Broan recommends this thing hang a minimum of 30 inches above the range, and that means the outlet needed to be 42 inches high. It was not. I cried. And cried. And went to the bathroom a bunch of times. Possibly ate some chocolate. And then Shaun decided to call a handy friend and he came over in 30 minutes and put the universe right again.
Ok, we still had to cheat it. This was as high as we could go and still be able to plug the sucker in. Not ideal, but it worked. I just thank the Easter Bunny that we used a 'clock' outlet that recessed into the wall. At least something was right.
I had taped some paper up on the sides because the metal hood was making marks on our new tile. This was a good solution to avoid dings on the visible areas all along the sides, without getting in the way. And after I took this pic, the guys left for Home Depot because we didn't have the 6-inch round duct connector. DUH. Finally, it was done.
I'm so happy that it doesn't look or feel too low, even though it is 28.5 inches above the range instead of 30. You might also notice we opted to put the vent portion of the decorative flue on the bottom instead of at the ceiling, because you could see that ugly duct through the vent in that position. That would be silly!
My favorite thing about it is definitely the lights. I love how they light up the tile!
And that is that.
One step closer. Note to everyone doing a kitchen renovation - take very careful measurements, and read the instructions for appliances well before you place your outlets! Also, don't be pregnant for your entire kitchen renovation! Only weirdos do that.