Need to install exhaust fan above a stove.

The stove stands under/ in front of a window. Had a down draft with previous stove. This new stove needs above overhead exhaust fan to outside. Can you help? Any ideas? Thanks.

q need to install exhaust fan above a stove
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  • Lina Splichal Lina Splichal on Jun 11, 2018
    We purchased a self-contained fan when we remodeled our kitchen.

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Jun 11, 2018
    Our fan doesn't vent outside. It has a filter. It was easy to mount under the cabinet above the stove.

  • Jeffrey Miichael Atencio Jeffrey Miichael Atencio on Jun 11, 2018
    Do you have anything to attach a Vent a hood to? You can install it easy but you have to have electrical 120 VAC for the fan. If you still have the hole in the wall from the old vent, then attach the vent a hood to that and run your pipe outside. Vent A Hoods come with the opening or without. You can get it at Lowes for about $60.00 If I saw a picture, it would be easier to tell you what you need.

    • Tin Tin. Tin Tin. on Jun 11, 2018
      Thank you. I know a picture would help. I have a picture but do not know how to attach,. The window frame is the only place to attach the hood.I would still need an opening to let the upper part exhaust to vent out. Maybe I will have to remove the window. There are electrical outlets nearby, used by previous Jenair stove. May be I should go to lowes and enquire.

  • Jeffrey Miichael Atencio Jeffrey Miichael Atencio on Jun 11, 2018
    Perhaps. It's unusual for the stove to be under a window. Usually it's the sink. One solution would be to lower the upper window and insert a board there, cut the hole for the duct tubing so you can vent outside. Measure the vent hole on top of the hood so you'll know the correct diameter. Youll need 2 straight tubes, 2 - 90 degree/ elbows, 2 metal collars, a vent tube cap and a piece of 3/4" plywood cut to the window size. And you'll need caulking for around the window to keep out rain and bad weather. Take this to Lowes or home depot, show them this. Tell them it goes up, turns, goes outside, and up again with a weather cap. Make sure you have the tube measurement and window measurement. The metal collars go inside, outside on the pipe to protect the wood from burning. Oh, and you'll need tin snips to cut the tubing. Use sheet metal self-tapping screws to hold the parts together. If you need them to call me, Ill be happy to explain it to your handyman or Lowes. 318 433-1833 is my cell number. I'm here if needed. Mike

    • Tin Tin. Tin Tin. on Jun 13, 2018
      Thank you Mike. I believe that is about the only solution. Too bad my window is a palladium. I had a down draft stove, but now I need a hood vent. Thank you for offering to be available if I need help. Tin Tin.

  • Tin Tin. Tin Tin. on Jun 13, 2018
    Thank you for your suggestion. Tin.

  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Jun 13, 2018
    It would be a shame to remove the window and the idea of the board would make your lovely home look cheap. You should look into rangehoods that don't need to be vented outside. There are plenty of options out there look online is see your many choices. And to add a picture, just click on the little camera under your post, answer, or reply. A few inside pictures would help.

  • Jeffrey Miichael Atencio Jeffrey Miichael Atencio on Jun 13, 2018
    My pleasure Tin Tin.

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Jun 23, 2018
    Without seeing a picture of exactly what kind of stove you have or where the stove is in relation the countertop is it hard to say whether or not a downdraft mount retractable exhaust fan may work for you in your situation, but I am thinking that it might be an option......
    How much space is there either behind or beside the stove? Do you have a basement or crawl space? If so, this style of kitchen fan can be easily installed so that it vents to the outside.
    downdraft mount fan is much less obtrusive, and more visually discreet than a traditional ceiling mount range hood. They are available in different styles and brands, and the filters easily remove for cleaning.

  • Steve Steve on Feb 10, 2020

    I found this article to be particularly useful in installing exhaust fans: