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Old 09-07-2014, 07:35 PM   #1
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AC Filter in floor register?

Anyone ever cut AC filter material and put it in the floor register to keep junk from falling in? I thought of it yesterday while looking for screen. I was concerned about air flow if the screens got dirty, not to mention the price of a roll just to cut out 4 small pieces. Then I thought of the black spongy AC filter material. You can get a big square of it for less than a dollar at WalMart.

Just curious if anyone has tried this, and if it works well. I want to make sure the air flow through the floor register isn't restricted too much.

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Old 09-07-2014, 07:40 PM   #2
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Anyone ever cut AC filter material and put it in the floor register to keep junk from falling in? I thought of it yesterday while looking for screen. I was concerned about air flow if the screens got dirty, not to mention the price of a roll just to cut out 4 small pieces. Then I thought of the black spongy AC filter material. You can get a big square of it for less than a dollar at WalMart.

Just curious if anyone has tried this, and if it works well. I want to make sure the air flow through the floor register isn't restricted too much.

Thanks.
Take an old pair of your DW's pantyhose. Cut a piece slightly larger than the floor register, and rubber-band it to the bottom of the register, then re-insert the register and screw it back down. Plenty of air flow, and nothing will drop into the heat duct.
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Old 09-07-2014, 08:01 PM   #3
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In the past I have used furnace filter material. I would cut it to fit the register.
I have also used fabric dryer sheets.

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I have used plastic screen. I cut it to fit just a bit larger. Screw in the vent. Then trim around it. Has worked very well.
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Old 09-09-2014, 02:12 PM   #5
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Thanks for all the replies. I'm going to try the AC filter first and see how it goes, since I already bought it. I probably won't know until our Oct camping trip though. It's not cold enough to turn on the furnace yet.
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Old 09-10-2014, 12:48 PM   #7
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I used vent filters (like realebill) & they work fine. The accumulated dirt can be vacuumed up without removing the filter. They don't impact the furnace operation at all & seem to reduce the amount of pollen/dust in the coach when the furnace is on.
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Old 09-10-2014, 04:53 PM   #8
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I didn't see those when I was at HD. What are they made of, foam, or paper, like a home AC filter?
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They're made of some type of synthetic material. It's not the same as the AC filter but similar. I found them in the aisle for AC/furnace filters in HD. They near the shelf for the registers themselves.
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Thanks. I'll check them out. I need to go to HD for some other stuff anyway. I never need much of an excuse. It's one of my favorite stores.
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