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Old 01-21-2008, 10:53 AM   #1
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Hi all, new to this forum and looking for some advice.

I am moving a wall to expand a 2nd floor bathroom and the wall coming out has a cold air return in it. Where the wall is located will be open floor space, could I put a floor grill on over the return and leave it as is or do I need to relocate to another wall?

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Old 01-21-2008, 11:28 AM   #2
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don't know if I understand your question... but certainly not want to open inside the bath room consider all the smells....instead have it open to the open space instead.... ours is at the close to ceiling level in the wall in 2nd floor.... I heard that is the correct location rather than near the floor.

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The return is right now at the top of the wall we are removing. I did not think of the oder issue but that is a good point....I may go ahead and get an HVAC person to look at what can be done to make this work right...
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if it exists before then may be it is ok... as may be everyroom should have a return air.... in order for the air to be able to circulate.... I would follow the "don't change it if it is not breaks" rule instead in this case...
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Old 01-22-2008, 05:08 PM   #5
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It is easy enough to move a return. You don't want to pull air from a bathroom, ever. Can you use the floor bay that it is currently in and just go to the next wall and cut out the plate?
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