If you are expanding your heating and/or cooling system, we recommend you consult an HVAC technician about placement and installation.
If you are simply adding a register, say for distributing heat from a wood stove, following these instructions should help:
What you'll need:
- Heating duct
- Tape measure
- Imperial Register or Grille
Step 1 - Locating and measuring
Measure the rough opening as specified on the Imperial Register or Grille packaging. Check for joists and other potential obstructions before locating the register or grille. When you’re doing this, you need to be sure that it sits square and an ample distance from the wall. Draw the shape of the opening on the existing floor.
Step 2 - Sawing
Next, saw through the subfloor and the hardwood floor in your room. If you’re putting carpet in the room, you will need to fit the floor heating vents before you install the carpet. Using a reciprocal saw, cut through the floor and cut roughly around the rectangle you’ve made where the floor heating vent will fit through the floor. You don’t have to be exact with this because the frame of the Imperial Grille will cover any irregularities.
Step 3- Fitting the vent
An Imperial Floor Register or Vent uses its own weight to stay in place on the floor, so just insert into opening