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#25176 - 04/30/03 10:49 AM Bath fan in Kitchen?  
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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 12:40 PM Re: Bath fan in Kitchen?  
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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 05:02 PM Re: Bath fan in Kitchen?  
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I think most Nutone bath fans prohibit their use in kitchens.


#25179 - 04/30/03 06:31 PM Re: Bath fan in Kitchen?  
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A food timer is in order here [Linked Image]

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).]


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#25180 - 04/30/03 06:48 PM Re: Bath fan in Kitchen?  
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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 06:20 AM Re: Bath fan in Kitchen?  
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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.


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#25182 - 05/01/03 07:03 AM Re: Bath fan in Kitchen?  
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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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