Under cabinet vent


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Old 02-04-14, 01:49 PM
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Under cabinet vent

Hey guys, had a question for ya'll.
I'm renovating kitchen and bath and the forced hot air vents will be under the cabinets coming out of the kickplate. I want to rig up something cheaper than this Shop - The Toe Ductor Under Cabinet Ducting Kit since I have 3 spots, I really dont want to spend $200 just for these ducts. The vents are easily accessible from the basement and I'm sure I can figure it out with Home Depots HVAC parts, but wanted to ask here first.
 
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Old 02-04-14, 02:00 PM
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On mine, I just nailed in a piece of wood at an angle under the base of the cabinet. It directs the air out towards the grille - works great. Just used some scrap wood and a few nails.
 
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Old 02-04-14, 02:39 PM
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Agree with marksr. If you want you can fashion something out of sheet metal. But I like the wood at an angle concept.
 
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Old 02-04-14, 05:11 PM
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I'd suggest you get yourself some cardboard panning (any product similar to Thermo-pan) and make yourself a duct "hood" out of that. Tape all your corners together using foil duct tape.

You can also do it out of the sheetmetal ducting, as Norm mentioned. You buy 2 pc metal in an L shape, then clip them together to form the box. Tape all seams with foil tape. You usually want 2x12 vents for a toekick.
 
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Old 02-06-14, 09:48 AM
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2X12 vents for a toe kick... excellent, this is much easier than I anticipated

Now where can I find some of that Canadian Thermo-pan in MA? Can't seem to find it anywhere other than some rigid foam insulation that I can probably make work.
 
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Old 02-06-14, 10:48 AM
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Amazon sells it but you probably don't need 25 sheets of it. LOL I would just go to any HVAC store/dealer and ask them if they'd sell you a couple pieces.
 
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Old 02-07-14, 05:48 AM
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thanks! I got a buddy that just started doing HVAC... I'll see if his company has any
 
 

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