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Old 08-28-2007, 03:42 PM   #1
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We have two extra vents with registers in our living room that we would like to seal off and put built-in bookcases over. Do we need place some kind of seal over the duct end itself, or is it OK to just remove the register and install wood flooring over the hole that is left. Any advice appreciated!

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Why do you think these are "EXTRA" vents?

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Our living room has a large number of vents all within a fairly close distance of each other, so it seems like we could close them off and not have any adverse consequences. Plus, we would like to use the space to build some built-in bookshelves. The vents are on either side of our fireplace, and we would like to put some bookshelves there.
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Most builders are not in the habit of adding unneeded ducts and vents.

If you haven't had your HVAC system serviced in a while do so and ask the tech about your plan.

or post a floor plan with elevation info and location of all your supply and return vents size and type of your HVAC system.

You most likely need the vents and relocation, build above, or integrate vents in your custom book shelf are your best options.

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Most builders are not in the habit of adding unneeded ducts and vents.

If you haven't had your HVAC system serviced in a while do so and ask the tech about your plan.

or post a floor plan with elevation info and location of all your supply and return vents size and type of your HVAC system.

You most likely need the vents and relocation, build above, or integrate vents in your custom book shelf are your best options.
Bob, good advice, and thanks
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kbf99,
Some of those vents may be part of your HVAC and some may be intake or blower vents from your fireplace box.
Can you see the ductwork from underneath to determine what is what? Basement or crawlspace?
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