Heat Register balancing - how to ?


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Old 01-27-10, 01:39 PM
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Heat Register balancing - how to ?

I am trying to balance the various registers in my 10 y/o single story house (with partially-finished attic). The single-zone t-stat is in the hallway, and, for some reason, the Family room (farthest romm from the t-stat) is 2-3 degrees cooler than the temperature setting. My furnace plenum has one 6" non-dampered duct that feeds 2 registers in the single upstairs room & bath, and 2 12 or 16" dampered Main House ducts.

Is there a correct way to balance the heat distribution so that bedrroms are a little cooler and the main living spaces (living room,kitchen) get good heat?
 
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Old 01-28-10, 04:39 AM
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The correct way is to have a damper on each branch line.
 
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Is it easy to add dampers to each branch? How would I go about doing it?
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Old 02-05-10, 05:33 AM
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Each branch line must be taken apart at main line and two holes drilled for damper to slide in to. Then re install branch line.
 
 

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