Thanks for all the advice guys.
In the end I got a regular (Nutone) range hood as the OTRH that matched
our stove was backordered over a month.
So now I put in this new one. It took me forever to get the ducting
hooked up properly, the existing 'hood' that covered the flapper was
angled so my square flapper wouldn't fit into it properly, so I had to
go and get a square one, I couldn't get the existing metal ducting to
fit properly so I had to get some metal flex ducting, the existing
elbow joint wasn't crimped so I had to go back to Home Depot and get
another one. The builder drilled in a screw to secure the one elbow to
the joist which prevented me from getting the other duct into it
properly, the builder also used duct tape on all the joints so I
removed it and used metal tape to seal everything etc.
Got it all secured and wired and fired it up only to find it rattles
quite annoyingly. Sigh.
You know I had much less trouble getting a new water line put in and
connecting my new fridge to it and installing my new dishwasher. You'd
think that installing a range hood would be simple but it's made me
scream in frustration countless times.
I think I started the "it's too high"
comment, so I will address my original
For heating a cup of coffee or a single
plate, we could probably deal with the
microwave over the range. However, if
you cook larger things in the microwave,
it is difficult to bring a large bowl or
pot down from that height. That coupled
the fact there may be a boiling pot on
the range right below, makes it
difficult if not
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