Stuck living in a place with a gas stove and a ductless range hood.

Stuck living in a place with a gas stove and a ductless range hood. Every time I cook the entire house smells like Mercaptan. Renting so I can't tear into any walls. How can I properly ventilate the place so I don't wreck my health.

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >ductless range hood
    isn't this illegal?
    in any case, install a duct

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Not in the US. Even shitty Russian commieblocks have range hoods that exhaust outside, but I have yet to see one in this country other than in high end homes.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        US buildings don't have vents?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          In the kitchen? Nope. Only high end homes with gas stoves vent fumes outside the home. The average house or apartment has a fan with a useless filter above the stove which does nothing as far as carbon monoxide and VOCs are concerned.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I live in Canada and my range doesn't even vent outside.
        MFW i changed the overhead microwave and saw that.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Microwave over the range is a 100% peak boomerism and a sign of below average "made to sell" houses. 99% of those shitty over the range microwaves aren't venting outside.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          my parents had a real vent. I've had to fix two microwave vents and cut a hole in my wall in my current house to vent outside. it's not hard, I mean it would have been easier if there wasn't a joist partially in the way but the biggest ass pain is pulling the microwave.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Get a fan and open the window

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        doesn't work
        >t. scraped 1mm of oil residue off every surface of old apartment

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Something isn't right with the gas stove if that's how it smells after burning. Not enough air?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Something isn't right with the gas stove if that's how it smells after burning
      This, I would first check if the problem is on a single fire or all of them

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Get an electric cooktop

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Every time I cook the entire house smells like Mercaptan
    imaginary smells.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Grill outside

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Get a microwave. I don't even use my stove.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >ductless range hood
    Whats the point of having this.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      So OP can imagine cooking a wholesome meal on it (or having his woman do it) and order chinese anyway, like any other city rentoid.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        my wife and I order takeout like only once or twice a year as city rentoids. My oven gets a LOT of shit done.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      it's pure grift. ranges need "ventilation," so a fan that leads nowhere technically fits while achieving nothing

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Offer the landlord to do it yourself properly?

    If your really want to jury rig, you could remove the old hood, and make a small box on top of a low profile vented hood so you can get a rectangular duct to the side under your cabinets with some non permanent connection (tesa powerstrips). Then connect that to the window with more ugly ductwork. Will look like total shit, but you can put it all back as before when you leave.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Offer the landlord to do it yourself properly?
      lmao. shortcut to being evicted.
      >connect that to the window
      most stock apartment leases have clauses that forbid attaching any ventilation or cooling devices of any kind to the window. if you have a corporate property manager, someone will periodically walk the building to inspect for violators and fine/evict.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    USA? What state? AZ, NV, NM, and MA all legally require vented hoods. You can leverage this fact against the landlord to have one installed if you are in these states. Look it up before you do that, and as usual with any interaction with your landlord that might involve them needing to do something, prepare for retaliation.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    wait does no one want to address the fact that OPs stove is the problem? you shouldn't be venting the stink, the stink tells you something is wrong. if it's a pilot/spark/start thing figure out how to adjust it or turn on with a candle lighter. if the smell happens at any other time including while cooking there is something wrong and that's a bigger problem than exhaust.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Renting so I can't tear into any walls.
    move.

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