Kitchen Remodeling - Installing a Hood Vent System

A man works on a hood vent system.
  • 3 hours
  • Intermediate
  • 500-700
What You'll Need
Sheet metal box
Nailing flanges
Hood vent
Duct tape

When remodeling a kitchen, install the hood vent before the range or cooktop so that you can reach all connections easily.

Step 1 - Connect Pipes

Connect a section of 6 or 7 inch metal ducting to the duct pipe entering the cabinet and to the hood. If these holes are too close for a turn, you may need to have a sheet metal box with nailing flanges made to your specifications.

Step 2 - Place Hood

Lift the hood into position and trace the holes for attaching the unit with the screws provided.

Step 3 - Adjust Wires

Connect the wiring in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.

Step 4 - Connect Hood

Connect the hood collar to the duct by tightening the metal collar provided or by wrapping duct tape around both collar and duct.