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Old 08-28-2014, 08:41 AM   #1
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I'm remodeling my house and in the bedroom I'm working on now there were recessed wall registers. They didn't sit flush with the drywall they sat back into the drywall. I removed the registers and I'm patching the hole with drywall when I noticed that the air duct needs to be moved away from the wall and in about an inch or two. What's the best way to go about doing this? In the basement the ceiling covers the duct work going into that bedroom. I've been searching but I can't seem to find anything specifically related to my question even on Google.

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Old 08-28-2014, 10:35 AM   #2
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I think the best way would be to open the ceiling below.

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Very annoying.


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It looks like you have a floorboard there that is just waiting to come up to make room.
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Duct work is overrated
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http://www.installerstore.com/Baseboard-Registers.html
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It looks like you have a floorboard there that is just waiting to come up to make room.
I cut it back about an inch and a half just now with the sawzall so it fits now I just need to be able to move the actual duck forward.

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The one register that was there was a baseboard register but 8ft long. I really want to eliminate the whole baseboard register and put a flat 12x2 floor register.

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I think the best way would be to open the ceiling below.
I was trying my best to see if I could get it done without having to do that but if it has to be done it has to be done. Thanks for the replies. Anymore feedback is much appreciated.

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I was wondering how he got that newspaper to stick to that wooden wall.





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I was wondering how he got that newspaper to stick to that wooden wall.





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I'm not really understanding the problem.

You want to move the register out from the wall, without either accessing the ceiling from below, or taking up the floor?





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I'm not really understanding the problem.

You want to move the register out from the wall, without either accessing the ceiling from below, or taking up the floor?





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Basically, I just want to know if I can go another route. I only have to move it in an inch and a half and actually a bit less because I wedged a piece of wood behind it and pryed it away from the wall a little bit. Taking up the floor would be a pita because the previous owner screwed down every single floor board with multiple screws through the whole house so I'm installing flooring over top.
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Basically, I just want to know if I can go another route. I only have to move it in an inch and a half and actually a bit less because I wedged a piece of wood behind it and pryed it away from the wall a little bit. Taking up the floor would be a pita because the previous owner screwed down every single floor board with multiple screws through the whole house so I'm installing flooring over top.
Looks like you need to bite the bullet and get your hands dirty !

Move It over?
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Where does the duct originate from? It looks like you could pull that last floorboard and trim enough subfloor to adjust the duct.

Edit: If you're putting a new floor over the old one I would cut enough space to work comfortably and replace whatever you took out with fresh materials of the same combined thickness. Just don't cut through your joists.

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pull the register off.
let the heat go under floor.

you'll have a hot air radiant floor. DONE
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Where does the duct originate from? It looks like you could pull that last floorboard and trim enough subfloor to adjust the duct.

Edit: If you're putting a new floor over the old one I would cut enough space to work comfortably and replace whatever you took out with fresh materials of the same combined thickness. Just don't cut through your joists.
I'm actually going to go this route, I'll post some pictures when I finish. Thanks for the feedback.
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pull the register off.
let the heat go under floor.

you'll have a hot air radiant floor. DONE
That would actually be a code violation.
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I went through the floor and there was a spot in the basement where I could actually slide the ducting all the way back. I cut about 3 inches off and attached it with some self tapping screws and then wrapped it with foil tape.

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One down, one to go next one is a bit more complicated.
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