Are Oven Vents Hooked up to a Duct Leading Outside?


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Range hoods or range top downdraft vents can be ducted outside or re-circulated through charcoal filters depending on the type of vent installed. Outside ducting is recommended to completely eliminate irritants created by cooking.

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Range tops that are located near an external wall can be vented directly out of the wall, while range hoods located on an interior wall can go up into the soffit above the cabinets or between the ceiling joists and out through the nearest wall or directly through the roof. It's important to remember that the distance air has traveled to vent outside directly impacts the power of the vent system needed.

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