Hubby and I just purchased a new range and are looking to replace the over the range microwave with a wall mount range hood.
Floor to ceiling in the kitchen is 10'. Range from floor to top of range is 37" From top of the lower cabinets to the bottom of the upper cabinet (where the microwave sat) is 38" The cabinet above where the microwave sat has duct work going to the exterior of the house, and an outlet. We live on a two story house (so can't do chimney hood venting upstairs).
Questions: 1. If Hubby is successfully able to take the cabinet directly above the microwave out, as a beginner, can he install the new wall hood himself? 2. The duct work inside the cabinet (I don't have precise measurement) goes up ] approximately 12 inches, and then elbows outside. Will this be sufficient for a wall mount hood (please note we still have ample space above the cabinet, however prefer not to go that route). 3. If hiring a pro is recommended, what is an approximate amount we should expect to pay (we live in Northern CA).
Below are all the measurements:
Distance from floor to Ceiling is 10 feet Distance from floor to to of the vent (before it elbows to the opening outside) is 81 1/2" Distance from the top of the 81 1/2" elbowing to the opening to the outside is a little over 4" The wide of the opening is 30" The height of the range is 37"
Hood measurements we are considering: 30" W x 24.0" D x 16.375" H