New home owner here. We had the first floor renovated before we moved in, and
had new sheet rock put up everywhere. I noticed after we moved in that the
return vents in each of the two bedrooms were no longer there. Turns out they
were unintentionally sheet rocked over. I wonder if this might have happened
because the return ducts in the basement are just the space between the floor
joists, closed in from the bottom (house is from 1950). There might not have
been metal casings extending to the return grills in the wall. I really don't
know. Regardless my question is, how important is it that I open them back up? I
have an American Standard Freedom 80 forced air natural gas unit. There are two
returns in the main part of the house, one of them is a double-wide return vent,
one is normal. The heating worked fine in April and May since we moved in, but I
wonder if these returns being closed would stress the furnace or cause it to be
less efficient. Last thing I want to do is ruin a relatively new (2016) furnace.
Opening the vents back up will require some sheet rock, trim work and paint to
replying to Steve, Millennial HVAC wrote:
Reducing the airflow across the furnace can be serious, and may cause the
heat-exchanger to prematurely fail. The temperature difference across your
furnace should be no more that usually more that 40 degrees F, the data tag on
the unit will usually specify the design temp differential. I suggest you
contact a licensed hvac contractor in your area to evaluate your situation. If
you happen to be in the Fort Worth area, you should visit my company's website
Wow, I've been away to long, you gave a real answer to a homeowner.
That used to be a no, no here!
I miss stormin morman.
I searched google for stormin morman.
First thing I pulled up,
"As you will learn very brutally, this newsgroup is intended primarily
for professional level discussion of HVAC topics. You are expected
to be aware of this telepathically.
Well, no. The (you call them brutal, I call them stupid) people in here
who are so quick to "defend their turf" eg PJM, Bill, and Carolinabreze
or whatever are more interested in posting vulgarities and off-topic
jpegs of women in tight shorts. Paul owns this group, but since he
can't change the name of it, poor unfortunates seeking information are
lured in and then get flamed."
Ummm.. Go fuck yourself! Your shitty advice can get people hurt and
Liability insurance doesn't cover all lawsuits. I bet your Neurosurgeon
gives instruction over the net on brain surgery to idiots like you also.
I remember you running your mouth on things that you are totally
ignorant of. By the way you ignorant asshole... Paul died a couple of
years back... And several professionals built this newsgroup. What the
fuck have you built other then criticism of thing that you obviously are
completely ignorant of. I don't suppose you remember Nick Pine or the
several Engineers/Designers that you claimed to know soooo much more than?
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