Unfortunately at times design changes are needed without opening a can of worms.
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If you use oval ductwork you shouldn't have any "bumps" in your ceiling. You should have as much return air as supply if for nothing else to keep your furnace from going off on High limit. I get kind of Anal when things aren't done just so, but it probably won't matter. Good Luck!!!
I'm all for doing it right, but can't think of a way to run the cold air return without having it go right through the middle of the living room. The simlest cold air return solution would be to just have a room to room vent in either the door (to the hall), or in the floor (to the living room). Just have to see what my wife says about the asthetics.
Sorry, had a brain cramp (hate it when that happens). You will have a little bump where the wall meets the ceiling unless you box it in but the box would have to come off the wall about 3-4 inches. If you use the box method put it in a corner and it won't stand out so much. If you use the outside walls for your supplies you can use your closets for the returns, no bumps. Is there someplace that you can put one big central return? Good Luck!!!
Last edited by Sten; 01-16-2010 at 12:20 AM.
Just to humor Sten, tell him you'll plumb in a return ... (sorry Sten, I couldn't resist. )
I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!
Just to humor Sten, tell him you'll plumb in a return ... (sorry Sten, I couldn't resist. )[/QUOTE]
Of course you couldn't' LOL
Hey Sprucey, is your furnace taking in as much air as it's putting out??
Sorry it's that Anal thing again LOLOLOL
I would forget the return duct and go with a tranfer grille, if possible. Now you need only to worry about the supply.
Can you find another way to the attic and then put the new supply in the ceiling?