Return to the Kitchens Forum | Post a Follow-Up

blower size needed for my hood??

Posted by sdfarms (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 29, 13 at 2:21

I am installing a Blue Star 48 inch range top in the house I am currently building and will be installing a 54 inch hood over it. (I don't know what brand or if I will go with a custom hood as of yet). I do know that I will be installing a roof mounted external blower but I am not sure how big a blower, (how many CFM I need). My total btu output of the six burners will be 98000. I also have a grill that I will use often. I have read that since it is a remote blower, I may need to up the CFMs. I also want to mount the hood on the high side since I am taller. Any advice would be helpful. What brands of hoods would you recommend?


Follow-Up Postings:

RE: blower size needed for my hood??

1) 1200-1600 cfm.

2) Best if you want less expensive.

Bluestar Hoods, Prestige Hoods, Prizer Hoods, Modern-Aire if you are willing to spend a little more.

RE: blower size needed for my hood??

Make sure you have enough make-up air if the house is being built to modern air-tight standards. All of that air has to come from somewhere. Its especially important if you have any combustible fuel equipment, such as a furnace or gas appliance, or a fireplace. Sucking that much air out will cause the equipment to backdraft, potentially introducing carbon monoxide into the home.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Kitchens Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here