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Range Hood pulled down (by Pat [VA]) Jul 7, 2019 6:14 PM
       Range Hood pulled down (by Busy [WI]) Jul 7, 2019 6:52 PM
       Range Hood pulled down (by David [MI]) Jul 7, 2019 9:04 PM
       Range Hood pulled down (by NE [PA]) Jul 7, 2019 9:09 PM
       Range Hood pulled down (by myob [GA]) Jul 7, 2019 9:53 PM
       Range Hood pulled down (by Robert J [CA]) Jul 7, 2019 11:52 PM
       Range Hood pulled down (by AllyM [NJ]) Jul 8, 2019 3:03 PM
       Range Hood pulled down (by Vee [OH]) Jul 8, 2019 8:17 PM
       Range Hood pulled down (by Hoosier [IN]) Jul 9, 2019 4:15 PM
       Range Hood pulled down (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Jul 12, 2019 1:58 AM

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Range Hood pulled down (by Pat [VA]) Posted on: Jul 7, 2019 6:14 PM
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Tenant of about 18 months sent me a photo of the range hood pulled loose from the cabinet and gapping an inch or two on one side. I messaged her back and just asked, "What happened to it"? Hasn't replied yet. We'll go and take a look but she has a very heavy six year old boy that I'm wondering might have pulled down on it. Stuff like that doesn't happen by itself. We haven't had any "earthquakes" that I know of!

A few months ago, he stopped up a toilet with an item, & we didn't charge her, but I am a bit miffed at stuff like this. It is not normal wear & tear. It appeared to be some tape applied to try to hold it up. We did replace this hood right before they moved in, so maybe the old hole is reamed out & it came loose? IDK, odds are the replacement had holes in a slightly different spot.

--71.219.xx.xx




Range Hood pulled down (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Jul 7, 2019 6:52 PM
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If the ‘keyholes’ are reamed out a bit from it pulling off the screws, you can add washers to help support it. Yep, sometimes the screw holes get worn, but there should be enough ‘play’ in the wiring that it might be able to be moved enough for screws to get a better bite. Or, the metal is thin enough, you could drill new holes, if the hood fits tight between cabinets. Adding washers or drilling new holes mightmake changing range hood out to a two person job, one to hold the hood in place, one to drill in the screws, Unless you are really handy. Heck I usually hold mine for the electrician anyway...

Yep, some people are blessed with pro wrestlers for children, and the house is their opponent. --172.58.xxx.xx




Range Hood pulled down (by David [MI]) Posted on: Jul 7, 2019 9:04 PM
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I like the mounting bolts that make a wide v-shape when it grips the bottom of cabinet --50.4.xxx.x




Range Hood pulled down (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jul 7, 2019 9:09 PM
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Put it back up with some screws with washers on them. --50.32.xxx.x




Range Hood pulled down (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Jul 7, 2019 9:53 PM
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Area washers 1inch. This can just happen have seen it before. --99.103.xxx.xxx




Range Hood pulled down (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Jul 7, 2019 11:52 PM
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Post above are on the mark with slotted screw holes, use of small head screw and the hood vibrating loose.

I had a client boiling water on the stove to make pasta. Her parents were in from out of town. I saw the hood vibrating and knew the prior owner of the house took many short cuts. I asked the owner to please shut off the burner and move back. She didn't budge. So I moved her away and explained the same issues about the hood could fall down.

When I opened up the cabinets above the hood there was no ducting to the outside. They sellers never hooked up the hood to the in cabinet ducting. The hole on the top of the hood wasn't removed and the fan had no where to vet the air -- causing motor vibration.

We took a couple of empty boxes and place them on the stove top and carefully touched the hood tying to see if it was loose. Only one side did the screws line up with the wide slots and a two inch space opened up between the hood top and the cabinet. Had we worked on it, with a few more pulls the whole thing could have come crashing down.

And there was no conduit connector between the romex wire and the hood connection electrical box. The hood had quickly installed for an open house and they never got around to fixing it.

The family after time realized that the owner could have gotten burned, electrocuted or worse. --47.156.xx.xx




Range Hood pulled down (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Jul 8, 2019 3:03 PM
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Those are hooked over a screw via a circular hole with a little notch in it. I would think it would be easy for her to lean on it or push on it while cleaning and that would dislodge it. Slide it around and tighten the screw. --173.61.xxx.xx




Range Hood pulled down (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Jul 8, 2019 8:17 PM
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Wallet training begins to have an effect when they are borrowing funds to keep the damages paid with monthly rent, no reason to divide something like into a payment plan - took 10-20 minutes to destroy, next rent cycle pay in full... --76.188.xxx.xx




Range Hood pulled down (by Hoosier [IN]) Posted on: Jul 9, 2019 4:15 PM
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It seems you're concerned more with the "pattern" of these things happening than this particular instance. If you can be certain it's their fault, charge for the repair. If it's not that clear, maybe raise the rent when the lease allows to take some of these things into account. --99.92.xxx.xxx




Range Hood pulled down (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jul 12, 2019 1:58 AM
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Pat,

Put eyes on. Does it appear to have been forced or impacted? I doubt tjey would complain if their kid did it.

Do you know for certain it was properly installed?

Me? I’d advise them to grab a screwdriver and repair it. Simple fix they can complete before my tech could get there.

Mistake to not charge for resident caused stoppage. And that’s what kids do, even good kids.

BRAD

--73.102.xxx.xxx



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