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Old 10-15-2008, 08:40 PM   #1
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Replacement Ceiling Vents


I am trying to replace a metal 10"x 8" (outside measurement 12x10) vent in my parents home with one of the plastic pull down types. I am really surprised that HD & Lowes in Texas doesn't seem to carry them anymore? The metal replacements are slightly smaller than the original & the plastic ones have traditionally been slightly larger than the original, which is a good thing if the ceiling isn't in great shape when you pull off the old vent. Would I need to go to a HVAC supply house to get these? Have they been recalled for some reason?
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Old 10-15-2008, 08:58 PM   #2
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If you don't want to mess with ceiling, I would trouble shoot to see if the motor was the culprit. If so, you could just replace the motor and call it a wonderful thing. If you want to start afresh, I would go to an electrical wholesaler if the box stores don't have what you want. Another possibility is checking out the nu-tone or braun web-sites. Those are the two major manufactorers of bath fans. (you are talking about a bath fan?)

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No, I am talking about a/c vents in the ceiling. You know, two screws & they come down.
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Oh, in that case, you shouldn't have any problems with finding a grill/register at an a/c supply house.
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What is a plastic pull down type ?
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They are pretty common in Texas homes. Here is what one looks like:
http://www.acmadness.com/AC_GRILLS-W...E_3_WAY_3.html
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