Vent Hood

Business By SpudCake Updated 19 Mar 2010 , 9:23pm by SpudCake

SpudCake Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 12:40am
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Anyone like to share where they purchased their commercial hood. Any comments about hoods also appreciated. That is the one thing that has really got me a bit baffled. I have been searching online and have found some around 700 dollars and up. I got a local quote of $6500...ouch.'

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iamcakin Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 12:46am
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I got mine from a local food service supplier, they have new and used equipment. I paid $1200, it was used. The painful thing is that I paid almost that much to get the duct-work run and the hood installed. icon_sad.gif

SpudCake Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 12:48am
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I was afraid of that cost as well.

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SweetnessBakeshop Posted 17 Mar 2010 , 9:11pm
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From my understanding, it's not so much the actual hood that is expensive, rather the installation of the ducts and hood.

I purchased mine locally, it's 6x4' and cost me $2,000 installed.

SpudCake Posted 17 Mar 2010 , 11:34pm
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That's not too bad for installation and everything. What type of contractor did you go through?

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indydebi Posted 18 Mar 2010 , 12:24am
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I used a kitchen design firm for my kitchen so I have no idea what the actuall breakdown between equipment cost and installation cost was, but she did tell me it was $1000 per linear foot ... and I needed 8 feet of it.

The labor charge is significant because they have to bust thru the ceiling for the exhaust system and then make sure the roof/ceiling is sealed properly.

SpudCake Posted 18 Mar 2010 , 3:52am
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There is actually a vent opening where the heater unit is currently located. It will be moved and I think they may be able to use the existing ducting/hole in the roof.

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adven68 Posted 18 Mar 2010 , 11:41am
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I don't have a hood becasue of the cost of the ductwork...I would have to go to the roof of the building my shop is in....4 stories up, and it would have cost me my first born here in NY.

so, I went electric. No hood required.....I bought a used Blodgett that runs perfectly. It greatly minimized my startup costs. It helped tremendously becasue at that point I didn't know what I was in for. If I had to close for lack of business or money was gone.

SweetnessBakeshop Posted 18 Mar 2010 , 5:08pm
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I got lucky in the sense that my storefront was previously a Quizno's Sub Shop, so all they had to do was reroute the current hood ducts to the back kitchen and install the new hood...

I'm sure had we had to run new duct work it would have been a fortunte.

iamcakin Posted 19 Mar 2010 , 12:49pm
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Originally Posted by SpudCake

That's not too bad for installation and everything. What type of contractor did you go through?

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An HVAC guy installed mine.

SpudCake Posted 19 Mar 2010 , 9:23pm
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Thank you iamcakin.

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