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Question DetailsAsked on 3/6/2013

Who installs exhaust fans over the stove, an electrician or plumber

I need someone to install an exhaust that actually goes outside. I understand that the exhaust fan that I have now is only a fan and goes no where. I'm not sure whether I should call an electrician or plumber or maybe someone else since it's more than installing the fan.

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I would probably go with a handyman. He should be familiar with all facets of the project. My next choice would be a heating and air guy since it involves ductwork.

Answered 7 years ago by Guest_9321925


A lot of companies do Heating, Plumbing and Electric. Look for a company that has PHCE after the name. Search on here for Heating or HVAC companies and choose one that also includes Electric - that way you have all of your bases covered.

Answered 7 years ago by LoriS


As long as the person you select understands local code regarding placement of the vent you should be fine. A handyman, appliance installer, or hvac person should be able to handle it. Since there is no new electric to hook up I doubt you need an electrician. Most vent hoods have a plate that can be moved to direct the fumes into a pipe or back through a filter in the front. The installer should be able to remove the existing hood and move the plate to allow it to vent into a pipe he can then route to the outside of your home. Local codes may vary but generally a vent can not be within 3' of any other opening in the house (window, door, fresh air intake, etc.). Keep the length of the duct as short as possible.

Todd Shell
Todd's Home Services
San Antonio, TX

Answered 7 years ago by Todd's Home Services

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