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Old 02-10-2012, 11:29 AM   #1
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how to install flush mount vent in a finished floor?


I need to install a flush mount vent frame in a finished hard wood floor.
What options do I have?
1. Rip out the portion of the floor needed to do the job?
2. Make a plywood template and use it as a guide for the router?






Please let me know if I have any other options?
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Position the frame exactly on the floor, then using some 2 1/2" or so wide strips create a "picture frame" around the vent frame, securing the strips to the floor with double stick tape. Remove the vent frame and use a 1/2" top bearing bit to rout inside the picture frame to the proper depth for a flush fit. Carefully square the radiused corners with a sharp chisel.

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Why? They sell wooden drop in ones at lowes and Home Depot.
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Position the frame exactly on the floor, then using some 2 1/2" or so wide strips create a "picture frame" around the vent frame, securing the strips to the floor with double stick tape. Remove the vent frame and use a 1/2" top bearing bit to rout inside the picture frame to the proper depth for a flush fit. Carefully square the radiused corners with a sharp chisel.

The directions are good--except the router will hit the wall --making the walll cut impossible---use a multi-tool to cut those areas that the router can't reach.
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The directions are good--except the router will hit the wall --making the walll cut impossible---use a multi-tool to cut those areas that the router can't reach.
Judging by the relationship of the metal duct and width of the frame for the drop in vent compared to the floor boards, I'd guess that is 4 or 4 1/4" strips. As you observe, even with the qrtr round removed, it may be too tight for a full size router, but a trim router or laminate trimmer should fit ok. A multi tool used with a straight edge guide will certainly work, but I think it will be much more difficult to obtain a quality fit.
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Still wondering why you want to do all this work where a drop in would work better, and at some point it's all going to have to be pryed off if the floor needs refinishing.
http://floorregisters.net/

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