BB> I've got forced-air heating/cooling in an older home (1940) that was
BB> installed about 10 years ago. All vents (delivery and return) are in the
BB> ceiling. The system works well in the summertime when cooling, but in
BB> I am thinking of something along the lines of a sock (for lack of a better
BB> word) that essentially moves the outlet of the ceiling vent to roughly
BB> floor level or maybe 1 foot above floor level, something that I
I recommend using the Hanes Nylon Comfort Hosiery in Brown.... Just
kidding - you did say to use a sock. <g> Any possibilty of running
the ductwork down inside the wall? Tap the present ceiling vent in
attic, run new duct over and down, exiting at new vent cut in bottom
of wall. Close down the ceiling vent to redirect the air to the new
wall vent; opening it whould direct most of the airflow out the
ceiling openings. (The real HVAC folks are probably having fits at
our amateur ideas!)
I have seen instalations where the forced air heat and a/c is from
ceiling-mounted vents and the return is a pair of vents in the wall.
Upper sets are open, lower sets closed, and vice verse, depending on
the season. At least this way you'd only have to fiddle with the
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