05:15PM | 07/31/01
Member Since: 07/30/01
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We just redid our kitchen. The heating/ac duct work was moved and now runs to a space behind the kitchen sink (double) cabinet kickboard. The space is approximately 36"L x6"H x5"W. The contractor installed a small register in the kickboard. There isn't any kind of deflector going to the register from the duct in the floor. The contractor says it isn't necessary as air will eventually be forced out the register because it is in a confined space. True but seems inefficient. Does this sound right?


06:50AM | 08/02/03
Member Since: 06/06/03
1250 lifetime posts
Hello out there! I'd like to do something similar. Currently we have a 5" duct (no A/C, just heat) feeding a 4x10 floor register. As I'm working on the floor and cabinets anyway, I'd like to extend the duct a couple of feet, and put the register under the cabinet toekick.

In your experience, has this arrangement (with the extra bend, etc) made for considerably less effective room heating?

I found the post on fire hazard most interesting. I can certainly buy the proper sheet metal fittings--I don't plan to just rely on floor and toekick cutouts.

Thanks in advance for your help!


07:19AM | 08/02/03
Member Since: 06/06/03
1250 lifetime posts
Hey there HK,

Thanks for the quick reply, u r the best!

This will make for a much nicer kitchen area for us. That old register is pretty mashed in after us stepping on it all these years!

Thanks again,



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