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Old 02-26-2019, 03:14 PM   #1
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Sealing Up Cold Air Returns

Hey Guys,

Iím looking for a better way to close of cold air returns during remodels and basement developments.

I want something that I can install before boarding and remove after paint.

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Old 02-26-2019, 03:38 PM   #2
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Re: Sealing Up Cold Air Returns

a filter works well.

cut to size if need be & a couple of screws or some duct tape & presto.


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Old 02-27-2019, 07:04 AM   #3
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Re: Sealing Up Cold Air Returns

yup.How we always done. S O P.

Even easier nowadays. Last time, I bought some sheets of rigid spun green filter mat from HD.

Now, they have this stuff:
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