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How to Install and Customize a Vent Hood

Use these step-by-step instructions to install a vent hood over a kitchen range.

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Materials

  • speed square
  • shims
  • foam insulation
  • vent elbow
  • damper
  • wire nuts
  • exterior silicone caulk
  • round duct

Tools

  • safety glasses
  • tape measure
  • pencil
  • 2' level
  • 4' level
  • utility knife
  • hammer
  • reciprocating saw
  • framing nailer
  • screw gun
  • nut driver
  • screwdriver
  • safety goggles
  • compound miter saw
  • table saw
  • surface planer

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