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    Homemade return

    No heat call today. Found this lovely return.
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    At least he caulked it, lol.

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    Nice!! No sheet metal cuts that way!!

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    I didn't know they made plenum rated OSB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryan1088 View Post
    Nice!! No sheet metal cuts that way!!
    Just splinters....

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    Looks like he found that furnace in the dumpster.
    My name is TooCoolforschool and I am a chronic over charger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toocoolforschool View Post
    Looks like he found that furnace in the dumpster.
    Lol. Yeah. I checked the hx and co checked. No cracks and no co. I got it goin for him but told him it needs to be replaced. Its lived a long enough life.

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    It's a return so what's wrong with it? If its sized rite it's fine. You never seen panned floor joists for return before?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy knocker View Post
    It's a return so what's wrong with it? If its sized rite it's fine. You never seen panned floor joists for return before?
    I thought the same thing. If he insulated the interior it would be better then ductboard

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    That's better the what most diy'ers would do. I'm impressed
    " dirty filter??!!! Buts its only 2 years old"

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    Is it bad that my furnace at home is sitting on an OSB platform? I am doing a change out in a couple weeks and during the process I was planning on sealing it from the inside. Its all original from 1993.The platform acts as the return plenum. Not nearly as bad as this one lol. 16'' flex duct from house goes straight into said plenum.

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    Personally I have built plenums out of osb and 2x4's before. They were for twinned furnaces usually in a commercial building like a bank. As long as its sealed, it works fine. But that's just my experience.
    " dirty filter??!!! Buts its only 2 years old"

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    It works fine just looks bad in my opinion. I like the shiny sheet metal look myself.

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