Question I am a contractor as well. Doing a home inspection first time I have not seen an exhaust hood over the cooktop. Realtor told me that in the mountains if the ceilings are vaulted over the cooktop they are not required.
Can someone please tell me if this is true or not as I write this report up. House is 8500 sqft and ceiling is at least 18-20 feet above the cooktop. If it is okay is there something I can reference. Thanks.