A kitchen vents is a common DIY project, but there are a few basic guidelines you need to follow to install one in your garage.
The basics to install a kitchen hood Vent are as follows: The hood vent should be positioned close to the wall where you will be storing items.
The hood vents should not obstruct the wall behind the garage door.
The lid should be open to allow the air to circulate and cool the items in the garage.
Keep in mind that the hood vent will be more effective when the temperature is lower than 50 degrees Celsius.
A refrigerator will be too hot to use in the hood vents, so be sure to keep your fridge at a minimum temperature of 35 degrees Celsius when you install a hood vent.
If you’re not sure what the fridge should be at, you can use this handy chart from the Home Hardware Store.
In the picture above, you’ll see the approximate dimensions of the hood and the refrigerator.
The refrigerator is positioned about a foot and a half from the hood.
If the refrigerator is too cold, you may have to open the lid to cool the fridge, so keep that in mind.
A cupboard is the perfect location for the hood to be placed.
It will be about one foot away from the fridge and will be the closest part of the garage that you can place the hood in.
In addition, the hood must be positioned at a distance of three feet from the roof.
If it’s a small garage, it might be best to place the lid in a cupboard, like the one below.
A few things to keep in mind when installing the hood: Use only the minimum amount of space required to store the items.
If there is more space than is needed, the refrigerator might be too cold and not fit.
You’ll want to keep the refrigerator at a comfortable temperature of 25 degrees Celsius, so the hood needs to be positioned about two feet from it.
Don’t put the hood inside a dryer vent or a closet.
Dryers create drafts that can be a problem in the kitchen.
If they’re too close, you won’t be able to cool items quickly.
If a dryers vent is installed, make sure it is positioned at least three feet away from any furniture.
Use a wall outlet, which can help to reduce drafts.
The first step to installing a hood is to install the hood on the top of the refrigerator in a secure position.
If this isn’t possible, you could simply lay the hood over the fridge lid and let the air circulate around the hood until the hoods size is adjusted to fit the refrigerator properly.
Install the hood just before the lid opens.
Install a fan inside the hood for cooling.
Once installed, it’s time to install your hood vents.
Follow these simple instructions to install these vents: Remove the top cover of the fridge from the garage and lay it flat against the wall.
Remove the lid and put it on the hood using a flat-blade screwdriver.
Remove any screws holding the hood closed.
Position the hood against the refrigerator lid and secure it with a screwdriver or a zip tie.
Position it so that the opening on the lid is about two to three inches from the floor.
Install any screws that will secure the hood from the refrigerator and fridge itself.
Make sure the hood is positioned in such a way that it will fit the hood well against the front of the freezer.
Use an old toothbrush to carefully brush off the excess air.
Remove and replace the hood when the fridge is completely cooled.