Installing Ceiling Air Register

Inside Ceiling Vent

Last time I showed how I used duct tape to seal the air leaks between the duct and the vent boot in our basement bathroom ceiling. But how to install the register such that it could close completely and stop heated air from entering the bathroom when it is not being used? The register I used was the grey plastic air register which had been in our basement's recreation area for the vent from our solar air heater before I replaced it with a directional vent register. Now, the hole which … [Read more...]

Basement Bathroom Ceiling Vent

Basement Bathroom Ceiling Vent

In an effort to achieve maximum energy savings, one must look for opportunities; by opportunities, I am referring to air leaks which can be sealed. Our basement is around 90% finished thanks to the prior owners. However, as we have written about numerous times, when it comes to energy savings and energy conservation, they left us with a lot of opportunities. I just need to look to find them. Here is one. The above picture is of the ceiling two piece bathroom in our basement. It is … [Read more...]

Bathroom Floor Tiling Project – Floor Vent

Floor Vent Close to Wall

Yesterday, in our continuing review of our bathroom floor tiling project using SnapStone porcelain floor tiles, we discussed a few different aspects of the flexible grout. Today I wanted to cover the approach taken with the floor vent. This was the situation with the placement of the floor vent in the bathroom. As you can see in the picture below it is located very close to the wall just off to the side of the sink. We made the decision to center as much as possible the floor tile … [Read more...]

Sealing Basement Ceiling Vent Air Leaks

Vent Opening In Drywall Ceiling

Last year, we wrote about an issue I was having with a particular vent in the drywall ceiling within one of the rooms in our home's basement. The issue I was having was that due to the poor installation of the vent by the prior owners (not that I am an experienced basement finishing expert myself ... which I am not :) ), I was having a hard time installing a vent cover or register. The opening was constructed such that I could not fit into it a standard vent register. As well, there was … [Read more...]

Drop Ceiling Directional Air Register Installation

Removing Old Ceiling Air Register

Yesterday, we wrote about the need we had to deflect the air coming out of an air register within our basement drop ceiling. I had found a 2 in 1 plastic air vent register which contained a built in deflector that would seem to meet our need, containing a middle component which would allow the air to optionally be directed towards one side of the unit. The installation actually took less time than I had thought, about 10 minutes or so. It was one of those home maintenance tasks which was … [Read more...]

SaniDry Dehumidifier – Part 4 – Installation 2

In Part 3, the SaniDry Basement Air System was delivered to our home and the location decided. Since I wanted the unit hidden from view we needed to have duct kits installed from the unit out past the wall so the dehumidifier to take in the moist air from the large open finished area of the basement and return dryer air back into the area. So, what are duct kits? Well, if you want to have your SaniDry unit take in moist air directly from another room and to return it to that other room you … [Read more...]

Basement Drywall Ceiling Vent Cover – Part 2 – Solutions A and B

Cover

In Part 1 yesterday,  we reviewed our situation, where a standard ceiling vent cover would not fit within the vent hole in our drywalled ceiling. We did however come up with a three pronged solution.First, when I was at the Home Depot I came across cold air return covers in amongst the different vent covers. The difference is that a vent cover has the portion which is about an inch and a half, perhaps two inches deep, that goes into the vent opening to help hold it in place. A cold air return … [Read more...]

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