Custom Range Hoods Installation Guide
Typically, people think that a custom range hoods installation needs a skilled installer with 30+ years of experience. Art of Range Hoods provides a simple step by step process to install your custom designed range hood. Our five-step range hood installation guide can ensure your custom copper range hood is installed correctly.
Knowing that you do not need any special experience to install your custom range hoods will save you hundreds of dollars! To save both time and money in installing your custom range hood, having an extra person to assist holding the range hood while you secure it to the wall will be helpful. If you do not have an HVAC guy, you need to be handy with some power tools and duct tape (aluminum foil tape aka “HVAC Duct Tape”). If you have any trouble with the installation of your custom designed range hood, just take a break and contact us for support, we’ll gladly help you at anytime.
WALL MOUNT RANGE HOOD INSTALLATION
A wall mount range hood installation is put along the inside of an exterior wall in the home above the stove. Prepare your ducting in a way that will line up with the insert’s duct collar before securing the range hood to the wall. Preparing the insert for installation includes removing stainless steel baffles and blower to create access for securing duct connection. Now see details below on how to secure the custom copper range hood and insert.
PLEASE KEEP PLASTIC WRAP ON LINER AND HOOD UNTIL AFTER INSTALLATION IS COMPLETE!
How to install your range hood/insert:
1A. Locate studs and make vertical lines displaying them.
1B. Outline bottom of the hood using a level.
2. Prepare the ducting and electric connections for your insert.
3. Nail a temporary piece of 1×4 board (same length as your hood) lining up the top of the board with bottom hood line (range hood will rest on the board, so level it).
4A. Set the bottom of the hood on the board. Secure the hood through the backside 2” copper flange and boards to the studs (add more horizontal boards across the flanges if needed).
4B. Make sure Insert Frame that will hang the insert is properly secured to the wall studs as well (add more wood if needed).
5. Hardwire the insert power supply, prepare ducting to insert and push it carefully inside the range hood. Insert will mostly hang off the wooden frame and wall using the top and backplate of the insert as your main securing points (make available space by removing baffles and blowers if needed). Some inserts offset from the wall and will need on extra 1×4” or 2×4” built up for the insert to be properly secured. You can also make extra securing points in the copper liner.
TradeWind electrical; single 20 amp circuit that needs to be hardwired.
ISLAND MOUNT RANGE HOOD INSTALLATION
When installing an island mount range hood, it is recommended that the bottom edge of the hood be placed no more than 30 inches above the cooking surface for optimal safety and performance. Prepare your ducting in a way that will line up with the insert’s duct collar before securing the range hood to the ceiling. Preparing the insert for installation includes removing stainless steel baffles and blower to create access for duct connection. Now see details below on how to secure the island range hood and insert.
How to secure your Island range hood/insert:
1. Locate the studs and make outlines displaying all joists. Add more wood reinforcement as necessary in ceiling and hood.
2. Prepare the ducting and electric connections for your insert (as mentioned above).
3. Set top of the hood to the ceiling in place where it needs to be installed and secure through the upper boards to the joists (first pre-drill to not to crack the 2×4’s whatever you are using, screws or bolts).
4. Hardwire the insert power supply, line up the ducting to insert’s collar and push insert carefully inside the range hood. Insert will hang off the wooden frame, using the top of the inserts’ housing as your main securing point (make available space by removing baffles and blowers as mentioned before). You can also make extra securing points in the copper liner as well.