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any ideas to cover this kitchen air vent hose inexpensively?
4hye
December 22, 2012 in Design Dilemma
sorry about the side-way picture...
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Jabelone
Probably just frame it out, sheetrock it and paint it the color of the wall so it disappears as much as possible.
December 22, 2012 at 4:47PM   
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thelouvre
I think I'd just build a Sheetrock box around it, maybe a little wider so it isn't so long and skinny like the hose.
December 22, 2012 at 4:48PM     
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charleee
I flipped your pic for you. And I think if it weren't for the plant it wouldn't be so noticeable at all. I'd paint it the wall color, myself.
December 22, 2012 at 4:51PM   
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Red Rock Pools and Spas and Red Rock Contractors
Most Microwaves like yours can be converted to be a recirculating vent system that does not need the vent. Why not just make the conversion which usually just means flipping over or changing the exhaust exit. Check your user manual and eliminate the exposed vent
December 22, 2012 at 4:57PM   
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charleee
Red Rock - I've been told those are no longer legal in California, would you know why?....Bobbi
December 22, 2012 at 5:02PM   
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Red Rock Pools and Spas and Red Rock Contractors
Likely because it not the best way to ventilate, and California is the first to enforce many code issues. But almost every manufactured over range micro has this option
December 22, 2012 at 5:15PM     
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4hye
Thank you everyone. I will run sheetrock idea by my contractor.
December 22, 2012 at 6:52PM   
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apple_pie_order
Sheetrock option is best. The stove should be ventilated to the outside for best air quality inside.
December 22, 2012 at 7:04PM   
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larry1333
Paint it the color of the wall.
December 22, 2012 at 7:26PM     
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emsprater
If you don't want to deal with a contractor for sheet rock, here's an idea: purchase a cardboard form designed for pouring concrete footings, measure carefully and cut it to fit against the wall ( a cut slightly short of 'half' will provide enough curve towards the wall to hide the spot where the form and the wall meet). Prime and paint the form to match the wall. Done. Probably less than $30.
December 22, 2012 at 8:27PM   
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jaxsen
Why not vent it out the wall instead of the ceiling....That thing has got to be in your cupboard and taking up space....
December 22, 2012 at 8:49PM   
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