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How to Hang a New Hood in a Kitchen

Follow these steps to hang a new exhaust fan over a cooktop.

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exhaust hood adds dramatic focal point in kitchen
  • Time

    Day

  • Price Range

    $1,000 - $2,500

  • Difficulty

    Hard

Highlights:

Step 1: Find Spot to Center the Cooktop

Determine the center of the cooktop, then use a plumb bob to find the corresponding spot in the ceiling.

Step 2: Attach the Plywood to the Ceiling

Make a nailer by cutting a piece of plywood a little larger than the mounting bracket for the hood. Determine the center of the piece of plywood, and drill a hole through it. Attach the plywood to the ceiling with screws, lining up the center hole with the center mark

Step 3: Screw In the Bolts

Mark the locations of the lag bolts on the nailer. Screw the lag bolts about 3/4 of the way into the nailer. Slide the bracket onto the lag bolts, and tighten them up.

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