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Old 04-25-2010, 06:36 PM  
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My house is built on a concrete slab. My furnace is in a terrible place and I would like to move the furnace in order to expand my laughably small kitchen. I have a downflow furnace and the ductwork is all built into the slab. i want to basically cut a channel in the slab to extend the hvac ductwork so that i can move my furnace into the corner of the house. Is this possible? can i do it myself? any general recommendations on what I might be able to do? Thanks!

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Old 04-25-2010, 07:00 PM  
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I'd imagine by your description this could be done; however, since you need to deal with the foundation of the house and possibly increase the flow efficiency of your furnace I'd consider hiring a skill professional to handle this for you.

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If your furnace is near other utilities, great care will need to be taken so that you don't cut through any of that.
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Old 04-28-2010, 05:38 AM  
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BEFORE YOU ( OR ANYONE ) DOES ANY CUTTING, make certain your slab is NOT post-tensioned,,, cut 1 of those cables & you'll wish you'd NEVER done this work !

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