Frequently Asked Questions

(Range Hoods)

WHAT TYPES OF HOODS DO YOU MAKE?

  • Standard Built Models

  • Custom Built Models ​

WHAT ARE YOUR LEAD TIMES?

  • Lead times may vary depending on our current production workload. Generally, we try to keep our lead times around 6 to 8 weeks

WHAT KIND OF LIGHTS DO YOU OFFER?

  • Halogen Lighting

  • LED Lighting

  • Incandescent Lighting

DO YOU MAKE CANOPIES ONLY, OR THE COMPLETE HOOD WITH IT’S INTERNALS?

  • We make complete hoods with the internal blower system, lights, switches and dishwasher safe baffle filters, however, we can also make just the canopy. All we need is for you to provide the liner of your choice and we can build a custom canopy to fit your liner.

WHAT MATERIALS DO YOU OFFER?

  • Copper

  • Brass

  • Zinc

  • Stainless steel

  • Iron

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT ACCESSORIES YOU HAVE?

  • Straps

  • Decorative Rivets

  • Decorative Molding

  • Pot Rails

WHAT DEPTH DO YOU NEED?

 

We recommend that your Range Hood should cover the entire cooking surface from front to back. Standard cooktops vary in depth from 24’’- 27’’ This is why our standard models come in 24’’ and 27’’ depths. Please contact our sales representatives for more details. 

 

 

 

WHAT HEIGHT DO YOU NEED? 

For optimal operation, we suggest the bottom of the hood shot be no less than 30'' and no more than 36'' above the cooktop. 

 

The best way to find out what height your range hood should be is by measuring the distance from your cooktop to your ceiling. 

 

After you have that measurement, you then need to determine the distance you would like your hood to be from the cooktop. 

 

We recommend mounting your hood between 30-36 inches from the cooktop. 

 

(EXAMPLE BELLOW) 

 

Ceiling to cooktop measures 60’’ 

 

Deduct 31 from 60’’ (space between cooktop and bottom of hood) leaving you a total of 29'’ to the ceiling. This will be the height of your hood.  

 

These calculations will get you close to the height you need. We can also add matching duct covers for vaulted/sloped ceilings. Please contact our sales representatives for more details.

 

 

 

WHAT WIDTH DO YOU NEED?

 

We recommend your hood should be no less than the width of your cook top. Optimal width should overhang the cook top by 3’’ inches on each side. 

 

 

 

WHAT CFM DO YOU NEED?

 

The first thing you need to find out is the BTU of your range. BTU is also known as (British Thermal Units).  After obtaining this information you can then use this simple calculation to determine the CFM your hood needs. CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute)  

 

(EXAMPLE BELLOW)

 

If your cook top emits 90,000 BTU’s

 

90,000 BTU’s Divided by 100 = 900 CFM

 

This means that 900 cfm or more would be sufficient. Remember it is always a good idea to have more CFM rather than less CFM. You can always turn our blowers down to your desired CFM because they are variable speed, but when you burn something or just need to clear a large amount of smoke or odor out of your kitchen, having the extra CFM is always nice.

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