Need help cutting down duct from wall into the floor

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Old 07-22-14, 08:42 AM
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Need help cutting down duct from wall into the floor

Hello! I am tearing down the half wall in between my kitchen and dining room. I opened it up last night and all that is in the wall is the air duct. How do I move the air duct from the wall to the floor? Is this something a novice DIYer can tackle?

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Old 07-22-14, 08:49 AM
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Basement or crawlspace? You've got to cut the duct and reroute it from underneath. The big box stores should have everything you need. ie. elbow, new register. Is that a supply or return?
 
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Old 07-22-14, 08:55 AM
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Basement. And it is a Supply. We don't really want to reroute the vent. Just cut it down to the floor exactly where it is right now.
 
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Old 07-22-14, 09:23 AM
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I would take the rest of the wall down to expose the duct going through the floor. If it's one piece going through the floor you will have to disconnect it below. Might have to buy a new boot.
 
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Old 07-22-14, 05:21 PM
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Here is the vent with all of the drywall taken down. So I can't just cut the vent down to the floor? I would have to buy a whole new piece?
 
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Old 07-23-14, 03:14 PM
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If you can lift it up and cut it, you might get it flush with the floor. Make sure you can get a register that will cover the opening in the floor.
 
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