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Old 02-26-2010, 03:25 PM   #1
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Hello everyone,

I have a question, and I hope I can explain it in a way that makes sense.

I am attaching a photo of it, so you can see what I mean.

At the bottom of the stairs in my condo, there is a landing and a small wall (already knocked down in the photo) with an air intake vent running inside of it. I am remodeling the entire lower level, and I would love to be able to get rid of that wall and landing at the bottom of the stairs to open it all up a bit.

My question is, is there a piece that can be bought (or fabricated) so that I can basically cut the vent inside the ceiling, and turn it 90 degrees on its vertical so it will sit flush (parallel) against that cinderblock wall behind it? That way, I can frame out that cinderblock wall and then frame a "bump out" around the vent.

I hope that made some ounce of sense.

Thanks all,

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Old 02-26-2010, 07:40 PM   #2
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May be, may be not.
Can't see what your duct looks like in your ceiling.

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Old 02-27-2010, 06:56 PM   #3
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check these guys out http://bestbuyheatingandaircondition...ctworkmenu.htm another idea is to cut the duct up in the ceiling turn the exposed piece to the cinder block wall...cap both pieces and run a piece of 12" plex between the 2 capped ducts within the ceiling
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Thank you, Beenthere and Biggles...

Beenthere- The duct goes directly into the hvac unit above it on the second floor- it is not tied into anything. Just goes right into it.

Biggles- I will check that link- It sounds like a really good idea!

Thanks to both again,

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90 on its vertical? If that means on its long side. That will kick it down from the ceiling a fair amount. But, fittings are made to do that.
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Thanks again, beenthere. I had a hard time describing what I meant in a way that made sense, but I think you saw what I meant- if you were to keep the vent on it's vertical axis and just twist it 90 degrees so that now the wide part of the vent sits parallel to, and right up against the cinderblock.

Any idea what the fitting might be called? I have a feeling this is not something I will find at the big box stores.

Thanks again!
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No I don't, there is a name for it. But I seldom ever had to use one to remember the name.

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