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Old 08-30-2014, 11:19 PM   #1
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Hi my kitchen cabinet installer crushed the ducting for the hood range fan. Does it need to be replaced? What do you guys think I should do? I've also posted in the electrical forum for electrical issues. Thanks in advance for your advice.
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Old 08-30-2014, 11:24 PM   #2
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more worried about where it exhausts to.

cheap fix, cosmetic concern only but would need to be fixed to pass an inspection, not that inspectors know their head from their arse...

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Old 08-30-2014, 11:33 PM   #3
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It exhausts outside to side wall. Here are some photos before it was damaged. How do you fix it? Isn't it expensive to fix because of having to now retro fit it?
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Old 08-30-2014, 11:36 PM   #4
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it's only going to cost a tad bit more cause you'll have to hire an hvac company to repair it, diagnostic fee, material and labor.

otherwise, not even $20.

ps, I'm an hvac tech.
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Save your self some money and remove the damaged section and take it to the local HVAC supply house and get the parts size matched up like you would PVC pipe which basically just fit together although you may have to trim some some of the strait sections to proper length with metal sheers you can pick up at Lowes.
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Thank you. Does the original installation look fine to you? i.e. the spray foaming and supporting it with the piece of wood? It was done by a general contractor.
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Forgot to add that if you have any type of tool experience you can figure it out easy. However if youve never worked with tools then your best off having someone else do it and paying the big bucks.
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Save your self some money and remove the damaged section and take it to the local HVAC supply house and get the parts size matched up like you would PVC pipe which basically just fit together although you may have to trim some some of the strait sections to proper length with metal sheers you can pick up at Lowes.
It's now all enclosed. It may be a little more difficult. I think the kitchen people should be responsible for this.
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I don't know what your local code requirements are but if it new construction it had better be correct. I buy and refurbish foreclosed homes and rent them out. I recently had to reconstruct the stove vent and hood becasue the old was ripped out by the foreclosed homeowner, I didn't report a inspection or code approval to do that IMO. In this case you can only use logic that if that was the way the contractor originally installed it and you duplicate it, no reason why it should not pass inspection.
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Stick your hand up in there and push the dents out.

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Stick your hand up in there and push the dents out.

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Truthfully and especially since it is only dinged and not torn apart (compromised), Premium 08 has best idea and saves$$$. The inspector should only care about effectiveness.
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Spray foam and wood to hold it up are/were not good Ideas.
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I'd be worried about the wires also.
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I'd be worried about the wires also.
Hi bobelectric, can you please tell me exactly what you would be worried about? Is it that I didn't seal the holes in the ceiling or the wires being done like that? What could end up being a problem? Thanks.
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I was wondering if they maybe got damaged in all that banging and denting the exhaust duct. And were they supported away from the duct to avoid heat and movement of duct.

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