Installing a chimney-style range hood can add style to any kitchen. And, in cases where rooms had no ventilation beforehand, it improves indoor air quality.
- Range hood
- Round Metal Duct
- Metallic Duct Tape
- Decorative Cover
1. Prepare the Work Area
We begin by moving the stove to access the work area. This house has an existing vent to the roof but it will need to move slightly. There is also an existing outlet, but it needs to be moved closer to the center of the space.
2. Create Support
While the wall is open from that change, we’re also adding blocking between the studs to support the new range hood. Once we repair the drywall we can mount the range hood motor assembly and lay out the location of the chimney support.
3. Place and Mount the Hood
The specifics of how this unit mounts will vary with each hood. Using a level we can work from the hood body to plot the center of the new location for the roof vent.
By drilling a small hole from the room side, I can layout the new location on the roof. Once I cut out the larger hole, I can patch the old hole and relocate the roof vent.
4. Wrap Up the Roof
The roof should be re-sealed with whatever material was used before. Then, we slip a piece of round metal duct into the roof vent and over the outlet on the range hood. These joints are sealed with metallic duct tape.
5. Install the Cover to Complete
After the drywall touch-ups and painting are complete, we can install the decorative cover over the chimney to complete the project.
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What can those of us who have a hood but does not vent outside?
Hi, Mary! We always recommend venting a range hood to the outside.
You can hire a professional for this job, or exercise caution and tackle the installation yourself.
Either way, it’s important to remove moisture, fumes and odors from cooking — and put them outside your home.
Good luck with your project. 🙂