i had an HVAC system retro-fitted in my home. The installer left some
of the work undone..such as not installing a humidifier on one unit and
failing to cover the duct openings (the part that run to the rooms).
Can someone point me to a site or documentation on how to install the
grills on these openings? are they screwed into the sheet rock or into
the duct itself somehow? Is there anything special i need to be aware
of when adding these grill covers?
Also, are register sizes standardized? Meaning, am i likely to find
the grill covers at home depot that will fit the registers?
They are standardized. Screw them into anything that will hold. On
the floor they just sit in the holes. Lows and Home Despots have a
bunch of the stuff. Make sure you have filters somewhere on all the
supply air side or your ac evaporator will soon be clogged with dust
thanks much for the responses. Is there a way to test myself how
efficiently my system is working? or test for "leaks".
Unfortunately, i have had the absolutely worse experience with
contractors w/ this house, and i just don't trust them. In fact, we
used Home Depot to do the HVAC installation and they did a very sloppy
job (i can send pictures). After many months, i had to pay out of
pocket for someone else to correct the job, but while they did a much
better job, that installer has now disappeared! I am currently
disputing HD on the original job to get some of the money back..
In any event, i would really like to know if there is a way i can test
the systems for efficacy or to determine if there are leaks that need
addressing. Already, i am noticing places in the basement where the
duct take (the aluminum type tape) is peeling or just not sticking. i
also found a few places where the duct had holes.
Why on earth would you go to Home Depot for an HVAC install. Its
basically a fancy newfangled hardware store. The subs they use have
nothing to do with the store. The merely put their guy there and he
Usually you get pounded on the price and the install is less than
Then it sounds like you went out and found a buddy to finish the mess.
You gave him just a bit more than he needed to get started so he hit
the bar and now left too.
Your skills in finding a reputable HVAC contractor need a bit of
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