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Old 12-22-2012, 06:43 AM   #1
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I've been lurking around poaching ideas off this site for awhile now and it's time that I give back a little.

This is my DIY hood/heat shield that I built of of slotted steel, galvanized sheet metal and a heat duct ceiling box. I got all but the ceiling box, duct work and blower from Home Depot. The blower is Broan 1,500 cfm external blower that I found on-line on sale for ~ $600, which was marked down from ~$1200. It's connected through a 10 inch duct. It uses a 6 amp variable fan speed controller. The cost of the materials was a fraction of what a 6 foot ss commercial hood would have cost and by DIY, i was able conform it to the available space easily (no rough-in kits tequired).

The only problem was that once I got rolling, I couldn't stop without putting down a new epoxy floor over the decades old concrete. I got their Ultra floor kit, which is pretty bomber. I etched it once and then used an angle grinder on the tough spots.


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Old 12-22-2012, 07:19 AM   #2
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hey man, that is super impressive! Do you have a double wall exhaust pipe going thru the ceiling, or is that a concern? I am hoping to do something very similar in my cellar and want to make sure I have all the bases covered before I go buying stuff...


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Old 12-22-2012, 10:20 AM   #3
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Nicely done! Do you have any problems with condensation drip? I really like the idea of the sheeting for a backsplash.
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Old 12-22-2012, 02:32 PM   #4
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It's a single wall duct through a cold attic and I have had no condensation problem. I do, however, live in Colorado, which is extremely dry.
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Old 12-22-2012, 02:44 PM   #5
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Very cool
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:57 PM   #7
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are those sheets on the wall galvanized steel? What size are they - and did you say that you got them at Home Depot? How much were they there? I haven't seen sheet metal that big at HD. Looks good.
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are those sheets on the wall galvanized steel? What size are they - and did you say that you got them at Home Depot? How much were they there? I haven't seen sheet metal that big at HD. Looks good.
They were ~$15 per 3 x 4 foot section. Here's the active link: http://m.homedepot.com/p/Constructio...ing/202349780/


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