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  1. #1
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    Returns on Outside Walls

    Working on a remodel The general says returns on outside walls = inefficient
    I know this is not how i would do it in a new install but i wanted your expert opinions It will be expensive for me to move these and they will loose most basement finishing possibility's due to low ceilings
    thanks
    Mike

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    Little better description please.

    Do they run up an outside wall?In thefloor,etc.?

    Where are the supply grilles?

  3. #3
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    1st floor bottom 10 inches of wall register on the wall
    supply is on the inside wall opposite the return bottom 10 inches of the wall
    I am located in Michigan by the way

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    I wouldn't move them ,if it was my house,for 10" of wall ,just be sure they aren't pulling air from the wall.

    Where in Michigan,I used to visit Pentwater many years ago,16 miles south of Ludington.

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    grand rapids / ada but I like to spend time in silver lake 15 mins south of pent water and the dunes

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    My returns are floor returns on my outside walls.
    And the supplies are baseboard on the inside walls.

    Hate it. But too lazy to change it.

    If you keep yours.
    Use a supply grille that you can adjust direction of throw, to spread the air, and get a REAL good mix of room air.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhoy9 View Post
    grand rapids / ada but I like to spend time in silver lake 15 mins south of pent water and the dunes
    Used to go to Silver Lake and ride the commercial dune-buggys,late 50's and early 60's,horse back riding too,just a kid,great times!!

    My Grandparents had a home on Pentwater Lake,best view on the lake.

    Haven't been there since the 70's,cousins still live there.

    Back to the post,I'd think the supplies need to be on the outside walls,returns could stay or not,depending on proximity to supplies.I'd think it's more of a comfort issue.

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