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Old 09-06-2011, 10:02 AM   #1
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I am having a problem where the standard 9.5" duct air deflectors do not fit my 9.25" ductwork. My house was built in the late 50's and has the square metal ducts. Is there any better solution besides trimming back the ductwork and taping it to the wall so that a new deflector can fit? I can't seem to find any deflectors that will fit this size duct.

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Yes do need pictures.Your discription is too vague for us to reply.

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Yes do need pictures.Your discription is too vague for us to reply.
ok will post momentarily. Thanks for your reply.
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So the inside width of the duct is 9.25". The ducts you buy at HD/Lowes are all 9.5" inside (for the louver parts that go about an inch in). What are my options here? Should I cut the duct back an inch or so and then just tape the duct to the wall? ...or is there a better (less rigged) option I can't seem to think of?

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So the inside width of the duct is 9.25". The ducts you buy at HD/Lowes are all 9.5" inside (for the louver parts that go about an inch in). What are my options here? Should I cut the duct back an inch or so and then just tape the duct to the wall? ...or is there a better (less rigged) option I can't seem to think of?

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Old 09-11-2011, 10:20 AM   #6
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There are hvac specialty stores which carry specialty parts/sizes for damper's or deflectors or whatever. Lowes and The Home Depot are generic at best. If you are no wanting to just rig this up than I'd try calling some hvac companies and finding out what duct supply houses are in your area and then call them.
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There are hvac specialty stores which carry specialty parts/sizes for damper's or deflectors or whatever. Lowes and The Home Depot are generic at best. If you are no wanting to just rig this up than I'd try calling some hvac companies and finding out what duct supply houses are in your area and then call them.
That's exactly what I was hoping to hear. Thanks. I tend to order everything online and couldn't find that information online anywhere.
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You can enter something such as "a/c duct supply house" in your google search engine for whichever city you are in and you should get a list.

I just hit on about 2 dozen for here.
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This is a sheet metal duct supply house, they will build whatever you need to the exact measurements you give them.
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This is a sheet metal duct supply house, they will build whatever you need to the exact measurements you give them.
Wow. Thanks. I appreciate the help!
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You are only talking about 1/4 inch.That is 1/8 inch on either side.
You should be able to use a 2x4 and a hammer and tap out 1/8 inch on both sides.
Thats what I would try first.
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You are only talking about 1/4 inch.That is 1/8 inch on either side.
You should be able to use a 2x4 and a hammer and tap out 1/8 inch on both sides.
Thats what I would try first.
I suppose I could try that, but we are talking about ductwork that is likely 50 years old. It just doesn't seem like it would be able to take that without splitting or bending the wrong way to me. However, you're right and that's something easy (and free!) to try first.

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You can always make a 1" thick filler frame from wood with the 9 3/4" inside openning,than screw the grille to the new frame.may save a few bucks for you.

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