11:27AM | 12/20/04
Member Since: 12/19/04
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We have recently moved into a 100-year-old home with a forced air gas furnace. We discovered this winter that there was no heat coming from the vent in the master bedroom on the second floor. After investigating the ductwork in the basement, it appears that a previous owner blocked that duct to expand a doorway on the first floor. What are our options?


05:39PM | 12/20/04
Member Since: 11/27/04
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to do it properly according to the origional specs. then you have to open a wall to put a new duct up to that room. hopefully they left enough of the old ducts in to make the opening of the wall and part of the cieling less work.

taking air flow off another duct up there will reduce air flow in half.

if you have a somewhat modern electrical that is not already loaded up. then you could get a small heater, oil filled or one of those small ceramic heaters with settings at 700 watts and 1500 watts. (1500 watts will load the line to about maximum.)

other option is to run a new electrical line up to the bedroom and put in a baseboard heater. this might be less destructive ,depending on path to the bedroom.

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