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Old 09-21-2007, 06:20 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 09-21-2007, 09:24 PM   #2
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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.
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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.

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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.
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