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#25176 - 04/30/03 07:49 AM Bath fan in Kitchen?
Redsy Offline

Registered: 03/28/01
Posts: 2138
Loc: Bucks County PA
A customer wants to occasionally exhaust his kitchen(in the event of burnt food).
He doesn't want a through-the-wall fan.
It is a split level home with the attic above the kitchen. I am considering a high volume bath fan in the ceiling.
Any thoughts?

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#25177 - 04/30/03 09:40 AM Re: Bath fan in Kitchen?
spyder Offline

Registered: 10/14/02
Posts: 211
Loc: Massachusetts
Check a Fantec catalog, I have heard they have some units that are perfect for what they want to do. I am assuming this isn't going to be installed directly over the cooktop.

#25178 - 04/30/03 02:02 PM Re: Bath fan in Kitchen?
Electricmanscott Offline

Registered: 01/12/02
Posts: 1478
Loc: Holden, MA USA
I think most Nutone bath fans prohibit their use in kitchens.

#25179 - 04/30/03 03:31 PM Re: Bath fan in Kitchen?
txsparky Offline

Registered: 05/25/01
Posts: 578
Loc: Magnolia,.Texas U.S.A.
A food timer is in order here

This is a rule of thumb for sizing kitchen exhaust fans from broans website....
Home Ventilating Institute
Recommendations for Ventilating Exhaust Fans
Kitchen 15 air chg/hr L x W x 2 = CFM
Example for a 10' x 10' kitchen:
10' x 10' x 2 = 200 CFM

If I were doing it,I would go with an inline fan mounted up in the attic. It would be alot quieter.

[This message has been edited by txsparky (edited 04-30-2003).]

#25180 - 04/30/03 03:48 PM Re: Bath fan in Kitchen?
Zapped Offline

Registered: 10/01/02
Posts: 481
Loc: Huntington Beach, CA, USA
I think the grease build up, etc. creates an issue when you want ot install a fan rated for bathroom use into a kitchen lid.
I would look into this before installation, just to be sure you're not going to cause a fire a few years down the road...better safe than have something like that on your hands...

#25181 - 05/01/03 03:20 AM Re: Bath fan in Kitchen?
zapped208 Offline

Registered: 02/18/03
Posts: 201
Loc: Somewhere in USA
Redsy,- WHY not just get a new range hood a vent it outside. Please do not install a bath fan inthe kitchen, not listed for that, and fire hazzard.
Shoot first, apologize later.....maybe

#25182 - 05/01/03 04:03 AM Re: Bath fan in Kitchen?
Redsy Offline

Registered: 03/28/01
Posts: 2138
Loc: Bucks County PA
Thanks for the input. This is just at the discussion stage. I will look around at the Broan & Nutone websites for kitchen exhausts.


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