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Electrical Wiring for a Range Hood Exhaust Fan

How to Locate Electrical Power for a Range Hood Fan: I am installing a new range hood exhaust fan, how can I get power to it?

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Electrical Question: I am installing a new range hood exhaust fan, how can I get power to it?

This electrical wiring question came from: Paula, a Handy woman from New York, NY.

Additional Comments: Thanks for the help.

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Thanks for your electrical wiring question Paula.

How to Locate Electrical Power for a Range Hood Fan

wiring a range hood exhaust fan

Application: Wiring a Kitchen Exhaust Fan onto an Existing 120 volt Circuit.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best installed by a Licensed Contractor or Certified Electrician.
Tools Required: Depends on the exact scope of work. Electricians Tools including a Pouch Hand Tools and Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on the personal level experience and ability to work with tools and access to the wiring.
Precaution: Identify the existing circuit, turn it OFF and then Tag it with a Note before performing any wiring.
Notice: Installing additional electrical wiring should be done through the local building authority, installed according to applicable local and national electrical codes, with a permit, and have the required inspections.

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2 Responses to “Electrical Wiring for a Range Hood Exhaust Fan”
  1. Dave Rongey says:

    The power source wiring to a typical hood exhaust fan enter a junction box where there are black, white and ground or a ground screw terminal. So with that connection its color to color. From what you are describing you have taken apart the wiring that most likely involves the switch controls for the exhaust fan and the light, so you will need to identify the wiring to the switch for the light and the switch for the fan in order to make the correct connections for the fan and light. Your limited description of the unit and what you have taken apart does not provide enough information.

  2. Greg says:

    Need to wire my stove hood back up after cleaning it black, white, and red wires coming from fan and light. black and white coming from main power source, and black and white coming from recp. where fan motor plugs in. I need to know how to tie them all in.