As a rookie, I’m not sure what strategies or approaches I should look into to get my range hood vent duct to make the necessary turns in a relatively tight space.
So far, I have
- the rectangular-to-round range hood outlet piece
- a 7” to 6” reducer
- Two 6” adjustable angle pieces
When all combined, I can achieve the necessary ‘turns’ to get it between the wall studs, but it’s way too long/tall: it doesn’t fit within the cabinet. I’d have to cut out most of the cabinet top to allow the ducting to make its way up into the ceiling before exiting out the wall.
Are there products available that help achieve tighter turns? (It’s my understanding that flexible duct is not a safe/approved solution). Do installers modify the products I already have, to make them shorter somehow?
Would most installers simply fabricate their own pieces? (if so, with what? sheet metal and rivets? spot welding?)
Including photo of cabinet space with 12” ruler: