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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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The proper kitchen hood

I have the following kitchen setup. The red line is the duct of width of cca 6 inches (15 cm). The kitchen is part of a living room which has volume of 90 m3 but is also connected to a hall of cca 26 ...
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Wiring new range hood exhaust fan motor

Now, my current range hood exhaust fan motor has 3 wires coming from the harness, a red wire, a white wire and a black wire. The NEW motor only has 2 black wires coming off of it- how do I hook it up?
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How little space is possible between the stove and the hood

Most of the ranges I look at in the professional area...Wolf, Thermador, Miele etc. mention that 30" is the minimum height from cook top to hood...the space I have currently is about 27 1/2" and I ...
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range hood confusion

I am making some changes in a somewhat older kitchen. Part of this is replacing the stove with a 30" dual fuel (LP) range but keeping the existing 300 CFM fan. I was all set to buy a professional ...
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What are Range hood exhaust exterior wall location requirements?

What are the requirements for a residential range hood exhaust location on the exterior wall?
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Range hood - not powerful enough to clear smoke?

Whenever I sear steak (or cook anything on high heat), despite having our range hood on the highest setting, the smoke alarms always go off and the entire house smells pretty bad for several hours. ...
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How to remove moisture from kitchen air?

Our new home has a kitchen in a corner without a vent-out channel. As far as I understand, standard kitchen hoods can't condensate and collect water from the air they process. What can be an ...
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Broken wire inside Rangehood, advice needed

My range hood was damaged, which caused it to flare up and spark. I immediately powered off the main to the house (as in the pictures). I can see that the connection has been damaged. I have no idea ...
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Is it possible to shorten the flue/chimney of a range hood?

We are replacing our OTR microwave with a more efficient hood. The microwave hung under a top cabinet, with about 62" of clearance from stove to bottom of top cabinet. Is there a way to shorten the ...
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What is a compliant box for a range hood in terms of a correction request by an inspector?

I’m remodeling a kitchen and the electrician wants to charge extra to fix wiring issues with the range hood and junction box. However, the inspector told me that one of the corrections the electrician ...
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Range Hood - external blower: Is the design different?

I'm looking into installing a range hood. I'd like to install the motor in the next room, right on/in the wall that has the exhaust port. There are many companies offering external motor/rotor ...
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How to make a 8 inch hole through a brick wall for venting

I am planning on Installing a Vent hood the manufacturer recommends 8 inch duct work. I am looking for options to make this hole. 1) Diamond hole saw. I couldn't find a diamond hole saw in 8 inch. ...
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Cooker hood venting close to eaves

I have had a new single story extension built to first fixtures; this includes a new kitchen area. Building Control (UK), will not sign off the extension until an extractor hood is fitted with ...
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Vertical or horizontal venting for a 36" range hood with a 3 speed 630 CFM blower

Installing a 36" range hood with an internal 3 speed 630 CFM 3 blower,damper and 6" vent pipe. Installation is in the area of an unused 10" square fireplace chimney flue. Supposition: Will increase ...
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Island Range Hood Not Centered above the Stovetop

He, I'm in the process of doing a small remodel to my kitchen. We took out a half wall that the stovetop is positioned in front of and are converting the wall mount hood to an island. My issue is that ...
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Sealing and insulating drywall within a range hood

Our range hood looks like this: I discovered a ton of freezing cold air coming from the top of the hood recently. I took a ladder, and it looked like this: Cold air just pours through the opening. ...
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Securing range hood with tile & concrete behind—should I pre-drill wider?

I need to secure a range hood on my new subway tile backsplash. Behind the tile is the thinset, drywall, then concrete block. I don't think my furring strips are ideally located for mounting purposes. ...
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Cutting stainless steel vent chimney to fit sloped ceiling

Looking for thoughts on how to cut a stainless steel hood vent chimney to match the profile of a angled/sloped ceiling. BEHIND the drywall is 1” of insulation and then the roof. Should this be done ...
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Can inline range hood exhaust fan damper be safely/legally installed,1st floor of 2 story apt

I live in a 2 story apartment. Whenever the tenants directly upstairs turn on their range hood exhaust fan, I get whatever they are cooking/burning in my apartment. I have pulled down the range hood ...
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What type of screwdriver should I use to change the light bulb in my range hood?

I have a MODEL # INCA HC HILO72 hood range One of the light bulbs has burnt out. Tried to take out the light bulb but the screws are way too tight and afraid of stripping it. What type of ...
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capping off range hood wires

I am installing an over the range microwave. I am adding a new dedicated circuit to plug it into. My problem is this. The old range hood was direct wired. There is a three wire romex cable coming ...
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Range Vent Hood Ducting - Can two 5" ducts work in place of one 10" for a range vent hood?

Purchased a Kitchenaid Range Hood Vent that has a 1200 CFM blower. Instructions say to install a 10" duct vent. My existing venting duct was a rigid but small 6 inch duct. Unfortunately at demo ...
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