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  1. #1
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    The system is a an AC only in process of installation. The room where the return has to be located is a kitchen/family room, the room is 28 by 19 by 8 ft sloping to 12 foot ceiling height. How close can the return be to the registers [2]. Thank you.

  2. #2
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    For a "cooling " only system, put the return up high near ceiling and install the supply registers at or near the floor level on an opposite wall from the high return.
    In your case they would then be more than 19' apart.
    No problem.
    Note; for best results, locate the high return as far away as possible from the "food cooking" part of the kitchen. The family area part would be best

    [Edited by deejoe on 04-28-2006 at 12:44 PM]

  3. #3
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    Originally posted by deejoe
    For a "cooling " only system, put the return up high near ceiling and install the supply registers at or near the floor level on an opposite wall from the high return.
    In your case they would then be more than 19' apart.
    No problem.
    Note; for best results, locate the high return as far away as possible from the "food cooking" part of the kitchen. The family area part would be best

    [Edited by deejoe on 04-28-2006 at 12:44 PM]
    Thanks Deejoe I appreciate your advice.

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    Imagine the air flowing in a circle around the room. Grill and register can be fairly close if the register is blowing air across the room before it gets to the return grill.

    Same set-up with the register blowing the wrong way and you have a real problem.
    If the superheat ain't right it ain't charged right.

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