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Can I run kitchen range exhaust through rim joist?

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I'm remodeling our kitchen. The range will not be on an exterior wall, so I assume I will have to route the exhaust from the hood up into the ceiling, then in-between the floor joists of the floor above (ie, above the kitchen ceiling), on the way to the exterior wall. But then to get to the outside of the house I'd have to cut that 6" hole (or 8"?) through the rim joist of the house. Is that ok to do? Is that normal? How else do people vent their range hoods if they aren't on an exterior wall, and if they don't vent them up through the roof?

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