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Wolf Ventilation Requirements


  • Does Wolf require a ventilation hood above a cooking unit?
  • Is there a document from Wolf about ventilation requirements?


Wolf does not require a ventilation system above a cooking unit, but one is always recommended.

  • Ventilation is always recommended to reduce odors, smoke, steam and like byproducts emitted from the cooking unit.
  • Ensure local codes are followed and that the Wolf cooking appliance meets clearances to combustible materials without a ventilation hood.
  • Wolf does not recommend any brand of ducting, wall caps or roof caps. Contact a local HVAC professional for more information.
  • For further ventilation information, including suggested hoods, recommended blower size and duct work suggestions for Wolf products, refer to the Wolf Ventilation Guide.

Refer to the product installation guide for further information.


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