vent height question--performance, ergonomics, and aesthetics
We need to specify the height of the hood for install tomorrow. The hood is a Zephyr Roma 600 CFM 36", and range is Bertazzoni 36".
What we're thinking of doing is putting it 31" above the range top, as shown below.
This would make horizontal uppers on either side roughly bisect the rectangular element of the hood. This is 5'7 off the floor. It sticks out 22" from the wall, and the stove sticks out nearly 24".
Originally I was planning to have the hood 2" lower, at 29", so it would line up with the seem of the bottom and lower uppers on either side. (Aventos HF hardware).
Unfortunately I discovered that the uppers are 3/16" different in elevation on each side. So if we line it up on one side it won't be lined up on the other. Unfortunately since we don't have the lowers / glass doors in yet we don't really know how it will look--if this 3/16" difference will be noticeable. But we need to get the hood in so we can get the stove in.
The most common height I've seen that people recommend is 30" above the surface.
The hood manufacturer recommends a range of 26-33" above the stove. The hood is 600 CFM.
Bert recommends a minimum 400 CFM fan with hood 25 1/2" -- 31 1/2" above the stove.
So I was thinking of setting the hood at 31" above the range, which would put it at 5'7 off the floor. I'm 5'10 and cook a lot but doubt I'll have a head bumping issue--though I am a bit concerned.
Based on performance, I would think 31" above the range would be about as high as I would want to go--maybe another 1/2" max.
Maybe when we actually lift the hood up tomorrow I'll see how it looks and if we should set it a bit lower -- we set a piece of cardboard to get an idea but it's only 2 dimensional.
Any thoughts about this?