Isl Hood Dead Center into Support Beam - Install Options?
We're installing an Arietta DKI001MX 36 over our island. Little did we know - or even think to check - that the apparatus bumps right into the roof support beam.
We have 2 options - reshuffle the arrangement of the island cabinets, or try to wrap the exhaust hose around the beam.
Splitting it and wrapping it around the beam (our GC explained it using more precise language) appeals to me as option 1 really messes with our space configuration. But at least we have option 1 to fall back on.
But if we go with option 2, has anyone done this? Our 9' short ceilings do not leave much room between ceiling and rafter. Are there other ideas around this? Might we need to wrap the beam in some sort of water / vapor proof material to prevent warping, mold, etc?
A draw down (forget the correct term) is not an option.