Everyone else was running errands today, so I seized the opportunity to punch a big hole in the side of the tiny house to fit a vent for the galley range hood fan. Two byproducts of propane combustion are carbon monoxide and water vapor, both things you want to vent out of any house.
I got the hood and vent from an RV distributor in Indiana – most RV electrical is 12V DC, perfect for tiny house applications. View from the outside:
After roughing out the hole, I caulked and screwed the vent into place. Here’s what it looks like from the inside:
I screwed the stainless steel hood into two blocks (offcuts salvaged from my reclaimed front door!) suspended from the loft beams. I tested out the hood fan, it’s plenty powerful and will do a good job while we slave away in the galley.