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How to Measure and Replace a Vent Hood Filter [Video]

Vent hood filters are incredibly simple in their design, and as long as you check them for grease build up weekly or monthly and ensure thorough cleaning, they should last quite a while. However, if you’ve bought a new vent hood and need filters for it, or if your old filters are just getting too worn and corroded, replacement and installation in quick and easy. Chris Tavano (and his No-Shave-November Handlebar) show you how to make sure that you order the correct size and material for your application.

Note: “Height” is measured by the direction of the baffles Actual height and width are 1/2” shorter than nominal dimension.

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Hi, I’m Chris Tavano for Tundra Restaurant Supply and in this episode I’m going to show you how to properly measure your hood filters for replacements.  So here with these hood filters we have two different types of material.  We have a galvanized and we have a stainless steel, they also make aluminum.  You’re going to want check with your local health code and health department to see what kind of material you are allowed to use in your restaurant.

If you have a showroom kitchen that you’re going to want to use a nice shiny displayable stainless steel for your public, you are going to want to check that every single day for grease build up.  However, if you do not have a showroom kitchen or an open kitchen, you want to check the frequency build up of your grease probably at least once a week if not monthly.

From there, you can discern whether you need to replace them or clean them.  So keep in mind when you’re measuring and installing your baffles or your hood filters. The baffles are always going to go vertical.  That is very important, otherwise the system is not going to work correctly.  Here’s how you measure them.  You’re always going to see two dimensions in the model number.  For instance, 16-25 and what that means is a 16 inch by 25 inch.  The first number is always going to be the vertical dimension, keep in mind that all of these dimensions might be off by approximately half an inch.

This particular baffle is a 16-25 so that means it’s going to be a 16 inch vertical dimension with a half inch room of margin.  So next you’re going to measure horizontally on the filter, this one comes up to just short of 25 but that’s the 25 you’re going to see in the model number, meaning that it’s 25 inches wide.  If you don’t have an old existing hood filter or baffle to measure and you just have the open space within your hood just be sure to add an extra inch to the vertical dimension, the height, so that way there’s room for the baffle and the filter to sit inside the ledge of the hood cavity itself.

I’m Chris Tavano for Tundra Restaurant Supply, here’s to a better mise en place!

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About Nathan Combs

By day: Videographer for Tundra Restaurant Supply. By different time of day: Hiking, biking, skiing and hammock enthusiast. And by night... do whatever I want. No job.

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