Steel Duct Cover Dimensions
It is essential
that we have accurate dimensions for your custom duct
cover. Bear with me for a moment, and we'll get it right
the first time. In measuring, you will probably find the
kitchen wall is not perpendicular with the ceiling, so
you will need to measure for the duct cover in 4 places
(which I will describe later). But first, some tips to
make this measuring easy. I will need exact dimensions
from you, and then I will deduct 1/16" of an inch
for clearance. If you deduct some, and then I deduct some,
we're going to be short. So I need exact measurements.
Next, the bending of the tape measure is not accurate
enough for what we're doing here. The best way to measure
the 4 corners of the duct cover is with a tape measure,
and a ruler. If, let's say , the distance between
hood and ceiling is approximately 16", hold the tape
measure down straight to the top of the hood up 10",
and hold ruler to ceiling and measure down to 10"
mark on tape measure, which would be approximately 6".
By adding the 2 dimensions you will have an exact figure
without having to bend the tape measure and estimate.
Now, the 4 places to measure: If the front of your duct
cover is 12" wide, and 12" deep on the sides,
from the exact center of the hood, you will measure over
6" to right front) 5" to right from center line
and 12" from wall) and 6" over for left front.
Then measure back right corner (against wall 6" from
center line) and then measure back left corner. These
4 points are the dimensions we need.