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How many CFM for a range hood do I REALLY need?

I like to cook. I would like to put in a fairly powerful range (nothing huge, though; I don't need six burners and a griddle), and will need a hood that can carry smoke, heat, steam, grease, etc. from ...
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Can an HRV replace the air exhausted by a range hood?

I'm in the process of buying a 1950s ranch house. It doesn't have the greatest insulation, so I'm planning to do some improvements over the first few years to tighten things up. I'll certainly do the ...
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Can I move the range hood but not the roof vent (angled “flue” pipe)?

I have a typical 30" stove installed in the center of a 20' wall with a standard overhead hood that looks a lot like this. I want to redesign my kitchen with new cabinets so the stove becomes ...
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Can I use an exhaust fan instead of a hood in the kitchen?

Can I install a ceiling-mounted exhaust fan (350 CFM) over my kitchen island, with 48-inch gas range, rather than a hood? If so, can you recommend an exhaust fan?
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What type of island hood do I need?

I have a 30 inch induction cooktop and a 15*20 inch electric grill on a peninsula. The peninsula separates the kitchen from the family room - no wall on that side. We use the grill a lot for chicken, ...
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How do I air-seal a range hood flute?

My new kitchen included a new exterior flute for a new range hood. Few months later, I opened the cover for some maintanace reason and saw that the flexible flute is basically going through the ...
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How to best clean the inlet vent screen on a microhood?

Over the years, my microhood has developed a greasy buildup in the inlet vent screens on the underside of the microhood. They're an aluminum mesh that comes out easily with a label near it saying not ...
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Can I connect the exhaust vent from my range hood to the existing ceiling exhaust fan vent?

I recently bought a condo that I discovered after the fact to have a "Recirculating Range Hood" over my gas stove. My smoke alarm consistently sounds off when I cook. My HOA has denied multiple ...
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How to make a 6 inch hole through a brick wall for venting

I'd like to vent my range hood out through an exterior brick wall. How would I go about making a 6 inch hole for the vent? I'd guess I'd use a masonry chisel to chip out the mortar and then pull ...
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Can I vent a microwave vent / range hood through wall?

I've got a Whirlpool over-the-range microwave that is currently venting back into the kitchen. I'd like to poke a hole through the wall and vent it directly outside. I've read the instructions and ...
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range hood with an offset

We have an old and rusty range hood in our kitchen that needs to be replaced. It is 42" wide (over a 31" cooktop). The problem is that the vent opening is not at the center of the hood (see picture). ...
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Imperfectly cut tile (4mm short) within acceptable range of error?

Recently we had a tiler who tiled the backsplash in our kitchen. He had to cut a tile to fit right below the extractor fan (hood). And he grouted the space between the top of this tile and the ...
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how deep must a range hood be to effectively clear cooking vapor?

Is it really necessary for a range hood to extend out from the wall completely over the burners? Doesn't it draw from a wider range than its footprint? There must be objective studies about this. ...
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Ceiling exhaust fan in kitchen

We have both a range hood and an exhaust fan in our kitchen. I'm not really sure that the range hood actually exhausts outside the house, as there's not much room (a couple inches) behind the ...
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What decibel range would be considered a “quiet” range hood?

I would like to buy a quiet range hood. Can someone please tell me how many decibels I should look for?
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Should I install the exhaust hood outlet through the chimney or house wall?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of implementing an outlet of a kitchen exhaust hood through a chimney or directly through the outer wall of the house? There are unused chimneys in the house ...
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Is there a more visually discreet alternative to a range hood?

Is there a more visually discreet alternative to a range hood for ventilation? Maybe a system in the wall that sucks in odors, etc?
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Should both the fans on my range hood be blowing in the same direction?

I have a TurboAir K801 Twin range hood installed in kitchen. It has two fans, right one blows in and left blows out. Is it by design? Can I make both of fans to blow out as the unit is vented to the ...
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Do I have to provide better support when hanging a range hood from soffit framing?

I recently purchased a house and am currently renovating my kitchen. I have gutted the kitchen and changed the wall between the kitchen and living room to a half wall. The design I have now is setup ...
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Can I replace 1 volt lights with 2 volt lights?

The 1 volt LED lights in my range hood are going out and very dim, almost like a night light. Cheap hood. I cannot find replacement bulbs for these because the bulb cannot be removed. The whole kit ...
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What can I do about circuit boards on a new range hood that stopped working in a week or more?

I had my under cabinet wall hood replaced by a hood with chimney. Within a week, the circuit board died. The company sent a replacement hood. The rehab guy didn't replace the hood; just used the new ...
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Easiest way to build an oddly-shaped shelf for cabinet above stove

In my rented apartment, there is a cabinet above the stove which cannot be used for storage - the stove exhaust fan is sitting there. The first photo shows the doors closed with an 18" ruler for ...
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close an old hood vent

We are in the process is renovating our kitchen. One of the things we are doing is installing a more modern range hood instead of the older under cabinet hood. The new hood requires us to create a new ...
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Can I install a (probably ductless) range hood against brick?

I'm thinking about making an offer on a 1930's house that needs a few improvements. The gas stove/range isn't situated against an exterior wall. Rather, it's placed against the back side of the brick ...
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Where can I purchase exhaust blowers for custom island range hood and how do I install it?

I want to purchase a custom copper island range hood that I believe doesn't come with the fan itself. Where can I purchase the parts for the fan and light system and how do I install something like ...