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How to Wire a Range Hood Exhaust Fan
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Installing Wiring for a Range Lighted Hood Exhaust Fan: Add wiring to an existing power source or outlet – A lighted exhaust fan over the cooking stove or free standing range is a great way to add light to the cooking area and help control the spread of cooking odors and grease through the home, and this would be a great weekend project. Most conventional hood exhaust fans require 120 volts electrical power and they do not draw a lot of amperage.
Wiring a Hood Exhaust Fan
This home electrical question came from: Rosa, in Newbedford, Massachusetts.
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Thanks for your electrical question Rosa .
Installing Wiring for a Range Lighted Hood Exhaust Fan
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and a Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools, access to the power source for the new hood fan. This would be a great weekend project.
Precaution: Identify the existing power source circuit, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Notice: Installing electrical wiring for additional outlets should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.
Add wiring to an existing power source or outlet
A lighted exhaust fan over the cooking stove or free standing range is a great way to add light to the cooking area and help control the spread of cooking odors and grease through the home, and this would be a great weekend project. Most conventional hood exhaust fans require 120 volts electrical power and they do not draw a lot of amperage therefore an exhaust fan with a light does not require it’s own circuit, so yes, a wire may be attached to one of the existing wall outlets. Just be sure to match the new electrical wiring to the existing wiring of the source you choose as the power source. Typically a good power source would be a 120 volt receptacle outlet behind the range or a nearby counter top outlet. The new cable for the exhaust fan may be directly routed into the junction box location of the fan unit or brought into a junction box inside the upper cabinet above the range or cook top stove where the hood fan will be installed.
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