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HVAC Duct

HVAC Unit

HVAC Unit

Problem:

The replacement heating and air conditioner unit for a boat that fits under one of the seats comes with a 6″ hose connection. The setup requires the use of two 4″ hoses. The company sells an adapter kit for the ridiculous price of $165, plus shipping, but it will not work anyway because it is too big to fit into the space.

 

 

 

3D Printed HVAC duct

3D Printed HVAC duct

Solution:

Design a special adapter and print it out on the 3D printer. It took about 45 minutes to design and create the file. Print time was 13 hrs and it took $3 in materials.

The Manufactory is not just about big projects.  A custom solution like this is very satisfying and can save you money in the process. But the real value is in learning how to do it yourself. Our tools allow amateurs to get professional results.

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