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Old 09-19-2012, 11:42 AM   #1
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I'm in the process of redoing kitchen- one of my HVAC forced air/heat register is behind where one of my base cabinets will go (we are going to try and relocate it)- If not - where do I purchase (or have made) some type or ductwork that attaches to the existing register (I think it's like 6" x 8")- to a small, narrow duct to run out the toe kick? My other option was to buy one of those electric toe kick heaters but then I have no solution for the AC in the summer?? thoughts?

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Old 09-19-2012, 01:16 PM   #2
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If you are a little bit handy, with some metal sheet you can build a closed or a U shaped (make is easier to screw to the floor) duct and attach it to the register, I did it once. Is not pretty, but once the cabinet are on, is not visible.

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Simpler to just make it out of plywood.
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I probably did not do it the right way but I ended up using a flexible duct, routed in the 4" tall empty cavity under the cabinet.

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Simpler to just make it out of plywood.
Building code requires that the entire warm part of a heating system be enclosed in metal sheet, even when is probably safe to use some plywood at the very end of the system.
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That is not good, the nylon pipe is going to slow the flow of the air, and it looks terrible. Use rigid metal pipe, or even better, use a metal box, I installed hundred of those (I hated to do it, because I installed them when the cabinet where already on place, it's a very unpleasant job to access that small space, so low on the floor), google for "toe kick vent".
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Nylon duct is only 30" long, fully extended, so I am going to guess minimal amount of air flow resistance.

With the duct work being offset in relation to toe kick vent, I just could not get the hard ducts to work without multiple turns, possibly creating leaks.

Here is the finished picture:

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From the outside that looks really good. About the duct work, now it's done, but you can use rigid metal elbows, that you can adjust the angle from 0 to 90 degrees and put 2 or 3 in your case.
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OP, You may want to look into this kit (http://www.toekickductor.com/shop.html). I don't think it is much different than what I have done, but it does provide you with some adapters.

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