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what is max height between range surface and range hood?11/15
I have a 36" window where our range is going (new construction). The minimum distance where I can install a range hood is 50" above the stove surface. Any ideas on what type of range hood will work in this situation?
Have you thought on using a downdraft?
Downdraft or if not a dacor ventilator with external blower.
Does a range by a window meet code in your area? I remember researching this exact application about three years ago and the best info at the time that I could find said that the window should be fixed (non-operational) and even than it would be up to your local building department to approve it. The design ended up getting changed, so I never spoke to the building department about it.
I agree with Mark's concern....I'd be surprised if you could put a stove in front of a window.....or that anyone would want to? I'd confirm that before going any further.
As for hoods....if your going to be that high your most likely looking at a commercial hood with some serious fan power.
Presumably the minimum 50" figure is the height of the window which is discussed above (re questionable idea), but when I did the kitchen two years ago, I first selected the proposed hood & fan for architectural preference and it had a minimum and maximum distance set based on air flow volume and some probable code consideration (no window involved). I think your local code is where you should be looking if I am not mistaken.
Just open the window.
That is a very difficult application. 36" is about as high as you want to go. With that in mind hot air rises so 50" is still better then downdraft. Make sure you have plenty of CFM and that the hood is larger then the cooking surface.
Just use an island hood and mount it to the ceiling.
Very Good Question. We deal with issues like this all the time. First, before anything else is considered is to see the specs on the stove itself. As most New Stoves and/or Hood Combos have a specific Height in the manufacturer spec sheet offered most of the time online for free. Then once that is established check your local codes for the window requirements. See Spec Sheet attached for Hood and Cooktop heights.
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