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tarring12

10:38AM | 11/10/03
Member Since: 11/09/03
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I have purchased a Jenn-Air downdraft cooktop for my new home. Lowe's, where I bought it, says they don't have an installer and don't know who can install it! Can anyone help me with instructions for installation? It must be vented underneath the house. I have crawlspace.

DanO

03:39PM | 11/10/03
Member Since: 11/11/02
2274 lifetime posts
** I have purchased a Jenn-Air downdraft cooktop for my new home. Can anyone help me with instructions for installation? **

Installation instructions will come with the product and are also likely available from Jenn Air's web site.

*I will warn you however, it is not a good idea to make any final cabinet alterations until you have the product in hand. Most manufacturers warn "product specifications subject to change without notice".

** Lowe's, says they don't have an installer and don't know who can install it! **

If you contact Jenn Air, they will likely be able to provide the name of a contractor (or two) which can install it for you.

Dan O.
www.Appliance411.com
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[This message has been edited by DanO (edited November 10, 2003).]

tarring12

03:30AM | 11/11/03
Member Since: 11/09/03
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Thanks for your replies...one more question...how far can I vent it? It is in an island and is quite a ways to an outside wall? I did download the installation instructions but it didn't say anything about this.

DanO

09:24AM | 11/11/03
Member Since: 11/11/02
2274 lifetime posts
** how far can I vent it? It is in an island and is quite a ways to an outside wall **

You'll have to check with Jenn Air for your specific model if it isn't listed in the installation instructions (which I'd be surprised). There is/was a detailed installation manual available for Jenn Air ranges and cooktops which most authorized Jenn Air installers should have.

DO NOT exceed the maximum length as doing so will render the exhaust pretty much useless as k2 experienced. Also, use only the ducting sizes specified in the instructions. It is also available through Jenn Air.

I originally would have recommended you ask a local Maytag dealers (as Maytag now owns and makes Jenn Air) but seeing as you purchased the unit from one of their competitors, I don't know how helpful they're likely to be.

JMO

Dan O.
www.Appliance411.com
The Appliance Information Site

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tarring12

10:05AM | 11/11/03
Member Since: 11/09/03
3 lifetime posts
Dan O,

Thanks again for your reply...just one more question and I'll leave you alone! I was talking with my mother-in-law today about her Jenn-Air range. I know that it would be about the same distance to vent it to the outside and she told me that they just vented it under the house and not to the outside...IS THAT ACCEPTABLE?

DanO

01:50PM | 11/11/03
Member Since: 11/11/02
2274 lifetime posts
** she told me that they just vented it under the house and not to the outside...IS THAT ACCEPTABLE? **

While I'm sure it would be physically possible to do and would likely alleviate any potential problems associated with a long vent run, I very much doubt it would be acceptable to any building codes in the US or Canada. If you live elsewhere, maybe.

Also, the grease filters do not trap 100% of the cooking grease so any excess would be vented under the house and could potentially cause problems. You should keep in mind that the vent line will likely need to be thoroughly cleaned in the future so make sure it is going to be accessible after installation.

JMO

Dan O.
www.Appliance411.com
The Appliance Information Site

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