dtzackus wrote:I want to add some heat registers from my rec room in the 1st floor and allow the heat to rise to the upstairs. Right now I have a drop ceiling above the stove unit, I have about 15 inches of space between the tile and the bottom of the floor. Currently the water lines and electric are all run underneath the joices, bad idea and poor planning on the pervious owners.
How many should I had and how should I go about doing it, I was thinking using wood and using a metal heat register for the top of the 2nd floor's floor.
Any suggestions and ideas would be great!
Get the box type that you can hook up a piece of flex dryer pipe from the one to the other. If you like the wood ones
downstairs then use them for the drop ceiling. You can also use a small duck fan in the pipe to push the heat upstairs more. On the drop ceiling you might have to take two metel straps/bars to hold up the registers on the drop ceiling. Tie it to you floor joist. Some of the Registers have small fans built into them. As far as fire control Auto shut registers.
I do not know if PA even has that in the code. I have a few register in my place and alot of the older homes have huge ones for the old hot air furnaces. Might be code on new homes but I don't think it applies to old Construction homes.