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Any chance of a range hood in this kitchen?

xxguitarist Feb 23, 2014 07:39 PM

Suggestions appreciated.. we'd like some input before bringing a contractor out.

Our concerns are two fold- Low ceiling, combined with the awkward space above, which could be hard to fill or duct through. The roof is only an insulation layer away.

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  1. emglow101 RE: xxguitarist Feb 23, 2014 09:22 PM

    Yes.Iv'e used a range hood that exhausts outside the exterior wall.You could vent it horizontal through the wall rather than venting vertical. See your local mechanical code for venting . Looks like you have power close by.

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      Joel RE: xxguitarist Feb 23, 2014 10:08 PM

      We installed a hood by Best (Italian company) about 19 years ago. It is a pull-out "hood" (pulls out above the stove) and vents out the side of the house -- a few feet above the level of the hood. Works pretty well. I did not want a permanent hood because I am tall and tend to bang my head on a regular hood.
      But we do not do much frying or stove-top grilling. It does a good job of exhausting steam.

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        mikie RE: xxguitarist Feb 24, 2014 08:52 AM

        You can do it. There are a lot of options for hoods, some are almost flat and don't take up much space. You can vent either through the roof or the side wall depending on construction.

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          INDIANRIVERFL RE: xxguitarist Feb 24, 2014 08:58 AM

          Since that does not appear to be an exterior wall, you can either go up or down. Make a decision and get three estimates. Go with the middle one that meets or exceeds your budget both monetarily and for time.

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            mike0989 RE: xxguitarist Feb 24, 2014 09:26 AM

            Should not be a problem. With the roof that close, it should pull air like a dream.

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