Exhaust Ventilation and Ductwork
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What is there to know about kitchen ventilation ductwork?
If you're getting ready to install a house exhaust fan for bathroom or kitchen ventilation, here are some helpful tips on installation and ductwork:
- First, read the manufacturer's instructions for the products you wish to install.
- Follow safety precautions.
- Before working with electricity, turn off the power at the service panel.
- Make sure your ductwork is properly fitted. If you're using new ductwork, check for the right fit. Mismatched ductwork can change the static pressure load.
- Buy metal ductwork for kitchen exhaust and use duct tape on the joints.
- Avoid bends and turns in the ductwork. Aim for a straight path.
- A 90-degree angle in ductwork equals approximately 10 linear feet. Keep ductwork as short as possible.
- Replacing a fan with a new one is easy if you buy the same size to fit the existing opening.
- If you're installing a new fan, you'll need to cut a hole in the ceiling. Make installation easy by using the existing ceiling light fixture. You can replace the light with a fan/light combo.
- If you're unsure about installation, hire a professional to do the job right.
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