Make Up Air - Kitchen Hood in a tight new Build

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Shared June 11, 2019

"Gas stoves are polluting our homes. Over the past decade, a growing body of scientific evidence has shown that gas stoves throw off pollutants like nitrogen dioxide and carbon monoxide. When you are cooking, those invisible pollutants can easily reach levels that would be illegal outdoors, but the Clean Air Act does not reach inside the home.”


Also read this on WHY YOU NEED TO USE YOUR RANGE EXHAUST HOOD from Stanford Medicine.

It’s really important to use your kitchen exhaust, but if you BUILD a tight home and don’t supply Make-Up Air that exhaust may not actually suck much air out of your house. In today’s Build Show Matt will will show you a simple but very effective way to ensure your Kitchen Exhaust Hood will function as rated.

Links to some of the items in video:

Make Up Air Damper 8"
(you’ll need to size this based on your exhaust CFM.

Make Up Air Damper 6” (includes Pressure Sensor)

Filter Kit for in-line on the duct

I’ve had good success with this brand insert

Here’s some specs on how a more conventional make up air kit is run.

Huge thanks to our Show sponsors Polywall, Huber, Dorken Delta, Prosoco, Rockwool & Viewrail for helping to make these videos possible! These are all trusted companies that Matt has worked with for years and trusts their products in the homes he builds. We would highly encourage you to check out their websites for more info.