Well, I wish they were made of silver. Actually I’m talking about the new ductwork that has been added to The Glade.
Charlie took out the cornice molding near the fireplace (which is to the left) so major ductwork could be installed.
Charlie had to pull out trim, molding and the inside of an entire closet to make room for some of the ducting.
Same position as above with a return tower added in the living room.
In order to properly heat (and cool) the new parts of the house large 2-story-tall air ducts have been constructed in our current living spaces.
This ductwork is in the dining room and will eventually be encased in drywall.
So-called ”return ducts” that draw air back down into the system are positioned in the dining room for the first floor.
The tall duct nearest the basement door tucked behind the first floor return duct goes up to the second floor and is hidden inside a small closet and opens into the upstairs hall through a square hole.
And another large one just to the right of the fireplace that runs into a formerly small, now tiny, closet on the second floor and vents into the upstairs hallway.
The contents of this closet were removed and ductwork installed that uses about half the space.
The actual warm air supply ducts are smaller and have been cut into the new master bathroom . . .
The new master bathroom will have a toe-kick heater on the outside wall that pours hot air onto cold feet while standing at the sink.
And into the adjoining master walk-in closet.
The new master closet and hall are well-heated.
There is also lots of ducting in the new kitchen area.
The ducts in the kitchen ceiling cover the heat on the first floor and second floor.
And I’m sure the HVAC team has figured out some way to heat the conservatory.
Both the conservatory bathroom and the master bath have exhaust fans which will also have ductwork that exits through the side of the house.
Once this ductwork is encased in sheetrock in the updated wall configuration I’m sure we won’t even notice the tall, silver monoliths.
Do you ever think about how the heat gets piped through your house? (I never did.)