Kitchen range hood

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?
TIA
Larry
(PS: The boss is getting on me to stop the planning and get cutting!)
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I think you better do some more cypherin' .
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A Dog Named Stain wrote:

... and he also should do a little research into the fire codes for his area.
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Unless you are really, really good at ornamental sheetmetal you will be much better off buying one.
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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.
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LRT wrote:

What type of blower and how much air can it move?

Your thinking of leaving plywood exposed inside of the hood?
I'm not sure how good an idea that is.
And I agree, 12 square feet isn't much, you may need to rethink this.
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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.
Mike

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Unless it is a gas stove. In Canada at least, exhaust to outside is required.
Dave.
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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.
Mike
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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.
Best regards, Charles

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