down over th...
  • Sheet Metal apprenticeship at George Brown College

    Although we know that the professionally installed ducting in our houses, like the heating ducts, are all made out of formed sheet metal, when we install ducts ourselves we tend to use the convenient flex ducting. A straight sheet metal duct and a straight flex duct of the same size will not mov...