Floor Vents?

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94Bison
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Post Sun. Dec. 23, 2012 7:53 am

Thanks guys!

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coalkirk
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Post Sun. Dec. 23, 2012 9:00 am

Wiz wrote:
If I remember correctly, there was a situation with a guys RENTALS where he had to get closing floor vents because they were rentals
Fred your memory serves you well :P I'm the landlord that it happen to. In my location it's a code violation do to the reason of fire, fire will spread faster with floor vents. This is also the reason why insurance companies will not insure houses with them.
Bingo! It's a fire code violation. Can be overcome with fire damper type registers. These will not be available at the big orange store type outlets. Go to an HVAC supply house or shop online for them. But I agree you should skip that step and go right to the boiler, in the garage if necessary.
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Post Sun. Dec. 23, 2012 10:35 am

Damn ck, just knowing that I actually DID remember something is all the Christmas gift I need :clap: toothy
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Post Sun. Dec. 23, 2012 10:48 am

Andy, I can feel for ya with your concern of cutting up your hardwood floors, and think it's justified, given the labor costs involved with repairing them back to serviceable conditions. I haven't seen anyone touch on this idea yet, but maybe it would pertain to your situation. Not sure of your home construction, but my house is a little older, (balloon constructed), and the floor joists are sitting "on" the sills in the cellar. This leaves an opening from the cellar ceiling between each studded bay. (When the house had blown in wall insulation many yrs ago, each opening had to be closed off, or boarded up, to keep the insulation from falling thru).Anyway, one of my kitchen walls has a boxed duct, that fits between the studs, and is the heat register for my forced hot air system. if you could utilize one of these wall ducts open to your basement ceiling, it would prevent you from having to cut your floors. You may have to get creative gaining access to fit one or more of these wall boxes, but if it would keep your hardwood floors intact, it may be worth the effort. Sheet- rock is easier to repair than hardwood floors. Just a thought.
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coalkirk
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Post Sun. Dec. 23, 2012 10:51 am

freetown fred wrote:Damn ck, just knowing that I actually DID remember something is all the Christmas gift I need :clap: toothy
Got that right FF. Hell just being on the green side of the sod is good at our age. :lol:
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"I would rather have a German division in front of me than a French one behind me." —General George S. Patton

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Post Sun. Dec. 23, 2012 10:53 am

Hello, I also have a ranch, with Alaska 3 channing in basement. When I had stoker installed I had the HVAC installer put a cold air return in my farthest bedroom upstairs. We brought the cold air return back to the stoker and I used flex piping and attached it to my convection blower. I placed a filter at the cold air return in my bedroom. It works pretty good! My heat travels up the cellar stairs through the kitchen in the living room, through the hall back to th bedrooms. Remember if you can move cold air warm air will follow!

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