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Please help, bought a hood on line and it might not work for me

Posted by mayax68 (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 4, 13 at 7:06

Hi, I bought a Zephyr Venezia wall hood on line after reading so much good stuff about Zaphyrs here and only now noticed that the spec says min ceiling height is 96 inches. I only have 92 inches.

Do I have to return the hood now? Or can I still make it work somehow?
I called the online and the answer was not very clear, basically they did not know.

Here is a link to the hood.

Thank you

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RE: Please help, bought a hood on line and it might not work for

Relax. The sky is not falling. Just RTFM.

Specifically, see page 6 of the Use, Care and Installation Guide. To find it, just follow your own link and look for the "Info & Guides" tab.

For anybody who finds manuals to be opaque and undecipherable, page 6 discloses that a 96" ceiling height is the spec when you install the recirculation kit BUT 89" is the spec when you are installing a "real" vent." That recirculation kit adds a 5" or 6" tall, louvered vent-band to the top of the "chimney." You won't use that band when venting to the outside. The manual says that 89" is the height when using a "real" vent. So, you will set the hood at 29" above the stove, which is 3" higher than the 26" minimum height-above-the-stove hood and a good thing if you folks are tall. (FYI, page 6 also discloses that the recommendation is that the hood be set somewhere between 26" and 34" above the cooktop.) Now that you know where it is, please read the manual to verify this.

Of course, if you want to put the hood higher above the stove/cooktop, then you just cut off some of the top of the "chimney." That stainless chimney is just a cover to hide the ducting. Its only real function is cosmetic.

This post was edited by JWVideo on Thu, Apr 4, 13 at 17:51

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