Venting ORM

calyle7September 2, 2013

Just wondering if anyone has done this or knows if it can be done correctly?
I would like to vent my ORM out the wall behind the cabinet over the microwave and then up thru the roof. This way the venting will not be seen as I will have 3" between the cabinet and crown molding and the ceiling.
My only two options of cabinet heights were 18" and 24" with the 18" plus Crown molding I have 3" to ceiling with the 24" cabinet alone there is 1" so not enough for the crown molding.
I know people sometimes use a box to hide the venting but would like to eliminate that if possible.
Thanks for any help or suggestions...

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kksmama

Add a 3" riser board above the cabinets and under the molding? Mount the microwave a little higher? Making the duct turn into the wall will restrict airflow and add noise - though my previous ORMs were so noisy I don't think ductwork could've added to the din.

    Bookmark   September 3, 2013 at 9:49PM
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calyle7

Thanks for your reply and suggestions But I am so short 5'1" I really hate to raise microwave up...it will be hard enough at the 18" from the range....

"Making the duct turn into the wall will restrict airflow and add noise"

I sure don't want that to happen...
Wondering "IF" it will be better to just Vent it straight up thru the ceiling.....Again I really don't want to do that because of having to come up with something to Hide the 3" of vent that will show...
Anyone have any ideas?

    Bookmark   September 3, 2013 at 10:10PM
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