At some point a previous owner installed hardwood flooring in my house. Nice. They did not however make a hole for the front entryway heating vent. The duct and duct outlet exists in the crawlspace and now I would like to put the vent there. My floors are hickory and all the other floor vents are "flush mount".
I can easily find the vent location in the floor, by drilling up at the four corners of the duct vent outlet in the crawlspace below. I bought the appropriate sized hickory flush mount vent but now realize that I need to cut an awfully straight line, in order to flush mount this cleanly in the floor.
How do I do this?
So that the vent will look right, the cuts need to be exact, straight and the corners square. There are at least these problems:
1) One cut needs to be close to the wall, within 2 inches. This makes it difficult to get a guide or even a cutting tool in there. I can remove the quarter round kick molding, and the other molding behind that off, for a little more space, but that doesn't make that much extra space. It would be a little problematic to remove the main molding. 2) The corners of the cuts need to be square and not extend into the surrounding floor. Hand cut the corners, maybe?!