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Jleev6 11-16-2010 01:57 PM

Kitchen Island Hood Location
 
Hey Guys.
I got a kitchen remodel problem that I hope someone here can help me solve. Here are the facts:

-Island cooktop
-Island hood above cooktop w/ six inch duct piping
-Stud in ceiling preventing the cooktop ducting to be moved to exactly centered over cooktop. Ducting butted as far as the stud will allow.
-right now installed and about three inches off center. It is noticeable and looks terrible. Contractor says thatís the best he can do.

Any ideas on how to get this centered? I live in a two story house and there is a bedroom directly over the kitchen so I donít want to mess with the ceiling studs too much. Thanks for reading and for your feedback in advance.

kok328 11-16-2010 03:06 PM

Not many options here unless you can somehow use felxible duct to get around the stud.

superjedi 11-18-2010 02:36 PM

Is your island already in place? Any way to move it 3"?

Daryl in Nanoose 11-20-2010 07:37 AM

First off this should of been checked when the kitchen was first being designed so somebody really goofed here but that doesn't fix your problem :(
has anyone talked to the manufacture to see if the fan can be altered for exhaust

havasu 11-20-2010 10:46 AM

How about getting rid of the hood all together, and adding a pop up downdraft? I had a similar problem and did not want to block the view into the family room, so I added the pop up, and it works flawless, and is invisible until it's needed.

Daryl in Nanoose 11-21-2010 06:40 AM

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Originally Posted by havasu (Post 51374)
How about getting rid of the hood all together, and adding a pop up downdraft? I had a similar problem and did not want to block the view into the family room, so I added the pop up, and it works flawless, and is invisible until it's needed.

This sounds awesome, could we see a picture?

havasu 11-21-2010 08:13 AM

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Here you go. I routed the ducting into the cabinet to the right and out thru the attic, because I am on a slab. If the OP was on a raised foundation, the job would me much easier.

Daryl in Nanoose 11-21-2010 08:56 AM

SWEET!!!, Looks great

Yuk1L33 11-24-2010 12:44 AM

i agree with havasu...as what he did for his kitchen looks great..

granite-girl 11-24-2010 02:21 PM

SOunds like you have two good options there. Will either one work ? WHat's underneath the flooring in your kitchen ? Will a downdraft work ?
Good Luck


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