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Sheet Metal Takeoff – Practice Test 1

VAV Low Side Ductwork Takeoff

Fill out the list below from 1 to 30 that corresponds to the numbers on the below image, and then write down a description of the duct or fitting along with the appropriate size if shown. See if you can get 100% of the pieces correct. After you have completed your takeoff, check your answers with the online answer sheet. You can also download the PDF Takeoff Form here.

VAV Low-side Sheet Metal Practice Test 1
VAV Sheet Metal Practice Test 1

Fill in Table below with answers to VAV Low Pressure Ductwork Image Above. Don’t include any Air Distribution Grilles, just ductwork, fittings and duct accessories.

You can also download a PDF version of the takeoff sheet here.

Sheet Metal Practice Test 1 Blank Form
Sheet Metal Practice Test #1 – Blank Form

Below is a copy of the answer sheet for Practice Test #1 and the following test.

Low Pressure Supply – Option #1

Below is another round supply duct practice takeoff for you to get comfortable recognizing how different engineers represent the various fittings that are not defined. There are several options available to you with this takeoff depending on what the engineer allows in the specifications. We will provide several optional answers. Don’t worry about the lengths of ducts, just indicate that there is a section of duct required.

Round Sheet Metal Takeoff Practice Test
Round Sheet Metal Takeoff Practice Test

Fill in table below for each of  the numbered items shown in this image along with the description of the duct or fitting along with its size. Don’t worry about the lengths of duct at this time, just indicate if it’s a section of duct or the type of fitting.

After completing the sheet metal takeoff check your answers online with the corresponding answer sheet for this practice test.

Sheet Metal - Low Pressure Supply Test Option 1
Sheet Metal – Low Pressure Supply Test Option 1

We didn’t ask you to finish all the individual branches, but in this case there would be short stubs of 10” duct to each linear diffuser. What is missing from this engineered drawing is the volume damper for each linear diffuser but don’t worry about that now, just remember to add one in a real estimate as they are required to balance the air to each linear diffuser.

Low Pressure Supply – Option 2

We added an optional method of estimating the previous image as shown below with our modifications. Fittings #6, #8 and #10 will be eliminated and #16 will be added in their place, including item #17. Can you identify the newly added fittings #16 & 17?

Sheet Metal - Low Pressure Supply - Option 2
Sheet Metal – Low Pressure Supply – Option 2
Sheet Metal - Low Pressure Supply Duct - Option #2
Sheet Metal – Low Pressure Supply Duct – Option #2

Answer Sheet to Practice Test #1

Sheet Metal Practice Test #1 – Answer Sheet

Additional Sheet Metal Takeoff Chapters

Resources

PDF Takeoff Form Practice Test #1

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