Dave Anderson

08:09AM | 10/24/02
Member Since: 10/23/02
41 lifetime posts
We have a second story that's under costruction. I am thiking about just connecting on to the existing registers/returns on the first floor with a 't' and extending them up through to the second floor. The downside is that I will have to do some plaster work on the first floor.

Is this an accepted way to run ventilation, or would it be better to run dedicated branches from the furnace in the basement up trough closets, etc...

Thanks in advance.

Dave Anderson

04:12AM | 10/25/02
Member Since: 10/23/02
41 lifetime posts
Good points. Especially with sound/fire aspects. I hadn't considered that. I think I'll look for ways to do dedicated runs.

Is there any merit to having a second furnace to add zone control? Is there any merit to add a boiler-type furnace and baseboard heat to the second story to work in conjunction with our existing forced air furnace/AC that is on the first floor?

I'm just looking for some options where it would be fairly easy to install with a minimum disruption to the first floor...



Dave Anderson

04:13AM | 10/25/02
Member Since: 10/23/02
41 lifetime posts
P.S. What is that new type of radient heating were pipes run under the floors? Is that something to look at?




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