19 February 2006

Easy Vent Hood


Yes, it’s been a while.
I’m still working on my place and now working on a couple of others as well.

One of the easiest tasks when updating a kitchen is replacing the vent hood.
All it is really is 4 screws and 3 wire connections (2 wire nuts and 1 ground screw).

First turn off the breaker, then remove the electric cover plate and disconnect the house wiring from the unit. Un-screw the 4 mounting screws from the old unit (they usually go up into the bottom of the cabinet) and remove the old hood.

Installing the new unit is the reverse process. Feed the wire from the wall through the hole in the new unit and then attach the 4 mounting screws. If the holes don’t line up with the ones from the old unit make sure you pre-drill the cabinets for the new screws or you’ll risk splitting the cabinet. Screw the ground wire down to the unit (using the green ground screw almost ALL new electrical items have) and connect the white and then black wires with wire nuts. Put on the new units electrical cover plate to hide the wiring and you’re ready to turn the power back on and test the unit.

3 Comments:

Blogger sprtzbabe said...

you should post pictures from Doylestown. :-)

9:07 AM  
Anonymous roslyn said...

I need one of those, please. How much do you charge?

12:21 PM  
Blogger Jamey said...

Apparently...a burger and fries :)

11:11 AM  

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