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Old 01-10-2017, 10:05 PM   #1
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Closing up floor register


Redoing one of our rooms; looking for advice on how best to close up this floor vent/register WITHOUT taking up the hardwood that surrounds three sides of it.

Thoughts? Mine was to simply get a piece of sheet metal bend/form it into the opening, put some underlayment or other stiff board and be done with it... open to other suggestions.




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Old 01-11-2017, 06:38 AM   #2
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Accessible from the underside or no? Are you pulling out the old duct line?

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Accessible from the underside or no? Are you pulling out the old duct line?


Unfortunately not accessible from the underside. - no, also not pulling the line out but by closing it up the airflow will be redirected to one of the other offshoots.


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My method to get rid of one was to nail a... cleat, or sill, whatever you want to name it around all 4 sides of the hole at the depth of the thickness of whatever I cut to fit the hole, and dropped in. Then its flush and no fiddling around. Also- wrongly or rightly, we stuffed the duct with a fair bit of insulation to stop whistles.
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I would take up those small pieces of flooring next to the hole and then use an oscillating tool to cut off that skinny piece on the other side. Then cut a piece of plywood the same thickness and screw it down. Take about ten minutes to do that.
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I closed up and moved a floor register recently, though I had good access from underneath. It was pretty easy

Without access from underneath, I would treat it like a drywall patch: insert and attach a couple of wide strips of scrap 1x4 or whatever to act as a backer and then glue and screw a piece of sub-floor to the backers, the same thickness as the rest of the floor.

I think this is what Mr. Coffee is suggesting, too.
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