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Old 01-24-2007
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The air return won't really help pull the heat down... heat rises. There should be some sort of insulation you can get for the ductwork, even if it is just a heat-reflective mylar barrier.

What you might want to do is have the ability to open vents at either the top or bottom, and then depending on whether you're heating or cooling, you can open the appropriate vent. It wouldn't be that hard to make a sliding collar type door for PVC pipe.
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