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Old 02-01-2010, 09:19 AM   #1
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I have a master bathroom which is 12ft wide and 14ft long... it has two heat registers in it... and attached to it is a walk in closet which is 12x6ft which has another heat register in that.... neither of these rooms has a cold air return in them... should there be one? when the furnance comes on the force of the air trying to get into there will push a door to latch if its almost closed but not latched... and you can feel cold air rushing out from under the doors into the bedroom... the bedroom has two cold air returns in it (the room is 19ft long and 15ft wide) along with two registers.. the bedrooms returns though are just one large one they put two return lines right next to each other and put one huge grill over it... (should these be spaced out more?) and do I need a return in the master bath?

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I guess I should add that the bathroom has a smaller room in it for a shower and toilet, outside that is like a vanity area the shower / toilet is enclosed and has its own register... and its own door... go outside that and you are in the 12x14 ft room which has no return but has sinks and cabinets... so the toilet / tub and shower are enclosed inside that space in their own room about 8ft wide and 6 ft long

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Adding an image to help explain these rooms.... red rectangle is heat registers blue is a cold air return
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Without actually seeing it looks pretty normal to me. It is against code to have a return in a closet or bathroom.
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Well good to know its up to code at least! Now to figure out how to mitigage the door slamming issue...
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As above.
A return in the bathroom or closet is a code violation.

Code restricts a return to be 10' or more from a bathroom. But many are closer then that.
A return in a closet would draw lint into the unit. And poses a fire hazard.

Your returns in your bedroom are fine. And do not need to be spaced apart.
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As above.
A return in the bathroom or closet is a code violation.

Code restricts a return to be 10' or more from a bathroom. But many are closer then that.
A return in a closet would draw lint into the unit. And poses a fire hazard.

Your returns in your bedroom are fine. And do not need to be spaced apart.

Wow 10 ft? mine are right on the wall on the opposite side of it

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