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Kevin Miller commented on Chris Schiewer's blog post Duct leakage testing blocks
"You can buy 1" thick sheets of neoprene for rounds, 2" thick for rectangular.   We made rounds, 2x10, 2x12, 4x10, 4x12, 6x10's, etc.   Sometimes you run into an odd size (8x10) which can be sealed using two…"
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Eric Miller commented on Chris Schiewer's blog post Duct leakage testing blocks
"Similarly, I contacted a local mattress making/repair place and I had them cut to size - very inexpensive, I thought. I then use sandwich bags (free-of course) to stuff them into - otherwise you might lose about 6 cfm through each. They last quite a…"
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Walter Money commented on Chris Schiewer's blog post Duct leakage testing blocks
"I found cheaper blocks at several upholstery shops in different areas of the country. You may need to search for smaller shops. I bought large trash bags of scrap foam for $5 each. Some of the scrap wasn't usable, some needed to be trimmed. For…"
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Stacie Bagnasco commented on Chris Schiewer's blog post Duct leakage testing blocks
"Thanks for posting the duct plug site. This forum has proven to be very resourceful. Thanks all."
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Stephen Wierzbicki commented on Chris Schiewer's blog post Duct leakage testing blocks
"Aero Seal sells quality foam panels you can cut into any size and re-use them for testing."
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Duct leakage testing blocks

I've seen foam blocks used to block the register boots for a duct leakage test. Anyone know where to get these?See More
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Duct leakage testing blocks

Posted on January 1, 2020 at 7:52pm 6 Comments

I've seen foam blocks used to block the register boots for a duct leakage test. Anyone know where to get these?

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At 10:11am on March 14, 2012, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Chris,

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