I need to put a sofa in a place where it will cover a floor air vent.
Obviously, I don't want hold and cold air blow into the sofa - the room will
be too cold or too hot.
There are some air deflectors available but they are simply deflect the air
at the right angle. Ideally I want a some sort of a vinyl pipe or a duct
which would be no more than two inches high and would run from the air vent
to the edge of the sofa, which is about two feet away.
Any ideas what I kind use or buy?
Stan; could you make something to spread/diffuse the air coming up through
the vent. I assume the vent to be one of those typical six by twelve inch
warm air heating louvres set into the floor? Also are there other duct
louvres into the same room so that you could cut down the airflow through
Deflector could be something as simple as a homemade cardboard duct/box
taped to the floor as a trial or a permanent thin plywood or metal box duct
possibly held down by the sofa legs, one edge wedged under the baseboard
moulding etc. Presumably the bigger it is to spread the air the 'softer'
will be the air volume draft deflected away from peoples legs and, Umm;
Maybe deflect the airflow up the wall and/or away side ways spreading the
air from the small aperture over a much larger area. Presumably the
'modified duct hood' or whatever it might be called will be mainly hidden by
the sofa? Unless sofa is one of those of very open design; so the deflector
wouldn't have to be made very fancy? And could be quite wide even though
only a couple of inches high?
Maybe deflect air to both ends of the sofa; making the deflector light
enough to pick up when sofa is occasionally moved, to vacuum?
Light aluminium flashing? Lightweight panelling plywood? Might be suitable
materials? Make it yourself or a sheet metal worker or carpenter could
Hopefully, some one else can point you in the right direction, but I do know
they are available. I have seen them in some of those junk catalogs that we
get in the mail on occasion.
In the mean time, have you tried a Google search? Using vent +deflector
+sofa brought up 431 results.
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