"Students learn in a relaxed setting.
All inclusive. No previous experienced required."


Welcome

Welcome to the "Sheetmetal Ductwork Fabrication School" which can provide hands on training for a new career and/or improve your existing skills in this specialized custom trade.

CUSTOM DUCTWORK FABRICATION SCHOOL
Students learn in a relaxed, non pressure setting. All inclusive. No previous experienced required.
(All photo's on this website are selected from our files of actual students during their 3 Day training in the fabrication school workshop)


fabrication

 FABRICATE CUSTOM SHEET METAL DUCTWORK
 Students learn the basic principles of sheet metal layout/fabrication and proper use of hand tools and machinery..

CONTRACTORS
Tired of having to pay somebody else for fabricating and installing ductwork? We have the solutions for your ductwork fabrication.

It is not as difficult or expensive as you may think, to do it yourself.
Contact me on 434-603-7827 or e-mail me jgprice47@gmail.com


About Us - Clients & Testimonials -

ABOUT JACKIE PRICE

Over the years, I’ve seen a need to teach the “lost/forgotten art of Sheet Metal layout.” Employers, contractors and most Voc-Tech centers no longer teach the art of Sheet Metal layout. It’s given way to Plasma cutting systems and pre-fab ductwork. I have nothing negative to say about modern technology, but when all else fails; you can always rely on the fundamentals.


FABRICATE CUSTOM SHEET METAL DUCTWORK
Students learn the basic principles of sheet metal layout/ fabrication and proper use of hand tools and machinery..


CONTRACTORS
Tired of having to pay somebody else for fabricating and installing ductwork? We have the solutions for your ductwork fabrication.

We now have a generation that has little knowledge of how to make a straight duct, much less custom 'fittings' from a flat sheet. There is an ever increasing need for learning the basic fundamentals. But not all Installations can be 'pre-fabed.'

When an installer performs a 'change out' or 'unit' replacement does the installer know how to design and fabricate the transitions or plenums to connect to the existing supply and returns ducts with the most efficiency and quality? If not, the customer ends up with poor workmanship and probably an underperforming system and the company ends up with a bad reputation. A HVAC system with ductwork that is properly designed, fabricated and sized is the solution to this problem.

I’m passionate about the trade, workmanship and love teaching. I want to pass along my knowledge so that individuals can advance in their career and companies can improve their bottom line.

You will learn in a relaxed, non pressure environment - Don’t hesitate to call if you have any questions or special needs - 434-603-7827

Why Choose Us?

selection of our clients

Merck Pharmaceuticals, NJ.
Pine Heating & Cooling, MN.
Stanford University, Ca.
Metro Plumbing & Heating, MD.
IQ Air, Ca.
Bright Star Services, NY.
Quality Heating & Cooling, NY.
AMSEC, Naval Contractor, Va.
Superior Duct Design, NY.
Dillon Construction, W.VA.
Andy's Electrical/Hvac, Fl.
Waldstein Air Serve, Iowa
Custom Cooling, Hawaii
Southern Style HVAC, New Orleans La.
Quality Service HVAC/Mechanical, Louisa Va.
Bloom Electrical/HVAC, Pa.
California State University, HVAC Maintenance Dept.Monterey Bay, Ca.
Lockheed Martin Avation HVAC, Michigan
Nelson HVAC, Falls Church, Va.
Dept. Of Homeland security FEMA Sheetmetal Dept. Virginia

selection of our clients

ICR Service Group, NC.
Alan Construction, Md.
Carolina Energy/HVAC Raleigh, NC.
Basnette Plumbing/HVAC, Liitleton, Ma.
Robert Payne HVAC, Fredricksburg, Va.
Honest HVAC, NJ.
QHonest HVAC, NJ.
Costal Carolina Community College, HVAC Program, Jacksonville, NC.
Affordable Service Solutions, Richmond, Kentucky
Cuyahoga Valley Career Center, HVAC program, Cleveland, Ohio
ROM-Cooling LLC, Hollywood, FL.
Jones Heating & Energy LLC Albany NY.
Ross Heating & HVAC, Cleveland, Ohio
Raleigh Heating & AC, Raleigh NC.
Complete Comfort AC & Electrical Chillhowie, Va.
Nichols Contracting, Silver Springs, MD.
Golden & Golden AC, Georgia

Testimonials reviews

(Examples from our files)
 I am definitely more of a hands on person. I learn better that way. So to me this is the beauty of the lessons you offer. You take out all of the red tape and get straight to what manners.
BobTemple, Southern Style AC, New Orleans, LA.

Excellent opportunity. Go as fast or as slow as you need to. The Instructor, who is also the owner, has too much knowledge and talent not to share with anyone wanting to learn this skill. Book a class now. Do not hesitate.
Tony Menear, Massachusetts

I learned so much from Mr. Price in a such a short period of time. It was really Fantastic. He has a lifetime of knowledge and skills to offer you. I highly recommend this course.
Jordan Mislak, Maryland


Classes & Information:

CLASSES & INFORMATION

as students you will plan layout, fabricate and install a variety of HVAC ductwork. Such as cleats, straight ducts and caps, elbows, transitions, offsets, plenums, square to rounds and other ductwork as requested. The training will also include fabrication of transitions and plenums for unit replacements and change outs.

Cost: 01-01-2018 Training 3 Day Class $900.00 per person.

Times: Classes meet Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm. Open entry/Open exit. Call -434-603-7827 or E-mail jgprice47@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

Class: Takes about 3 days. Completion times vary depending on student aptitude and prior experience.

Classes: Are open to hobbyist, beginners, apprentices, junior mechanics, mechanics and journeymen.

Lesson: Plans can be developed for all skill/academic levels and requested special fabrications Arrangements can be made for evening and weekend classes. Call for details.

Lessons: The student will learn the 3 basic principles of Sheet Metal layout: Parallel line development, Radial line development and Triangulation.
See examples below:



Learning: These basic fundamentals will give the student a general knowledge for fabricating almost any ductwork with practice.
See examples below:

Scott's
Completed Fabrications

Steve's
Completed Fabrications

Doug's
Completed Fabrications



Training

Training

Cost: 01-01-2018 Training 3 Day Class $900.00 per person.

This includes all metal, materials, tools and equipment. Upon course completion student will receive a certificate of completion, a picture taken with their completed projects and are allowed to keep all completed duct fabrications.






  TRAINING FACILITY:

  • Class size: Maximum of 4 students. This allows plenty of time for individual hands on instruction.
  • Shop: 40’x30’ shop with four work benches
  • Equipment: Pittsburg, Easy edger, 8’ Brake, 4’ Box & Pan Brake, Slitting Shear, 3’ Stomp Shear, Combination Beading machine, Cheek Bender, Spot Welder, English Wheel, Etc
  • Hand Tools: Various snips, Awls, Metal markers, squares, Dividers, Rules, Hand Seamers, Etc.
  • Requests: Individualized fabrications are welcomed. Call for details.
  • Custom Fabrications: Individual and company orders are accepted.

  HAVE SNIPS WILL TRAVEL:

  • On Site Training: Onsite training is available for companies and Individuals. Call -434-603-7827 or E-mail jgprice47@gmail.com  

  'OSHA' - SAFETY REGULATIONS:

  • OSHA: Safety regulations are practiced at all times.
  • Safety: Is Job # 1.
  • Prohibited: NO DRUGS or ALCOHOL on site. 

  INSTRUCTOR - TYPICAL LESSON PLAN: STRAIGHT DUCT:

  • Objective:  The student will make a 6” x 4” x 8” long sheet metal rectangular straight duct
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  • Purpose: Straight duct is normally square or rectangular in shape fabricated in specific sizes and lengths based on system
    design specifications for the transfer of air in Heating and Cooling systems.
  • Materials Required: 28 galvanized sheet metal, cut 21-1/4” x 8”
  • Learning Materials: blueprint, Sheet metal textbook, handouts, and Instructor demonstrations.

  LAYOUT-FABRICATION-ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Review blueprint: read chapter 4 sheet metal textbook (straight duct) consult with Instructor.
  • Observed Instructor’s: safe demonstration and operation of 4’ stomp shear.
  • Cut: sheet metal to correct size on 4’stomp shear 21-1/4” x 8” while being observed by instructor
  • Place: cut metal on workbench and check for square corners.
  • Mark: layout lines starting in lower left hand corner with metal marker and framing square according to straight duct blueprint.
    Consult with Instructor for demonstration.
  • Double check: all layout lines for accuracy. Have Instructor give final check for accuracy.
  • Read page 63: in sheet metal textbook on Pittsburg seam and observe Instructor demonstration on safety and operation of
    Pittsburg machine. Student will form Pittsburg seam.
  • Read page 42: in sheet metal textbook on 8’ brake and observe Instructor on safety and operation.
  • Bend: straight duct at 90 degree angles from marked bend lines on 8’ brake.
  • Close: and hammer Pittsburg seam with riveting hammer according to Instructor demonstration.
  • Turn ½”: drive cleat edges with folding tool on narrow 4”side of straight duct as Instructor demonstrates.
  • Have instructor: grade and check your completed straight duct and cleanup work area and return tools.
  • Criteria for Completion: 6” x 4” x 8” long straight duct will be square with smooth Pittsburg seam. No sharp, jagged edges and
    within a 1/16” +/- tolerance.


Registration Form & Payments:

registration form & payment

Pre-Registration:

1) Before completing your registration form, telephone 434-603-7827 to pre-arrange - confirm course dates and payment details.
2) Please note that the registration Fee is a 'Non Refundable' payment and required to confirm your booking.
3) If problems occur, such as illness, change of dates, or student withdraws please call 434-603-7827 to arrange alternative dates.
4) Please ensure that you make your payment via PayPal before submitting your Registration Form!

Registration: On-Line Form

Option if you wish to mail your form - Click here to open and print

Payment: Secure encripted payment via PayPal

Before Submiting the above registration form, please telephone 434-603-7827 to confirm course dates and payment details.

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Gallery:

Gallery

Welcome to our students photo gallery.
Yes, these photo's are selection taken from our files of actual students during their 3 Day training in the fabrication school workshop.

Gallery - students in training

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Contact Us - Hotels - location

  Address:

  Mr. Jackie Price
 Sheetmetal Ductwork Fabrication School
 22700 West Colonial Trail Highway
 Burkeville, VA 23922

  Telephone:

  434-603-7827 (Office)

  E-mail:

  jgprice47@gmail.com

  Website Domain:

  Quick Link Domain: www.smdwfs.com 
 Registered Domain Name:
 http://www.sheetmetalductworkfaricationschool.com

Local Area Lodging:

Quality Inn, 419 N. Agnew St., Burkeville VA.
2.2 miles away from Sheetmetal Ductwork Fabrication School
Reservation Telephone: 434-767-3750  Website

Quality Inn,  2108 S. Main St, Farmville, VA.
10.3 miles away from Sheetmetal Ductwork Fabrication School
Reservation Telephone: 520-433-4615  Website

Super 8 Hotel 2012 S. Main Street, Farmville, VA.
10.4 miles away from Sheetmetal Ductwork Fabrication School
Reservation Telephone: 434-414-1903  Website

Days Inn, 2015 S. Main Street Farmville, VA.
10. 3 miles away from Sheetmetal Ductwork Fabrication School
Reservation Telephone: 844-212-8398   Website

Tru By Hilton, 1913 South Main Street, Farmville, VA
10.8 miles away from Sheetmetal Ductwork Fabrication School
Prefer to call: Telephone: 877-214-6725 Website


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1-1/2 miles West 460 from Burkeville, Va - Driveway entrance on the right, with sign
11 miles East 460 from Farmville, Va. Driveway entrance on the left, with sign.


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