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Old 11-21-2013, 11:37 PM   #16
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That is not a plate that you plan on going through. What you are going through is the Sub-Floor and Finished flooring. I am done here, since I even posted a picture stated what is a plate, and explained what a sub-floor is.
Well Greg you keep on educating me on a frame and plate I don't need cause I've said more than once I am not cutting into that frame. I had a heating give me quote and explained if I did it on my own I could go through the closet. Not in the wall where the frame is I don't know why you don't get that. My duct is following the floor joist than I'm going to elbow it up through closet. You can clearly see the plate of the upstairs wall is quite far from where I drilled and still away from where the circle is where I want a put the ducting than frame around to hide it in closet. And besides its a 2x4 wall frame why would I attempt a 5" duct in there. My main question (forget the plate for a minute) is can an elbow go inside above the basement wall where the white insulation is or was.

Below photos of elbow I put there for demonstration just realized it can't go in there as far as I'd like but far enough for me. I'm concerned as the duct touches the wood (not sure if that's a real concern). I hope someone realizes what Greg doesn't that the only whole I'm cutting is the floor sub floor not the plate or frame. I'm not touching the wall. Now if someone is more patient and can explain what maybe I'm missing and not understanding what Greg is saying. I understand it might be me clueless but I'm trying here. Thanks for your efforts so far Greg.
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Old 11-22-2013, 06:41 AM   #17
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As I am reading thru this I am getting the impression that you want to use the closet as a chase to get the duct work up to another floor, correct? At first I thought you were trying to get the duct into the wall. I also was thinking for a while that you were trying to get the duct into the closet to heat it...assumption.... that is not happening????? Please clarify where the duct is to ultimately go. It will help us understand what is happening here. If my assumptions are correct, then go ahead, cut the hole, and install the duct. Should be no problem.
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As I am reading thru this I am getting the impression that you want to use the closet as a chase to get the duct work up to another floor, correct? At first I thought you were trying to get the duct into the wall. I also was thinking for a while that you were trying to get the duct into the closet to heat it...assumption.... that is not happening????? Please clarify where the duct is to ultimately go. It will help us understand what is happening here. If my assumptions are correct, then go ahead, cut the hole, and install the duct. Should be no problem.
Exactly. Thanks. I didn't explain well. Sorry.
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Old 11-22-2013, 01:06 PM   #19
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Can I place an elbow inside header where house meets foundation? I want the duct to go through a closet on main floor but in order to get close to the wall I would need to go into header with the elbow?

I had a new basement installed so new basement walls are 2x6 and upper floors are 2x4 older house. So that's probably that's happening.
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Exactly. Thanks. I didn't explain well. Sorry.
Just so all of us are on the same page, it is helpful to fully explain what you are doing, instead of making everyone imply that you are doing something else.

If you are going to use that duct to heat another room above, 5" is really going to be undersized. What is the make & model, along with BTU of your furnace that you have? How many square feet is the home (total of all floors, including basement if you are heating and cooling that area).

Also you need to really address the water intrusion issues, before doing anything with the duct work.



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Just so all of us are on the same page, it is helpful to fully explain what you are doing, instead of making everyone imply that you are doing something else. If you are going to use that duct to heat another room above, 5" is really going to be undersized. What is the make & model, along with BTU of your furnace that you have? How many square feet is the home (total of all floors, including basement if you are heating and cooling that area). Also you need to really address the water intrusion issues, before doing anything with the duct work.
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