Drywall around HVAC Duct Chase


Old 08-31-00, 07:17 PM
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I am finishing my basment and have nearly completed the framing. However, I have an "L" shaped HVAC duct chase running down one side and the back of the basement and I am not sure how to prepare this for drywall. I can build a frame around it, but there would be a 3-5" gap between the vent opennings in the ductwork and the drywall.

If this is the way to proceed how do I deal with this gap -- or are there other ways to approach this problem (e.g. can I screw the drywall directly into the anchor straps on the duct work?). Any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 08-31-00, 09:20 PM
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Good question! I'm not sure of this, but I think you could simply use self-tapping screws to attach the drywall directly to the duct. If you don't want to do that, and instead build a frame, you could extend the vents so you mount the louvers flush to the drywall.

Good Luck!

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