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Old 10-21-2012, 06:31 PM   #1
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Do I need a top return vent?


I live in a bungalow which is 950 sq ft, with forced air heating. On the main floor I have a lower return air vent in the main hallway wall, and an upper return air vent in the living room wall that separates it from the kitchen.

I was planning on taking out a 7ft section of the wall (not load bearing) with the upper return air vent and putting a grate on the floor to turn it into a lower return air vent.

I was wondering if I will have issues with air circulation after this is done?
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Not really, as long as you do not cover or place stuff around the vent.

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Putting a grill on the floor invites all kinds of debris to accumulate in there, dust, dirt, etc...

I did a similar project a few years back in order to open up our kitchen and ended up moving the return grill to another interior wall, just a little further along the joist space below.

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