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    Duct question

    Can anyone tell me how to install a vent in ductwork?
    The house was built in the mid 60's, so the ducts are rather large. We are building bedrooms in the basement & need to cut two more vents before installing drywall on the ceilings.
    Any help would be great!

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    That's an easy one. Call your A/C contractor. This is a D I Y question, which we don't allow. Sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazymama View Post
    Can anyone tell me how to install a vent in ductwork?
    The house was built in the mid 60's, so the ducts are rather large. We are building bedrooms in the basement & need to cut two more vents before installing drywall on the ceilings.
    Any help would be great!
    Where's the return air going to come from?

    -HF

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    Go out and buy the expensive tools like the ones I have. And its easy.

    Of course, those bedrooms are going to be cold, summer and winter, doing it the way your going to do it.
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    You need a Pro.This requires design skills that not allPros have.

    Call around and ask" Can you doa Man.J load calc,Man. S equip selection,and Man.D duct design form my addition?"

    Keep dialing until you get 3 yeses.

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    a question not asked is the dumb one. but here thier no d i y I would recomend you call some one, you see air flow is a science in the hvac its not cut and dry as one would think cutting a few hole, s in the duct with out checking will cause you more trouble the its worth you may end up loosing and not gianing annything at all so pleas before you cut call a professional to come out and make sure its the right thing to do.. best of luck to you.

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