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Hood noise: wall mount vs. under-cabinet vs. in-cabinet ?

Posted by curiousreader (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 30, 12 at 14:23

DH finds noise from our range hood to be extremely annoying, so I am trying to find a solution. Putting the motor outside or up the line is not an option.

The reported sones of a given hood surely do not tell the entire story.

Would it be significantly quieter to put the venting into a cabinet, or under the cabinet? -- instead of a wall mounted hood?

If wall mounted, does the style of the hood matter?
e.g. a pyramid vs. something like the Modern Aire PS1010?

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RE: Hood noise: wall mount vs. under-cabinet vs. in-cabinet ?

A larger fan running at a lower rotational rate so that the blade tip speed is lower should be quieter for the same cfm moved. (Think Casablanca ceiling fan as an extreme example.) Whether a hood that fits is available with this property is a question I can't answer. Modern-Aire may be able to answer.


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