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Anyone installed their range hood higher than recommended?

Posted by deedles (My Page) on
Tue, Feb 26, 13 at 0:20

Has anyone done this and if so, how did it work and did you wish you hadn't or is it okay? Did you get a bigger blower to compensate? Or a wider hood. How much higher did you go?

Trying to not block the view. =/

X post to appliances, too.

Thanks very much.


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RE: Anyone installed their range hood higher than recommended?

your spec sheet for the blower/hood will give you the minimums and maximums...however I have installed ones higher than suggested because the client wanted it that way. Actually my own hood is higher for looks purposes but we rarely turn it on.

Travis Alfrey
Pinehurst, NC


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RE: Anyone installed their range hood higher than recommended?

Yes and no -- I picked out one that had a higher installation range, but I think we may have pushed it a bit. At the same time, it is a Best by Broan and they gave information on how to account for higher installations. Some contemporary styles I've seen install them very high. It can be done, but it will require more cfm's (which might require makeup air), and a larger capture area would be good too.

I think you can access the Best by Broan catalog online and if they still have that information, it would be in the back pages. Hope that helps.


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RE: Anyone installed their range hood higher than recommended?

We put ours up higher and it is fine. My DH is on the taller side.


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RE: Anyone installed their range hood higher than recommended?

You're not that tall!

How about one of these? You can paint the stainless part.


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