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  1. #1
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    Feb 2001
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    Is there a rule in anyone's local code for how close a return filter grille can be to a kitchen?

  2. #2
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    Aug 2002
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    With todays "open" floor plans ,we are required to be 10' from thr kitchen exhaust fan.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Georgia
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    there should be a return in every room but the bathrooms. As far as the kitchen, try to set up a return as far from the stove and burners as possible. The more returns throughout the house, the better the system will work.

  4. #4
    The idea for disallowing returns in batrooms, I think, is obvious: smell.

    The same can be said for kitchens and are not allowed by IMC code. But like the man said; when the floor plan is open your at the mercy of the architect, uo gotta put em
    where ever.

  5. #5
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    Just suck more air from the adjoining living room or hall way.
    The way we build has a greater impact on our comfort, energy consumption and IAQ than any HVAC system we install.

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  6. #6
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    i thought it was 12 ft.
    from the stove/oven.

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