Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > HVAC

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-13-2011, 01:44 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Kansas
Posts: 55
Rewards Points: 75
Default

Return air ducting


I was looking at the duct work to and from the furnace and noticed that the return air ducting is needing repair I think. What is going on is the return duct is using the space between two floor joist. The sheet metal has come out of its track? the sheet metal is up into the joist space. I assume this should be pulled back down and re secured into its track, but the regular ductwork is hanging underneath about three inches. What do I need to do here?

swoop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2011, 02:16 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: GA
Posts: 163
Rewards Points: 150
Default

Return air ducting


You may want to post some pics so we can see what your talking about.

kilosos2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2011, 02:42 AM   #3
HVAC Supermodel
 
unicursalhex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Wa
Posts: 167
Rewards Points: 150
Default

Return air ducting


Well, you can see how its supposed to be, just make it like that. There is a hole in the top of the duct that pulls air from the joist bay(s) and sheet metal panning sealing the joist bays essentially making them ducts. Just use common sense and put it back up the way they should be. You can use sheet metal screws to fasten the panning and duct mastic to seal it.
unicursalhex is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Return Air Duct size question syclnjr HVAC 14 02-06-2011 05:48 PM
Moving Return Vent Upstairs Rowhousefix HVAC 0 08-11-2010 03:39 PM
Basement return air ducting - flex or metal? BasementVirgin HVAC 5 10-29-2009 01:01 PM
Should I have let the ac guy close off a return? windowman3 HVAC 4 09-13-2009 09:23 AM
return air honola HVAC 11 08-13-2009 08:41 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.