fyi: kitchen fan tip

Some local yutzes (a company specializing in attic ventilation and fans) here put a bathroom fan in the ceiling above the kitchen stove. Wrong duct size, not to mention a fan not rated to deal with grease. The job that was spec'd was the installation of a kitchen fan and roof vent cap for about $350.
The issue of the wrong fan type wasn't discovered until the owner of the place got up there to clean the grille and pulled it off to find the big yellow warning sticker on the fan saying "not for kitchen use." The owner then found out that there was a fire hazard involved in using a non-kitchen rated fan above a stove.
Now, to their credit the yutz's did come back and install a proper utility fan rated for kitchen use with the proper sized ductwork upon urging of the homeowner. But the homeowner had meniton the magical word "liability" before a phone call got returned.
Fun eh?
Best Regards, -- Todd H. /

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