The free standing kitchen range is typically located under an cabinet section that is designed to allow for the installation of a hood fan or exhaust fan.
The range exhaust fan or hood fan can be a simple budget model which usually comes with a lamp holder and a one or two speed exhaust fan.
More expensive and stylish exhaust fans may be selected to blend in with designer kitchen appliances. Many of these exhaust fans will have multi-speed capabilities, and a wide range of lighting styles with light level controls as well.
Kitchen Hood Exhaust Fan Electrical Wiring
The power requirement is generally just a few amps, so a dedicated circuit is not required, unless specified by the exhaust fan that you have purchased.
Weather you choose a basic economy hood kitchen exhaust fan, or you decide to spruce up your kitchen with a stylish designer exhaust fan, an electrical power supply will be required.
Most kitchen exhaust fans only require a 120 volt circuit which may be extended from a 120 volt receptacle outlet which is provided for a gas range, or the circuit may be provided by extending a counter top receptacle circuit.
The circuit wire may be installed as a length of cable that will stub or loop outside of the center portion of the area of the upper cabinet located above the range.
Typically this loop of wire is fastened onto a nail which is bent outward causing the loop to be supported.
The sheet rock installed will see this stub and understand that the wire is to be left protruding out of the sheet rock.
The electrical circuit cable is routed into the built in junction box which is provided with the exhaust fan unit.
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Wiring Light Fixtures
Electrical Project Skill Level:
Beginner to Intermediate.
Electrical Tools Required:
Basic Electricians Pouch of Hand Tools, Non-Metal Step Ladder, and a Voltage Tester.
Depends on personal level of experience, ability to work with tools for install lighting fixtures, and the available access to the project area. Electrical Safety:
Identify the lighting circuit, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Electrical Wiring Parts and Materials:
Electrical parts and materials for home lighting projects should be approved for the specific project and compliant with local and national electrical codes.
Electrical Codes and Inspections:
Installing additional electrical wiring for lighting should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.
This is a testing tool that is a Non-contact tester that I use to easily Detect Voltage in Cables, Cords, Circuit Breakers, Lighting Fixtures, Switches, Outlets and Wires. Simply insert the end of the tester into an outlet, lamp socket, or hold the end of the tester against the wire you wish to test. Very handy and easy to use.
This is great to troubleshoot a problem with outlet circuit wiring, is also used by most inspectors to test for power and check the polarity of circuit wiring.
It detects probable improper wiring conditions in standard 110-125 VAC outlets
Provides 6 probable wiring conditions that are quick and easy to read for ultimate efficiency
Lights indicate if wiring is correct and indicator light chart is included
Tests standard 3-wire outlets UL Listed Light indicates if wiring is incorrect, Very handy and easy to use.
A wire stripping tool used to safely strip electrical wires.
This handy tool has multiple uses:
The wire gauges are shown on the side of the tool so you know which slot to use for stripping insulation.
The end of the tool can be used to grip and bend wire which is handy for attaching wire onto the screw terminals of switches and outlets.
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