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Old 03-19-2012, 11:32 PM   #1
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Hi,

I just had a new furnace installed and the guy did a good job except for when he got to attaching the 6" round pipe to the old registers. I understand, because the house was built in 1930, so I figured that attaching the new duct work would be problematic, but the last mile of the work was miserable an left a substantial amount of heat from the furnace blowing out of openings at the connections back into the basement.

I have taken it upon myself to finish the job by finding proper, or at least adequate boots to fit to the registers. Of course they are hard to find, because the house is from the thirties. The most interesting feature is that where the registers connect to the basement duct work in the basement, the ends are bents over and they have slots cut into them as though to accept some type of clip from a boot. I cannot find duct boots that use this type of connection. I am enclosing some photos of the duct work in question as taken from the basement. There are three registers; they measure 13-1/4" X 5-7/8", 13" X 5-7/8", and 12-3/8" X 3-1/2" all outside measurements. The photos were all taken from the basement looking up at the sub-flooring, and the space is very limited. I would appreciate any insight as to how to go about this project. Thanks in advance.

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Old 03-19-2012, 11:40 PM   #2
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Those registers should have been changed as part of the install and never been left unconnected like that.

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Just one of dozens of differant styles of boots to adapt what you have to the new ducts.
http://heating-and-cooling.hardwares...ter-boots.aspx
Any local heating supply house can set you up with what you need.
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He did not leave them like that, I dismantled them today because I had ordered some that I hoped would fit - didn't. I took the best and what I thought were correct measurements, but could not be sure until I had taken boots the installer put on off and could not do that until the weather warmed up enough to allow it (turned heat off). The measurement that I took today are the actual exterior measurements.

The ones that I ordered from a place called audubonsupply.com and, 2 - 6 X 12-6"RD S/B boots and one 3-1/4 x 12-6"RD boot. Thanks for your input.

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Most often the whole things changed so your not stuck with that old rusty sticking register.
They were also installed to close to the floor joist so there's no great way to connect them and seal them with foil tape.
An ossilating saw can cut it back and make it far easyer to connect.

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Yeah, there's the problem. I think that before I cut out the floor joist, I would try to replace the register, if I could do that with a proper seal. I wouldn't want to weaken the flooring.

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