My basement is 1500 sq. ft. The furnace is down there. There are four
registers into the basement, all directly on the plenum (correct word?). I
cannot find any air returns as exist in the rest of the house. There are
plenty of returns in the basement leading upstairs but none of these opens
to the basement.
How does air into the basement get returned to the furnace?
In my home I have 2 bsmt returns, both "plumbed" inside the furnace
room itself. One goes to an enclosed BedRm, the other to a larger
open area. If I finish more rooms, I'd try to add returns to any
"doored" areas. The furnace room is a 2x4 enclosed area. Two
"channels" are paneled off and a return is taped into each of those
and then into the return ducting. I just had this redone a week ago,
but I'm still questioning why they used 6" round duct to each of those
channels instead of just running a smaller plenum across to both
channels and directly into the return. Maybe they just didn't think
about it -or- maybe there is some reason for not doing it that way.
On Mon, 10 Jan 2005 18:32:26 -0500, "PVR"
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