Wanting to eliminate a floor register in our kitchen. It’s in a weird high traffic spot right by the stove and we keep it closed and covered so food doesn’t get down there and also so dust from the vent isn’t kicked up in the air into food. We are remodeling our kitchen so I would like to eliminate it when we put new flooring down. I found a you tube video that just closes it off at the floor but what about the run to the HVAC? I don’t want to cause mold issues or fire hazard etc. what is the best way to do this?
It all depends on your floor joist orientation and how easy it is to modify that air supply branch to move the register over. HVAC mods like these are typically not diy.
Follow it back close to the furnace. Cap it off, pull out remainder and seal with flooring up top. I don’t actually see any way you’ll get mould or fires
I recently was at a house where the kitchen register came up under the cabinet and was directed out instead of up. It was pretty nice having warm air blow across the floor in the winter. Maybe that could be an option. You wouldn’t have to move it far.
See if you can move it to a nearby toe kick off the base cabinets . Typically near a window.
I do New Construction HVAC design.
Research Toe Kick vents and see if that will work for your situation. If you are doing new base cabinets , you can design it into the base to vent into the room from the bottom front face.