Converting a duct-less range hood to ducted

jewl33tJuly 21, 2014

I have a standard Broan 30 inch ductless range hood. There is already a vent stack in the cabinet, the last owners just covered it up with the new ductless hood. I want to replace it with a new ducted vent hood and make use of the exhaust vent already in place.
I'm a fabricator and I'm considering just converting the ductless hood to a ducted hood. I'm going to cut a hole in the top to mate to the duct and cover the return vent in the front. Looking at vented hoods, I don't see alot of difference besides the front vent and hole. Is there any reason I can't/shouldn't do this?

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buehl

It's probably too late, but for information (and if you haven't already done so), I suggest posting questions like this on the "Discussions" side of Kitchens. This is the "Gallery" side that's more for finished kitchens and the like. The Discussions side of Kitchens is for on-topic discussions concerning kitchen remodels. You will most likely get many more responses over there.

Good luck!

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