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Insulation for range hood vent pipe


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09-12-02, 07:32 AM   #1  
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Insulation for range hood vent pipe

The hood over my range vents to the outside via an 8 inch vent pipe that runs horizontally between the joists in the ceiling of the kitchen. Is it permissible to wrap this in insulation? If so, what kind of insulation do I use?

 
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09-12-02, 09:33 PM   #2  
Don't insulate it. First, there is no reason to. Second, and more importantly, whatever you used would probably be flammable, thereby creating a fire hazard. THAT is why you will never see one that is insulated, and why yours was never insulated when it was installed.

 
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09-13-02, 07:41 AM   #3  
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Thanks, lefty. I'll definitely leave it uninsulated.

I raised the question because I had read in another post about someone insulating their hood vent pipe when it went vertically through the attic. There was an issue of condensation. But I guess that's not an issue here where pipe runs horizontally between the ceiling joists.

 
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