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OTC microwave exhaust (by J [FL]) Jun 11, 2018 3:21 PM
       OTC microwave exhaust (by plenty [MO]) Jun 11, 2018 4:00 PM
       OTC microwave exhaust (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Jun 11, 2018 5:05 PM
       OTC microwave exhaust (by Hoosier [IN]) Jun 11, 2018 5:25 PM
       OTC microwave exhaust (by NC INVESTOR [NC]) Jun 11, 2018 6:21 PM
       OTC microwave exhaust (by plenty [MO]) Jun 11, 2018 6:45 PM
       OTC microwave exhaust (by Robert J [CA]) Jun 11, 2018 11:07 PM
       OTC microwave exhaust (by cjo'h [CT]) Jun 11, 2018 11:25 PM
       OTC microwave exhaust (by J [FL]) Jun 12, 2018 5:58 AM
       OTC microwave exhaust (by Hoosier [IN]) Jun 12, 2018 7:58 AM

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OTC microwave exhaust (by J [FL]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2018 3:21 PM
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Does it make a big difference whether you choose to have the microwave attached to the house's exhaust vent, or use the recirculating option? I know that you have to change a charcoal filter every so often with the recirculation option, but are there any other issues with choosing this? Thanks.

--72.188.xxx.xxx




OTC microwave exhaust (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2018 4:00 PM
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Well it might actually work! Where we can we are venting to the outside.

--99.203.xx.xxx




OTC microwave exhaust (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2018 5:05 PM
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Recirculating is bad for grease particles. It disperses them farther. Best to remove them. However it must pipe all the way to the outside. Don't just port it to attic. Fire hazard. --108.69.xxx.xxx




OTC microwave exhaust (by Hoosier [IN]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2018 5:25 PM
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I have a lot of experience with this as I'm a home inspector. Whether or not recirc option is an issue depends on how the people cook. If they cook many Asian or Indian dishes that require lots of frying, then recirc is a bad idea and you'll get grease and odors throughout the house. However, for most "normal" people recirc is not bad...we have recirc in our personal home for 19 years now with no issues. Venting outside is almost always better, but it is more expensive (buying a unit with an outside vent option is more expensive AND the install costs more, AND in some cases such as if the appliance is on an interior wall it can be VERY expensive to rout the vent outside. If you can "easily" vent outside...I'd go that route. --99.92.xxx.xxx




OTC microwave exhaust (by NC INVESTOR [NC]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2018 6:21 PM
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All of our properties have over the range microwaves ad they all recirculate. We've never had a problem and I sincerely doubt that my tenants ever clean the filter. Never had a problem. --71.75.xx.xx




OTC microwave exhaust (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2018 6:45 PM
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Awesome post Hooiser... I'm going to read every post you type! For at least 21 days! Hopefully more! --99.203.xx.xxx




OTC microwave exhaust (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2018 11:07 PM
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As a contractor and landlord I dislike the re circulation feature on over the counter microwave ovens. The discharge vents on top of the microwave will then be drawn down wards into the intake filters, causing grease to be deposited all over the surface of the microwave.... --47.156.xx.xx




OTC microwave exhaust (by cjo'h [CT]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2018 11:25 PM
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How much grease will yo get in s microwave,unless you're cooking a buffalo,and who really cooks one of those critters in a microwave?.......................Charlie.................... --174.199.x.xxx




OTC microwave exhaust (by J [FL]) Posted on: Jun 12, 2018 5:58 AM
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Thanks Hoosier for the detailed explanation...and everyeone else too. --72.188.xxx.xxx




OTC microwave exhaust (by Hoosier [IN]) Posted on: Jun 12, 2018 7:58 AM
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You are welcome, glad it was helpful. As a home inspector I hope I can be a good resource for some things. I've inspected over 1,400 homes...you see a lot of "stuff" in that time! --99.92.xxx.xxx



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