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Code for Installing Gas Range and Hood

DwightDWH | Posted in Building Code Questions on

I am trying to install a gas range and range hood in my kitchen, also for the range hood, I will need to cut a hole for the ventilation. The problems are I am not sure about the requirements or building code I should be looking into, can someone please tell me what regulations are and where I can find them, much much much thanks :D!
Location: Irvine, CA

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  1. rockies63 | | #1

    In addition to the building code requirements you should watch this video from Yale Appliances on Youtube on the types of range hoods available and how their operation, installation and placement in the room affects their performance.

    1. johngfc | | #4

      Rockies - That was a surprisingly informative video about hoods. I suspect it just changed our decision particularly wrt the importance of the 'catchment area'. Thanks.

    2. DwightDWH | | #6

      thank you Rockies, this video just renew my understanding of the installation

  2. tim_dilletante | | #2

    Code dictates the exterior vent be 36" minimum from a window or door.
    The hood can't be wired from a counter circuit.
    Other than that, it's really just figuring out how to route the 6" exhaust duct with as few bends as possible.

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      MALCOLM TAYLOR | | #3

      And supplying make-up air if over a certain CFM threshold.

    2. DwightDWH | | #5

      Thank you, Tim, I never thought there was a rule for the exterior vent from a window or door

  3. user-2310254 | | #7


    You might want to read this article on combustion appliances: The gas industry has convinced large segments of the public that you must have a flame to be a decent cook. In reality, the new induction cooktops and ranges are just as good (or better)--and they don't slowly poison the household while in operation.

    Of course, appliance purchases aren't always rational decisions.

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