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sjthompson 09-02-2010 11:58 AM

plenum/distribution box ?
I have a 24x24x36 box off my rheem rgph07eamgr furnace and 3 1/2 ton unit 20x30 return air, is this box sized right? 2-8" flex lines and 5-6" flex lines off it. I have other post out about my other info.

beenthere 09-02-2010 04:51 PM

The size of the supply plenum is fine, if it has enough room for the supplies.

I prefer longer, for easier install of the start collars, and a bit less turbulance.

sjthompson 09-02-2010 06:41 PM

so should I only change the run to the living room? I guess I will make it 10" into 2- 8"s now let me ask you the 10" will only be 10" for like 8' then a y for 1' to the 1st register and rest for 12' to the register. Any other ideas on making it put more air in the living should I just add 1 more 6" in the spot lef over on the plenum and put another 12x6x6.

beenthere 09-02-2010 11:07 PM

Change it to a 10" feeding a to a 7" on the 1' run, and 8" to the longer run.
Then add a new 7" for the living room. 12X6X7

sjthompson 09-03-2010 06:45 AM

sounds good but if I run 8" I need to get like a 12x8x8 box right? They have 12x6x8 but the inlet is the entire width wont that bee really noisy? oh yeah and my 2 vents are on one side of the vault cant access other side so where would I put the extra vent? I got a new register last night and it is made completly diffrent from my ohers and it throws are all the way across the 20 ft to the exterior wall now. I think it will be much better I am going to get another now that I know it works.

beenthere 09-03-2010 07:02 PM

The 12X6X8 won't be noisy.

Does your room with the vaulted ceiling have more then one outside wall? If so, put it on that wall.

sjthompson 09-03-2010 11:22 PM

No only one side with a fireplace and 2 big windows but the winows are super high energy effecient. Only a 20x8 wall vaulted ceiling is roof side though. I have both regesters adjusted throwing air across the room hitting the other vault and circling down now it fells way better but I adjusted my other dampers and the flow is more balanced but I think if I just put 1 more 6" between the exsisting 2 than I will be good on cooling my livingroom.

beenthere 09-04-2010 02:53 AM

Try it. You can always increase its size later, if it isn't enough.

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