What kind of pipe do you use for ducted kitchen vent hood? Hard pipe?
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Check you local requirements for this. Range Hood Ducts- Know what is the correct material.
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I have a little saying about the box stores (Lowes, Home Depot etc)- “Just because they sell it does not make it right. They are in the business of selling stuff, but not necessarily the business of selling the right stuff”.These stores will have many products that they sell that may not be used or not used in an application that they allude to.
This is an example what one place in Washington requires.
here is info for you Debra
You actually need rigid ductwork made of stainless steel.
Metal pipe that is fairly thin walled is what we used for our vented kitchen hood. It is segmented because we had to work around ceiling joists and cabinets.
Another thing that would come into play on this is how many BTU's come from your stove and how many CFM's is your blower.
Check out your local codes and see what you can use.
Check into the regulations in your local community prior to diy installing a vent pipe or a licensed contractor would likely share the correct info with you. Any I've seen were hard aluminum tpe pipe.
Hi Debra: This site will give you 4 different options for your vent hood. https://www.prolinerangehoods.com/blog/range-hoods-that-vent-outside/
Our local village dictated what we needed to be in compliance. I would call and ask.
Rigid (hard) pipe is best with elbows if needed. Doesn't have to be stainless steel. Corrugated aluminum can be used if the exhaust is not a direct run or attic space construction does not allow for rigid pipe.
Hi Debra: I've read that According to IRC, the duct must be made from galvanized steel, stainless steel or copper. It must have a smooth interior, and be air tight. Which means you're not going to want to use a flexible product for this application, especially that flexible stuff which may catch fire, accumulate grease and catch fire or just fall apart.
Hope this helped
Hello. Just as a comment our contractor installed the wrong size pipe for the fan that we choose with our remodel. We ended up replacing the fan to suit the pipe. The diameter can be a determining factor of which fan to purchase. Just highlighting this need.
Rigid duct is the best type of duct to vent your range hood. It requires a one-time installation and little to no maintenance as long as you clean your range hood filters. Most rigid ductwork is made from durable stainless steel, as opposed to rigid ductwork which is aluminum or flimsy plastic.
Different parts of the country have different codes. I would check with your local building inspector or electrical inspector.
You want to be sure for insurance purposes!
No, Ducting pipe. Buy at DIY Store and at the same time ask for advice.
For this one, you can make use of a metal pipe which is fairly thin walled, something that is rigid ductwork made of stainless steel.
Give your local planning department a call and see if there are any requirements for your area.