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Old 11-15-2008, 11:57 AM  
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My contractor covered one of my floor vents with 3/4 in oak flooring. The ceiling downstairs is covered with drywall. I know about where it is but any good ideas on how to find the exact location?

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Old 11-15-2008, 12:37 PM  
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I would ask your wife. She probably knows where it is from years of cleaning the floor on her hands and knees.



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Old 11-15-2008, 07:14 PM  
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Welcome 89Buckeye:
I would call the contractor back. You paid him for a complete job and he's not finished yet. If you go to searching for the vent you may mess up some of the hardwood. That is his responsibility.
He can use a stud detector to locate the vent.
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Old 11-15-2008, 08:44 PM  
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I would use a stud finder to locate the register, a friend of mine installed some hardwood flooring and did the same, he covered up a vent, and I managed to find it no problem with my stud finder. The one i have i got from Home Depot, it can detect different density and finds the edges of studs etc. once you have a rough idea of where the vent is, just drill a hole and follow the contour of the vent with a jig saw. I hope this information shall be of benefit to you, and good luck.

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glennjanie is right you need to get your contractor on the phone and have him fix HIS mistake.



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