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I need to replace some flex conduit that was used to vent from a frigidaire over the range microwave to a vent pipe in the ceiling. Now that we are selling the home, the inspector called out the flex piping as a fire hazard that collects grease. We want to replace the flex with a solid elbow of sheet metal. Do you know what size should fit?

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100mm or 160mm or 4" or 6"



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