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pef281

08:40AM | 05/13/04
Member Since: 05/12/04
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I spent all winter refinishing my basement and now it looks beautiful. Put in a gas wall heater, exposed brick and set up a nice family room area for us to watch TV.

Now, I have discovered that when we turn on the AC, while the basement was always naturally cooler than anywhere else, the limited cooling it gets turns the area into a refrigerator.

We have 4 vents down there and one return. My question is - can I block these vents off without putting any kind of strain on the fan? My wife refuses to go down there now and has stated that she will no go down there until Winter.

Thanks,

Peter

plumber Tom

02:14PM | 05/16/04
Member Since: 05/10/03
810 lifetime posts
You can close of the register grills or adjust them so they are slightly open. You don't want to block any type of return air, this will starve the unit of fresh air.
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