Ok to use kick space of kitchen cabinet for duct?

Old 11-10-07, 11:16 AM
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Ok to use kick space of kitchen cabinet for duct?

I have to run ductwork up underneath a kitchen cabinet. I was going to come up through the floor with 6" round, then use a 3 1/4" X 10" transition elbow. But I did a search and some people just simply run the ductwork through the floor and use the cabinet bottom as the duct, and just install a grille on the kickplate. Is this ok? I guess the only issue I would be concerned with is because this is a combo heat/ac duct, would it affect the wood cabinet at all, especially with the A/C and condensation in the summer.
Old 11-10-07, 11:21 AM
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Bottom area of cabinet serves as the duct. Grill is placed in toe kick area.
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Should be no issues. Mine is done that way, and house was built in '68, and no issues on the cabinets...
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bottom of the cabinet as the duct, install grill to cabinet. Our bathroom vanity is setup as such.

I'd assume that you're not going to be rapidly or consistently swicthing from heat to cool, so it shouldn't affect the cabinet at all.

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