Wiring a Kitchen Hood Exhaust Fan
Installing Electrical Circuit Wiring For a Kitchen Exhaust Fan© By: Dave Rongey
Installing Wiring For a Kitchen Exhaust Fan
[ad#block]Electrical Question: I was going to replace the exhaust hood fan on the top of the cooking range.
- I found a 1ft wide hole in the wall, with an electrical wiring going directly into the hood.
- I was expecting at least a visible junction box, or a switch blue box in case we wanted to remove the hood and close the hole.
Is this legal to do that in the state of New Jersey?
This electrical question came from: Frank, a Homeowner from Barnegat, New Jersey.
Thanks for your electrical question Frank.
Electrical Wiring For a Kitchen Exhaust Fan
- An electrical wire may be installed directly into a hood fan as long as the hood fan has an electrical junction box.
- Leaving a large hole in the sheet-rock is not very good workmanship and it will allow air drafts into the home.
- If the hood fan were to be removed then an electrical junction box should be installed to terminate the electrical cable.
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