How to Build a Kitchen Hood in Your Home

Installing a home kitchen hood is a good way to remove smells and fumes while cooking. Aside from its helpful functionality, a range hood vent will provide additional décor to your home kitchen but you need to make sure that you maintain its cleanliness with the help of a professional Hood cleaning Charlotte. As a matter of fact, you can easily purchase a range hood vent from any of the local appliance retail stores. Even though you can purchase a range hood of any sort, the process of installation for all of its kind is still the same. The following are some of the steps on how to build a kitchen hood in your home: 

  1. Lay Out Your Duct

The first step which you need to do is selecting whether to use the exhaust through the wall or roof. And obviously, if you are living in a house made of brick veneer, you will not have any other choice but to use the roof. 

  1. Buy the Duct

Once the design of the duct is already laid out, buy the duct in order to match its route. As most range hood vents use square ducts on top, and most ducts available at retail outlets are round, make sure to have an adapter for any transition. 

  1. Empty Your Kitchen Range Hood for Installation

From kitchen range hood, get rid of the light assemblies, fan and filter. In addition to that, remove also the electrical cable as well as the vent knockout.  

  1. Mark the Location of the Knockout

Hold the range hood over the stove in the area you desire to install it. Then, mark the knockout location with the use of a pencil so that you would know where to cut your cabinet to pass through the duct. 

  1. Cut a Hole

Make a hole for your ventilation duct in the inner portion of your cabinet. Repeat the process through the wall or ceiling and the top of your cabinet until you reach the outer portion of the cabinet. 

  1. Proceed to Installing the Duct

Install duct by putting the pieces together. Then, link the holes of your cabinet into your roof or wall. Tape the pieces together. 

  1. You May Use Adapters

For most hoods, square duct runs to the round duct that’s used for fitting in holes in your wall or roof. In order to enable this process, you will have to use an adapter. 

  1. Connect the Wires

Connect the black wires of your range hood to the black wire on the wall. On the other hand, connect white wire from the hood to the white wire on your wall. 

  1. Ground the Range Hood. 

For safety purposes, it is very vital to ground the range hood. Wrap the green wires on the wall around the screw on exhaust hood. Then, tighten the screw in order to secure the connection. 

  1. Cable Clamp

Fix the cable clamp on wires at the portion where they meet your exhaust hood assembly. Afterwards, tighten them with the use of a screwdriver. 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *