HVAC stands in a 1930's public school renovation

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Project by AnthonyRH posted 01-29-2016 03:59 AM 1188 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The shop I worked for got the contract to do the millwork for the restoration of a WPA school that was built just a few miles from the Oklahoma capitol building in the 1930s. I was assigned with restoring the old HVAC stands, and adding another into what used to be the library.

Because this was a restoration project, they were very particular about having everything match the original as close as possible, which involved making my own 1/4” quarter round, as well as fabricating everything on site, due to the fact that absolutely nothing in this charming old building was square or plumb.

It took about two weeks of back and forth from the shop, but I think they turned out all right (at least before the painters brushed a thick stain on them and left all of their brush marks showing).

This was a very rewarding and challenging project.

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#1 posted 02-01-2016 10:00 PM

That looks nice, is there a vent under the boxes or do radiators go on there?

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#2 posted 02-02-2016 12:51 AM

It wasn’t going to be radiators, but rather self-contained heating and cooling units. (I don’t know exactly what model, I was only told what dimensions to create an opening for)

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