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Our designer designed our kitchen with a range hood on a peninsula in the middle of the room; my concern is how convenient will it be for me to cook without bumping my head on it. I never had a hood before and this will be my first experience with one. What can I do to avoid this issue and what options are available to prevent accidental dumping. Please advise.
 

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Is the hood already in place, or are you just thinking out loud? It really comes down to how high the ceiling is, and the manufacturer specs, along with city codes.
 

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No, I haven't purchased one yet. I'm just looking for the right hood. They all come in different shapes and sizes and none of them come with a helmet. My ceiling is slightly over 9 feet and it looks like I'm completely confused on what type of hood to look for.
 

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Post a picture of the Kitchen, and if you have a drawing, it would help. As for height, my Kitchen Ceiling is around 8', I am 6'-4" and I would bump a hood if not at least 7' high. I have worked in restaurants and having hoods at 5'-4" or so, is a PITA. Local codes would state how low would have to be over the cooking surface. If your AHJ has the info online, you may want to look through it.
 

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Get the specs and build a mock up out of Styrofoam sheets---hang it up and see if it is a head banger---
 

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the only purpose of the hood is to remove the heat/smoke,etc from the cooktop. so if it's rated-cfm-correctly and aestheticly pleasing you can put it as high as you want it..if it's too low and sucks too much air it's going to interfere -if it's gas-with the flame. it'll tend to pull flame around pot/pan.
 
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