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I find it hard to believe that very many contractors would decide to check out the online equivalent of a rummage sale if they needed a few parts. But plenty of people with access to ductwork seem to think it’s a good idea.
Ductwork is one of those things that doesn’t get much attention as long as it works and doesn’t leak too much -- until something is suggested by a standards-writing organization that the HVAC construction industry doesn’t uniformly agree with.
I noted in the editorial that a number of pundits were saying at the time that gas could drop below $1 a gallon in parts of the country. It hasn’t been that low since the late 1990s in most of the U.S.
Exposure to asbestos isthe most common culprit, which is why the union-affiliated Sheet Metal Occupational Health Institute Trust has long worked with the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation to screen workers and raise awareness of the disease.