furnace vent location


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Old 07-28-13, 03:52 PM
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furnace vent location

My hot air furnace vent in the upstairs bathroom is about a foot off the wall next to the pedestal sink. I'd like to replace the pedestal with a vanity but it would block the vent.

I'd like to know if it would be okay to move the vent a few feet up closer to the ceiling? I'm asking because I know hot air rises and I wonder if that's why the vent is near the floor. The vents in my downstairs bathroom and kitchen are near the ceiling, but that is the first floor. Do the rules change upstairs or is it fine?
 
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Old 07-28-13, 06:16 PM
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it is fine... and if you want to install a vanity and that will go where the vent currently is then you should cut out the bottom of the vanity front for a toekick register....
 
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Old 07-29-13, 05:02 AM
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I don't want a toekick register.

I forgot to mention this is also used for A/C. Is that still okay?
 
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Old 07-30-13, 07:43 PM
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Moving the vent is not simply a matter of cutting a new hole & patching the old. The register is attached to a duct. You would have to open up the wall, extend the duct, install the register, then repair the wall.
 
 

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