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  1. #1
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    Default Venting range into chimney?

    Hi,

    I'm considering purchasing a 1920s bungalow and eventually renovating the ugly kitchen. Currently, the gas stove is on an interior wall w/o any vent.

    So, when I renovate, I'd like to keep the stove on the same wall (if possible) and add a venting system. Kitchen is small. 10x10 max. So, is one option better than another:

    My 1st choice-Vent the range hood directly into the chimney stack. (which feeds my gas furnace and my fireplace). Would require vent of less than 3 feet, with one 90 degree bend.
    2-Vent the hood with the ductwork running parallel to the kitchen's ceiling joists until it hits an exterior wall?
    3-Vent the hood up the interior bearing wall to the roof?
    4-Forget it. Move the stove to the exterior wall...

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Venting range into chimney?

    Absolutely don't do #1.
    #2 sounds OK.
    #3 doesn't sound like a good idea for a number of reasons.
    #4 would work too.
    I would base my decision on what makes the kitchen work best.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Venting range into chimney?

    Hi there...

    Thanks for the answers. Very helpful!

    Downdraft is an option, as there is a full basement below the kitchen....but my parents have a Jennaire with downdraft, and I don't think it works very well.

    Sounds like best option move the stove to the exterior wall (along with sink), as the cabinet run is 9 to 10 feet, just have to get creative with the design.

    Thanks again for the advice!

    Regards

    Jen

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