I went down to the cannery last Tuesday to talk to a customer that has been experiencing some trouble with the ventilation system.
The customer uses a large ventilation system to remove all of the airborne contaminants. That guy has a construction business that makes high-end and detailed furniture pieces. The ventilation system removes all of the fumes from paint and varnish and it gets rid of the sawdust and other air contaminants. The owner called that heating and AC repair business because he felt there was more sawdust in the air than usual and he was concerned there might be an issue with the ventilation fan. I quickly put on my overalls. I knew I was going to need to crawl through the ventilation Network to really get a good look at things. Luckily, the ductwork and the cannery is about 4 ft across and 2 ft High. There is plenty of space for a qualified technician to move around inside of the area. As soon as I accessed the ventilation system, I didn’t need to go any further. I removed the panel and shined a light inside of the ductwork. I saw several places where the light seemed to shine back and that meant holes in the ductwork. I told the owner of the cannery that I needed a couple of hours to really assess all of the damages, but things didn’t look good. The 40 year-old ductwork system had a lot of repairs that needed to be made if the ventilation fan was going to work properly.