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Old 03-16-2014, 01:59 AM   #1
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Hi to all,

I'm new to the forum, and starting off with a question of what to do. I'm installing an Electrolux hood vent over the cooktop on a peninsula. The two ceiling joists that span the area where the ducting will pass through, and the vent will bolt to, are not on the same plane, with one being 1/4" lower than the other (didn't notice the slope until I knocked out the cabinets and soffit). I added two 2x8s between the joists to bolt the mounting plate to, leveling both. When I put the chimney housing on, there is a gap on the lower side of the slope. Would it be acceptable to cut out the drywall to allow the housing to slip above the surface to eliminate the gap? I was thinking of using paintable silicone caulk to close up any small gaps between the sides of the housing and the opening in the drywall.

I appreciate all comments and suggestions.

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Old 03-16-2014, 07:36 AM   #2
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I just finished installing one of those----if yours is the same---the drywall must be level---or ,you might have to do as you described--and inset the outer shroud into the drywall---

I must say, I cursed the designer of that thing----what an idiot---Mike----

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Speaking for all people over 6 feet tall. Hang that thing high enough that I do not hit my head every time I get near it.

I used to live in a home with one of these that was about 6' from the floor. I have numerous scars on my head from the damned thing. I be 6'3" tall.

Go ahead and cut a little of the rock to get the housing appearance plumb.
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Thank you both for the confirmation of what I was thinking to do. That's just as important to me as some of the instructional information on this site.

De-Nagorg, the hood is supposed to be a max of 30" above the cook top, so it will be a tad under 6' from the floor. If you stop by, I'll be sure to put up caution tape. On a good note, the peninsula is wider than the hood vent in both directions.

Another question related to this install:

I'm having a quartz counter top installed, then I'll be installing a new cook top. On the current tiled counter top, I have an old cook top that I was intending to center the new hood vent over. Should I wait until the new counter top and cook top are installed, or will the installers of the counter top square/center their cutout to the hood vent?

Thanks again!

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Wait until the new counter and cook top are in place. that way you get it exactly where it should be. Professional installers are famous for " get it done as fast as possible", that way they make more money in a day. And we all know "haste makes waste".

So I would wait to put the hood in the exact spot needed.

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I vote differently----that hood location may be determined by the joist pockets above--so I'd hang the hood first and let the stove location be determined by the location of the hood---the counter top guys are good at measuring---
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But will they take the time to do it?

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One never knows these things----:whistling 2:
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I'm with oh'mike. When we put ours in, we had to change the location of the hood due to a heating duct in the joist space. We ended up moving the island from where it was in the plans. Much easier to do before it was installed, rather than having to pull it out and do it over again.
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Thanks to all for your thoughts. I'm leaning towards waiting until the counter top is installed. Should have counter installed in 2-3 weeks. Here is where I'm at now.
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That is almost exactly what I had to do---that support flange belongs on top of the drywall,if I remember correctly---If you have the flange mounted and the duct installed---then the thing is located---the counter can be installed before the actual hood,if you wish.

That's what I did---if I had it to do again? I would have installed the entire hood before the counters were in place---I had to stand on the new counter to hoist that heavy thing into place----I don't like to stand on a new counter-----
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I'm with Mike on this one. When I did my kitchen I installed a DCS hood --not in an island/peninsula-- but on a wall and its location was determined by restrictions in terms of where my vent pipes would run (which is usually the case)....so I had to put the hood in first. We had granite countertops put in as well and the guy who came out to measure was very precise. Perfect job.
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Ok, I'm thinking of changing to install the hood before the counter. Just. Had sinus surgery yesterday so I've got wait a couple of weeks.

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