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Old 03-16-2017, 01:34 PM   #1
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Question Skoolie Kitchen, Tips? Did anyone do a Oven Range hood?


Has any one done a ductless Oven range Hood in their Skoolie Kitchen?
I noticed most dont have one.

We do plan on living in it full time so I was wondering what Tip's people have and what they would do different!

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Old 03-16-2017, 02:25 PM   #2
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I've been having some issues with cooking odors myself. Cooking inside a closed bus on a cold day puts your nasal senses on overload.

The easiest way would be to put a wall exhaust fan in the window directly above the cooking area, but on cold days that throws away heat. Just create a panel that fits in the window to hold the fan assembly, similar to the panels people make to pass a stove pipe through a window.

Off subject; Does nobody think of putting a stove pipe through the old blinking lights at the top rear of the bus? The cooking fan could also be ducted through one of the old lights to eliminate window clutter.

Most of us don't use those lights, or cover them, so why not use them as ducted exhaust holes?
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Old 03-16-2017, 03:27 PM   #3
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Straight up is usually the best for stoves. For the cooktop, I'd get a vented RV range hood.
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Old 03-16-2017, 03:41 PM   #4
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I've wondered the stove pipe idea, myself. I know straight up is the general winner, but like the idea of the unused hole in the back wall. perhaps a few 45 angles could make it work?
As far as the ductless could always put a charcoal filter (or 2) in the exhaust, vent and reduce some of the cooking "fragrances."
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Old 03-16-2017, 06:20 PM   #5
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I don't know anything about the venting of the kitchen yet so am listening in.

What I did and know works very well is the rear upper light on the driver's side. used the centre of the empty hole to figure out where to cut inside to enlarge it. It now has my 6" stove pipe running out and up into a 90* elboe outside. Took it up to just clear the rooftop height and capped and brace it up. No problems yet and goes down the road no problem up to 85mph so far. As far as safety, the hotter the pipes and joints get the tighter they get also when in use. Mine was so hot last Saturday it was too warm to stay in the bus and build. Was about -30 windchill all day.

Sorry to busy to post pics but if anyone might want a look I could email easier.

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Old 03-16-2017, 08:15 PM   #6
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The old timers, when I was a kid, had very long stove pipe runs and their houses were quite warm. They always put their stoves in the far side of the living room and never directly vented up unless there was some kind of draft problem. The additional nearly horizontal stove pipe puts out loads of heat that would otherwise vent to the outside. To maintain draft you still need to have the same amount of rise after the stove pipe exits the vehicle.
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Old 03-16-2017, 09:13 PM   #7
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I installed an above the stove convection oven/microwave. It also functions as a range hood. I used an rv refrigerator roof vent as the roof vent outlet. It was a tricky install as the curved bus roof pushed it a bit to far out into the room. I solved that by removing the vent fan from the top back of the appliance and reinstalling it in the duct above it. I then moded the outside case of the microwave/convection oven to be angled on the top rear of the appliance. You have to know what you are doing in this situation as you don't want to modify the microwave chamber.

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Old 03-18-2017, 12:43 PM   #8
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We took ours from our old camper, didnt install yet but only requires a small rectangle hole
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