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    • dw14
    • By dw14 7th Dec 17, 3:41 PM
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    Cooker Hood Ducting
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    • 7th Dec 17, 3:41 PM
    Cooker Hood Ducting 7th Dec 17 at 3:41 PM
    Hi all,

    Got a new 60cm cooker hood which seems quite powerful at 558 ㎥/h max extraction rate.
    Model is: Samsung.nk24m5070cs
    The install instructions say ducting should be 150mm or 6" but the existing hole in the double brick kitchen wall is smaller.
    The length of run is about 2 metres from top of hood to outside wall grille with one 90 degree bend.
    Spoken to Samsung and got two different answers. One said it must be 150mm or it wouldn't work right and other said it could be reduced to 125mm. There's a reducer in the box.

    Should it be ok to reduce to 125mm at top of extractor and run that to grille or have 150mm to the wall and reduce for the last 300mm through the double brick wall?

    Thanks
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    • DaftyDuck
    • By DaftyDuck 7th Dec 17, 5:07 PM
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    • 7th Dec 17, 5:07 PM
    Run as wide as possible to the wall, especially if there are any turns. Use the reducer as late in the run as possible.

    Any constriction will slightly reduce flow, as would long pipe runs, or multiple turns. However, at a guess, you'll be fine doing this!
    • dw14
    • By dw14 8th Dec 17, 9:00 PM
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    • 8th Dec 17, 9:00 PM
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    • 8th Dec 17, 9:00 PM
    Ok, thanks DaftyDuck, my thoughts too.
    If I have to reduce from 150 to 100mm due to the hole being smaller than 125, would that be too big a drop in size maybe?
    • DaftyDuck
    • By DaftyDuck 8th Dec 17, 11:30 PM
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    • 8th Dec 17, 11:30 PM
    Who can tell? Best you can do is try it out. It may put a little more strain on the motor, it may not be quite as effective, but it should still work. However, the cross sectional area of 100mm is much less than half that of 150mm, and the surface area for resistance is proportionally higher.

    Bigger hole the better. But, if needs must...
    • thescouselander
    • By thescouselander 9th Dec 17, 7:29 AM
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    • 9th Dec 17, 7:29 AM
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    • 9th Dec 17, 7:29 AM
    I had the same issue and installed the reducer at the cooker hood end - works fine for our setup.
    • martinthebandit
    • By martinthebandit 9th Dec 17, 7:45 AM
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    • 9th Dec 17, 7:45 AM
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    • 9th Dec 17, 7:45 AM
    Just a thought, but increasing the size of the hole would be an easy, simple and (probably) more practical option.
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    • dw14
    • By dw14 9th Dec 17, 8:39 PM
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    • 9th Dec 17, 8:39 PM
    I thought about widening the hole as the best option but not sure how to do it ��
    • martinthebandit
    • By martinthebandit 9th Dec 17, 9:33 PM
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    • 9th Dec 17, 9:33 PM
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    • 9th Dec 17, 9:33 PM
    I thought about widening the hole as the best option but not sure how to do it ��
    Originally posted by dw14

    Mark where the edges of the enlarged hole will be. Drill lots of small holes as close together as possible along the marked lines then, using a bolster chisel and a lump hammer, join the holes up.

    Well thatís how I would do it.
    Politics -
    from the words Poli, meaning many
    and tics meaning blood sucking parasites


    (thanks to Kinky Friedman (or Larry Hardman) for the quote}
    • FreeBear
    • By FreeBear 9th Dec 17, 10:08 PM
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    • 9th Dec 17, 10:08 PM
    using a bolster chisel and a lump hammer, join the holes up.
    Originally posted by martinthebandit
    A bolster would be way too big for this job - I'd suggest a scutch chisel...


    Others would probably say "use an SDS drill with a chisel attachment", bit not everyone has an SDS drill.

    There is another way - Make a plug out of a think lump of wood and insert it in the existing hole. Mark the centre, drill a 12mm hole through and then use a 150mm core drill (you can hire diamond core drills fairly cheaply).
    Last edited by FreeBear; 09-12-2017 at 10:12 PM.
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    • martinthebandit
    • By martinthebandit 10th Dec 17, 11:05 AM
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    Ah but I haven’t got a scutch chisel but I do have a bolster chisel.
    Politics -
    from the words Poli, meaning many
    and tics meaning blood sucking parasites


    (thanks to Kinky Friedman (or Larry Hardman) for the quote}
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