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jeff9848

07:21PM | 01/04/03
Member Since: 12/31/02
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A couple of years ago a heating contractor put a cold air return in a basement bedroom. The bedroom wall was gypsum over 2x4 studs 16 inches apart on center. The other side of the wall was not covered with gypsum (it was uncovered.

The heating contractor created the cold air return by simply cutting an opening in the bedroom wall near the floor between the studs, covering with a register, covering the 2 studs on the back of the wall floor to ceiling with a 16 inch wide sheet of aluminum and (near the top) running a round 5 inch flexduct to the main return duct.

My question is: Is it OK to simply use the channel between the wall studs as a cold air return without running ductwork in the channel?

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