Spent the last weekend working on the installation of the hood over the oven. This turned out to be much more difficult than I anticipated. First off, I wasn’t sure exactly how high it should have been installed. There seem to be a number of different opinions out there. I thought I had measured this all out before the drywall went up, but I stupidly didn’t write this information down. In the (very poorly written) instructions for the hood, there was no mention of how high it should go. All I found was on a sticker inside the hood that said it should be more than 24″ from the cooktop. So I put it in a little higher than that.
I should have realized I’d made a mistake when I tried to screw in the lower two screws. They clearly didn’t go into any of the wood that I had added for this purpose. So I should have known that it needed to go a little higher. But, that didn’t occur to me and I proceeded to finish hanging the oven.
The next step was to hook up the electricity and make sure that it still worked. Once I was ok with that, I needed to connect the vent. This proved to be problematic due to poor design. There were two screws that I needed to use to attach an adapter to the vent. Stupidly, one of the screws was like 1/4″ away from the wall. So it was very difficult for me to get a screwdriver in there. Eventually I got it in and the whip attached.
At this point, my problems began. First of all, it took a number of attempts to get the bend in the vent so that it would fit beneath the cover. Below you can see how close it ended up.
Then, I found that the silver cover I had for the box was underneath the cover for the vent. So I had to cut a small section out of the cover so that it would fit flush with the wall.
With all that done, I found the huge mistake that I made, where I hung the entire hood too low. The cover for the vent was too short to get to the ceiling.
I now had two options, either take everything down and rehang it a few inches higher. Or just not have the vent cover go all the way to the ceiling. My sister came over and let me know that it looked ok to her, even though it didn’t go all the way to the ceiling. It was such a hassle hanging it, that I didn’t really want to move it either. So I decided to just leave it as it was.
That’s how it looks with my old stove back in place. Not too bad.