Can I route a vent hood through a down-draft vent?
I currently have a pop-up downdraft with my cooktop. They are against a wall, but the wall only goes up about 8', then there's open space to a 10' ceiling. The cooktop is off-center on the wall.
When I replace the cooktop, I'd like to change from a downdraft to a hood. However, I can't think of any way to get the vent to the ceiling without making it look stupid.
Is it possible to route the duct out the back of the hood, then down the wall to an inline blower, then out the downdraft duct in the floor?
I know that if I use a blower that is built-in with a hood, it certainly won't work because the combined duct length calculation will be too long. However, I was hoping that having an inline blower in the middle (and not using the built-in one) would make up for it.
An alternative would be to use the built-in blower plus a booster in the base cabinet. But that wouldn't exactly make the kitchen a quiet place, would it?