TLDR; Most Common Range Hood Installation Scenarios (English)

4 Most Common Types of Range Hood Installation Scenarios

Please take a look at the scenarios below and see which setup your kitchen has. About 90% of our customers' kitchen fall under one of these four scenarios.

If your kitchen's setup is different from any of the scenarios we have described here, feel free to email us photos of your kitchen to info@pacifichoods.com and we will be able to provide you with a recommendation.

Scenario #1:

Basic Installation

*Must have existing 6" or larger ducting.*

FAQs

the entire ductwork would need to be changed to round.

The entire ductwork would be need to be changed to at least a 6" opening with 6" ducting.

Basic Installation

On the left is the customer's old hood, and on the right is our TruSteam series range hood that we installed. The old hood was using 6-inch ducting, so it was a straightforward swap.

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Basic Installation

On the left is the customer's old hood, and on the right is our TruSteam series range hood that we installed. The old hood was using 6-inch ducting, so it was a straightforward swap.

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Basic Installation

On the left is the customer's old hood, and on the right is our Pro style wifi based TruSteam series range hood that we've installed. The old hood was using 6-inch ducting, so it was a straightforward swap.

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Scenario #2:

Window Venting

Often chosen when openings on walls are not possible/desired. *Must have windows that can slide up and down or left and right.*

FAQs

For most installations, professionals would use a plexiglass or acrylic material for the board.

yes, if you do not prefer the exposed look, you may hire a contractor to place drywall covering around the ductwork.

Besides the clear board, you will also need ducts as well as wall vent. A wall vent is the piece between the duct and the clear board, it usually comes in aluminum or plastic.

Duct + Vent Cap + Board

A close-up look at a window vent installation shows how the smoke will vent to the outside of your home for a smoke-free kitchen.

Window-vented wall mount

This customer installed an under-cabinet hood on the wall with no cabinets, using smooth ducting for a more industrial look. The ducting ends with a semi-rigid flexible duct for easy turns and adjustments towards the window to vent out.

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Unlike the customer on the left, this customer chose to run the ductwork inside the cabinet to hide it, opting to vent out the window instead of making a hole in the wall for an easier installation.

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Scenario #3:

Wall Mount

Wall mount simply means that the hood is installed on the wall, rather than under the cabinet.

While we offer wall-mount hoods specifically designed for that purpose, many of our under-cabinet models can also be wall-mounted. Here are a few examples:

Exposed Ductwork

Wall Mount installation

In this example, the customer chose to install our SC8830BS traditional under cabinet style hood on the wall since they did not have top cabinets. They also chose to not cover the ductwork.

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Wall Mount installation

In this example, the customer chose to install our SC8830BS traditional under cabinet style hood on the wall since they did not have top cabinets. They also chose to not cover the ductwork.

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Covered Ductwork (Cover Sold Separately)

Scenario #4:

Microwave Exhaust replacement

Here are two common kitchen setups. See if your kitchen matches one of the photos below:

Setup #1

Setup 2

Esthetic Option

No Backsplash

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With Backsplash

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Commonly Used Tools You Will Need:

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Here is where we salute our customers for their wacky but successful kitchen smoke-free installations! Thank you to our customers for their creative submissions!

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