Congratulation on acquiring a Euro Cast Design kitchen hood.
A liner is already provided within the hoods cast structure. There is therefore no need to install a liner.
- 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 ½” 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.
This hood has been engineered to be mounted directly on your finished wall and does not require any additional framing presuming existing wall meets all building codes.
Carefully unpack hood and inspect.
The access panel secured in a separate cardboard box
is very fragile. If dropped it will shatter. Handel it with extreme
Using a jig saw with fine tooth wood blade, adjust the cutout in the bottom deck (figure 1)
to the specifications provided with the particular blower-pack you purchased. Follow same instructions to prepare
the installation of the housing before mounting hood on wall ( Dry
fitting). Please follow all safety instructions included with your liner/blower before electrical hookup.
If you are installing
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).
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).
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.
Secure a cleat on the wall where the bottom of the hood is
going to rest allowing a 1/4 " play. Precut a 2x4 to wedge and
maintain the hood in place while bolting it to the wall (figure 3).
With the help of friends (not included), lift hood in place and set atop
the cleat. Force it into the corner-ceiling and jam the 2x4 between
the floor and the hood lower front edge. The hood should remain put
at this time. Using wedges, fit the hood level and finalize its
placement. At this time secure the hood to the wall/ceiling with
four (4 +) lag bolts
into the studs. Liquid nail or "PL-400" can be used
for a better install and seal to the wall/ceiling.
Use siliconized sanded caulk to fill any gap along the back wall if needed.
Your hood is now ready to receive the blower/pack unit. When complete, secure included access panel to front of hood using the siliconized
sanded caulk. Whether you faux finish your hood or not, these hoods must be sealed as the last step to installation. This will protect your hood from grease and fingerprints
and ease clean-up.
All Euro Cast Design hoods can be faux painted or stained with a
water base/latex stain and liquid tints.
Please apply chosen finish according to manufacturer’s instructions