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Topic: Alp vent hood (38 lines)
1) From: doak
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I recently constructed a home made vent hood for my alp.
Roast-a-hood as I like to call it. I read post about putting dryer =
ducting on the unit 
but heard stories about blow back. There is some smoke that does escape
from the unit around the lid and yes I like to peak inside which lets =
more smoke out.
I live in a small loft and any smoke seems to hang around forever =
so........
This thing works just like your stove ventahood. I bought a plastic =
storage tub at container
store. Its about 30"X18"and has a lid. Next go to home depot and get a =
bathroom exhaust
fan without a light $12.and some dryer flex venting either 3'' or 4'' =
Mount  the fan in the bottom corner of the tub. Cut a hole for the =
exhaust port. I used a couple of blocks of wood on the inside and out of =
the tub and screwed it in. This fan has a 3" exhaust port so I installed =
a 4'' dia 
flange in the tub so it would mate with the 4'' bathroom vent flex =
tubing in my loft going to the roof.
I'm sure the 3'' flex tubing will work fine and most folks probably =
don't have the ability to access the 
outdoor roof vent so putting the vent tube out the window will work. So =
flip the tub outside down so the 
fan is at the top put the alp on the lid that came with the tub(works =
good for catching the rouge chaff
and when you are done you can lower the hood down and seal the tub cause =
this thing still stinks after 
a bunch of roast). Use a couple of 8" blocks under one end to prop it =
open to let it breath while  roasting. plug in some ac and presto. NO =
SMOKE. The advantage of not putting a fan directly on the alp smoke =
stack is that you won't be sucking air thru the unit while roasting =
which would lower the inside temp. This thing works great for me. Total =
cost was about $35.
good luck .


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