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dble_g2k 10-10-2007 10:57 AM

What is involved with installing stove/bathroom vents?
Good day everyone, this will be my first post so hello to all!

I am the new owner of a triplex. It's actually a century home converted into Two 1 bedroom apartments and a bachelor unit in the attic. I am eager to install range hoods and vents for these units as well as one of the bathrooms is lacking a vent and fan as well. How would I go about locating an electrical supply for these range hoods and the bathroom fan? As well what is involved with punching holes in the cinder blocks to vent to the outside?

I would like this to be my first DIY project and am willing to do any and all work myself. Regarding the electrical supply would it be better to bring in a certified electrician to at least rough out my work?

All input is greatly appreciated.

Oilcan 10-10-2007 02:22 PM

about the cinder blocks
Venting and HVAC isn't my thing but if your drilling through cinder blocks its best to use an abrasive hole saw rather than a percussion drill / bit. When you use a percussion bit, you'll most likely bust out an ugly hole.

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glennjanie 10-10-2007 03:55 PM

Welcome Dble:
Fishing a new wire through is often a difficult job but, I can tell you there are sensors made now that can trace a wire right through the wall. If you could find a junction box near the installation, perhaps you could run a wire from there. The range hoods and fans you are talking about do not pull very much amperage, so they could be tapped into almost any hot wire.

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