Any of you folks ever built a kitchen range hood? I'm building a new
kitchen and want to have the cooktop on the center island. The
commercially available hoods for this application are north of $900. I
can get the blower assembly for under $100. I'm thinking of 3/8 plywood
covered with copper sheeting. Rough ballpark is about 12 sf of sheeting
required for the hood and the short chimney. Any idea of the cost of
the sheeting and the specs for the copper?
(PS: The boss is getting on me to stop the planning and get cutting!)
i had my contractor make one when we built our house. normal drywall and 2x4
framing, a little tile work, and i inset the steel exhaust mechanism into
the bottom of it.
cave creek, az
"Erik" <erikl_nospam_at_nospam_syserco.com> wrote in message
I don't believe that you need a hood by code. They are used to protect
cabinetry above and to provide exhaust. Your cheapest and easiest
option is a down draft provided you have access to run the ducting in
the floor. I doubt that making your own hood is practical or would be
cheaper. You might check with the local tin bender to see how much a
simple hood would cost. Remember that you must also buy separately a
reomte blower and the exposed ducting, both are expensive. Plus the
wiring is more expensive.
I didn't mean to imply that exhaust is not required or desirerable,
only that a hood is not required when there is nothing above the stove
to protect(see code minimums). Remember that code is a _minimum_
requirement. Common sense may dictate more (or less). Code in Canada
may be different.
Thank you for making that clear.
I build custom homes and many of my kitchens have commercial ranges so the
hoods need to look in proportion to the ranges. I just recently changed over
to a system made by fantech www.fantech.net and use a combination fo their
products. Fantech produces a range hood liner made frm stainless steel and
the liner includes all the essentials inside the hood: the filters, the
lights and the switches/speed sontrols. Fantech also makes an excellent
axial fan and silencers for the ductwork. We build a decorative box for
the liner, install and wire the liner, the fan and the silencer, the duct we
get locally. Fantech is available in Canada also. Just and honest
endorsement of a product I like, I have no pecuiary interest.
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