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Old 02-22-2012, 08:13 PM   #1
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Only furnace supply vent in basement?


Hey new DIY'er here. Well Ive done all sorts of various projects but nothing furnace related... I have a Furnace in the basement (Obviously) and the only supply vent seems to be in the basement. It's a small bungalo. Wondering if i should attach a vent upstairs if its not safe to have a furnace sucking basement air?

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Old 02-23-2012, 04:37 AM   #2
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Never seen a set up like that.

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Old 02-23-2012, 06:21 AM   #3
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"...the only supply vent seems to be in the basement"
So, the only hot air for the whole house is delivered only to the basement? Or:
There is a supply in the basement but no return vent?
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What's wrong with that? Warm up the furnace, open the basement door..heat rises..one of the laws of physics
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Sorry folks. there are heat vents upstairs and in the basement. But the only air intake is in the basement. is this a problem? does intake supply vent have to be connected to the first floor???
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Yes, there should be intake (supply) vents in the living space to aid in air circulation and proper conditioning (heating or cooling as per the season).
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Yes, there should be intake (supply) vents in the living space to aid in air circulation and proper conditioning (heating or cooling as per the season).
you're calling a cold air return a supply ....definitely not right.
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you're calling a cold air return a supply ....definitely not right.
Sorry, needed to eat lunch before replying! You are right, as usual.
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lol sry computer died a few days ago. thanks folks. I ended up rerouting the pipe to and old intake vent upstairs. new house and im in the midst of a basement reno. Thanks folks

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