HOW TO FIT A COOKER HOOD – Cooker hoods extract fumes and smells and is a great way to reduce the smell of cooking from around the house. Fitting a cooker hood is not complicated and in this guide you’ll learn how to fit a cooker hood by yourself.
You need to choose an appropriate hood for your cooker. Take a trip to your local Kitchen Showroom, along with the measurements of the opening you have and chose one that you like and that is suitable for your needs. The staff at the Kitchen Showroom will be able to advise you on the range available and suitability.
Find yourself a nice flat area work to work from and turn the cooker hood up side down.
Remove all filters and ducting.
On the side and top of the cooker hood remove the ducting panels.
Hold the cooker hood in place and mark the place where it fit, it’s best to get someone to help you do this. You need to mark the area on the wall where the ducting will fit through to the outside wall.
On the area that you marked, cut out the hole in the wall and then using a power drill, drill a hole through the exterior wall on each corner of the opening. This will act as a reference line for cutting out the hole outside of the exterior wall.
Insert the ventilation ducting through the wall into your kitchen. Make sure you have sufficient ducting to go through the exterior and interior wall to reach your cooker hood. You can buy a longer length of ducting if required.
Now seal the ducting with ducting tape and seal around the duct cap and wall with silicone to seal the ducting in place.
Discounted the power supply to your kitchen. This can be done in your power control panel. Before working test to make sure there is not power to the kitchen by turning on your kettle or toaster – if they don’t come on you know you have disconnected the power.
Once the wiring is in place and the wall socket secured back in place, turn the power on and see if the fan works. If not, turn the power back off and examine the manufacturers wiring specifications and instructions.
Now fit your cooker hook above your cooker and secure in place.
Replace the Fan and Filters, turn on and test again. If all is working correctly the fans will rotate and any fumes from your cooking should be extracted.
Acknowledgements: Video – Prolinerangehoods