Replacing Microwave with Under Cabinet Range Hood


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Old 09-05-21, 06:28 PM
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Replacing Microwave with Under Cabinet Range Hood

We're trying to replace our over the range microwave with an Under Cabinet mount OTR hood. I actually replaced the drywall where the microwave was before because it had numerous holes and was covered with either mold or soot. I also replaced the wall damper, because everything is open so why not. Now here's the issue. The vent hole that was previously cut is flush with the bottom of the cabinetry. As you can see from the photos below, the exhaust on the hood is about 1/2"-3/4" down, meaning the cabinetry is in the way of lining up the exhaust. I'm not sure what the easiest solution might be. However this may explain why there was junk behind the microwave, I question how good the previous seal was. Best solutions?




 
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Old 09-05-21, 07:56 PM
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Where does the vent line go..... up ?
Can't tell from the picture.

Now would be the time to modify that fitting to line up to your hood.
Usually that's done before replacing the sheetrock.
 
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Old 09-05-21, 08:02 PM
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The vent goes straight out of the house. Here is what is in the wall:

https://www.menards.com/main/applian...4426014052.htm
 
 

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