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Question DetailsAsked on 5/8/2014

who can I get to repair my wooden floors

someone walked on my wooden register vents and broke them so I have hole in middle of floor I want to move them over to corner walls.

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Moving a vent can be a real hassle and possibly quite expensive - depending what access you have to the vent pipes. If you are very lucky then they are in your basement and you can re-run them to the perimeter of the room, without gutting all sorts of drywall.

Maybe you would wish to consider just replacing the one broken register vent? We don't have any photos but they do make metal one's that can be stepped on ...

Good luck!

Answered 6 years ago by Jefferson


Jefferson is right - to move a vent location requires opening up either the floor (obviously not desireable) or opening up the underlying ceiling to run new duct to the side of the room. Depending on which way your ducts run, you might be able to close that center of floor location off (with sealing of the duct also) and open up a new vent opening into the duct where it passes under a wall of the room, if you can locate the duct.

Cost probably about $200-300 if accessible from below or intercepting duct at the wall, plus repair cost of $200-400 probably to repair and repaint downstairs ceiling hole from duct installation if have to open up and do from there. Plus cost of repairing hole in floor where vent is now probably about $100-200 more.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD

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