Range Hood required?

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Old 02-21-06, 03:57 PM
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Range Hood required?

I know a range hood is a nice touch - but is it typically required by code? I'm remodeling a kitchen, putting the range on an island - and hate to spend $1000+ for a suspended hood if I don't have to.
 
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Old 02-21-06, 06:58 PM
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thezster,

how about a down draft and save the $1000 for more beer? As far as code I am not sure with a remodel if there was not a hood before that you would have to install one.

Brian Garrison
 
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Old 02-21-06, 07:33 PM
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Thought about a downdraft.... but that's still gonna run $600+. Those things are spendy...... (just to get rid of a little smoke from that grease fire ) As far as there being one before the remodel..... I don't see one..

This is a fix n flip - if that explains the financial aspect a bit more.....
 
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Old 02-22-06, 10:40 PM
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Many localities don't require ventilation, preferring to permit non-ventilated systems since ventilation exhausts so much heat to the outside. This explains why the typical apartment or condo building smells like an ethnic restaurant upon entering.

Even if a hood was not required before, a remodel would require compliance with current code, right?

In a fix n flip, you may be able to get away with no hood, if code permits. But then you'd have to count on selling to a buyer who has never cooked before. In which case, you may as well install a cheap range also.
 
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Old 02-23-06, 09:23 AM
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Sometimes I miss the forest for the trees. You're right, of course..... so the remodel gets modified (can't knock that wall down now cause it's where the overhead vent/microwave goes) for the sake of doing it right!

Thanks - you are right on!
 
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Old 02-24-06, 03:39 PM
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Hoods are not required where I live. Atleast if they are the inspectors have never said anything.
 
 

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