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Old 04-23-2017, 06:53 PM   #1
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Dear experts,

We are preparing for our kitchen renovation, and need to choose a hood. I wonder if we need one with an exhaust pipe to move the fumes out of the kitchen, or a hood with filter without any exhaust pipe is enough? Please advise.

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In most cases an exhaust to the outside is best. If you will be using gas for cooking it is a must. The hood should be sized based upon the range you are using, others here have those numbers. Are you considering a basic kitchen or one of those small commercial units.

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Thank you Bud,

We use an electric stove. But I am not sure how to answer your question. I just don't know anything about what those small commercial units are.

If we use an exhaust, will we need to clean the pipe from time to time?


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In most cases an exhaust to the outside is best. If you will be using gas for cooking it is a must. The hood should be sized based upon the range you are using, others here have those numbers. Are you considering a basic kitchen or one of those small commercial units.

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In most cases an exhaust to the outside is best. If you will be using gas for cooking it is a must.
"Must," as in required by the building code, in most locations.

Many locations require external venting regardless of the gas vs. electric,.

As they say, "check your local listings" (building permit department).
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The filter units don't take the humidity out of the air, vented units do.
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@dpreznik If it is a normal 4 burner electric stove as opposed to one of the 6 burner monsters or one that has a grill in the middle, then a standard 2 speed hood should be fine. Larger ranges can generate so much heat that is requires a larger fan to pull that air outside.

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Dear experts,

We are preparing for our kitchen renovation, and need to choose a hood. I wonder if we need one with an exhaust pipe to move the fumes out of the kitchen, or a hood with filter without any exhaust pipe is enough? Please advise.

Thanks,
Dmitriy
It depends more on what you plan to do with the range. If you're a big time cook vent to outside and use a 6" round. If barely know how to boil an egg, just go with the carbon filtration. I think carbon meets the current IBC.
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Is your stove by any chance going on an outside wall?
Our stove is on an outside wall, so we have a microwave
exhaust fan combo installed over our stove.
It vents outside straight through the wall, instead of through
the cabinet above. It works fantastically...was easy to install
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Is your stove by any chance going on an outside wall?
Our stove is on an outside wall, so we have a microwave
exhaust fan combo installed over our stove.
It vents outside straight through the wall, instead of through
the cabinet above. It works fantastically...was easy to install
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Good idea. But no, there is another room behind the wall.

And thanks everybody who answered.

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Dear experts,

We are preparing for our kitchen renovation, and need to choose a hood. I wonder if we need one with an exhaust pipe to move the fumes out of the kitchen, or a hood with filter without any exhaust pipe is enough? Please advise.

Thanks,
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Always try to vent out if at all possible.

My mother in law talked me out of installing hers as an outside vented. Now she regrets it and wants it changed.
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