How to relocate vent 1ft?

Old 07-16-17, 10:29 AM
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How to relocate vent 1ft?

I'm living in a mobile home (double wide built in 2001) in good ole NC! In my bedroom I want to build a custom desk about 8ft long with drawers on each side. Problem is there is a vent that would get covered by the drawer. So I like to move the vent straight (inline with the current duct runs) about 1 foot (or two, not picky).

Question is what the process is like and what exactly is possible?

I'm thinking (with not much understanding of all this mind you),
remove the carpet (i want to change to hardwood anyway),
find where the joist and place the vent there inbetween,
cut hole to proper size,
add the metal sheath (no clue of the proper name) that goes inbetween the floor space, and plug the old vent leaving the metal sheath.

Here the big question.
Can I add to the existing duct work an extension and plug the old vent?
The duct work is a straight line for each room on one half of the double wide. There is no curves or bend that i'm aware of. So I'm thinking it should be rather easy to move the vent straight another 1 foot or so, right? In adding an extension I would simply amend the old duct with the new extension with some kind of wrap to prevent air escaping. Possibly adding new insulation to prevent the heat/cold also from escaping.

Reckon I got a general idea here but what am I missing?
How hard could making a hole in the floor? haha
Old 07-16-17, 11:02 AM
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Welcome to the forums.

In theory the idea is simple. The problem is how to do it.
Do you have access to the duct under the home ?

It could all be done from the top if you were to lift some of the subfloor otherwise you'd need to cut the ductwork thru the hole for the vent which is pretty small.
Old 07-16-17, 02:13 PM
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I would just extend the vent into the toe kick of the desk rather then try to relocate the vent in the floor.

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