Range hoods are a necessary addition to any kitchen, but they can be quite expensive. If you’re looking for a cheaper option, a wall-mounted range hood may be the best choice for you. Installing a wall-mounted range hood is a project that most homeowners can do themselves, and it’s not as difficult as you may think. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to install a wall mount range hood in your kitchen. Keep reading for step-by-step instructions on how to do it yourself!
The Process About How to Install a Wall Mount Range Hood
Now that you have chosen a wall-mounted range hood, it is time to install it. By following these simple steps, anyone can do it without any professional help. Follow each step for directions or tips.
1. Check All The Parts and Equipment
To start with, you need to verify that the range hood you purchased has all the parts you need for installation. Check all of the accessories and lower chimney included in your wall-mounted range hood package. If anything is missing or defective, look through your order paperwork or call customer service to find out what needs to be replaced.
You should also download and read your owner’s manual thoroughly before installing the range hood in order to know how it operates and identify any potential safety hazards.
2. Mark The Wall Where Setup the Range Hood
Don’t make the mistake of blindly marking the spot where you want to install the wall-mounted range hood. You need to know how much clearance you have between the stove and any other appliances located under the wall-mounted range hood, so measure these areas carefully before you begin marking your installation placement. Make sure that there are studs where your lower chimney will be installed, or secure the exhaust duct to a metal or masonry surface to hold the unit in place.
It’s generally recommended that you set the center of your range hood 36″ above the stove, but you may need to adjust this height depending on the type of cooking surface you have. Keep in mind that if you have a gas stove, there must be at least one inch of clearance between each side of the stove and the wall.
Next, use a stud finder to locate two studs that are closely located together on the wall. Mark the center of each stud with a pencil, then draw vertical lines using these marks as guidelines for your lower chimney installation
3. Setup the Range Hood To Wall
Next, you need to secure the lower chimney to the wall studs with screws that are included in your installation package. Drill pilot holes into the wall at each end of each pencil line that you made on your baseboard (Figure 1). Then, screw the lower chimney to the wall at each stud with your drill and screws.
We recommend applying a bead of caulk around the base of the unit before drilling it into place, as this will help prevent moisture from seeping under the hood. Once you’re done, remove and replace any outlet covers that may be located near where the lower chimney protrudes from the wall.
Now you’re ready for the next step: attaching your upper chimney!
4. Make Sure to Connect All The Duct
Make sure that you’ve placed a level on top of the wall-mounted range hood to make sure it’s secure before continuing, and then attach your duct connector to the back of the hood frame. Align it carefully with the arrow on the connector, and tighten the screws to hold it in place.
Once your lower chimney is secured to the wall, you can begin connecting it to your ducts. You may need to cut off any excess length of the duct that will be hidden by your range hood using tin snips but leave at least 4″ for flexibility.
Now you’re ready to install the upper chimney!
5. Lower Chimney Install Properly
Before you can attach the upper chimney to the lower one, you need to secure them together with screws that come with the wall-mounted range hood. Drill pilot holes through each end of both chimneys, then attach them firmly to each other using your drill and screws
Once you’ve connected the lower and upper sections of your range hood’s exhaust system together, you need to secure them to the wall. There should be a screw located on each corner of your exhaust system, and you need to use a stud finder to attach them securely to the wall frame.
6. Upper Chimney Install Properly
The next step is to attach your upper chimney to the exhaust system you just installed. Align it carefully with the arrow on the upper section of your chimney, and use a power drill to secure it at each corner with two screws.
7. Connect Exhaust System to Existing Vent
Before you can connect your exhaust system to your existing vent, you must test to make sure that they are the same size. Using a utility knife or metal shears, carefully cut open the duct connector so that it fits over the exhaust vent on your wall. Check out details about installing the vent.
You’ll need to hold the connection in place while you use a staple gun to secure it tightly to the vent. Place a metal bracket over the duct connector and fasten it to the wall with your staples. You can now connect your upper chimney to this connection.
8. Need to Install
Before you can connect the range hood to your ducts, you need to install the upper section of your chimney. First, position the chimney over the exhaust connection and use a power drill to fasten it at each corner with two screws.
Once you’ve connected your range hood to the lower chimney, you can use an extension to connect it to your upper chimney. The connection should fit over the two screws that are securing your upper section of the chimney in place. You can now tighten its screws using your drill.
9. Install Filters and Plug in the Hood
Before you connect your range hood to power, make sure that everything is in place. If you’re using the ductless option for venting, then both sections of the chimney are connected and ready to use. Make sure that no filters are blocking the openings where the air will enter the range hood.
Plug your range hood in, and use the installation guide to attach the filter plate securely over all of the openings on your new appliance. You can now switch it on, adjust its power level if necessary, and cook without worrying about smoke or odors filling your kitchen.
Now that your range hood is installed, you should remove the cardboard template leftover from the installation process. It’s a good idea to keep it somewhere safe in case you need access to a local contractor who can help with repairs or other work on your range hood.