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Old 01-05-2010, 08:49 PM   #1
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Replacement wood air vents


Hello everyone,

I have an older home with the wood air vents. I cannot seem to find a place that sells them. Does anyone know where I can go online to replace these?

Thank you in advance.

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Old 01-05-2010, 09:45 PM   #2
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Rockler has them I think.

I've seen them in catalogs. They have to be a drain on efficiency though.

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I found mine here http://www.americanwoodvents.com/ven...FQchDQodoxV6yQ

I've seen some at home depot (oak) but I wanted hickory to match a hickory wood floor.

A local wood floor installer may be able to steer you to a local source .

You can overcome the inefficiency by going oversize.

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I've come across a few wood floor installers that custom make them by cutting the top off of a black plastic register and screwing them to a piece of the flooring that's been routered. They looked awesome.
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And if you want to reduce your heating and or cooling bill.
You won't use them.

They restrict air flow.
People get confused. And think because the air is blowing out hard. That they are getting a lot of air. When they aren't.
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sounds just like people talking
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And if you want to reduce your heating and or cooling bill.
You won't use them.

They restrict air flow.
People get confused. And think because the air is blowing out hard. That they are getting a lot of air. When they aren't.
I understand your point, you do not want to restrict airflow.

You remind me of my HVAC friend , when I told him I was going to put wood registers in the great room, ya would a thought I just insulted his Mother.

He did put in an extra run and I went oversize , also its only 5 registers out of 15 that are wood.

Also once the basement is finished I'll heat it also ( but it won't take much to heat it as I'm at 63f waist level in single digit weather( no inefficiencies here))

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