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Old 12-27-2013, 11:04 PM   #1
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I discovered my mom has disconnected the power to her range hood. She said the power cord just fell down so she unplugged it from the wall and took it apart. Now there are only bare wires hanging down from the hood fan. There is a fan/filter and a light.

The only power available is a wall outlet nearby. How should I wire it up. Apparently there was a piece of armored cable but it is gone now. So, I need to run power from the wall outlet to the vent hood and wire it up.

This is an old house so I really don't want to open up the wall if I can avoid it.

Note: I will be over there tomorrow evening so I will take a closer look and see what I need.
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Old 12-28-2013, 12:05 AM   #2
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What is there on the wall, where the wires originally came from ?
A hole ?
Some wires ?
A switch or outlet ?

Are there any colors on the wires from the hood ?

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What is there on the wall, where the wires originally came from ?
A hole ?
Some wires ?
A switch or outlet ?

Are there any colors on the wires from the hood ?
Just a regular outlet. I remember seeing the white wire and the black. I was thinking just an extension type cord with a grommet in the side of the hood and a strain relief inside screwed to the hood. The outlet is only 1-2 feet from the hood under the wall cabinet.

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The hood cannot be wired into the small appliance circuits for the countertops.
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The hood cannot be wired into the small appliance circuits for the countertops.
So what is the answer to this problem?

As far as I know, there is no alternative. Plus it is just a small generic fan and light bulb. Much less power requirement than a crock pot. :-) I see it as about the same thing as powering a shop light that is hanging in a garage.

Since this is an old house, there was no upper cabinet over the stove. Someone had added a cabinet and this vent hood many years ago. Now, it needs to be repaired so the fan and light work once again. I have never paid any attention to it in all the years my mom and dad have lived there. Dad passed on several years ago, so it is up to me to get it fixed.

I will take a picture or two this evening.
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Cheap and dirty solution (although not pretty). Install a appliance cord with a plug. Plug into a counter top receptacle.
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I would start by looking for how the old hood got it's power.
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Jim. It was an add on. I am looking at it now. Apparently it was just plugged in to the outlet.
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