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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 corner ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 out ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to convert exterior vented downdraft to range hood

I currently have an electric cooktop with a downdraft that vents to the outside of the house. I will be converting it to a gas cooktop and would also like to get rid of the downdraft for a hood as I'...