New tile floor, baseboard level vents don't fit

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  1. Jan 4, 2017 #1

    soparklion11

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    My new tile floor is ~1/2" taller than the original and my 6x10" wall register doesn't fit the existing ductwork.

    Is there an easy way to adjust them? I consider just using a cutting wheel to remove the 1/2" from the base. Any easy ways to adjust the vents or the ductwork? The way that the ducts are installed, I would be cutting out plaster if I had to raise the ductwork to match the registers. Ugghjh.

    Thank you,
    Brian
     
  2. Jan 5, 2017 #2

    nealtw

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    Sounds like you have a metal one, maybe getting a plastic one to cut would be easier, or sometimes a store can do the cut for you.
     
  3. Jan 7, 2017 #3

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    I would feel real bad about having to cut into my brand new tile floor.
     
  4. Jan 7, 2017 #4

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    I do plan to alter the registers rather than the tile...
     
  5. Jan 7, 2017 #5

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    Ya use a zip disc. And a face shield! I'd do this if it is too thick for aviation snips.
     

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