Range hood install


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Old 03-31-23, 01:34 AM
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Range hood install

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I live in an apartment and I'm trying to install a range hood.
How would you recommend? What kind of range hood? Where should I plug for power?





 

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Old 03-31-23, 05:48 AM
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Do you have written permission from your landlord to alter the apartment to install a vent hood? Have you spoken to the landlord about them installing one?

I do not see an electric outlet in the area. Is there power available for a vent hood? Do you have permission and access to tear open the walls to install the required ducting and install a vent through the roof or wall of the building?
 
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I'm not allowed to drill anything, at least I think. In the third picture, there is an electric outlet, a black wire is plugged into it. I'm not allowed to tear open any walls. I'm looking into a range hood with an internal filter.
 
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Pretty hard to mount if you can't make any holes.
At the very least.... you would have to reinforce the bottom of the cabinet and attach it there.
Then the cord comes out of the back or top of the hood which will make it hard to wire with a cord and plug.
 
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My limited experience with unvented range hoods is that they are fairly decent at making noise but much less effective at removing cooking odors and smoke.

My limited experience with unvented is that I had one, it was a poor performer and I removed it in favor of a vented one. That was 30 years ago perhaps they have improved since then.

 
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If you can't modify the apartment then I would not install a vent hood. If it's not ducted outside it's mostly useless except for the light. You can get a small, aimable lamp and undermount to the cabinet aimed at the stove and plugged into the outlet. That way you could have some light, use the outlet for power, and don't consume precious counter space.
 
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