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Old 02-05-2012, 12:04 PM   #1
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Can this be moved closer to the beam?


Hi All,

I'm in the process of re-doing the basement and was wondering if it would be possible to move the long run on the ceiling closer to the steel beam?

If you need more pictures, please let me know.

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Can this be moved closer to the beam?


If you are talking about the main trunk I would say yes

You would just need to have a transition made up. You may need to cut down some of the trunk length to get the transition in. Then just reattach the branch ducts. The side take off I think could be done with top take offs cleaning it up some more

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Thats great news. I was just concerned it couldn't because it runs straight out from the furnice unit... Do you have a rough estimate of what something like that would cost?
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Sorry I don't and I don't know what typical costs are in your area.

If you need rough cost you can contact a local HVAC company there where you live. Most companies can build you the transition and you can do the work. More than likely with this transition it will be two pieces.

If you are not planning to do the work yourself then get a couple quotes and go from there

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Hi again...

In the first picture, it shows the duct work to my floor registers.. None of the duct work is taped, just screwed?? How bad is that?

Also, in the second picture, it shows a black PVC pipe going into the cement floor. What is this for? I don't think its a drain pipe?
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We alway tape all joints it reduces any air loss.

In the 2nd pic it looks like a drain stack. Above the pipe is there a kitchen or bath?
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Looks like a drain to me. Go outside and see if that pipe does not go all the way up throught the roof to also act as a vent pipe.
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The first picture is another view of the PVC pipe...

There is no kitchen or bathrooms above this pipe. It looks like it travels with the HVAC truck up to the second / third floor


The second picture show the drain where I hear water.. The kitchen and one upstairs bathroom are above this pipe...
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Then the kitchen or bathroom or both may drain into this 3" pipe.

What are you getting at? You want to move this pipe?
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No, figured since I was posting pics of the duct work, I'd ask what that was. My dad thought it was something to do with Radon? But I can buy a vent pipe which would lead to the roof

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