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Old 05-12-2015, 10:28 PM   #1
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Hi all,
I'm remodeling my kitchen, and moving the heat/ac register from the floor to a cabinet toe-kick. The cabinet is 24" wide, with a clear space underneath between the joists in a crawl space. Cabinets are IKEA with (I think) leveling legs and separate toe kicks. Existing duct is a short piece of round insulated flex.

I've looked at some old threads here. And, I have found the "toe ductor." http://toekickductor.com/
But that seems expensive and more than I need.

How would you do it?

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Old 05-13-2015, 05:45 AM   #2
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Looks to me exactly what you need. By the time you buy the proper parts IE: Duuctwork, screws, tape, registers , ETc.

Once it's done it's done forever you never have to worry about it and you will be glad you paid the little bit of money for it. Just do it.

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Old 05-25-2015, 12:58 AM   #3
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Just to follow up, I bought the ToeDuctor. It worked great. Once the floor register was moved to under the cabinet, installing the kit took twenty minutes. Freed up time to do something else. Kitchen is coming right along.
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how much is that setup ? i just made a duct from plywood, sealed with weather stripping to toe kick. pushed in register. works awesome.
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Fix'n it, that's the way I was thinking of doing it. I decided to spend money to save time. The ToeDuctor was 80 bucks with shipping.
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80 bucks, ouch. had i known about it, i still would have made one.
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rather, you did it the right way. Ductwork was invented for a reason. Wood is not supposed to be used to distribute hot/cold air. Many reasons just one or two. Wood dries out and warps, if there's a fire it is somewhat confined " not totally", to much friction for proper airflow, cannot be sealed properly like ductwork. Wood joist space is sometimes used for return air back to the heater/AH if convenient by panning material in the basement but it's rare today. To each their own. I would do it the way you did or buy the fittings and end up with what you have.

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