• Share:

Comments from DIY Community Members

Share what's on your mind and see what other DIYers are thinking about.

1 - 2 of 2 comments
Show per page: 20   All

January 23, 11:14 AM [GMT -5]

This is disappointingly lacking in information.

1. It appears that all he is doing is raising the duct, from its original position to just under, maybe even touching, the floor joists. I this this might result in more noise as the ducts bang against the joists as the HVAC system comes on and either heats up or cools off.
2. Although not an exact science, and I'm sure that every installer does the math a little differently, the volume of your ducts should be a function of the size of your furnace and house, and how far and how many runs you have. Altering a main in the basement near the system might negatively impact its performance.

The question is, can I take a duct that is approximately 32 inches wide, or two joist bays, and (let's say) 12 inches deep or high, and make it 64 inches wide and 6 inches deep?
- This might make it really hard to hang a ceiling, but I'd gain 6 inches.

January 15, 11:25 PM [GMT -5]

I was just curious on how shallow these new ducts can be? Ours currently are spanning approx 25 feet in a strait shot.
Any feed back would be appreciated.
Thank You,
The Flemings

+ Add Your Comment

Add Your Comment

Home Repair: How to Flatten Basement Air Ducts to Gain Space

Please add your comment

Log in to My Account

Log in to enjoy membership benefits from The Family Handyman.

  • Forgot your password?
Don’t have an account yet?

Sign up today for FREE and become part of The Family Handyman community of DIYers.

Member benefits:

  • Get a FREE Traditional Bookcase Project Plan
  • Sign up for FREE DIY newsletters
  • Save projects to your project binder
  • Ask and answer questions in our DIY Forums
  • Share comments on DIY Projects and more!
Join Us Today

Report Abuse

Reasons for reporting post

Free OnSite Newsletter

Get timely DIY projects for your home and yard, plus a dream project for your wish list!

Follow Us