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If you have a smoke extractor over your hob like the one in the link could you please...

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SpirallingOutOfControl Sat 19-Jul-08 23:14:24

If you have this style of hood (doesnt have to be this identical one) could you please tell me how many centimetres you have between the worksurface and the bottom of the hood?
Does it get in the way when you bend over the hob?
Thanks!

Shitemum Sat 19-Jul-08 23:24:30

[lurks] I need to know this too so I don't hang it too low!

Shitemum Sat 19-Jul-08 23:33:18

bumping for you (and me)

Furball Sat 19-Jul-08 23:34:48

between the cooker top and the bottom of the fan thingy is 77 cm

SpirallingOutOfControl Sat 19-Jul-08 23:44:05

Furbal - thanks, that sounds about right

Anyone else?

SpirallingOutOfControl Sat 19-Jul-08 23:48:10

just need a couple more for comparision!

singledadofthree Sat 19-Jul-08 23:51:09

depends whether you have gas or electric hob

SpirallingOutOfControl Sat 19-Jul-08 23:53:57

its gas

singledadofthree Sat 19-Jul-08 23:54:17

from memory its 70cm for electric and 75 for gas hob - think its that way round - i put them all at 75 as it usually matches the height of three tiles or the new ss splashbacks.

singledadofthree Sat 19-Jul-08 23:55:19

go for 75 then - and are you tiling above worktops?

S1ur Sat 19-Jul-08 23:55:33

I think mines only about 60-65cm ish, we have gas hobs.

Doesn't get in the way for me (I am short if that makes a difference).

singledadofthree Sun 20-Jul-08 00:01:38

and it should say in the fitting instructions as the modern regs are much stricter.

SpirallingOutOfControl Sun 20-Jul-08 00:02:29

durrrr - we have bought ss splashbacks but haven't put them up yet. I think they are 80cm x 45cm.
When the guy was fitting the kitchen it just looked too low at about 70cm so i asked him not to fit it as DP does most of the cooking and i didnt want him getting p-off if it was too low. We have never had an extractor so it does seem to LOOM rather.

Thanks SDOT will go and check height of spalshbacks and suppose hood would go just above, resting on top of panel?

singledadofthree Sun 20-Jul-08 00:16:21

you could fit it at 80cm - dont think theres a maximum height as such, just whats practical - check theres enough space to the ceiling, yours gives a minimum hood height of 81.8cm (they have adjustable chimneys)

and dont forget its now illegal to do home electrics - so do it to modern regs - use a fused switched spur mounted next to hood and reached standing on floor or next to hob above worktop.

SpirallingOutOfControl Sun 20-Jul-08 00:22:48

I was told that i could put it higher than 70-75cm but that the higher it is the less efficient it will be.
Ceiling is over 3m high, have bought extra tube to reach vent tube that's about 2.80m up from floor.
Will get electrician to do it, no worries...
Thanks!

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