I have existing AC outlets in each room that is located in the middle of the
room. I would like to install a ceiling fan in the same spot, so the only
option is to relocate the outlet (12"x12") to another location. The
existing AC duct system was installed back in 1974 and is made of galvanized
The electrician recommends that the existing duct be cut, then a "flex coil
duct" be connected to it and the flex coil can go to the new location of the
I have heard previously those flex corrugated coils are not good for AC duct
as they trap dusts and dirt. Is this true?
Thanks in advance,
First one note, AC = Alternating Current, as in electrical; A/C = Air
Conditioning. Using this convention will get better responses.
My recommendation would be to simply cut the existing duct back 12"-18"
and relocate the outlet using the existing termination components. There
should be no reason to cut and install flex if the vent is in the middle
of the room since you should be able to move it back in whichever
direction the duct is running and still be in a reasonable location.
As for the flex duct, the inner surface is more slippery than the sheet
metal, so they really don't collect that much more. Flex duct is the
norm in most everything commercial, and if the dust and dirt was a
significant problem they'd probably use something else.
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.