How To Install A Range Hood In A Mobile Home Kitchen, Vented, Ductless, Ventless

How To Install A Range Hood In A Mobile Home Kitchen, Vented, Ductless, Ventless

Steps To Installing Vented And Ductless Range Hoods

Range hoods reduce cooking odors and lower the excess heat that comes from the kitchen. They also prevent the building up of grease around the cooking area by drawing the vapors into the filters and hoods. There are only two types of range hoods to pick from: the first one is the vented or ducted range hood and the second type is the ductless range hood. The ductless model is most appropriate in kitchens that don’t have air ducts leading to the outside of the home meaning that the range hood will clean the air via a filtering system. Vented models are suitable for kitchens that have air ducts leading to the outside.

How To Install the Ductless Kitchen Hood Range

Here are instructions to install the ductless range hood:

Tools required

Screwdriver

Self tapping screws

Wire nuts

Electrical cable clamp

Make sure that you construct a range hood alcove before you perform any step. The alcove ensures effective mounting of the range hood.

Step 1: Remove any electrical plates on the electrical box of your range hood and pull out connection wires from the box. The box is usually on the underside of the kitchen range hood.

Step 2: Screw a cable clamp on the wires that you had previously pulled out. The electrical clamp secures the wires against vibrations that occur when the fan rotates. Clamping of wires ensures that no short circuit happens in the course of operation of the range hood.

Step 3: Turn off the source of power supply to the range hood. If the range hood is hard-wired, turn the mains power at the circuit breaker off.

Step 4: Hold the range hood into the alcove and pull the electrical wires via the clamp previously installed.

Step 5: Spot the mounting holes of your range hood. There are two holes on vertical plate on the back and two more holes on the horizontal plate on the side of the hood near the front. Line the holes to the ones on the wooden frame of the kitchen cabinet. You can hold the range hood using your left hand and screw it using your right hand. At times, you might need somebody to assist you in the mounting of the range hood. Utilize self tapping screws in order to avoid drilling holes in the wooden frame. Screw all the plates firmly to avoid vibrations during operation.

Step 6: Connect the wires to your power supply according to electrical standards (the neutral of your range hood should be connected to the neutral wire from the power supply while the live wires should be connected together). Connect all the wires using an electrical connector to ensure that safety standards are upheld.

Step 7: Secure the electrical clamp using screws and tuck all the wires linked to the electrical box of your range hood and then replace the panel.

Step 8: Turn the power in the main circuit breaker on and test your range hood. Ensure that the fan is working properly.

How To Install the Vented Kitchen Hood Range

Here are instructions to install the vented range hood:

Step 1: Measure the space above the cooking area where you will fix your range hood and establish the maximum space that your range hood requires. If there are cabinets in your mobile home kitchen, you will have to measure the space between the cabinet and the range hood as well.

How To Install A Range Hood In A Mobile Home Kitchen, Vented, Ductless, Ventless

Step 2: It is easier if your cooking space or stove is near the exterior wall. If your cooking stove is far from the exterior wall, you will have to install a ductwork from the stove area to the vent of your range hood.

Step 3: Position your range hood above the center of your cooking stove and attach the range hood to the wall using temporary screws. Utilize small screws as you shall be reusing the holes while permanently attaching the range hood. Mark the sites for the wiring attachments and the holes for the vent using a pencil then detach the range hood.

Step 4: Cut a vent hole that will extend to the outside of your mobile home. Locate and mark studs on the wall then go to the outer part and locate the surface where your vent will come out from the exterior wall. Ensure that there are no obstructions between inside and outer wall before drilling any holes. From the interior part of the house, drill holes in all the corners of the vent space using an extended drill bit. Use your drill holes as a guide and open up the vent hole all the way to the exterior part of the house. You should also drill holes for your electrical cable.

Step 5: Refer to the manufacturers guide and install your vent duct to the hole previously made. Depending on the size of your range hood, you may want to seal off the boundaries of your duct from the outside and inside. Before screwing the vent flange to the exterior wall, apply silicone caulk on it. Apply another coat of silicone caulk to the exterior of the flange and then replace the exterior wall covering around the duct.

Step 6: Turn off the power from the main power supply and connect the power cables to the cables of the range hood as per the manufacturers manual. If there are no previously installed range hoods, you will have to connect your electrical cable via the ceiling to the location of the range hood.

Step 7: Have someone help you remount the range hood. Use drywall anchors or screws to attach the range hood. Turn on your electricity supply and test your equipment to make sure that the fan works well. Also make sure that the exterior vent is not obstructed.

To make sure that you work in a safe environment, take the following steps:

a) Wear dusk musk and goggles

b) Make sure the power is off

c) Test the wires with an electrical meter to countercheck that the power is off

d) Have your work counterchecked by an electrical technician


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