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Installing a range hood

Posted by cjzimmer (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 15, 11 at 17:43

This is probably pretty basic but I don't know alot about wiring and want to make sure I do it right.

I took down my old range hood which had the bare ground wire wrapped around the screw.

The New range hood has a green wire that runs somewhere but I can tell what it's attached to because it stops right at the edge of the plastic wiring box. There is a screw right on the outside of the box that I'm assuming the green wiring is attached to but the space is so small there I can't really see. This is exactly how it came from the manufacturer.

Just to make sure I understand this correctly. I'm assuming this green wire is already attached to the ground screw so I can simply screw my bare wire to the green wire with those caps and I'm good right?

I'm assuming I should trim away some of the bare wire since it's fairly long and still has the loop from where it was wrapped around the screw in the old hood.

And I know white goes with white and black with black.

Anything else I need to be aware of?

After the horrible time I had actually attaching it to the cabinets, I'm hoping this part will be easy.

Thanks so much for you help.


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RE: Installing a range hood

"I'm assuming this green wire is already attached to the ground screw so I can simply screw my bare wire to the green wire with those caps and I'm good right? "

Yes.

Just wire nut the branch circuit ground to the equipment ground.


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RE: Installing a range hood

Thank You. I just wanted to make sure before I burned my house down or something. It's all hooked up and working great.

Thanks again.


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RE: Installing a range hood

i have three wires coming out of the wall for the range hood. one black one white and one copper looking
the copper should be the ground. i dont see a green ground screw on the old hood. where should i attach the
copper wire


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RE: Installing a range hood

"i dont see a green ground screw on the old hood. where should i attach the
copper wire"

Wherever it was attached before.


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