cut slot in foundation to extend in slab hvac duct

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  1. Apr 26, 2010 #1

    abarrie

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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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    Cork-Guy

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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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    CraigFL

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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.
     
  4. Apr 28, 2010 #4

    itsreallyconc

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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 !

    asking if this is diy generally indicates it ain't !
     

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