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skellies 05-08-2006 05:39 PM

Can I Wire a range hood to an exhisting outlet?
I just bought a basic $40 range hood that vents into the kitchen. The wall that I need to put it on has two switch/outlets and one outlet recepticle.

One switch controls the Garbage disposal and the other controls the overhead lights in the kitchen.

Is there a way of hardwiring into the exhisting outlet/swith light so I can get power to this range hood?

Also, the old range hood circa 70's was hardwired through the ceiling near the center of the kitchen. Can I possible tap in that wiring because the old hood has been taken out and the wires have been capped.


Sparky Joe 05-08-2006 09:50 PM

Can't you just hard wire like the old on was hard wired? And how were these old wires made safe after you removed the old hood?
Don't tie it in with your disposal, because that is supposed to be a dedicated circuit, tying it in with your kitchen lights is fine unless it is a microwave/range hood combo, then you'll need a dedicated circuit.

1crazygirl 05-09-2006 05:06 PM

Sparky raises a good quesion, how did you make it safe when the former one was removed? What was the previous setup?

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