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bihunsedap
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Are both of them called exhaust fan?
FounDit
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bihunsedap wrote:



Are both of them called exhaust fan?


Yes, you can call both of them exhaust fans. However, the first one is sometimes called a "vent hood" when placed above a kitchen appliance such as a stove, or range.


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Also called an "extractor fan". That's what I'd normally say.



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BobShilling
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Drag0nspeaker wrote:

Also called an "extractor fan". That's what I'd normally say.


So would I. 'Exhaust fan' sound strange to this speaker of BrE.
Hope123
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AE/BE. We call them an exhaust fan here too. I have never heard of an extractor fan.

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My BrE - when I see exhaust I think of the nasty gases produced by combustion
eg the exhaust from a car engine comes out of the exhaust (pipe)
exhaust >>> muffler, yes? But what do you call the emissions?

Whereas this is extracting the air from one place, to allow air flow.

But the US/Canadian version actually makes more sense from the original meaning of the word, draw out.
Hope123
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thar wrote:
My BrE - when I see exhaust I think of the nasty gases produced by combustion
eg the exhaust from a car engine comes out of the exhaust (pipe)
exhaust >>> muffler, yes? But what do you call the emissions?

Whereas this is extracting the air from one place, to allow air flow.

But the US/Canadian version actually makes more sense from the original meaning of the word, draw out.


Hi Thar. We call the more formal emissions from traffic 'exhaust fumes', but often they are called one or the other - more often just 'exhaust'. I don't remember there being any difference in the States.

Then there is the meaning of depleted or exhausted as in being extremely tired. Or to tire out as in "to exhaust someone by constant questioning".

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Edited as an aside - Canada DOES have a few different words than Floridians. We seem to speak part BE and part AE.

We say ’eavestroughs' and in FL they say 'gutters'. To us gutters are where drunks lie in the road. We say 'tap' or 'faucet'. They say 'spigot'.

I said, "Roach". Pest Control said, "Nah.Those are just Palmetto bugs". Whistle Whistle Whistle They are as big as they look in the photo!




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