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PREPARING THE COUNTERTOP
The countertop must have a deep flat surface
to accommodate the cooktop and the vent.
Countertops with a rolled front edge and
backsplash may not provide the flat surface
Clearance between inside front of cabinet and
rear of countertop cutout must be 20
order to accommodate cooktop depth.
A 1/2″ wide flat area is required around the
edge of opening for support of the unit. The
cooktop unit must be level and sit squarely
into countertop opening.
Carefully cut countertop opening according
to the dimensions shown in the illustration.
Be sure that opening is cut squarely, with
sides parallel to each other and rear exactly
perpendicular to sides.
PREPARING FOR DUCTWORK
NOTE: Ductwork MUST be vented to outside.
DO NOT vent into a wall, ceiling, crawlspace, attic or
any concealed space.
Cut hole in cabinet wall or floor as appropriate for
your installation. Make sure exhaust duct is located
between wall studs or floor joists.
NOTE: When cutting or drilling into wall or ceiling,
do not damage electrical wiring and other hidden
⁄4″ x 10″)
Rear Wall Venting
BLOWER TO DUCTWORK ALIGNMENT
In general, the use of flexible ducting is discouraged
because it can cause severely restricted airflow.
However, if the blower outlet and the floor or wall
duct location do NOT align well, then flexible METAL
ducting can be used to adapt to an offset. Good
alignment without use of flexible ducting is best.
•Do not exceed the maximum recommended
offset of 6″.
•Do not allow the flexible ducting to kink or collapse.
•Do stretch the flexible ducting as much as possible
to eliminate as much of the corrugation as possible.
⁄4″ x 10″ rectangle to 6″ round transition duct is
available at your local building supply store.
NOTE: Illustrations are for planning purposes only
CABINET PREPARATION CUTOUTS