COMMUNITY FORUM

dragontrainerL

06:56PM | 09/29/02
Member Since: 09/28/02
1 lifetime posts
Bvhvac
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.
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Oversize windows let the outside in, even in a cozy cottage bathroom like this one. A roller screen and wraparound shower ... Built on a rocky island in the Drina River, near the town of Bajina Basta, Serbia, this wooden house was cobbled together ... Large steel-framed windows flood the interior of this remodeled Michigan barn with daylight. The owners hired Northworks A... Edging formed with upside-down wine bottles is a refreshing change. Cleverly and artistically involving recycled materials... A Washington State couple called on BC&J Architects to transform their 400-square-foot boathouse into a hub for family bea... Similar to the elevated utensil concept, hanging your pots and pans from a ceiling-mounted rack keeps them nearby and easy... Few projects are more fun than upcycling a vintage piece in a surprising way. Outfitted with a sink and a delicately tiled... The thyme growing between these stepping stones adds a heady fragrance to strolls along this lush, low-maintenance garden ... Decoupage is an easy way to add any paper design to your switch plate, whether it is wallpaper, scrapbook paper, book page... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Reluctant to throw away any of those unidentified keys in your junk drawer? Hang them from a few chains attached to a simp... A stripped-down model, sans screened porch, starts out at $79,000. Add the porch, a heated floor for the bath, and all the... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp2