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  1. #1
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    Question Replacing Oversized Cast Iron Floor Registers

    Hi All,
    I'm having my ancient, octopus-looking, heating system replaced in a couple of weeks (hooray!), and have started looking for replacement iron (cast- or wrought-) louvered floor registers. The original registers are badly rusted and/or have broken louvers.
    My problem is, I'm having trouble finding any that fit the openings in my floors. The openings in question range in size from 16.5"-16.75" x 14.5"-14.75".
    To complicate matters, my house still has its original (c. 1926) fir hardwood floors, which would be difficult to match stock if I were to attempt to accommodate a smaller register and try to fill it in.

    Just wondering if anyone has any suggestions for where I may be able to locate these? The largest I've been able to locate is 12x14 (from Signature Hardware).

    Many thanks in advance!
    -Val

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    Default Re: Replacing Oversized Cast Iron Floor Registers

    i've purchased wooden floor grates, stained to match the existing floor. they were beautiful and look a million times better than the metal ones. i bought them ******, i forget the name of the web site but you can find them through a google search. you can also get them in several types of woods and they have all the minwax stain colors

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    Default Re: Replacing Oversized Cast Iron Floor Registers

    Give Rejuvenation a call, 888-401-1900. Their website indicates that they are reworking their line of reproduction registers, but they can probably get you pointed in the right direction.

    www.rejuvenation.com
    The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.

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    Default Re: Replacing Oversized Cast Iron Floor Registers

    You might want to check here http://www.reggioregister.com/ the ones I have bought from them have been of high quality and as advertised.
    Jack
    Be sure you live your life, because you are a long time dead.-Scottish Proverb

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