I have a potential client who just bought a house. The inspector neglected to point out in the kitchen that there was no vent duct for the range hood. The sellers had a hood that recirculated but had a surround that looked like there should be ducting. Above this is a bedroom and installing something in the wall would be a pain and expensive. Someone mentioned to the buyer that a hood could be installed, the duct run down the wall and under the house with an in-line fan to push the air. I’m shaking my head thinking this is a disaster waiting to happen with possible grease build up in an elbow. It would be about a 7′ drop and then a 20′ run to outside. The buyer does not want to use the recirculating idea as she cooks a lot and thinks the air will not be properly filtered. She also does not want to invest in a Jenn-Aire type downdraft model. (BTW, how does Jenn-Aire deal with venting down and not have the same problem?)
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