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Old 02-15-2020, 11:11 AM   #1
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Does anyone make a really sturdy, durable heat register?


The heat registers I buy at the home improvement stores seem to break within a year or so. Eventually the slider to open and close the fins or the fins themselves break.

Are there any brands of heat register that are really durable and hold up to repeated openings and closings? If so, what do you recommend and where can I buy it? Thanks in advance for your help!
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Old 02-15-2020, 11:16 AM   #2
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I know they are made.....in my former home I had a very sturdy brass curved register in the middle of a wide entry into a sunroom. It was walked on allthe time...it was expensive as registers go....maybe &30 alotn of years ago.

Back then, HD caried it...maybe not anymore...but I'm sure the internet has one.
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Thats a good question. I will be keeping my eye on this thread.

I rarely change the opening on mine, but I do find keeping a nice finish a challenge. Probably got mine at HD --- the ones with gloss black enamel are holding up fine. But the ones with the yellow-gold metal plating already rusting after 5 years.
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You might try one with a more solid top, solid brass or SS



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Old 02-15-2020, 12:03 PM   #5
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You might try one with a more solid top, solid brass or SS
Yeah, look for the words "solid". Below is the one I got -- plating must be a few microns thick - does not last.
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some fancy heat registers can be very restrictive to flow.
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Thanks for the tips, everyone. I guess I should have mentioned that the one that is really causing me problems because we open and close it a lot is a larger wall register with lots of fins. Seems to be more fragile than the smaller floor registers.
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why not just leave it open/adjust it to the room is comfortable?

closing vents in unused rooms doesn't really save energy and can create problems.
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why not just leave it open/adjust it to the room is comfortable?

closing vents in unused rooms doesn't really save energy and can create problems.

That's the problem is I can't adjust it to get the temp in the room correct. The slider breaks and the fins quit rotating.
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See if there's a damper in the pipe feeding the register - it's usually near the register or take-off from the trunk line.

It's best to adjust that damper, if it's there than to do the same with the one on the register.
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Hart&Cooley 411 floor register.
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