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Need advice please: Our range hood stopped working and needs to be replaced

helpermonkey | Aug 29, 201809:07 AM     20

Ok, so first off, I don't really know much about range hoods. I've never had one before we bought this house. The house was redone in 1979 and the hood was installed around then. It's a 40 year old Broan Chuckwagon style that was supposed to be 1170 cfm but never worked well. Well, it was 40 years old, now it's dead. This is a problem because the windows on our first floor don't open, so ventilation is largely through doors and other air flow.

After reading this http://homeenergy.org/show/article/ye... I am thinking we will probably need something around 600 cfm (?). The It's a large open space and a powerful 40" gas range. The outer hood is 48" at its widest point. What kinds of products should I even be looking at to replace this with? Ideally, I'd leave the current ornamental part of the hood and just replace the guts if possible.

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