Moving HVAC Vent In Wall - HVAC - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > HVAC

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-24-2010, 02:40 PM   #1
Member
 
CaptChaos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Weehawken, NJ
Posts: 58
Rewards Points: 75
Question

Moving HVAC Vent in Wall


Hi Everyone:

I have a current project that I am working on to install pocket doors in a non-load-bearing wall dividing a master bedroom and office\guest bedroom to create more of a "suite" feel.

The picture below tells the story:



So, I currently have a HVAC (hot air only at this point -- no central air) vent coming up from the floor (this is the second floor). The house was built in 1915 and I don't think that the forced air was there originally.

The vent is connected to rigid flat oval duct, and would prefer not to dig into the floor below to move the vent.

So my question is, can I move the vent over by about 16 inches by running some sort of duct work in floor? Perhaps some flexible duct? Is it possible to connect flexible duct to a flat oval duct? Do they may connectors or flexible flat oval ducts that can be used? Anyone have experience or recommended brands?

Thanks very much for your consideration and time to review my question!


Advertisement

CaptChaos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2010, 03:49 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,834
Rewards Points: 1,182
Default

Moving HVAC Vent in Wall


I am not the expert that you are looking for, but I do have 2 questions, which I believe will be relevant to a workable solution. Which way do your floor joists run? Parallel or perpendicular to this wall? If parallel, it seems that you should be able to purchase, or have made by a local heating and cooling contractor, a transition. If perpendicular, I would consider a floor register, or registers, depending on whether you need heat in one room or both.

Advertisement

DexterII is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to DexterII For This Useful Post:
CaptChaos (08-24-2010)
Old 08-24-2010, 04:58 PM   #3
Member
 
CaptChaos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Weehawken, NJ
Posts: 58
Rewards Points: 75
Default

Moving HVAC Vent in Wall


Hi Dexter:

Thanks for the response. Floor joists run parallel to the wall, so I think I should be able to move it over in the cavity created by the joists. I have pulled up the floorboards and verified it. I still need to lay a new floor, so putting it in the wall is preferable to save me work down the line, but not the only option. A floor register can work if it is the better solution.

Cap'n
CaptChaos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2010, 07:56 PM   #4
Member
 
CaptChaos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Weehawken, NJ
Posts: 58
Rewards Points: 75
Default

Moving HVAC Vent in Wall


Here's a photo to help visualize the situation further.

CaptChaos is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
duct , hvac , round oval , vent


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
moving a support wall 6 ft over.? help jstamps Building & Construction 1 04-20-2010 06:48 AM
question about a direct vent gas wall furnace utilitylocator HVAC 1 03-16-2010 09:52 AM
Wall - LOAD BEARING: How to Move? user49172 Building & Construction 1 03-11-2009 05:48 PM
Atlantic-need your opinion on markd's comments about my vapor barrier? yummy mummy Building & Construction 11 03-07-2007 10:47 AM
Minimum Clearance to Vent Inside Wall? MikeinBurien Plumbing 12 12-06-2005 12:03 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts