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How can I fit a glass cooktop hood into a space that's too tight?

Any glass intended for a kitchen is almost certainly tempered. You cannot modify tempered glass. It will explode or disintegrate. Even if it's not, you're unlikely to be successful without specialized ...
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How can I fit a glass cooktop hood into a space that's too tight?

Glass does not take well to sanding, cutting, etc. It can be done, but not so easily. It is even harder on an assembled large object, as opposed to large flat sheets. On the other hand, wood and ...
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Does NEC allow a hardwired hood to be converted to plug in?

The decider here is the labeling and instructions. When UL lists the item, they approve the labeling and instructions. They will say whether the unit is certified for hardwire vs cord-and-plug.
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How can I fit a glass cooktop hood into a space that's too tight?

If the hood is this kind of arrangement, basically a pair of glass wings extending from a central machine .... my suggestion is return it and buy something different. No matter what you do it's going ...
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New Kitchen extractor fan stopped working

Squeezing the extractor duct to fit into the hood shouldn't cause an issue unless you bent the fan housing and it's binding. Check that the fan spins freely and also check your electrical connections, ...
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Venting Range Hood into Attic Space, Temporarily

The biggest issue you have venting into the attic is warm, moist air being blown into a somewhat closed area (aside from the grease and particles you have a filter for). If the attic space you vent ...
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Hood placement for gas range

There are two simple factors with opposing relationships: Work clearance Vacuum effectiveness The manufacturer wants the hood as close as possible so it's more effective at scavenging gases, but ...
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Is my range hood re-circulation or extraction?

If it's a recirculator there will be vents on the front of the unit, and when it is running you will feel air coming out of those. If it's an extractor there will be a pipe between 3 and 6 inches in ...
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How can I troubleshoot a range hood light failure?

The fact that the lights were flickering before totally going out would lead me to believe there's a loose connection at the switch or that the switch is bad. You can check different appliance parts ...
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How can I fit a glass cooktop hood into a space that's too tight?

There's mentions in other posts of all sorts of changes to the glass, squeezing it in, temporarily moving the cabinets, etc. Do not compress or attempt to modify the glass in any way The glass ...
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Relocating or removing old vent hood outlet/receptacle

The proper way to get rid of a box like that is to go back to the prior box and run a new, longer, cable from there. That is often a lot of work, so I can see why the electrician didn't do that. You ...
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First time home owner, off center range hood, trying to replace cooktop?

You can probably get 50%-70% of new cost by reselling your "used, nearly new" range by some local means (classified ads, craigslist, facebook marketplace, kijiji if you're in Canada, etc.) - ...
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Hood placement for gas range

A web-search on "why must a range hood be 30 inches above the range" reveals several results, mostly from manufacturers' websites, explaining that the lower limit is defined by the heat ...
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Range hood - not powerful enough to clear smoke?

From the comments: I haven't replaced the charcoal filters in several years That is very possibly the key right there. Just like a clothes dryer won't work properly if the lint trap is clogged, and ...
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Range hood - not powerful enough to clear smoke?

As many have mentioned the exhaust duct needs to be sized properly, I have seen folks spend a lot on higher cfm fans that did no better because the root problem was the home was sealed so no air could ...
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PVC for range hood ventilation

Check your local building codes to be 100% sure but PVC is NOT permitted by many. I'll reference one from TX but most are similar where it says: M1503.2 Duct Material Ducts serving range ...
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Broken wire inside Rangehood, advice needed

I think you were wise to turn off the power to be on the safe side. I also agree that the simplest thing would be to turn off the power to the hood, or safely disconnect the wiring to the hood, ...
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Is it safe to stuff some insulation above my electric stove?

Use your exhaust fan. It removes grease, products of combustion and most of all moisture. Do you just never use your stove top? I suppose if all you ever do is microwave and use your oven you don't ...
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How can I prove my kitchen exhaust vent egress

You can rent a "fog machine" or "smoke (not really smoke) generator" at a rental place that caters to "party supplies" - you can also rent a portable ventilation fan with ...
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How can I prove my kitchen exhaust vent egress

Get an assistant watch the vent and blow air in to the duct with a leaf-blower. If it's connected the breeze should be obvious.
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Range hood fan quit working but started working again

Yes, cold weather and hardened, cold grease buildup can conspire to stop your fan from starting. That's "the answer to the question you asked." The fact that you have enough grease buildup ...
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Is this dryer vent installed correctly?

The vent straps are normally use when flex duct is connected to rigid duct so you're fine. There shouldn't be sheet metal screws used where the rigid is connected to the rigid. The seams are taped so ...
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Relocating or removing old vent hood outlet/receptacle

I feel your pain. To totally remove the box will require moving the cable/s in the box. There isn't enough info about that to properly answer how. The easiest alternative is to put a blank cover on ...
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Modified range hood vent connector to avoid stud?

No. Since you don't have much pipe or many bends you can afford to lose a little flow but you have to design the transition to guide air flow. If you just put a flat baffle across the hood opening ...
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Is having a gas stove with a recirculating hood a bad idea?

It's a matter of fact that gas stoves put combustion byproducts in to the air. The lack of requirement for an exhaust fan to use them in the house is an outcome of lobbying by the gas industry. The ...
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Range hood - not powerful enough to clear smoke?

You need to investigate further. The size of the pipe going outside is a big determining factor. If it's even connected. Occasionally the exhaust outlet is connected to the back of the exhaust hood. ...
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Range vent u-turn?

As long as you can maintain adequate cross-sectional area through the entire path it's probably not an issue (assuming few bends downstream). There may be slightly more noise due to turbulence, but it ...
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Wiring new range hood exhaust fan motor

The old motor had two hot wires in addition to the white (neutral) so that the SPDT switch could select high or low speed. The new motor is one-speed, though you could replace the switch with a ...
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What happens if range hood is smaller than cooktop?

The Code requires an overhead exhaust hood to be “at least as wide as the unit and shall extend over the entire unit”. (See ICC M1504) There are exceptions (i.e.: downdraft, etc.) but must be labeled ...
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Is it a good idea to pass a oven range hood exit duct in the roofs' ventilator?

Seems like a bad idea. If it is sealed so that only air from the range hood goes through it you have eliminated an attic vent. If it is just kinda pointed at the attic vent you will be introducing ...
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