Kitchen Exhaust – A kitchen exhaust pipe must be extended to reach outside air. There are three common routes to place the pipe. Very often the exhaust pipe extends from the roof through the attic and then through the roof. It can also be placed through an exterior wall or in the attic and on top of an exterior wall in the eaves or soffit for ventilation. Access to the attic area is needed to determine the exact route to take for air routes.
Each tube requires a final cap with blinking to end the outer part. Mark the location of the kitchen vent cover where the kitchen comes out. Place a small section of the pipe on the wall or ceiling and mark around the outside to draw a circle. The location must be between the existing uprights or roof joist. Use a hammer and nail to make sure there are no roof posts or beams inside the circle. Use a hand-held gypsum panel to cut the opening for the tube. Enter the attic and check the place for your office.
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Remove any insulation and be sure to avoid the wires that may be behind the drywall. For wall-mounted vents, carefully cut the drywall without penetrating deep into the wall until you are sure of what is behind the drywall. Measure the length of the kitchen exhaust system needed to extend from the kitchen to the outside air. For outputs mounted on the roof, measuring to confirm the exit location is between beams or reinforcement elements and not in a valley roof or ridge.
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