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Venting range into chimney?


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...


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.

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!



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