Building Process Video 30

HVAC ROUGHS: DUCTWORK

Here is the 30th Video in our ongoing Building Process Video Series. We continue construction of the Las Vegas custom home project. Heating and Air Conditioning Roughs or HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning) Roughs refer to the installation of furnace units, ductwork, ventcaps, condensation lines etc. These are "the guts" of your artificial environment in a home.

The HVAC industry has been evolving over the last several decades. There is an increasingly present pressure on companies to provide not only more efficient AC units and furnaces but also better insulated ductwork, new design and installation methods, and use of air exchange units to allow for fresh air in the tighter built structures of today. Ductwork is placed and capacity may be calculated with the assumption that the entire system will operate within a conditioned space. Thus, to ensure proper performance of your HVAC, it is important to insulate all spaces where ductwork is run.

This video will not be the only episode devoted to rough HVAC. Because we have a need to keep videos within the ten minute time frame, we will be covering primarily the installation of ductwork. We will discuss other elements of the Rough Mechanical prior to insulation.



HVAC ROUGHS: DUCTWORK

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ROUGH ELECTRICAL...COMING SOON

BUILDING PROCESS VIDEOS

LOT PREPARATION 1
LOT PREPARATION 2: GRADING
CORNERSTAKING/FOOTING LAYOUT
FOOTING EXCAVATION
SETTING FORMS
UNDERSLAB PLUMBING I
UNDERSLAB PLUMBING II
BACKFILL AND COMPACTION
VAPOR BARRIER
INTERIOR
PRESLAB ELECTRICAL
SLAB REINFORCEMENT VIDEO
CONCRETE POUR
STRIPPING FORMS
LOT SPINOFF
FRAMING LAYOUT AND PLATE
FRAMING: FIRST FLOOR
FRAMING: FLOOR TRUSSES
FLOOR SHEATHING
FRAMING LAYOUT: SECOND FLOOR
FRAMING: SECOND FLOOR
ROOF TRUSSES
FRAMING:SHEAR AND TIE
FRAMING: ELEVATIONS
ROUGH PLUMBING
DRYWALL STOCKING
WINDOW INSTALLATION
FIREPLACE INSTALLATION

STAY TUNED, MORE TO COME..



We will be continuing our Building Process Video Series for the next several months. The typical residential project takes 4-6 months, however, our Las Vegas Project is a 10,000 square foot custom home. It will take a total of 12 months to complete. While it may not be exactly what most owner builders are undertaking, it will demonstrate the building process that is common to all projects.

Remember, these videos are brief and fairly general. They are meant to familiarize owner builders with the building process. There is a lot of additional education and experience that an owner builder should seek out before starting their own project. As they say, knowledge is power.

Our goal is to show owner builders that a complicated, enormous custom home is built the in same way, using the same contractors, subcontractors, steps and materials, as the smaller, "simpler" projects that most of us plan to build. Of course, there will be unique challenges that may not apply to an individual's owner builder experience. They will, however, hopefully address another's issues.

I hope the videos are enjoyable and informative. I am still learning how to shoot and edit video. As time goes on, I will probably go back and re-edit some of the videos I have already done.

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