Wanting to eliminate a floor register in

DWQA QuestionsWanting to eliminate a floor register in

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?

8 Answers
answered 3 months ago

Move it somewhere near but don’t eliminate it without consulting a professional

answered 3 months ago

Ask a HVAC installer if the vent can be moved to another location

answered 3 months ago

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.

answered 3 months ago

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

answered 3 months ago

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.

answered 3 months ago

See if you can move it to a nearby toe kick off the base cabinets . Typically near a window.

answered 3 months ago

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.

answered 3 months ago

Usually off the main there is a damper handle for a louver inside to control volume flow. close that and box it in. some air will bypass the louver but unless that run goes through a completely unconditioned space it should be fine.