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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 · 19/07/2008 23:14

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?

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Shitemum · 19/07/2008 23:24

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

Shitemum · 19/07/2008 23:33

bumping for you (and me)

Furball · 19/07/2008 23:34

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

SpirallingOutOfControl · 19/07/2008 23:44

Furbal - thanks, that sounds about right

Anyone else?

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SpirallingOutOfControl · 19/07/2008 23:48

just need a couple more for comparision!

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singledadofthree · 19/07/2008 23:51

depends whether you have gas or electric hob

SpirallingOutOfControl · 19/07/2008 23:53

its gas

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singledadofthree · 19/07/2008 23:54

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 · 19/07/2008 23:55

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

S1ur · 19/07/2008 23:55

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 · 20/07/2008 00:01

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

SpirallingOutOfControl · 20/07/2008 00:02

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?

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singledadofthree · 20/07/2008 00:16

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 · 20/07/2008 00:22

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...

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