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ctote 07-07-2011 09:42 AM

Low Profile Ductwork - Does it exist?
 
Hey everyone,

I'm finishing my basement, and I'd like to screw my drywall ceilings directly to the floor joists from the 1st floor. Is there a type of ductwork that is considered "low profile"? Something that could fit between the joists?

gregzoll 07-07-2011 12:16 PM

What size are your joists? Keep in mind, changing the ducts, can change the aspect of how efficient your unit is. Change the size of the duct work, you can open up a huge can of worms. With that, you could find that the upstairs no longer heats or cools as it should, or could cause short cycling.

ctote 07-07-2011 12:18 PM

Sounds like something I should hire a professional for. The ductwork is non-existent currently in the basement - the unit supports zoning, so the basement would be on its own zone.

gregzoll 07-07-2011 01:41 PM

I would, especially with zoning involved.


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