Exhaust in the kitchen - a guarantee of good odor, normal temperature, cleanliness and rarefaction of air. Takes the unit is not so much space, but the benefits of it enough. And you can install the hood without inviting masters, simply with your own hands. It does not cause special difficulties and does not take much time.
- 1 Choosing a place
- 2 Required Tools
3 How to install the hood in the kitchen
- 3.1 Video: Installing a built-in hood
Choosing a place
The instructions for any hood said what should be the minimum distance to the plate
Before you install the hood, you need to determine for it an unambiguous and correct location. To do this, consider the following factors:
- what kind of stove is installed - gas or electric;
- where the device will be mounted - inside the cabinet or on the wall.
If the cooker is electric, the distance to the hood should be approximately 65–75 cm, if the gas is 75–90 cm. All this because gas gives much more heat than electricity. In no case do not reduce the specified distance.
Increase the distance above the regulated can only be when it allows the power of the hood.
Immediately decide how to connect the hood to the network - directly or through a socket
In the process of installing the kitchen hood, you will need:
- perforator or drill;
- elements for fasteners;
- air duct, additional elements to it;
- metal guides;
- primer, putty, paint and brush.
Not all tools may be needed, but it’s better that they are still in your arsenal.
How to install the hood in the kitchen
Hoods are of different types, so check the installation features in the instructions.
There are at least two basic ways of mounting - on the wall and in the locker.
In the first case it is necessary:
- Measure out the desired distance. Fix the line on which you will install the hood on the wall.
- Attach the hood to the line, put marks on the wall for fixings.
- Drill holes with a drill or a perforator in the marked places, hammer dowel-nails inside.
- Attach the hood, fasten the top and bottom, tighten the screws to the end.
- Install the air line.
The air duct is recommended to be made of corrugated pipe, because it is quite comfortable to use, has the ability to stretch and taper. You can optionally add plastic adapters when connected to ventilation, and seal the joints with corrugation with silicone.
Installation of the hood in the cabinet is slightly different:
- Cut openings for the duct in the cabinet itself.
- Fix the cabinet on the wall.
- Secure the hood bottom, under the cabinet, with screws and metal fasteners.
You can install a false panel to partially hide the hood.
Video: Installing a built-in hood
When installing the hood, all you need is basic geometric knowledge, which is given back in school, and an elementary ability to handle building tools. If you have this small but extremely useful store of knowledge, then by all means everything will turn out.