Complete Guide on How To Connect Flex Duct
A flex duct is a long ductwork tube. It is more adaptable to difficult living environments
than inflexible ducting. Many HVAC blend rigid and flex air ducts to establish a duct
network. Because that is the best use of the available space in the house. A flexible duct is
an excellent ventilation device for a wide range of applications. But hurried installations
can produce poor-quality outcomes. MMI shows how to connect flex ducts. We’ll go
through that in this article.
Flex ducts joining
You need flex ducting to cover a greater distance than the length. In this case, you’ll need
to connect more than one length of flexible duct. It’s worth mentioning that flex ducts
work to spiral. The flex is the female component, or large end, whereas the fittings are the
male part. You’ll need a male connection piece to connect two lengths of flexible ducting.
There are many sizes of flex duct connectors. But you must use the appropriate size to fit
the size of your duct. It’s a good idea to use j-clips to keep the flex ends taut around the
Step-By-Step Instructions for Connecting Flexible Ductwork
First, get the necessary components.
You’ll need two lengths of flexible ducting, a male connection piece, and two j-clips
to join two lengths of flex together.
Begin by removing the worm drive hose clamps. Then, slide them over the flexible
Next, take your male coupler and wrap the flexible ducting around both ends of the
Tighten the j-clip by positioning it over the flex covering the metal coupler. Use a
screwdriver or a battery drill equipped with a 7mm hex head drill bit to complete
Route the flexible duct with the fewest bends and the smallest degree of bend at each turn.
Avoid bending ducts across sharp corners or any way that makes them contact metal
fittings, pipes, or conduits. When making bends, keep the bend radius to one duct