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homeferd

06:40AM | 10/15/03
Member Since: 10/14/03
3 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
How high above the range should the exhaust fan/hood be installed?

k2

03:25PM | 10/15/03
Member Since: 06/06/03
1250 lifetime posts
I'd check the owner's manual (in case yours is different)...but mine (a Broan model) specified 18-24" above the range. I mounted at about 18" and it seems to work well.

Definitely check your owners manual, though, esp. if you have a commercial model (those cover a bigger area and can be mounted higher, as I understand)

good luck,
-k2

homeferd

03:44AM | 10/16/03
Member Since: 10/14/03
3 lifetime posts
Thank you! I ordered a Broan as well.It's for a small 20" range but I'm sure the clearance will be the same. I haven't received it yet but I wanted to get started with the rough opening to mount. Thanks again.

k2

05:08AM | 10/16/03
Member Since: 06/06/03
1250 lifetime posts
Hi Homeferd,

You're welcome! Mine is the model that you build the wood frame around. (What a pain, but it is, thankfully, DONE.) I actually wanted to mount it a bit higher but was limited by a soffit and the hood's ductwork.

Hopefully yours will just pop right up there!
good luck,
k

LDoyle

04:49PM | 10/16/03
Member Since: 06/03/01
327 lifetime posts
You may really want to rethink this. 18-20 inches above the cooktop is very low and may well hit you in the face when cooking. Ours is about 28 inches above the cooktop. It is also a Broan but is the higher volume model (Allure III). Also, we are tall and have our countertops about 2 inches above 'normal' (38 inches). This works great for us but you need to get comfortable with whatever height is good for you.

k2

09:53AM | 10/17/03
Member Since: 06/06/03
1250 lifetime posts
28" would be nice, but not workable in my case--the soffit and ductwork made any higher impossible in my case. Really, 18-19" works OK but it's hard to see the pots in back; takes a bit of a crane of the neck...but it works OK.

homeferd

04:26PM | 10/17/03
Member Since: 10/14/03
3 lifetime posts
This site is great! I hope that some day I can give others solutions to their dilemas as you guys have me. Just so you get a better idea of what I have. This is a cottage on a lake and the range is only 20 inches wide and the hood is ductless and only 24inches wide. I have decided to go with the bottom of the hood at about 22 inches above the range

k2

05:07PM | 10/17/03
Member Since: 06/06/03
1250 lifetime posts
Hi Homeferd,

It is a fun site; we try and help each other out.

I'll bet 22" works out just fine.

Hope to see you on other posts!
-k2.

annijo

06:31AM | 10/09/10
Member Since: 10/08/10
1 lifetime posts
thanks. you guys saved me a trip to the store to try to read specs on the clearance

annijo
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