Aftermarket Heating Duct and Register


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Old 02-19-18, 06:34 AM
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Aftermarket Heating Duct and Register

The previous owner of my home converted from electric to forced hot air heat and air. The ducting appears to be fiberglass tubing that has square registers attached, One of the registers has come loose from the ceiling and I can't get a good look at how to reattach everything so the register is flush with the ceiling. The attic floor above this area is finished so that may complicate things? I have attached a photo. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated and thank you for your time.
 
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Old 02-19-18, 06:44 AM
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Normally there is a sheet metal boot that is affixed to the wall with the register screwed to it. You may have to just push the grille back to the wall and get inventive on how to secure it to the wall.
 
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Old 02-20-18, 12:01 PM
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Thanks marksr. I tired pushing it back up into the ceiling and it just drops back down. Might pre-drill a few small holes and use sheet rock screws to hold it, then paint the ends white.
 
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If you are able to slip a thin piece of wood like a ix on the top side of the drywall and as you said drill thru the register and drywall and to wood (on opposite sides), that would secure the register.
 
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Thanks diytoby. I would have never thought to do that. Not being up on descriptions, what is ix or was that a typo? Sorry....
 
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It looks like the hole was cut too big.

A 1x = 1x2, 1x3. 1x4, etc.
You could use thin strips of 1/2" plywood.
Old pieces of molding.
1/8" toggle bolts.
 
 

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