How do I raise a stove vent hood that drops down too low?

by Leslie
Not only does the vent hood interfere with line of sight, my husband and I frequently bump our head on it!
how do i raise a stove vent hood that drops down too low
  5 answers
  • Norris720 Norris720 on Jun 18, 2017

    Leslie - You will first have to take off the Sheet-metal casing of the flue. This will expose the flue pipe and supports. Once all pipe and supports are visible you can determine how high you want to raise the hood vent. You may have to have a custom pipe made after you reduce the length of the vent pipe. (Also maybe a stock item at your Builder supply) After pipe is installed you will have to customize the outer sheet-metal to match the new height. If you know of the Hood Vent manufacture, contact them for information on parts and advice to raise the height.

  • Jan Loehr Jan Loehr on Jun 18, 2017

    I notice your cooking area is in the center of your kitchen. Consider this ....if you raise this hood, will it still draw the smoke of cooking up into it? Maybe when it was installed, this may have been the correct height to exhaust all smoke and odor...I would definitely consult a professional about this before you do anything...

  • Leslie Leslie on Jun 18, 2017

    Thank you for your respons!

  • Bink Bink on Jun 19, 2017

    Oh my good! I have been waiting for someone who has this range hood because I have a question. I am installing the same range hood only on the wall. My handyman says it is going to need exhausting through the roof. How do you clean the grease from inside the venting? It will still get grease in it, even though it has a double filter?

  • Galen W. Yoder Galen W. Yoder on Jun 26, 2017

    B.s.nelson, that is a common concern, but most of the mesh filters are dishwasher safe and do an adequate job of preventing the "grease" from traveling that far. You would have to be cooking for an Army and and using buckets of lard to create a problem that might cause any safety or cleaning issues. The newer hoods are a much better design than previous eras. In order for the hood fan to draw up the amount of grease your concerned about it would be drawing a volume of air so great it would probably suck your utensils up into the filters-- that is of coarse the filters hadn't already been sucked through the fan! And as far as Leslie's issue, there should be an inner support frame work that can be shortened to your desired height, the outer shell of stainless steel can also be modified for the finished look. The last one I installed similar to your hood had a 2 piece shroud that allowed the outer shroud to slide into one another for an easier and adjustable connection. looking at your photo it doesn't appear to have that option,however the type I just described blended very nicely and was hardly noticeable. I've banged my head on my hood a few times and it is a pleasant feeling!! It's a DO-able fix but it may require some professional work at a sheet metal fab shop to alter the shroud length.