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Old 12-26-2006, 09:19 PM   #1
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Need Help with Floor Vents


Hey everyone I bought a "new to me" house that was built in 1920. It has 2 bedrooms upstairs with no heat. I need to get some heat up there somehow but have really no way of running ductwork up there. I know that you can put in gravity vents or cutting holes in the floor. The problem is I dont know where to find the vent covers for the holes once I cut them. I cant find them anywhere. Lowes and all the hardware stores have just the modern day vents. Any ideas? I need something that is like 20" X 20".

Also I have never really done any of this stuff before and I would have no clue how to cut these holes. How do I figure out how the floor joists are running and not totally screw this up. Please help this young clueless guy out. Thanks

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Old 12-27-2006, 09:04 AM   #2
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Maybe check your area for a recycled building materials place? Not sure where you'd look that up in the yellow pages, but it sounds like they'd have exactly what you're looking for!

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Old 12-27-2006, 10:36 AM   #3
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Electric baseboard heat is very fisable in these situations. In fact in a old farm hose I recently added 1 to every upstairs room. I seen the customer last week while shopping for my wife, and they commemented how cozy it is now.
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Old 12-29-2006, 06:50 PM   #4
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there are usualy demolition companys who tear old houses down but before they do that they will remove many items and resell them.if you call around to a few of them i am sure they will tell you who has the vents you are looking for.
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