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Frame for ceiling mounted air registers?

Posted by graywings (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 30, 12 at 11:42

Do they make some sort of frame to permanently mount to the drywall on a ceiling to attach air registers to? Some of the registers in my house are pulling out of the drywall. They are secured by short screws that have worked their way out. I took one out completely to paint around, and now the screws don't want to stay in.


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RE: Frame for ceiling mounted air registers?

The screws should be long enough to hit the metal on the outlet attached to the ductwork.

If you have a system using the stud bay or joist bay as a duct, you may have to use Molly bolts to hold the grates on.


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RE: Frame for ceiling mounted air registers?

Thanks! It sounds like I need to drill pilot holes through the drywall and into the metal.

I like my frame idea better, though.


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RE: Frame for ceiling mounted air registers?

The frame should be behind the drywall.

They are often refereed to as a 'register boot.'

The reason the screws holding the grill are often very long is to make sure they can reach all the way to the register boot that comes off the duct work


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RE: Frame for ceiling mounted air registers?

try changing the angle of the screw.
usually works for me.

and you should use some mastic tape
to secure the supply box to the
sheetrock before reinstalling grill.

best of luck.


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RE: Frame for ceiling mounted air registers?

What is the supply box? Is that another term for air register?


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RE: Frame for ceiling mounted air registers?

inside the house you see the supply grill or register
inside the attic is the supply box
the supply grill is attached with screws through
the sheetrock & into the supply box.(usually 2 1/2 to 3" screws)
the duct attaches to the supply box at attic floor
the other end of the duct attaches to supply plenum.

and the knee bone is connected to the leg bone
and the leg bone is connected to the hip bone...

best of luck


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RE: Frame for ceiling mounted air registers?

If I understand this correctly, the supply box is the same as the register boot.


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RE: Frame for ceiling mounted air registers?

Hi, Make a frame to fit. I once bought a house where the previous owner paneled one wall. Instead of removing the register, he cut a hole around it. Looked terrible. I built the frame to fit the hole and mounted the register on top the frame. Problem Solved.
Good Luck Woodbucher


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