ventilation in a new basement

Old 02-25-03, 05:55 PM
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ventilation in a new basement

Can someone help? I am trying to find info on ventilation in a newly finished basement. My problem is that we are listing our new home to be sold and don't have time to find a contractor to do our heating and cooling in the basement in time to list the house. (there is a deadline of three weeks to list it with a special area directory) I have roughed in the walls at 24" O.C. and the electrical has all been run by a friend who is an electrician. I am ready to insulate except for the heating and ventalation. I have a main entertainment area(300 sq.ft.) office area, (150 sq.ft.) and a bathroom(100sq.ft.) I have worked construction as a carpenter for others but never done the ventilation work. Can I do this myself and does anyone know where I would have to place heating vents and cold air returns. Any help or references would be very welcomed! Thanks
Old 02-26-03, 06:14 AM
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If you are really in a time crunch your best bet would be to hire a pro.

Ductwork is not as simple as it may seem and you would have to take some time to get it figured out, not to mention balanced after the installation.

Also you don't really give us much information to go on.
If you read the B-4 posting at the top of this forum, what would be good to know is there.

Some ductwork links:
Old 02-26-03, 10:53 AM
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I dont know just what you want here.Do you have heat up stairs now? I dont see how you can start at a heat outlet and work back to what. For heat runs and cold air returns you start at the furnace or AC coil and work out to where you want or need the outlets.At this time of the year ill bet you can find a hvac shop that can do this duct work job in just a few days ED

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