View Full Version : Suggest Kitchen Exhaust
12-23-2006, 12:47 PM
What would you do? My house has the microwave/range exhaust hood combination that didn't get installed with duct to outside. So not much use when frying greasy sausages. Due to the noisy fan in this thing, I was thinking of using a roof mounted exhaust fan ducted into range hood and removing fan assembly from unit. Any suggestions? Maybe a Broan 509? It would also be nice to be able to access from outside to repair/service, but I don't want some big fancy commercial thing either.
12-23-2006, 01:21 PM
Impossible to answer your question without more information. Do you have fire places, gas appliances, or is your home total electric? Even if total electric there are still some issues to think about when possibly pulling the home under a negative pressure.
12-23-2006, 01:50 PM
Thanks for the reply. I am not attempting to exhaust more air than would normally be removed by a bath or kitchen fan, only brainstorming about trying to use a fan that is mounted further from space to be able to carry on a conversation in the kitchen while it is running, I really don't want to spend a bunch of money to install a really quite system... cheap I guess! I understand and appreciate the concerns of proper building pressurization, in fact I balance commercial kitchens on occasion when MUA and exhaust systems have not been properly setup. I have yet to see any make up air in residential construction and if you add up all of the exhaust fans running in a normal house - yes you could indeed backvent a chimney if house is very tight, however mine is not.
12-23-2006, 04:09 PM
Actually, after some more thought on this, let me rephrase this question... What exhaust system would be recommended for a residential kitchen range that is superior to most noisy range hoods - I have no problem hiring a proficient contractor to supply and install a system that will impress me, if it exists. None of the expensive range hoods that I have seen impressed me enough to spend that sort of money on them. Thanks in advance.
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