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How do I drill a hole in a brass register vent cover?

I recently bought a register vent cover, and it didn't come with pre-drilled holes. I'd like to see if I can just drill the holes myself. The product page says it's made of brass, and I've heard that ...
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Vanity over an air register

Our existing vanity had a deep kick plate to allow for the air register, now we have a new floor laid and I've even shortened toe register from 12 inches to 10 inches but almost any vanity I can find (...
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What can I use to fill in space around new registers that are smaller than the old ones?

We've been replacing our baseboard registers with newer ones since the old ones are discolored and beat up. I didn't know that they weren't a standard size, so I bought registers that are the same ...
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How to clean cat pee out out of floor registers/ducts?

We had an elderly cat with kidney issues who would sometimes pee in the floor registers. House has one level with a basement. Sadly he has passed on, but now at least we can clean things up without ...
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Air register solution for this spot in the kitchen paneling?

We have this spot under our kitchen sink where there's a spot for the HVAC system to push air into the kitchen. The black item to the far left is our dishwasher. I believe these are IKEA kitchen ...
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ceiling register won't stay on [duplicate]

I have a ceiling register that won't stay. The drywall is all broken up where the screws go in. I tried using plastic anchors but that didn't work. Then I tried using some spackle to "glue" ...
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Need Help with 8x12 Register Vent in Primary Bedroom

Our primary bedroom currently has the worst cooling performance of all our rooms. It's farthest from the system and also gets the most sunlight. Our vent in this room is 8 x 12, and also sits on the ...
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Why won't my air register fit back in its hole? Why's it jutting out?

Since I moved in 7 years ago, nothing bulged out! I never touched my metal air Register that fit its hole perfectly, until today. Today, after pulling it out to clean it, why can't I push it back in? ...
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Replacing Large metal registers (HVAC) with wood registers will result in decreased air flow -can I compensate with an intake booster fan?

This is for a small bungalow and the main floor currently works on one large intake register (29.5x5.5 opening). This is made of metal and it was sitting on top of the old floor. Since I replaced the ...
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Hardwood Flush mount registers and air flow reduction -how can you build large air returns that won't collapse and won't reduce the air flow? [closed]

My hardwood floor will be removed and new engineered wood will be installed. I have 4×10 registers that are regular registers and you can either buy them or build them yourself, so those are not a ...
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How much horizontal space should be between HVAC vents along the same duct that is used for two floors?

Currently two long duct banks (one on each side of the house) are used to heat/cool both the 1st floor and the 2nd floor. Vents for the 2nd floor are installed in the top of the duct and vents for the ...
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Should registers have gray duct sealant

Should the internals of a register where connections are made have gray duct sealant?
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Seeking advice on reducing size of register opening in order to fit standard grill

first time poster here. I'm currently replacing the wall registers throughout my house. Each opening is a standard size except for one, so I'm looking for feedback on my plan to effectively decease ...
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Possible to "soundproof"/reduce noise from First Floor Furnace/AC?

We have a 1080 sq. ft., 1-floor (no basement) house. Our furnace and cold air/AC returns/registers are literally almost in the living room/main sitting area and it's very loud year round, making for a ...
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How do I re-route this wall register to exit a cabinet base?

I am redoing our kitchen, and adding more cabinets. This register ended up behind 2 cabinets. How should I route the duct to 1 or 2 toe kick vents? Do I need duct work under the cabinet, or can I just ...
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How can I fit a 10x4 register in this space?

I have a shallow ceiling and I'm trying to figure out how to fit a 10"x4" vent into the ceiling tile. When the vent is open, it is about 1.5" high or more. That would take up all the ...
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What type of register and/or installation method to use for a inside duct mounting holes?

I removed the original register cover from my vent, the screw mounts were inside the duct. I'm not sure if the fact that this is on an external wall has anything to do with it, but there was no bite ...
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How can I get my floor register to fit in the duct opening?

My duct opening is right next to the wall. I pulled out this old register to replace the baseboards but now I can’t fit it in the opening anymore. It seems like the existing duct gets in the way when ...
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Is there a way to easily split a wall register?

I have a small powder room that doesn't have a register/vent so it gets a bit cold compared to the rest of the house. I could install a new duct line split off from the main but there is a wall/floor ...
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Any pros and cons on relocating register on the ceiling?

I need to relocate a Heat/AC register (Labeled 2) I am planning to move it to new location (Labeled 3), kind of in the middle of the room on the ceiling. At the same time I think I need to move the ...
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Can I reduce the floor register boot size in my old house?

I am replacing the subfloor in my turn of the century house. After ripping up the old floor, I realized that the floor register boots are huge compared to the size of the supply ducts. For example, ...
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Suggestions on where to relocate a wall register I'm enclosing in a closet? (with labeled floor plan attached). Thank you!

I'm looking for some suggestions on where to relocate the HVAC wall register (shown in red), as I am planning to enclose it in a closet. It comes from 3x7 rectangular duct into the 2x4 wall and rests ...
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Furnace heat duct for basement

I'm trying to install a heat exhaust vent on the side of the drywall in the basement, see pic. The issue is that the the register is too small for the boot. This is normal if the exhaust is in the ...
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Ceiling vent right next to wall. Ideas for grille cover?

The typical size 10x4 won't work because the wall is right next to it on one side (see picture). I can buy a smaller size but then the question is where do I screw in the second hole. Any ideas?
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Covering intake register for a whole house fan in winter

The register for the whole house fan blows cold air in winter from the attic. I would like to cover it up to avoid this. I have seen HomeDepot/Lowes sell magnetic covers. However reviews indicate ...
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Baseboard register/vent sizing

We recently purchased an older home (1943) I need to replace the old baseboard register. They had a 24inch baseboard register and upon taking it off and measuring the vent opening is only 15inches. Do ...
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How to Secure a ceiling register tight?

I've bought some very nice oil bronzed ceiling register ( 4 x 8 inches)for the bathrooms, while re-modeling an old English Tudor. They came with clips that fit on each side of the register and when ...
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Metal around wall register boot for trim

Below are two images of what im talking about. Around the duct boot for the wall register is a metal box to make up for the difference between the wall and where the trim ends. What is it called and ...
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Appropriate register for duct size?

So I asked a long-winded version of this question in another thread, but haven't really received any good responses yet. I'm going to condense and try again... There is an 8" duct feeding a 6x12 ...
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Would increasing the size of the A/C duct for my kitchen improve cooling?

As part of an ongoing kitchen project, I'd like to relocate the existing a/c register in the ceiling (which is located next to an interior wall) to the center of the room and upsize the duct (and ...
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Are there optimal positions for A/C and heat register grills to be facing?

I noticed a while ago that some of my A/C and heat register grills are facing the walls and not the room (the insides of the curves on the grills face the walls) in some rooms but not in others. My ...
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Damper close to main supply vs damper close to the register end: what is the difference between the two positions?

For the air duct that feeds a room, what is the difference between installing a damper at the register end and installing a damper close to the main supply duct?
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