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Old 09-08-2020, 07:04 PM   #1
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Hi, I am looking for a method to make canvas connector for smaller or bigger size air handler plenum.

I mean usually you need a transistor before connecting your canvas connector. I wonder if you can eliminate this step. Is there anyway to make you canvas connector smaller size on the bottom and bigger size on the top?

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Old 09-08-2020, 09:11 PM   #2
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Not that I know of and I have seen tens of thousands of furnaces and installs.

You need a transition piece first.
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You'd have to mickey mouse it but it'd take sufficient room and I suspect that's your problem now.

You could make up a transition piece for net fit and then take a slice out of the middle (2" +-) and jury rig some canvas or equal to fill it up. You'd be earning your money before it was over!

I've never seen it done but that doesn't mean it can't be. Maybe check with a local tin shop... catch them in a slack time and a weak moment and they might tackle that.

If you get it done, post back... I want to brag on you and congratulate you!
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You don't have to have the flexible coupling - it reduces transmitted noise and vibration some but if the system is fairly smooth and quiet, it's unnecessary.
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You don't have to have the flexible coupling - it reduces transmitted noise and vibration some but if the system is fairly smooth and quiet, it's unnecessary.
That's correct. In my case, I wasn't all that lucky. I thought that since there was very little room to do what I wanted to do, add a return air to the basement, I would just forget about any sound or vibration isolation and fabricate a short duct out of foil coated 1/2" foam board that's used for house sheathing. Big mistake... the sound of the blower would now make you think something is wrong with it. Before it was barely noticable.

I'm considering options for some day when I really get bored.

And yes, the damned supplier sent me the wrong register than the one they pictured on their site. Supposed to have been top hinged with horizontal fins with the widest dimension running horizontally.. Looks a little hoaky but in the basement, I can live with it. I modified it a bit to include the wing nut for quick filter changes without tools.
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