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Range hood rock board shelf

rock board shelf for range hood

We got the shelf portion of the range hood project done today.

I attached a 1/4 inch layer of rock board to the underside of a shelf board. In theory this should stop a stove fire from reaching the wall and ceiling long enough to extinguish or evacuate.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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Looks good. I was told a long time ago that you should never put spices or food above a stove or other heat source as it destroys the spices/herbs. I have only dishes above my stove. Herbs etc. are on the other side of the kitchen. But I love how you've used what would normally be "useless" space. I'm a big fan of shelves. I put a shelf over the dial section of my stove where I have my teapots stored.
Comment by Nayan Wed Jan 14 22:24:22 2015
Forty years as a building trades professional and cranky old fart homesteader. The 1/4" drywall provides no appreciable fire stopping. A better choice would be 1/2" or 1/4" cement tile backer board. It is UL listed and installs just like drywall with screws or nails. Keep plugging away.
Comment by Pat Leary Sun Jan 18 18:34:28 2015

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