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Old 01-09-2009, 05:00 PM   #1
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Help needed with finding the wires to install a range hood


I want to install a non ducted range hood and there are many great tutorials out there to talk me through it. I am not replacing an old hood, just installing a new one. What are the steps I need to take to find the wires in the wall to connect to the hood?

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What wires are you trying to find? Are you running a new circuit?

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......... and there are many great tutorials out there to talk me through it.
Trig, So is the only problem finding the AC power?

You have not included any information about yourself or your skill level or where you live.

I suggest you provide some more info as fishing for Power can get you killed.

Are you familiar with the info in these links?
Do-it-Yourself Repairs & Basic Home Wiring Projects Articles

or at least this one?
Basic Electrical Wiring

The good folks on this forum will help but you have to give us some info.
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Trig,
There is no non-invasive magic wand to find AC Power behind walls without spending bib bucks.
Without a wiring knowledge base you will be better off hiring an Electrician.

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you need to bring 115Vs to the hood area your mounting it in.if the stove has electric.....the garbage disposal.....wall sockets on the counter top all sources for a hood tie in.the fan has a switch and so does the light so you are controlling the 115Vs by selection.
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you need to bring 115Vs to the hood area your mounting it in.if the stove has electric.....the garbage disposal.....wall sockets on the counter top all sources for a hood tie in.the fan has a switch and so does the light so you are controlling the 115Vs by selection.

You cant use the kitchen receptacles for the hood. Those are small appliance circuits.
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And finding wire in the wall will be of no use, cannot splice into these. You need to connect a new wire into a lighting circuit. As noted the fan cannot be tied in with the appliance circuits. (all outlets in the kitchen or dinning room)

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