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Installation Instructions

Congratulation on acquiring a Euro Cast Design (ECD) kitchen hood.Cast stone hood with blower insert
A vent liner is already provided within the hoods cast structure. There is therefore no need to install or buy a seperate liner.

Materials Needed

    • Jig saw with fine tooth wood blade.
    • One tube of siliconized sanded caulk. Color: Linen.
    • or, AccuColor - Cornsilk by Tec Specialties.
    • 6 each 3/8” x 3 ” lag bolts w/ washers (4 included).
    • 5/16” drill bit for pre-drilling lag bolt holes.
    • 4 to 6 No. 12 round head wood screws for corbel installation.
    • 2 x 4 stud (very straight).
    • Ratchet & socket for lag bolts.
    • 3 ft. carpenters level.
       

Installation

These hoods have been engineered to be mounted directly on your flat finished wall and does not require any additional framing presuming existing wall meets all building codes.

STEP 1:  Carefully unpack hood and inspect.

STEP 2:  Adjust the cutout in the bottom deck (figure 1) for the particular liner/blower that you have     purchased. Using a jig saw with fine tooth wood blade, cut opening according to the instructions received with liner/blower. Follow same instructions to prepare housing before mounting hood on wall. Please follow all safety instructions included with your liner/blower before electrical hookup.

STEP 3:  If you are installing our “ultra-lite” corbels, you must (from the bottom) pre-drill two or three holes into the hood where you are going to mount the corbels. After the hood has been mounted, fasten corbels from inside of hood using round head or sheet rock grabber screws with washers (not included).

STEP 4:  Locate and mark wall studs where hood is to be mounted (figure 2). Report the stud location on top and bottom cross member of hood (figure 3).

STEP 5:  Pre-drill the cross members and wall stud with the 5/16” wood bit. Start all four of the lag bolts with washers to insure ease of install after hood placement.

STEP 6: 
Determine how far from the cook-top the bottom of your hood will be. Next cut a straight piece of 2 x 4 stud to temporarily mount between your cabinets. Use two of your lag bolts to fix it to the wall, making sure that it is level. This will be used to hold the hood in place while bolting it to the wall (figure 3).

STEP 7:  With the help of friends (not included), lift hood in place and set atop 2 x 4 cross member, remembering to check level constantly. With someone holding the hood against the wall, fasten the two upper lag bolts and washers through plywood cross piece into wall stud. Repeat for bottom bolts.

STEP 8:  Use siliconized sanded caulk to fill any gap along the back wall if needed.

STEP 9:  Your hood is now ready to receive liner/blower unit. When complete, secure included access panel to front of hood using the siliconized sanded caulk. Whether you are faux finishing your hood or not, these hoods must be sealed as the last step to installation. This will protect your hood from grease and fingerprints.

All Euro Cast Design hoods can be faux painted or stained with an oil base stain. Please apply chosen finish according to manufacturer’s instructions.

Adjust the cutout in the bottom deck (figure 1) to accommodate blower that you have purchased.

 

Cast Stone Hood installation

When hood is ready for blower, locate studs in wall where the hood is to be mounted. Verify stud presence at each where lag bolts are to be used.

 

Cast Stone Hood wall

Report the stud location onto the top and bottom cross member of hood. On hoods that exceed 42” in overall width, locate three wall studs and report their position to cross members. Use 2 lag bolts per stud to secure hood.

 

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Determine how far from the cook-top the bottom of your hood will be. Next cut a straight piece of 2 x 4 stud to temporarily mount between your cabinets. Use two of your lag bolts to fix it to the wall, making sure that it is level. This will be used to hold the hood in place while bolting it to the wall.

 

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With the help of friends (not included), lift hood in place and set atop 2 x 4 cross member, remembering to check level constantly. While someone holds the hood against the wall fasten the two upper lag bolts into wall. Repeat for bottom bolts.

 

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