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Grease staining behind backsplash tiles under range hood

We've lived in this house for about three years now and this problem has been gradually developing over that time. It seems as though the oil/grease that has precipitated in our range hood is able to ...
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Is having a gas stove with a recirculating hood a bad idea? [closed]

We currently have an electric stove and a recirculating hood (microhood), and we don't like either. Ideally, we'd go for a gas stove and a proper venting hood. However, adding a venting hood is tricky ...
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Why won't some appliances turn on after garbage disposal replacement?

I recently had the garbage disposal replaced (connects to an outlet under the sink) and in less than two weeks, the dishwasher (hardwired) and microwave/hood stopped working and no lights appear. The ...
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Why doesn't my kitchen range hood effectively exhaust fumes?

We had a Hauslane P18 range hood installed and it is never able to suck well. Most of the cooking fumes escape with the front burner, and even when cooking with the back burners smoke manages to ...
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Hood placement for gas range

Most appliance companies recommend a distance between 24" and 30" between the range and the hood. However, is this based in anything concrete? I mean, the hood should be powerful enough the ...
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How do I vent a new above-range vent on an interior wall into the previous, existing island downdraft vent which outlets 36’ away

How can I tie in a new range hood, interior wall (with 2nd floor) to the previous down draft island vent (1986). The vent would go 13’ then into a crawl space under a sunroom and will exit at a total ...
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Can I change a hood range blower to work with an inline duct work?

I purchased a Zline range hood that has a remote blower that goes in an attic by mistake. I need the duct work to go outside before the ceiling height. Can I put a blower in the middle of the duct ...
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First time home owner, off center range hood, trying to replace cooktop? [closed]

I recently moved into my first house from an apartment and one of the big selling points was the kitchen. I love to cook and really want my kitchen to be a place I enjoy, as cooking is my main at-...
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Modified range hood vent connector to avoid stud?

My kitchen has a convertible range hood under cabinets that is currently recirculating, but I'd like to convert it to an outside venting hood. It backs against an external wall, which is great, but ...
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Range Hood Pre-Instalation Questions

Is there any way to figure out if my hood vent is circular or rectangular before taking down the old hood? Album link New hood (click for fullsize) New hood (click for fullsize) Old hood (click for ...
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Leaking range hood after heavy storm

Our house is three years old and we just bought it a couple months ago (so I don't know if this is a longstanding issue). Last night during a heavy rain our kitchen hood range began dripping water ...
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Move hood 3/8 inch low, how to mount as holes will be too close

My contractor installed hood incorrectly. Now I need to lower it by 3/8 inch at right end so that it can rest on the backsplash. Hood is 80 lb. New holes will be only 3/8 lower than previous holes. ...
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Newly purchased range hood is supposed to be for 10" ducting, but the transition mount that came with the hood is only 9.5 inches. What should I do?

I recently purchased a range hood that is supposed to work with 10" ducts, but when I measured the transition mount that came with the hood (pictured below), it's actually only 9.5" in ...
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Does NEC allow a hardwired hood to be converted to plug in?

I have a GE Cafe CVW73014MWM hood and from the factory, it is set to be installed hardwired. Ideally, I would like it to be plug in. What does the 2018 NEC code state about this? Does the hood wiring ...
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Relocating or removing old vent hood outlet/receptacle

Decided to remove my old under cabinet over the range vent hood to install a chimney vent hood. During the install, the electrician noticed that the existing outlet that the old vent hood plugged into,...
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Range Hood and or Fan extractor?

I have an old kitchen with an extractor fan on the wall near my electric stove and an old range hood on top of the stove. I am planning on putting a tile backsplash behind the stove and removing (...
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Telescopic downdraft installation

I'm trying to install the telescopic downdraft for my island. (installation guide - model KitchenAid KXD4630YSSSKU (30" downdraft)) Because it's an island I wanted the blower to be in the rear of ...
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Are these instructions for installing a range hood code compliant?

I'm looking at installing an island-mount range hood. I've seen a few that come with a plug, rather than requiring hard-wiring. Where am I supposed to plug this thing in? Well, I finally found one ...
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Change a 30in range hood with a 36in hood [closed]

I recently bought a house and the previous owner had a 30in Nutone hood over a 36in Range. the range is vented horizontally(it is an under cabinet range. is there a way to install a 36in hood without ...
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Is 3/4 plywood good enough for blocking

I want to hang a vent hood on the wall and this wall has electrical and gas pipe between studs. It only has enough space for 3/4 plywood blocking. Is this adequate? Thanks
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Using LED lamp in kitchen range hood

I have a Whirlpool UXT5536AAS household range hood. The owner's manual states it uses 120V, 40W maximum halogen lamps made for a G9 base. The hood does not have any controls for dimming the lamps and ...
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Does my hood vent vent to the outside or not?

We moved into a new (to us) house, and neither we nor the inspector can figure out where the range hood vents! The stove and hood are against an exterior (brick) wall. There is a cabinet above the ...
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Any reason to not wire a circuit this way?

Other than it being unorthodox and maybe confusing, is there any reason to not wire a circuit up this way? Canadian Electrical Code if it matters. The Box closest to the panel needs an always hot and ...
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Range hood with worrisome ventilation set up in Hong Kong

I just took a new apartment in Hong Kong where I didn't notice the way the stove ventilation was set up. The landlord used a discount department store contractor who installed the Siemens range hood ...
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How can I troubleshoot a range hood light failure?

The Allure by NuTone stove hood in my house went dark - after flickering for a while, the light bulbs stopped turning on. I did what anyone would do, and placed new light bulbs in the sockets - ...
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Can I drill a 6” hole in my i-joist (not load bearing)?

Hi I am in the process of installing a range hood in my basement and I need to snake the 6” vent through a I-joist to get it to a place where I can drill it out through the rim joist. The question I ...
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How can I fit a glass cooktop hood into a space that's too tight?

I have just purchased a new glass cooker hood which is 600mm wide. The gap I have for it is also 600mm wide, though perhaps 599.9mm as it is currently a very snug fit. I am a little worried that the ...
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New Kitchen extractor fan stopped working

Brand new kitchen extractor hood fitted last week. The lights still work, but the fan won’t turn on, so I assume not a fuse problem. The extractor duct was about 5mm too large to fit in the top of the ...
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Is this dryer vent installed correctly?

Should I add those vent straps? It seems pretty sturdy, but I want to be certain. Is it even in a good location on the wall? Everyone I spoke with said it looks fine, but still a little strange to me ...
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Kitchen extractor duct sizing and fitting

I've just had our kitchen re-done. We've got a new kitchen extractor hood (Zanussi zfv919y), which has a 150mm duct outlet, with a set of flaps (anti-backdraft?) where it exits the hood. The old ...
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Is 4in pipe OK for range hood with 7in vent?

We bought a 350 CFM range hood with a 7in vent. Our installer ran a 4in diameter flexible aluminum foil air duct horizontally through the floor joists to outside. We are now told the 4in pipe is too ...
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Is my range hood re-circulation or extraction?

Above our cooker/range/hobs there is a range hood. How can I tell whether it is extraction (I.E. it takes the air outside) Or re-circulation (I.E. It cleans it but sends it back into the kitchen)? The ...
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Range hood fan quit working but started working again

For the past year I've been doing most of the cooking and a lot more home cooking than we ever have done--probably involving more grease and cooking oils than before. A few weeks ago, the range hood ...
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Will this ductwork for my range hood work?

I installed a new exterior wall vent and ran 6" round galvanized steel duct work through my ceiling joists to the spot where our new range hood will be. There was a significant amount of PEX ...
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How can I remove a stud to fit a range hood vent?

Our kitchen contractor screwed up and forgot to move a stud and plumbing in an exterior wall to accommodate a vented range hood. Cabinets and countertops are now installed. The photo shows what is ...
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Is it a good idea to pass a oven range hood exit duct in the roofs' ventilator?

I've just had a oven range hood installed, but now I have to install the ducts for the air to exit my house. My roof ventilator is pretty much right above where the oven is in my attic (its in quebec, ...
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Best tool to cut existing tile sidesplash to fit new range hood

Our new range hood doesn't sit square or flush with the wall because the new hood sits over some of the original tile (outlined in red). I plan to trace around the hood and remove a 5-inch wide by 1....
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Is it viable to vent a range hood back into the kitchen?

I live in a 2 story townhome. I would like to replace the recirculating above the counter microwave with a more stylish and more effective range hood. There are cabinets above the microwave, standard ...
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Is lateral offset in 3.25x10 inch duct allowed?

I'm installing a microwave/range hood. To preserve usable depth in the cabinet above, I'd like to use 3.25 x 10 duct through the cabinet, and transition to round duct in the attic. However, a ...
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How can I prove my kitchen exhaust vent egress

The 2-storey ten year old house that I bought last year has a non-venting range hood over the gas stove. I want to replace this with a venting range hood. In in the cabinet directly above where the ...
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Sharing kitchen hood and kitchen ventilation through one duct

My kitchen currently does not have a kitchen hood, so I'm planning to install it. At the moment there is a ventilation duct, my idea is to connect the hood pipe to the ventilation pipe in the drop ...
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What happens if range hood is smaller than cooktop?

If the range hood is 70% size of cooktop, shouldn't the smoke from sides of cooktop still get sucked towards middle hence getting sucked inside? So why people recommend range hood bigger than cooktop?
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Stove Vent Hood Not Pulling Air

My stove vent is not pulling enough air but the exhaust on the outside of my house is flowing really good. The metal grease filters have been replaced (in fact with the grease filters removed it still ...
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Range vent u-turn?

I am remodeling and adding a dedicated range vent hood. When removing the above-range microwave I found a vent opening that runs down inside the wall to the basement, and then out through the banding ...
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PVC for range hood ventilation

I am installing an under the cabinet range hood. I can't vent directly out the back because there is a stud in the way. So I'm going up into the cabinet, making a turn, and then out through the ...
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Venting Range Hood into Attic Space, Temporarily

My ductless recirculating range hood broke, and I have to install the replacement. I love to cook, so I'm installing a roof vent for a ducted hood. The range hood I bought has good filtering for ...
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What can I use instead of a ducted range hood in my kitchen?

I know this edges pretty close to a shopping recommendation, but I hope that I'll manage to stay on the good side. If not, please tell me and I'll delete the question myself. My situation: I live in ...
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Is it safe to stuff some insulation above my electric stove?

I have a coil-style electric stove with a "hood" above it. The hood has a nice light fixture built in. It also has an exhaust fan which I frankly never use. The problem is that there is a gap where ...
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Cutting stud in load bearing wall to create vent opening for cooktop hood

We are installing a wall mounted cooktop hood over a gas cooktop as part of our renos. We have centered the cooktop along the kitchen wall but unfortunately that places the center line right in ...
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Does an 8" round to 10x3.25" elbow exist?

I have open space above cabinets and wife does not want a chimney on our range hood. SO I am looking for an elbow that will take the 8" round vertical exhaust and go 90 degrees into a 10x3.25" (we ...
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