Published: 16.08.2018 15:24

Installing ductwork for range hood

«Installing ductwork for range hood» in pictures.

How To Install a Range Hood at The Home Depot

One of the most serious mistakes in range hood installation is terminating the duct in an enclosed space, e. g. the attic.

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As a result, the client was able to balance the negative pressure produced by the range hood with positive pressure from the new ventilation system and ductwork. Now the family can breathe healthy air. It doesn’t matter how often they run the kitchen fan.

Ductwork 101 (Range Hood)

Devices like gas stove ignitors, refrigerator compressors, and microwave magnetrons, can place a momentary but significant load on the circuit. Mixing and matching different devices on the same line is never a good idea, but especially so when one of the devices is equipped with sensitive electronics or lighting transformers.

Hire a professional to perform a combustion safety test to see whether any CO enters your home while the fan is running. Again, PV’s whole home assessment includes this test.

The 7 most important considerations for the power connection to the range hood are: don't cut the plug, and make sure the hood is connected to a dedicated line.

Please make sure there's a dedicated line available for the range hood, that's not shared with any other appliances, or dimmable lights. This will not only ensure longer service life, but makes troubleshooting and isolating potential problems a lot easier.

How to properly vent and install ductwork for an oven range hood.

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Cut a hole in the roof or outside wall to vent the range hood. Install the ductwork by placing the pieces together from the hole in the cabinet to the hole in the roof or wall. Duct tape the pieces together. Install any necessary adapters to adapt square ducting that runs from most hoods to round ducting that will be used to fit in the vent holes in the wall or roof.

8. Attach the damper/duct connector over the knockout hole. You can adjust it up to 6 in. off center if needed to avoid a stud or other obstacle.

6. Remove the one-piece cover from the bottom of the range hood. Also, remove the aluminum damper/duct connector that's attached to the inside of the hood.