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 11-04-2012, 02:25 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 12
Rewards Points: 0
Share |
Question

Splitting return line


Hello,

We are making some renovations to our house and one requires me to move our downstairs HVAC returns. They are under the stairs with one in the hall and one in the master. They are connected together.. for instance if i remove the filters you can see through from our hall to our master. There is 16" flexible ducting coming from the crawl to the bottom of a box that feeds both. While moving this i will need to extend the flexible duct about 5 feet but my question lies in what i want to do while doing this. I want to split these two returns so they can be in different places in the walls.. not back-to-back.. and also then having a bit more privacy for the master. I was thinking of putting a tee in the crawl and feed them each with their own 16" flex duct from the tee. Same size grills, etc. Is that okay? Since I am splitting them, could i go down to smaller size flexi duct? If that is okay, how would i go from 16" to two feeds of something smaller? It will be very hard to go all the way back to the air handler. Thoughts?

Thanks,
Charles

zx7king is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 06:21 PM   #2
An old Tradesmen
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: PA
Posts: 25,126
Rewards Points: 162
Default

Splitting return line


Can probalby decrease the size to teh master bedroom. maybe down to a 12". And leave the other one at 16". get a reducing wye, or use reducing fittings.

beenthere is online now   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
Hi, can you tell me approximately what percentage of fuel oil gets returned to the tank via the return line on a two pipe biggs HVAC 1 10-30-2012 03:10 PM
Main water line, meter to house ckc Plumbing 15 09-28-2012 09:15 PM
Proper Water and Gas line bonding. John318 Electrical 5 11-16-2011 11:19 AM
A blocked water line causing water to loose heat? Snav Plumbing 6 05-07-2010 02:18 PM
question on return duct familyman HVAC 13 01-25-2009 11:05 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

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