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csteinke 09-21-2007 06:20 PM

Replacing flush mount wooden floor vent (register)
 
Had a kitchen chair break through the louvers on an oak, flush-mount, floor register.

I have seen replacement units, but, I am at a loss as to how to remove the existing one. Is it nailed/glued down? How do I get it out with destroying the nearby wood flooring?

Thanks

ron schenker 09-21-2007 09:24 PM

It should just pop right out! Unless the the chair leg had something to do with the register being tight. Sometimes the ductwork inside gets stuck on the cover and you just need to play with it a little to get it out.

csteinke 09-24-2007 09:54 AM

Thanks
 
Since several of the louvers were broken, I went ahead and ripped them out so I could get some leverage.

It turn out the register was glued down to the subfloor and around the edges. I cut along the edge with a utility knife and just chiselled (ahem with my screwdriver) underneath and got it out with out damaging the surrounding floor.

When I replace it, I'm just going to drop it in -- NO gluing.

Again, thanks.

flooring dude 09-30-2007 08:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by csteinke (Post 64485)
Since several of the louvers were broken, I went ahead and ripped them out so I could get some leverage.

It turn out the register was glued down to the subfloor and around the edges. I cut along the edge with a utility knife and just chiselled (ahem with my screwdriver) underneath and got it out with out damaging the surrounding floor.

When I replace it, I'm just going to drop it in -- NO gluing.

Again, thanks.


Sounds like you got it handled.:thumbup:


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