Range Hood Upgrade - Reducer

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simpleword
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Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:17 pm

Hi there, I just bought a new range and was hoping to replace the hood as well. I have a ventline 42" ducted hood with a centered 5" (grrr) duct. Now it is my understanding that I can replace it with a standard under-cabinet hood by using a 7"-5" reducer coupling. What I'm not understanding is how to compensate for the added height due to the tapered section in the coupling. Would I have to cut a larger hole in the cabinet and remove the equivalent amount of vent pipe? I have a rigid pipe not flexible.

Thanks!


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Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:32 pm

I would measure the space you have and then build up the connectors you need at the store and see where you stand.

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simpleword
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Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:09 pm

Thanks Greg! I ended up finding this puppy https://www.walmart.com/ip/Cosmo-COS-5M ... /479990679 which is really well reviewed. Not quite as wide but shouldn't make a difference as the 42" hood wasn't spanning a gap of any sort.

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