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    Hood Draping Methods

    Anyone want to tell how they drape the kitchen hood to catch the waste water.

    What works best for you?

    What size plastic and spec?

    What do you use to fasten the plastic to the hood?

    What do you use to clean the outer surface so tape will stick?
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    I use 2 mil 10x100 plastic.

    I size a piece big enough to go all the way around the with about a 6" overlap in the front.

    I clean the outside with a degreaser and then follow-up with regular laundry bleach.

    I start draping the hood from the center front side placing the plastic 1" above the bottom edge and follow along with very sticky 2" duct tape. I split the difference of the duct tape 1" of plastic and 1" of hood.

    On the backsplash I use a putty knife and a screw driver to wedge the plastic behind the back side of the hood. I use pieces of cardboard to hold the plastic where ever needed.

    On the corners I reinforce with duct tape.

    I shape the plastic into a funnel and tie off to a barrel using various sized spring loaded clamps.
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    In most case you can also use the spring clamps instead of the duct tape, otherwise your method is similar to mine.
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    David,

    Check out:

    http://www.ikeca.com/index.php?modul...tion=281:16:19


    It's the IKECA manual at - www.ikeca.com

    There is more than one way to do it. Good luck

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    As stated above there is more than one way, that being said I would suggest you can do it without the tape, you can clamp on the side of the hood also, just make sure you clamp the plastic on the outside of the hood. Even if you clean the hood first the tape may come down, especially if you spray allot of water. Once that happens you can't put it back up. I also would not use that much plastic, this will be hard to explain but if you cut the plastic the length of the hood including the sides, pull the front cormer of the plastic up on the side. (I may even pull the front corner of the plastic up and clamp it to the ceiling if possible) if you can't clamp to the ceiling simply pull the front corner of the plastic up to the ceiling and clamp where it meet the bottom of the hood, letting the excess hang down. This creates a natural funnel toward the center, you won't have to do so much gathering to clamp it to what you are funneling to. Same effect almost half the plastic, the front of the hood remains open. I find this to be easier to work with instead of working through holes in the plastic, my 2 cents.
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    Josh the Delco method is what you see in that link, I saw their video at one of the conventions years ago in Dallas
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    Here are some pictures of a system that we have done annually for several years.

    We double wrap equipment and electrical. 4 ml for equipment, 2 ml for drape. 3" duct tape for electrical.

    This picture is the back wall area.

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    Here is the front of the same canopy.
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    We use 2 mil and make a wall to protect the rest of the kitchen.

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    Dave Olson,

    Nice pictures. Thanks!


    All,

    Thanks a bunch everybody for sharing!



    Josh,

    There are many hood cleaners out that read these boards and there are many different ways to drape a hood.

    I have even heard about some hood cleaners using wooden slats with the plastic wrapped around it and then clamped to the hood. If anyone has any pics of this method please post them.

    There are many hood types out there and I think this infomation is good to share.
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    David,

    One more thought - we usually avoid wooden slats & clamps and stick (no pun) with tape only. We try to pull around corner and then tape - it adds restraint and support. Our reason is that, when finished, it is much easier to simply yank the entire set-up off the hood en masse, together with all fallen grease, rags, and other grunt that fell on the floor plastic, and to the trash with it. Cleanup takes all of 15 seconds or so. The tape rarely if ever fails and the 1.5 mil plastic has never failed us.

    Grand Prairie! What a golden opportunity. We were in the G.P./Arlington area last year visiting our many relatives there (invited to a Bill Gaither concert). I thought the Denver area had more restaurants per capita than any major metro area I have ever seen, but now I think the Metroplex area has even more. Must be a couple on every corner. You can't miss.

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    The laths only work on the sides and some fronts, depending on the way the hood is constructed. Where they work its no bother to set up and remove, 1-2-3. Often we use tape, laths and the ceiling grids, what ever works, to drape the hoods. You simply wrap the plastic a couple of turns round the 4 foot laths and clip, clip, clip. We feel the taping requires a prewiping and we clean no grease before it's time, if we can avoid it.

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    We use a high-temp HVAC tape. Perhaps this is the reason we never clean or prepare any surface - we just slap on the tape. It works.

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    Richard,

    Is that the silvery tape, you use? Must give it a try. the grey stuff requires a good wipe with bleachy water and drying before it sticks.

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    Wow! never thought this thread would get the feedback its been getting.

    RJTravel - The method of duct taping the hood is by far the most versitile means of draping the hood and quickest when cleaning up. Hi-temp HVAC tape that sounds almost too good to be true. I'll have to see if I can find some of that and give it a try.

    I hope your family in these parts miss yall alot, so yall can come back soon and we can have a sit down. I know a little Mexican restaruant on the wrong side of OakCliff, TX they got the best dang taco's I've ever had. Let me know when you are in town.

    Thanks.
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    I have never used the HVAC tape, but every time I've tried to use duct tape it has fallen. D-U-C-T T-A-P-E, two four letter words combined

    I use wedges and clamps, they work fine and rarely ever cause a mess. I think which ever method you choose, with some practice, will be just as good as any. The faster the wrapping the better. They all seem to work.

    Sometimes you have to get creative.
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    Jones: We use both the plain white for most jobs, and the silver with tear-off for greasy applications. We don't prep as you do but seldom ever lose adhesion. We selectively apply with small strips - a roll of tape lasts for many, many jobs.

    David: We do intend to visit again as soon as able. I never forget an invitation - I'll keep your number.

    I appreciate Dave and Josh sharing pics of setup, however I think we could complete the job and be out the door in the time it takes to set up and tear down with that method. Over the years we have gravitated toward more and more simplistic modes. If I get any more basic I will get a rep as a 'rag & tagger'!

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    I'm off to see if I can find HVAC tape (HI-TEMP flavor) and I need a bigger scapper for the job I have later on tonight. I'll take some pictures and post them.

    RJ,

    Thanks for reminding me what this topic is all about. Less time draping means more profit.
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    Dlee,

    The guys forgot to also mention magnets. I've never tried them myself, but hear they only work on galvanized hoods.
    Have to try them myself.

    Sincerely,

    Hayden

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