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Old 09-26-2013, 11:24 AM
 
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The range in the kitchen of the home that we are buying is like in the picture shown above. As you can imagine from the picture above, there's no exhaust that shall take the air outside. The current vent which is somewhere below/inside the microwave just puts the air back into the kitchen.

I'm getting some contractors to look at fixing this issue as soon as we close but my goal for this thread is to get an understanding of the materials that I would we need for this project. Chime in with brands/part type that you would recommend.

I'm in the greater boston area. So, if you're aware of installation costs pls do put that in too. Also, would this kinda work require a general contractor/handyman/electrician or a combo of the 3.

Thanks.

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Old 09-26-2013, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Mount Laurel
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No picture but the first thing you need to find out is what's behind the wall and what's on top.
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Old 09-26-2013, 11:49 AM
 
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I'm looking to have a solution like the one in the attached pic.
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Old 09-26-2013, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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If there's an attic above, you can go straight up and through the roof. If a floor is above, but you have soffits going to an outer wall, you can run it through the soffit, assuming nothing else is taking all the space. If those aren't options, then you can go through the floor and run it out, assuming your joists cooperate. You will need a specialized vent (specialized = expensive). If the stove is on an outer wall, just go directly through it.

A handyman could do it, depending on the options available to you.
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Old 09-26-2013, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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I'm looking to have a solution like the one in the attached pic.
As asked, what is behind the wall?
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Old 09-26-2013, 12:04 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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I'm looking to have a solution like the one in the attached pic.
The solution is based in throwing enough Benjamins at it.

The choices are three:
the duct goes UP (attic/roof) or OUT (side wall) or DOWN (basement to sidewall)

hth
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Old 09-26-2013, 12:09 PM
 
Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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The house I just bought does not have any kind of range hood or vent in the kitchen. I am looking at about $800-$1000 for the free standing hood and about $1,000 to install (run electrical, mount range hood in attic, run vent through roof, patch ceiling plaster).
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Old 09-26-2013, 12:20 PM
 
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The solution is based in throwing enough Benjamins at it.

The choices are three:
the duct goes UP (attic/roof) or OUT (side wall) or DOWN (basement to sidewall)

hth
I have a wall right behind the microwave that goes outside.
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Old 09-26-2013, 12:21 PM
 
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As asked, what is behind the wall?
I don't know 'yet' what's in between the wall but the wall itself is the exterior wall to the home.
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Old 09-26-2013, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Mount Laurel
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I don't know 'yet' what's in between the wall but the wall itself is the exterior wall to the home.
If it's an exterior wall, it will not be too bad at all. Run the vent piping up to the cabinet and go out the back (not above the cabinet like the picture you posted).
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