How to know what size range hood/fan to get?


Wanting to update our range hood/fan and the tile below it running across the wall. Next will work on painting (laminated) cabinets. Is removing a range hood and replacing it with a new one a DIY project for the DIY impaired?

q how to know what size range hood fan to get
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  • Frances Arlene Frances Arlene on Aug 13, 2018


  • William William on Aug 13, 2018

    Replace with one that is the same width for the space. They are a DIY project otherwise they wouldn't be selling them. Instructions come with installing the new one.

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Aug 13, 2018

    Turn off the electricity. Unscrew every screw in the range hood. Pull the hood out. Unplug the hood from the current. Scrape off any residue of the tiles and remove the tiles. Replace the tiles and clean up. Plug the new hood into the current. Lift the hood into place and screw it in. Clean up any residue. Turn on the electricity to the house. Enjoy, Enh! ☺️

  • Ellis Ellis on Aug 13, 2018

    It's not the toughest d-I-y job, but remember that you might have to make electrical connections if your fan/hood is hardwired.

    Certainly the backsplash part of the job is easily done by a DIY-er.

    • Maryann K Maryann K on Aug 14, 2018

      Thanks! I'm thinking it is hard wired because I don't see any wires going to a plug. Oy.

  • Sivan7 Sivan7 on Aug 14, 2018

    Measure the opening over the stove area. You can decide what features you want on the replacement. Not a lot of variety in this market.

  • Dolores Dolores on Apr 28, 2021

    Most range hoods are hard wired...if you are not comfortable doing electrical work, you may want to hire it out.

    Otherwise, for a replacement, it can be fairly simple.

  • Agnes Chrzanowska Agnes Chrzanowska on Apr 30, 2021

    it is usually a width of cabinet

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