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artlover13060 07-14-2010 02:54 PM

Does Register Size Matter?
I'm replacing the suspended ceiling in my basement with drywall. When I had heating and air added to this area the guys put one 24 X 24" air duct reguster in the ceiling. Do I need to stay with this size or is it ok to put in a smaller register? I'm a little concernce with air volume since this is the only register in the room.

nap 07-14-2010 03:24 PM

Don't ever let anybody tell you otherwise; size matters

Is this a supply register? what size is the duct it is attached to?

beenthere 07-14-2010 05:14 PM

I hate drywall ceiling in basements.

lots of water damage can occur.

artlover13060 07-15-2010 12:35 PM


Originally Posted by nap (Post 469492)
Don't ever let anybody tell you otherwise; size matters

; )

The duct is one of those flexible spring things with insulation on the outside. The inside of the duct measures 6" across.

Marty S. 07-15-2010 05:06 PM

6x14 if it's a return and 4x 10 if it's a supply is plenty big.

Marty S. 07-15-2010 08:23 PM


Originally Posted by designer-fixit (Post 470036)
hey Hun my name is Tawnie... let me tell you, babe size always matters lol. anyways back to the subject, i would just stick with the same size but yes it is possible to go smaller but then you would have some other factors come into play like purchasing the parts to make it fit securely

Is using 2ftx2ft registers with 6" flex in a drywall ceiling common there or what's the reasoning why you would leave such a large diffuser?

artlover13060 07-16-2010 07:46 AM

It was originally 2 X 2 because it fit in a suspended ceiling grid. I'll be replacing it with a normal size. The ceiling is still open so I can add any type of bracing that is necessary. Marty, thanks for the confirmation that this will work.

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