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How to Install a Hood in a Kitchen

A vent hood is installed in a kitchen for a professional-style cooktop. Learn how to install your own with these step-by-step directions.

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Materials

  • 2x6 backer boards
  • drywall
  • 1-5/8" drywall screws
  • 1/2" plywood
  • aluminum tape
  • vent elbow
  • transition fitting
  • hood
  • minimally expanding foam insulation

Tools

  • safety glasses
  • gloves
  • pry bar
  • hammer
  • tape measure
  • hammer drill
  • carbide bit
  • chisel bit
  • impulse nailer
  • compound miter saw
  • reciprocating saw

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Projects

Resources

  • Vent hood (model: PMLSS-42-SS w 600CFM) from Independent Inc.