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surfor

No mention of height of hood off the stove. Is there a formula based on the power of the vent? I replaced a vent hood with a combo microwave and vent hood, and the microwave is too high, but the vent seems to be the right distance from the stove top.

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arvilla_trag
@surfor - re hood height, first, make sure you won’t bang your head on the hood. Sounds like a gimme, but I’ve lived in houses where it was an issue, and I’m only 5’6”. By ensuring that, you also make sure you don’t have to skootch down to see the back burner activity; that can be hard on the back. Once the tallest person in the house can clear the hood, I would say it’s at the correct height. Most contractors will tell you there is a “standard” height, but a couple inches one way or the other for personal convenience won’t have any negative impact on function.
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The Custom Vent Hood Company

@surfor Generally, the hood should be 30" to 36" off of the cooking surface. If the installation is inspected, the inspector may ask for the installation specifications.

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