Cold air return under a cabinet

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Old 10-09-06, 04:25 AM
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Cold air return under a cabinet

We have a cold air return that will be located under a base cabinet in a new kitchen remodel. The cold air return will simply be a hole in the floor hidden by the cabinet and we will place a register on the side of the cabinet at the base of the cabinet. Do we need to have any kind of ductwork going from the cold air return hole to the register or can we just leave the space open? Thanks.
 
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Old 10-09-06, 04:55 AM
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Actually there are two places in the house where you never install a return.


1. is the bathroom
2. is the kitchen.
 
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Old 10-09-06, 09:09 AM
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Yes, I know about the rules on the kitchen/bathroom and this issue has been resolved with both professionals and the city inspector. What I need to know now is whether I can just put a register on the side of the cabinet and leave the cold air return hole in the floor with no ductwork attached. Thanks.
 
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Old 10-09-06, 09:46 AM
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Yes, you can simply put a register cover over the opening in the toe kick. The opening beneath the cabinet serves as the duct. Placing register in toe kick area makes it less obtrusive than placing on side of cabinet.
 
 

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