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dragontrainerL

06:56PM | 09/29/02
Member Since: 09/28/02
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My husband and I moved into our 75 year old house last year. We have one heating duct upstairs on our second floor (which contains the bathroom and 3 bedrooms)- the duct is located at the top of the stairs in the hallway.

We are looking at installing our own ductwork to the upstairs rooms, and would like to do it ourselves to cut back on costs- we have decided to run the ducts in the corners of the first floor rooms, and box in the ducts with drywall. My question is this- what size ductwork should we buy? Also, there is one cold air return in our house right now, located on the first floor at the bottom of the stairs. I am assuming we need to install another return upstairs somehow, but how do we go about doing that?

Thanks for any help in this matter...

Lisa

BillOH

03:08AM | 10/02/02
Member Since: 07/21/02
48 lifetime posts
What our esteemed friend is trying to tell you in his own unique way is you are taking on something you may not be qualified to do, in fact something that many HVAC guys and gals do poorly too. My advise would be to get a professional to come in and see what you have, do the calculations and tell you what you need to do based on all the unique factors present in your house, then do what he tells you. Good luck.
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