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    • Cisco001
    • By Cisco001 15th Mar 17, 11:58 AM
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    Want a quiet chimney cooker hood. Any recommendation?
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    • 15th Mar 17, 11:58 AM
    Want a quiet chimney cooker hood. Any recommendation? 15th Mar 17 at 11:58 AM
    My existing hood is super noisy. i want something quieter, but don't want to spend a fortune. Any recommendation?

    Chimney type. 60cm wide

    The price vary massively, I don't have a clue...
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    • Aylesbury Duck
    • By Aylesbury Duck 15th Mar 17, 1:00 PM
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    It is a proper extractor or just a recycling one?

    Mine's a proper extractor and is noisy, but it's brilliant at extracting. I suspect the noise is proportional to its effectiveness. Far better to have a powerful, noisy extractor than something that looks and sounds sleek but doesn't actually perform well.
    • Cisco001
    • By Cisco001 15th Mar 17, 1:07 PM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 1:07 PM
    extractor. My existing one have duct leading outside...

    The problem is it is too noisy to a stage that my lodger don't want to turn it on when he is cooking!
    He did open the windows, but the cooking smell go all the way upstair to the bedroom.

    And I need to shout when I need to talk to someone else in in the kitchen when it is on...
    • JP08
    • By JP08 15th Mar 17, 1:18 PM
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    I think that is kind of par for the course for extractors - ours is noisy on all but the lowest setting, it's effective enough on that, and on the highest two settings will actually suck air down the chimney two rooms away (you get that soot smell) unless you shut the doors. This despite the house being a normal 1960s build and not overly draught-proof.

    I'm wondering (never tried this - and as we're likely to be moving soon, not going to do it to our extractor either) whether some of those sound deadening adhesive pads - often used in automotive applications - applied to the inside of the chimney casing - it's normally a false cover over the fan gubbins, a bit of flexible ducting and maybe the control board box* - and the exterior of the fan would quieten things a bit. Or even applied to a length of more solid ducting in place of the flexi stuff.

    * not that I've had to have ours apart to replace a board recently (£90 for a bloomin' board with four relays, a few transistors, one small IC and a handful of passive components - thanks Hotpoint you rip-off merchants)
    • FreeBear
    • By FreeBear 15th Mar 17, 1:27 PM
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    Large bore smooth wall ducting will help to reduce the noise of an extractor. Undersized ducting and/or the flexi stuff increases the resistance of the airflow and makes the fan work harder.

    If the ducting run is particularly long, a remote extractor fan may be a better alternative.
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    • Head The Ball
    • By Head The Ball 15th Mar 17, 1:46 PM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 1:46 PM
    We had a new kitchen fitted a few months ago and chose a 70cm model.

    Luxair LA-70 CVD GL SS

    A 60 cm version is available.

    It has 3 speed settings. It is a bit quieter than the extractor it replaced but it does still make a noticeable noise, especially on the faster settings.

    Any extractor fan is going to make a noise and there appears to be little difference between makes and models.

    Our fan vents straight out through an external wall so the ducting run length is minimal. That means we can usually run it on the lower speeds and still get enough venting.
    Last edited by Head The Ball; 15-03-2017 at 1:49 PM.
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    • EssexExile
    • By EssexExile 15th Mar 17, 2:33 PM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 2:33 PM
    Check the noise levels on the websites. That Luxair mentioned above is probably about as quiet as you'll get, some of the others are 20dB louder which is a lot.
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    • Cisco001
    • By Cisco001 15th Mar 17, 3:59 PM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 3:59 PM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 3:59 PM
    Any body know how much will it cost to get someone to remove my existing and install new one?

    i am in West Midlands....
    • firefox1956
    • By firefox1956 15th Mar 17, 4:41 PM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 4:41 PM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 4:41 PM
    I bought a cooker hood from these guys & fitted it myself.
    Far better quality hoods than the 'sheds' & a lot more powerful extration than most.
    Have a look here
    http://www.premierrange.co.uk/cooker-hoods
    HTH
    Last edited by firefox1956; 16-03-2017 at 3:12 PM.
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