Do-it-yourself kitchen hood installation: instructions and video. Connecting electrical components


In recent years, the cost of installing var­i­ous appli­ances, includ­ing hoods, has increased dra­mat­i­cal­ly. If you under­stand the process, it is not dif­fi­cult to com­plete all the work, more­over, with­out resort­ing to the help of mas­ters. The instal­la­tion of the hood takes place in stages, in no case do not rush — do all the steps care­ful­ly and accu­rate­ly, accord­ing to the instruc­tions described below. And most impor­tant­ly, buy good hoods. Find selec­tion tips here.

Extractor fan in the kitchen

We make and try on crackers

Start the instal­la­tion by mak­ing a crack­er. This will allow you to accu­rate­ly deter­mine the place where the hood will be placed, as well as make an impor­tant design detail. The clap­per­board should be made of tin, alu­minum or gal­va­nized. To make the work as con­ve­nient as pos­si­ble, place it above the stove on the cab­i­net.

To ful­ly install the hood in the kitchen, you will need not only a stan­dard set of tools that is in every home, but also a jig­saw, make sure you have it in advance. Get a clean cut saw for it.

On the top board of the cab­i­net where you will attach the clap­per­board, be sure to make mark­ings with a pen­cil. Also make a markup inside the crack­er in the place where the win­dow will be placed. You can make these markups very sim­ply — for this, tem­porar­i­ly remove the damper.

We process the cabinet

In all kitchens there are cab­i­nets on top, in spe­cial com­part­ments of which cere­als and oth­er things that should always be at hand are added. It is in such a place that the hood is installed: a pipe pass­es through a part of the cab­i­net, which will be led out into the street.

Hood installation scheme

Before start­ing work, free the entire cab­i­net from the things that are stored in it, and dis­man­tle the part that will fit the bot­tom frame of the hood, it is also worth cut­ting a hole for the pipe if it will pass through the cab­i­net.

There are two types of hood rooms. You can place it as shown in the pic­ture above. You can also com­plete­ly remove part of the cab­i­net, while the hood will com­ple­ment the inte­ri­or, com­bined with the stove (read also which one is bet­ter to choose an elec­tric and gas stove).

When you cut out the hole for the crack­er win­dow, make a small allowance of 3–5 mm. Be sure to fin­ish with a spe­cial adhe­sive tape. It will help the mate­r­i­al from which your shelves are made to last longer. It is pos­si­ble that the cor­ru­ga­tion will strong­ly go to one of the sides, then you will have to use sil­i­cone abun­dant­ly.

We mount corrugation and crackers

In the round holes placed on the back of the cab­i­net, we put the cor­ru­ga­tion itself, while at its end it is nec­es­sary to form a rec­tan­gle or square to make it more con­ve­nient to work with the sur­face. The result­ing cor­ners need to be cut 2 cm with scis­sors and bent out­ward.

Now you need to apply a small lay­er of sil­i­cone on the tree in the cor­ners and strips of cor­ru­ga­tion that you have unbent. At the same time, do not allow gaps — they should not be at all. Don’t be afraid that the sil­i­cone can crawl out of the bond­ing area, just apply a not very thick lay­er. We install a ven­ti­la­tion win­dow between the marks already installed ear­li­er, it is very impor­tant to observe max­i­mum accu­ra­cy.

To make it eas­i­er to install the clap­per­board, you can tilt the struc­ture and, as it were, insert it at an angle.

After the sil­i­cone dries, it will take about 25–30 min­utes, it is nec­es­sary to strength­en the struc­ture and fill the gap between the edge of the win­dow for ven­ti­la­tion and the crack­er box with mount­ing foam. To achieve the most effec­tive result, use high-qual­i­ty foam and a spe­cial spray gun.

We mount the hood

The main prob­lem encoun­tered dur­ing the instal­la­tion of the hood is the cor­ru­ga­tion. It is quite soft and may not hold its shape well, so you should not make mis­takes, and even before installing the hood win­dow itself, try to attach it. First, install the exhaust pipe in the cab­i­net, then install the screws in the spe­cial­ly pre­pared holes. Only after that the cor­ru­ga­tion is put on the pipe and wrapped with a clamp, some­times it is attached using soft wire.

For some peo­ple who are faced with the instal­la­tion, such a con­nec­tion between the cor­ru­ga­tion and the pipe seems not very reli­able. You should­n’t wor­ry about this. Experts believe that the con­nec­tion is more than strong. In addi­tion, you will need to peri­od­i­cal­ly clean the hood, and if you seal it, any clean­ing will become impos­si­ble.

If there is no cabinet above the hood

Quite often, for fear of fire, the own­ers pre­fer to aban­don cab­i­nets above the hood. In this case, the hood mount looks like it is placed direct­ly into the ceil­ing.

Mounting the hood without cabinet

To do this, make a small rec­tan­gu­lar frame, which is then put on a PVC box.

It is dif­fi­cult to say which of the designs is bet­ter, with or with­out a cab­i­net. It can only be not­ed that instal­la­tion is safe with­out unnec­es­sary wood­en mate­ri­als near the stove. It is also impor­tant to know: at what height to install the hood above the stove.

Connecting electrical elements of the hood

Of great impor­tance is how exact­ly your hood will work. If it is con­nect­ed to the net­work using an out­let, you can not be too zeal­ous, just put the wires behind the fur­ni­ture and for­get about them for­ev­er. If the con­nec­tion is auto­mat­ic, more steps will be required.

Remem­ber that you need to think about wiring even at the stage of installing the hood. It is pos­si­ble that your con­nec­tion option should be made dur­ing the mount­ing of the device parts.

Before con­nect­ing the hood, it is nec­es­sary to make ground­ing. If there is more than one ground wire, it is nec­es­sary to loosen the rear incisors and pass the wire between them (as if under the hood), but so that this is not vis­i­ble from the out­side of the box. The hood must be well ground­ed. After that, in the case of auto­mat­ic con­nec­tion, it is nec­es­sary to thread the wires into a PVC box, and also iso­late all bare ele­ments well with elec­tri­cal tape.

Electrical elements of the hood

Video example of installing a hood in the kitchen

The spe­cial­ist will show and explain in detail how to install the hood in your kitchen with­out resort­ing to the help of spe­cial­ists:

Installing the hood your­self is not as dif­fi­cult as it seems at first glance. After watch­ing the video and read­ing the mate­r­i­al in this arti­cle, you can eas­i­ly install the hood cor­rect­ly, which will serve you for more than one year with­out fail­ures and break­downs.


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