Range Hood Height - How High is Yours?
Got my Broan RP1 Series range hood installed today. Did a unique install because the ceiling is a low slanted ceiling where it is and we couldn't put a (useless never-used) short cabinet above it.....so we found a thick slab of old reclaimed wood and suspended it between two 24" high cabinets then hung the under-cabinet style hood from the slab. The top of the slab is a shelf for what will be a constantly changing display of whatever. Here's the problem. We hung the fan so we wouldn't be looking up under it. The bottom of the hood is 25 1/4 inches above the top of the stove. The instructions from Broan recommend 18" - 24". I'm only 5'4" and I am hitting my head against the front edge of the fan. I can't imagine it being 18" high. That seems absurd. In fact, to clear my head, we'd have to raise it about 4 inches. Can you tell me how high the bottom of your wall mounted range hood is from stove top? Do you hit your head? Did you hit your head when you first got it and then learn not to with time? I hate to move it higher but if I lean in to look into a pan on a back burner I must duck my head to avoid the hood. Do you duck your head? My friend has a range hood that must be at least 36" above the stove top.....but she does have a high CFM Vent-A-Hood. My fan is just 400CFM and will be over a gas stove. Your personal experience and thoughts will be much appreciated.