Abbaka vs Greenheck - Rooftop Range Hood Blower
Thanks so much to all of you who share your knowledge with this group. ItÃ¯Â¿Â½s an amazing resource!
We are at the tail end of a renovation of our 1905 attached brownstone in Brooklyn, NYC. At the very beginning of the project (before I even knew what CFM was!) we decided to convert our re-circulating range hood (a big c. 1961 stainless steel hood that sits over our similarly great 1961 Crown range) to one that would exhaust outside through the flat roof of our building. Converting the hood was a snap. Finding room for ducts and pipes without disturbing the architecture of the home was not! Between the architects and contractor, we figured a way to get the air out, but only had room for a 6-inch duct with two elbows over a 35 foot run. (First elbow is right out of the hood Ã¯Â¿Â½ duct goes horizontally about 10 feet through a soffit, then makes another turn and goes up about 25 feet to the roof). I didnÃ¯Â¿Â½t realize how problematic this would be until now, when everything is done and weÃ¯Â¿Â½re just looking for the blower for the roof.
My electrician worked with his supplier to spec a Greenheck blower (CUE-099-VG http://www.greenheck.com/products/detail/2) and meanwhile, my own research turned up the Abbaka HyEx 1.0 (http://www.dvorsons.com/Abbaka/pdf/HyEx.pdf). IÃ¯Â¿Â½m now trying to decide between the two.
The Greenheck assembly costs about $500 more than the Abbaka. And, the warranty on the Abbaka is 7 years and the Greenheck only 1 year. But, my electrician feels much more comfortable going with the Greenheck as it was recommended by his supplier. My architects and contractor donÃ¯Â¿Â½t have enough experience with these brands to offer an opinion. But IÃ¯Â¿Â½m sure you guys do! Does anyone have an opinion on this? Pros? Cons? etc.? Thanks very much!
p.s. A little more detail: We are a family of 4. Our 40-inch range has 6 burners (donÃ¯Â¿Â½t know the BTUs) but we rarely use more than 2 burners at a time. We donÃ¯Â¿Â½t do a lot of high fat or smelly/smoky cooking, but occasionally like to make some bacon or pan fry a piece of fish.
This post was edited by jjinbrooklyn on Fri, Jul 18, 14 at 7:11