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Old 05-13-2010, 12:25 AM   #1
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I'm looking for a vent to install in the garage while cooking during the winter with the garage's door closed. I was looking at the NuTone but seems a bit pricey. If you have any better ideas, please share.

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Real men don't cook in their garage during the winter.

Your supposed to cook your brats outside next to the snow drifts in you

leader hosen sucking back a Miller and remarking about what a warm day it

has become.


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To safely BBQ in the garage, you should have a way for air to come in and air to go out. Is your garage well built or is it pretty drafty already? If it's drafty, you could just put in an attic fan at the top, and crack open the garage door to let in fresh air.

Carbon Monoxide will kill you. Don't be a dork!
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We use propane for cooking. Of course, we're not gonna do BBQ in the garage :-). A family member just moved in and she's allergic to some herbs. Therefore, we use the garage as a kitchen. The garage is 19ft long, 12ft wide, and 9ft height. Do you guys think the 300 CFM NuTone is strong enough for this garage.
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Are you installing a hood vent over a stove ?
You need some way of diercting the cooking smells into the fan
Expecially with a fan that is smaller in cfm VS the room
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No, we use single propane burner.
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Hosfelt.com sells all kinds of muffin fans. Don't know about grease accumulation, though. Get a low voltage one so the NEC won't bother you.

2000 cu. ft with 300 CFM gives you ~10 air changes per hour. The Net will give you recommended ACHs for different applications.

E.g., "15 ACH for kitchens"
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http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/rewil...nfanguide.html

If incompletely burned propane gives off CO I'd get a detector. It doesn't have to be the sensitive kind since you won't spend 8 hours, asleep, in the garage.

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Old 05-15-2010, 05:56 PM   #8
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Overhead Microwave ovens are between 225 to 300cfm so you should be fine.

Actually many Micros that have the install vent option aren't even vented

but run through a charcoal filter and back into the room.

Its a lousy way to go but many builders get cheap .

Your referring to a hood vent so IMO your fine.
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Any gas fired hot water tank or furnace there?

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It would be easier to just put a chair, a bed and a TV out in the garage and put her out there so you can cook in your kitchen. But then I can be a grumpy old man sometimes.

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