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Kitchen Exhaust Hood Installation

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Joined: Oct 7 2004

I am thinking of adding a stylish steel exhaust hood for my kitchen island. Has anybody tried to install a hood (with fan/light embedded) on the ceiling? Any issue securing it to avoid vibration especially in an island configuration with no surrounding cabinets? Can anyone recommend a contractor or model number? My email address is "konalatte@yahoo.com"

thank you
David

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Joined: Mar 20 2003

Dear Eichlerfan-

Good for you for wanting to add ventilation to your kitchen! It is often overlooked and even surprising that many fall back on the wimpy bathroom type fan (flush with the ceiling) when they remodel. Without a good fan, your house fills up with cooking odors and unwanted humidity.

We just finished a kitchen remodel last year and this (along with flooring material) was one of the toughest things to deal with. Downdraft fans are out of the question with a slab unless your fan is near an outside wall and even then it might be tricky to run the ducting outside.

I saw many fans and ultimately decided to leave a wall for a wall mounted fan. I choose a Sirius hood:

http://www.kitchensource.com/range-hoods/su-welcome.html

I wanted a fan that was relatively quiet but effective. Many manufacturers don't list the noise rating and many showrooms don't even have a working fan. If the fan is too noisy, people don't use it. An island fan is more powerful.

Logistics involve possibly cutting another hole in your roof or even running electrical to the top of the roof if your motor is roof mounted. My fan is in the hood so I just ran electrical while I ran the rest of the kitchen wiring.

There is a photo of my fan in the snapshot showroom in my album (Lynn Drake)

http://www.eichlernetwork.com/snapshot_showroom/index.php?cat=1

I went for the industrial look with exposed ducting and used the original fan hole since I really really did not want to plug the existing hole and open up a new one (my roof replaced 2 years before).

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Lynn,

Nice setup I like the industrial touch...
thanks for your input.

David

Lynn Drake wrote:
Dear Eichlerfan-

There is a photo of my fan in the snapshot showroom in my album (Lynn Drake)

http://www.eichlernetwork.com/snapshot_showroom/index.php?cat=1

I went for the industrial look with exposed ducting and used the original fan hole since I really really did not want to plug the existing hole and open up a new one (my roof replaced 2 years before).

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