I’m in BC. I’m trying to figure out if a kitchen range hood is compulsory as I have been led to believe. I tried reading some of the government building code docs but they are not written in plain English and I really couldn’t figure out what they were burbling on about.
It’s a small, single-storey manufactured home in a mild climate. In the existing kitchen that has just been removed there was a ductless hood, you know, the sort integral to a microwave installed above the cooker. I got rid of the microwave altogether – don’t like them, never use them, and it was ugly. I can’t afford, or want, holes ripped in my wall to the outside. Kitchen has been renovated and a smaller apartment size range installed.
Basically, all I want to know, is do I have to put in another ugly range hood? The code also talks about a mechanical ventilation system being on all the time, I can only assume the relevant enforcement body has shares in BCHydro. What the hell are my windows for if I want fresh air?