Framing for Air Returns
June 4, 2021
Last night I was reviewing the plans and realized I still hadn’t modified the attic wall to make room for the two air return vents.
To achieve symmetrical layout, I had to modify the attic wall, as one of the vents is right in the middle of a stud.
I used a reciprocating saw to quickly remove a section of the stud, and then screwed in some new boards around where the vent will be. These will provide structural strength and drywall backing.