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Old 7/22/09, 10:22 PM
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This was in a 1981 kitchen that had been remodeled.
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Old 7/22/09, 10:41 PM
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Looks, like a DIY'er install.



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Old 7/22/09, 11:06 PM
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This was in a 1981 kitchen that had been remodeled.
No. Never designed to be used for this application. Just like a box fan was never designed to be used for an exhaust fan in a kitchen even though I seen a hole cut in the ceiling and one laid over it. All they had to do is just plug it in and the smoke in that kitchen was gone in a few minutes.

I even seen a box fan used for the condensing unit when it's fan went out. But that was because they were getting a new air conditioner the next day and they wanted cooling for that night. The pressures were high but it cooled the house.

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Old 7/22/09, 11:30 PM
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The first thing in the Broan/NuTone installation guide states that it should be used the way the manufacturer intended.

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Old 7/23/09, 12:10 AM
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1st thing to realize is that there is no requirement for a range vent.

But, the vent provided doesn't have a grease or charcoal filter, which is common in fans designed for kitchens. What's going to happen to the grease?

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Old 7/23/09, 5:08 PM
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thanks. these 80's homes are always a piece of work.



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