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11-03-2009 02:48 AM

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I am Needing information from the Cabinet makers on here…......ok….........I decided late in building my kitchen that I need a hidden ventless rangehood. Where can I get one, what type should I get that will do a good job…............. and won’t break me up??

Robin Renee’

AKA…............Woodchic

-- Robin Renee'


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#1 posted 11-03-2009 02:49 AM

LG stainless

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#2 posted 11-03-2009 02:58 AM

This one is vented.

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#3 posted 11-03-2009 03:22 AM

Hi GMan,

I think that I want….. a hidden ventless range hood. I have two cabinets that come down on my countertop, they will be 12 inches wide, 15 inches deep, 60 inches long. I have not worked that part of my plan out yet, how I want to finish up above my stove.

-- Robin Renee'

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#4 posted 11-03-2009 03:33 AM

Outstanding job you are doing. I think you should get a union card and do this for a living as a professiona like you really are. I am very pleased to see your progress here. As an old electrician I would have to say that anything ventess could work but it also requires a lot of maintenance. Activated charchoal filters would need replacing rather frequently and anything without any kind of good filtering medium would only work to throw and spread around the grease and grime so you will have to really consider getting a good one. A simple search on the internet should turn up many possibilities for you. Great job. Bye for now.

-- Rich, Nevada,

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#5 posted 11-03-2009 03:35 AM

Robin, We have a ventless. When LOML smokes teh kitchen, it doesn’t remove the smoke. If it were me, I’d put in a vented hood and build some kind of valence to hide it. Ours is convertible, so if she makes a habit of it, I can run a vent :-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 11-03-2009 03:49 AM

Hi Richard! Ha….........professional, I am far from that, I am muddling my way through this. I don’t mind changing filters, is there a brand of ventless that is better than the others. What seperates the good from the bad. What should I look for when I purchase one.

-- Robin Renee'

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#7 posted 11-03-2009 03:51 AM

Hey TopamaxSurvivor! It’s too late to vent…..........no place for it to go too. I have got to go with the ventless.

-- Robin Renee'

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#8 posted 11-03-2009 03:56 AM

It’s never too late :-)) Get a sawzall!! Well, then I’d get the best filters you can find to get rid of the burned/ smokey smell or be very careful not to burn anything!!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#9 posted 11-03-2009 04:06 AM

Can’t go up and I don’t want to cut my logs or my block….............so ventless it is.

-- Robin Renee'

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#10 posted 11-03-2009 04:08 AM

one of the important things a hood does is to vent moisture from cooking. a ventless won’t do that for you. hide the duct in the valance over the cabinets. worst case you could open the ceiling and run ducts between the rafters, but that doth make a royal mess, and you have to patch the ceiling what is over the hood? 2nd floor? closet? roof?

-- Fred, Springfield, Ma

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#11 posted 11-03-2009 04:17 AM

middle of the second floor sitting room is up above the stove….......running it up is not an option. It has got to be ventless…....

-- Robin Renee'

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#12 posted 11-03-2009 05:43 AM

This may give you some ideas:

http://www.kitchensource.com/nobots/range-hoods/d/undercabinet/1/atts/0,379/sort/0/s/2/n/1/

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#13 posted 11-03-2009 07:42 AM

many range hoods today can be installed with or without the vent I did one this summer(along with a new kitchen and as I recall it was around why 100 bucks probably at Lowes. I can see no reason you couldn’t enclose it as long as you leave some way for it to vent.

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#14 posted 11-03-2009 07:56 AM

Could you go through the floor? Check on down draft vents systems. There are some that go behind the stove, take about 3 or 4 inches of depth and 30 to 36 inches wide. The one I used (don’t remember the maker) but it raised up from counter top height about 6 inches when activated and then vented down through the floor and out the foundation or in my case there was a cement slab floor so I took it out through the back of some bottom cabinets to an outside wall.
Just a thought. In my experience self venting doesn’t work well. They usually have charcoal filter for the odor.

Here is a neat hood that can be ventless with a extra kit. I just installed a similar one in my home over an island cook top. Works great. www.ventingdirect.com/windster-hi-36-36-island-mounted-range-hood-with-650-cfm-at-3-8-sones-four-20w-halogen-lights-hi-tech-electronic-6-speed-with/p416677

-- Les B, Oregon

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#15 posted 11-03-2009 11:46 PM

Robin …. stick to what your great at (cabinetmaking) and just order out. You won’t have any smoke to worry about and you can cut out the dishwasher too.

Ray

-- Handcrafted by RJ Paquin - Ohio

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