Hood install will result in frozen water pipes?
Just got some bad news from the guy who was going to install my new range hood - we can't do it near the water pipes in the wall. There have been several different kitchen contractors who said it would be no problem, but the guy who just came in said it would result in frozen pipes in the winter.
We are in NJ (near the shore but not on the ocean) and we do have cold snaps. The pipes haven't frozen on their own in the four winters we've spent here. The installer's concern is that the hole in the siding and the vent itself will result in air leakage and that there is no way the vent or pipes could be insulated in the wall. He went on to say that even his dual damper system wouldn't save the situation.
Does anyone have any experience with this? I don't think the guy would talk his way out of an easy $300 install if he didn't really believe our pipes would wind up freezing.
I'm just shocked that this isn't something that couldn't be solved with insulation.