QF Ductwork Installation in Woodworking Shop

As previously announced, Nordfab Ducting recently donated the ductwork required for a dust collection system in the woodworking shop at Falcon Children’s Home, a home serving at-risk students in the foster care system.

The installation photos below show the team of generous labor volunteers as they put in the Quick-Fit® Ducting necessary to provide safe dust collection in the shop.

The volunteer installers are:
•    Dave Bubb from Nordfab Authorized Dealer, Delong Equipment
•    David Jones from Nordfab Authorized Dealer, Carolina Industrial Filtration
•    Mike Merzke of Merzke Custom Woodworking
•    John DeGreef of JD Vending Inc.
•    Carl Sanders
•    Jerry Underwood

Click here to access installation instructions for QF Ducting

To see photos of some of the items created by Children’s Home residents and students using the shop, please click here to see our first post about the project.

See video of one of the shop’s QF Floor Sweeps being used during operation of the dust collector.

Discussing the plan for the dust collection ductwork drops to machinery

Discussing the plan for the dust collection ductwork drops

Preparing the duct connection from the dust collector into the woodworking shop

Preparing the duct connection from the dust collector into the woodworking shop. A QF Machine Adapter has been fastened to the dust colletor inlet. A QF Adjustable Nipple and QF Elbow are connected above the Adapter.

Prepping the outlet for the dust collection duct

Prepping the outlet for the dust collection duct

Beginning the duct line inside the shop

Beginning the duct line inside the shop

Drilling hole for duct hanger

Drilling hole for duct hanger

Tightening HJ Hanger on duct

Tightening Nordfab HJ Hanger on the QF duct

Leveling the duct line

Leveling the duct line

David marks a QF° duct pipe with the length needed so the pipe can be trimmed down for use with a QF Adjustable Nipple

David marks a QF° duct pipe with the length needed so the pipe can be trimmed down for use with a QF Adjustable Nipple.

Dave clamps another piece of QF Duct Pipe into place

Dave clamps another piece of QF Duct Pipe into place

Trimming a QF Duct Pipe for use with a QF Adjustable Nipple

Trimming a QF Duct Pipe for use with a QF Adjustable Nipple

Sanding to remove burrs from the cut end of the QF Pipe

Sanding to remove burrs from the cut end of the QF Pipe

Clamping down the first piece of QF Pipe on the first QF Branch in the main line

Clamping down the first piece of QF Pipe on the first QF Branch in the main line

Tightening the HJ Hanger used to hold the QF Pipe in place

Tightening the HJ Hanger used to hold the QF Pipe in place

Final pieces in a duct drop are positioned for connection to machinery

Final pieces in a duct drop are positioned for connection to machinery

A drop to a QF Floor Sweep has been installed

A drop to a QF Floor Sweep has been installed

A QF Manual Blast Gate is clamped into a line of duct before it is installed.

A QF Manual Blast Gate is clamped into a line of duct before it is installed.

Duct drop with QF Blast Gate

Another duct drop to a machine. A QF Manual Blast Gate has been installed prior to the hose connection to the machine. The Blast Gate can be closed when the machine is not operating.

Extending the main duct line across the woodworking shop.

Extending the main duct line across the woodworking shop.

Dave and John hang duct pipe for one of the last machine drops.

Dave and John hang duct pipe for one of the last machine drops.

Drops to machines and a Floor Sweep.

Drops to machines and a Floor Sweep.

Installation volunteers with completed Nordfab ducting in background. HVAC duct is also visible at top left.

Installation volunteers with completed Nordfab ducting in background. HVAC duct is also visible at top left.