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    Hello, I have a question and that is if Built in Gas ovens need to have exhaust to exterior?

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    Default Re: Gas Built in Ovens

    Overall, good question... it depends on the area. I believe it's largely not reqiured but some local building departments may require it. To be sure you should check with your AHJ and/or the appliance specs for your particular range.

    For a little background as to why one may not be required is because a range is generally a temporary use appliance. Mainly, it's not left running when people are asleep like a furnace or water heater would be. And, they typically are run in areas with an abundance of combustion air so CO emmission is unlikely. In short, if you pass out while cooking... someone will soon be hungry and come looking for their dinner and find you


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    Default Re: Gas Built in Ovens

    Thank You very much, Matt


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    Default Re: Gas Built in Ovens

    I have NEVER seen a gas oven in a residence that was vented to outdoors. I suppose it is possible for larger commercial style or dedicated special use products but I have never seen it vented except maybe as part of a cooktop/oven combination that happened to be vented with a hood.

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    Default Re: Gas Built in Ovens

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Luttrall View Post
    I have NEVER seen a gas oven in a residence that was vented to outdoors. I suppose it is possible for larger commercial style or dedicated special use products but I have never seen it vented except maybe as part of a cooktop/oven combination that happened to be vented with a hood.
    ooooo.... I just realized I misread (assumed) the question to mean ranges. It doesn't really change much but I agree with Jim L that it's very rare that an oven only would be directly vented outside... even the ranges are never "directly" vented. Just an exhaust hood.


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