ok so I'm totally confussed. I know that a fryer needs a hood system because of the grease know does

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  1. loscoquitos

    loscoquitos

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    and is it the same in all states like here in Florida? oh and the griddles same thing ?
     
  2. foodpump

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    Yup.

    Gas appliances burn gas.  Burning gas gives you carbon monoxide, which will kill you if you don't get rid of it.

    The hood has two functions, it removes grease laden air, and it removes carbon monoxide.  The hood also houses the fire supression system which is required pretty much everywhere.

    Hope this helps
     
  3. loscoquitos

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    so that means even if its a electric stove too ?
     
  4. petemccracken

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    If you have:
    • Grease
    • Smoke
    • or any possibility thereof
    I'll bet the answer is YES, you need something to house the ANSUL system as well. You fire marshal will have the final say, trust me.
     
  5. maryb

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    Local fire and building codes decide.
     
  6. phatch

    phatch Moderator Staff Member

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    I'd want a hood just for the air quality alone regardless of regulations.
     
  7. chefedb

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    If you have no vent or hood, cook quantity outside.
     
  8. chefbuba

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    Pretty much standard..... Anything that CAN produce grease laden vapors will require a hood and an automatic fire suppression system. Gas or electric.
     
  9. chefhow

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    In Md you only need a Hood system if you have gas cooking equipment, you need a fire supression system if it reaches a certain BTU.  If you dont have a min BTU rating than you can use a fire extinguisher.