I have a townhome that has a non-venting range hood, I want to vent this thing so that I can expel odor, grease and moisture from cooking outside. However in the shortest route to the exterior wall, there is a chimney in the way. Can I vent my range hood to the chimney flue without a problem?
My concerns are:
1. Downward draft causing the odors and grease to travel downward toward the fireplace, but I'm not sure if this is a possibility or not.
2. Having the chimney flue outlined in grease and getting a spark that can cause chimney fire...however fireplace is in the basement, kitchen is in the 1st floor. Could a spark be alive through over 7 feet of travel in the chimney flue?
Thanks in advance!