How to Vent Range Hood Through Wall?
The first thing that you need to know is that you have two options when it comes to venting your range hood through the wall. You can either use a chimney or a chimney stack.
A chimney is basically a pipe with holes in it so smoke can escape out of the house. They are usually made up of wood and they are used for cooking purposes only. Chimneys are not very effective at venting a range hood through the wall because they don’t allow enough air flow to get rid of all the heat inside the oven. Also, if there is too much smoke coming out of them, then you will end up having a fire.
A chimney stack is simply a pile of bricks stacked one atop another. Chimneys are not very efficient at venting heat because they don’t allow air flow and therefor they aren’t very effective at keeping the inside of the house cool.
Also, chimneys tend to be noisy since they create lots of smoke. If you want to keep your home cooler than just using a fireplace, then you’ll need to use a chimney stack instead. These are stacks of pipes connected together that run through walls and ceilings and allow air flow. When the brick walls are placed next to each other, they form a chimney which allows for better airflow. However, the problem with chimney stacks is that they aren’t very efficient at venting a range hood through the wall. If you want to keep your kitchen safe from fire while still being able to cook food in it, then you should consider using a chimney instead of using a chimney stack. They are connected using wyes, elbows, and caps and they are much more effective at keeping the inside of the house cool during the summer.
The first thing that you need to do is measure the distance from the exterior wall where you want to place your range hood to the location where you want to install the chimney stack. You will need two plumbers to come out and measure the distances for you since you can’t do it yourself.
After you have the two distances, then you will need to buy a chimney stack kit that has been made specifically for interior walls and that will fit your specific needs. These range in price from $170 to $800. Once you get your kit, you will need to call in two more plumbers to come out and put it up for you. It will cost you around $400 to have them do this for you and this price includes having them dispose of your old chimney as well. Next, you will need to measure the width and height of the exterior wall. You will need a plumber’s tape to do this. In order for the chimney stack to be installed properly, you must know the exact measurements of where you want it to be placed on the outside of your home. Now you’re ready to cook!
After your plumbers have left, you can start preparing some food in your new kitchen. Before long, the delicious smell of steak and eggs are filling up your kitchen and it smells so good that your mouth is starting to water.
Oh boy, it’s going to taste even better! You take the pan off of the stove and walk over towards the sink to wash it off.
Once you know the inside and outside dimensions of where you want to place the chimney stack on your home, then you will need to have a mason come out and make some bricks. A mason can make around twenty standard size bricks for every one bag of concrete that he is given.
Be sure to have the mason include some decorative bricks if you want your chimney stack to be aesthetically pleasing.
As you are walking past the oven, you notice that it has flames coming out of the top of it! You quickly run over to the oven and turn the knob in an attempt to close the flue.
Nothing happens. The knob won’t budge! You start to panic since you can’t get the flames to go out. The smoke alarms start going off and you can hear them blaring from every direction. You run out of the kitchen and into your living room. You need to have the mason measure out and create the brick circle that will surround your chimney stack. He will take into consideration the width, height, and thickness of the bricks and create an outline for you to look at. After you have looked it over and given your okay, the mason can get to work creating your bricks. This process takes around four days to complete before the bricks are ready to be laid down. The entire house is starting to fill up with smoke. Your only hope is to try and find your way out of this w…
Burned To Death
The house filled up with so much smoke that you couldn’t even see in front of you. You could feel the skin peeling off of your face and hands due to the heat that was coming from the oven.
You ended up stumbling around in a panic before collapsing on the floor in cardiac arrest.
The day that the mason finishes is also the day that your chimney stack arrives. The delivery drivers bring it up to your house in the morning since they are unable to do it the day before since they have more deliveries to make.
They place it near where you want your chimney stack to go and leave. Now, you will need to assemble it. The smoke inhalation had killed you before the fire ever did.
Who would have thought that your new kitchen would be the cause of your death? You were only in it for a few days before the accident happened. Your family was shocked and upset when they found out what had occurred.
The cause of your death was listed as “negligence” since there were no working smoke detectors in your home.
The chimney stack is quite heavy so it will take some time for just one person to carry the pieces up to the second floor and into your kitchen. You are not quite sure how you are going to do this yet, but you will figure something out.
All that matters is getting this thing inside before it starts raining again. You don’t want a rainstorm blowing down your chimney since that can create a massive amount of water leaking inside your house. It’s a tragedy that could have been easily avoided. Be sure to ALWAYS have working smoke detectors in your home.
You will be missed.
There are two main options that you have at this point: You can have your mason cut the pieces to size and carry them up to your kitchen. This is the safer option since the chimney stack won’t fall on you, but it will take more time.
You can cut the pieces to size yourself and carry them up there. This will allow you to finish the job faster since you won’t need someone else to help you.
Sources & references used in this article:
- Some characteristics of an interior explosion within a room without venting (VR Feldgun, YS Karinski, DZ Yankelevsky – Structural Engineering and …, 2011 – Citeseer)
- Preparation of acrylate-based copolymer emulsion and its humidity controlling mechanism in interior wall coatings (RM Wang, JF Wang, XW Wang, YF He, YF Zhu… – Progress in Organic …, 2011 – Elsevier)
- Direct vent fireplace (MO Wilhoite – US Patent 5,715,808, 1998 – Google Patents)