Hallway vent. (been on honey-do-list for a year)


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Old 11-14-15, 09:17 AM
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Hallway vent. (been on honey-do-list for a year)

Hello DIY community. Looking for feedback here. When the contractors put up the crown molding in hallway, they made it so the vent cannot be reinstalled. The crown molding is covering the surface area needed to install the vent in the same fashion. I'm looking for suggestions on how to

1. Buy a new vent to fit the new dimensions (and figure out how to install it)
2. Modify the existing vent to fit the new dimensions

I've attached some pictures if it helps, but just looking for some general ideas to get started.

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Old 11-14-15, 09:20 AM
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Welcome to the forums Patrick!

Can you enlarge the hole on two sides, maybe add a cleat on the other two sides and use the same grille?
 
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Old 11-14-15, 12:21 PM
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Thanks!

That would be an option, however the hole in the ceiling fits the duct perfectly. I think any change to the hole would mean having to modify the duct as well which seems like a big undertaking given i'm not the handiest of home owners.
 
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I don't think it would be that big of a deal to modify the hole and duct work to seal it up. Going to a different size grille would also require modification.
 
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I'd just reinstall it tight to the crown with new screw holes and call it a day.
 
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I would cut off the two flanges along the crown and rig some kind of hook from above to support the corner if it sags when mounted by the two remaining flanges.
 
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Old 11-24-15, 09:37 PM
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Thanks all. A few good pieces of advice. Going to figure something out this weekend hopefully.
 
 

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