Guide to kitchen remodel, The hoods require electricity for more than the fan operation. Many include lights, feature microwave ovens and control panels kitchen stove. As this wide range of functions you can activate the switch, the wiring of the range hood sometimes calls for a “dedicated” circuit, a circuit which powers only the hood without turning on lights or other outlets. On the other hand, some models of bells only have to use a power cord plugged into a nearby outlet. Regardless of the source of energy, the kitchen remodeling installation of electrical components of the hood requires familiarity with wiring techniques and safe working practices.
Power supply cable
The hoods manufactured for facilities renewal often run on electricity from a power supply cable with three pins. The bells with power cable plug into an outlet above the range, often hidden in upper kitchen furniture. The units include wired kit cord. The exposed ends of the cord is connected to connection points like screws, called terminals inside the electrical box of the hood. The power cables are usually color coded; “hot” wire to neutral white lines and green wires for grounding. black cables for electrified lines.
Hoods much wiring
The bells of complex wiring usually have a dedicated circuit, especially if they include a microwave unit. This provision does not allow you to use a bell that uses energy in combination with other devices, which often causes the circuit breaker to trip. In these models, the bells for running wires run through the cavities of the wall and ceiling. Are typically mounted in an electrical box of the hood with screw clamps tight. Inside the box, the cables are connected to the hot, neutral and ground terminals.
Location of electrical cable
Extend the wire for hood installation is much easier during construction projects during renovations. In new construction projects, electricians do their work before installing drywall, allowing complete access to the wall and ceiling cavities. To run cables during renovations, must be removed or access to drill holes in plaster and use special tools to run wires on those routes. Extending the cable through the walls exposed cavities involves drilling holes through the wall studs with electric drills and pull the cable by hand. You can not demolish entire walls for a renewal of the hood, you’ll have to drill or cut small access holes in the drywall and pull the power cord behind walls or ceilings with a specialized tool called fish tape.
The cardinal rule of electrical work is to close the circuit you are working before touching the wires or remove faceplates electrical boxes. If you are going to wire your new hood with a dedicated circuit and a switch circuit again, you must close the power supply of the entire building by moving the main switch to the “Off” position. Wire new switches is dangerous and proper installation is so important that most authorities prohibit building owners to do the work without the help of a licensed electrician. Even after turning off the power switch, you must test circuits before touching them to make sure they are disabled. If you do not know how to test circuits or turn off the unit, seek help from your local building department, electric company or a licensed electrician.