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Old 07-14-2010, 03:54 PM   #1
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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.

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



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

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I hate drywall ceiling in basements.

lots of water damage can occur.
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The duct is one of those flexible spring things with insulation on the outside. The inside of the duct measures 6" across.
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6x14 if it's a return and 4x 10 if it's a supply is plenty big.
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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?
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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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