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For the installer
Â When used as an extractor unit, the hood must be fitted with a 150mm diameter hose. Â Should there already be a pipe with a diameter of 125mm that ducts to the outside through the wall or roof, it is possible to use the 150/125 mm reduction flange provided. In this case the hood respect the following minimum distance from the top edge of the cooking hob/ring surfaces: electric cookers gas cookers coal and oil cookers 600 mm 700 mm 800 mm min. conditions without the need for any of the aforementioned measures. Â When the hood is used in its extractor function, the following rules must be followed to obtain optimal operation: Â short and straight outlet hose Â keep bends in outlet hose to a minimum Â never install the hoses with an acute angle, they must always follow a gentle curve. Â keep the hose as large as possible (preferably the same diameter as the outlet hole). Â Failure to observe these basic instructions will drastically reduce the performance and increase the noise levels of the extractor hood.
will be slightly noisier. Â When installing the hood, make sure you
Â The national Standard on fuel-burning systems specifies a maximum depression of 0.04 mbar in such rooms. Â The air outlet must not be connected to chimney flues or combustion gas ducts. The air outlet must under no circumstances be connected to ventilation ducts for rooms in which fuel-burning appliances are installed. Â The air outlet installation must comply with the regulations laid down by the relevant authorities. Â When the unit is used in its extractor version, a sufficiently large ventilation hole must be provided, with dimensions that are approximately the same as the outlet hole. Â National and regional building regulations impose a number of restrictions on using hoods and fuel-burning appliances connected to a chimney, such as coal or oil room-heaters and gas fires, in the same room. Â Hoods can only be used safely with appliances connected to a chimney if the room and/or flat (air/environment combination) is ventilated from outside using a suitable ventilation hole approximately 500-600 cm2 large to avoid the possibility of a depression being created during operation of the hood. Â If you have any doubts, contact the relevant controlling authority or building inspectorÂs office. Â Since the rule for rooms with fuel burning appliances is Âoutlet hole of the same size as the ventilation holeÂ, a hole of 500-600 cm2, which is to say a larger hole, could reduce the performance of the extractor hood. Â If the hood is used in its filtering function, it will operate simply and safely in the above
For the user
Â The cooker hood is designed to extract unpleasant odours from the kitchen, it will not extract steam. Â Always cover lighted elements, to prevent excess heat from damaging the appliance. In
the case of oil, gas and coal fired cookers it is essential to avoid open flames. Â Also, when frying, keep the deep frying pan on the cooker top/cooker under careful control. Â The hot oil in the frying pan might ignite due to
Â Always disconnect the unit from the power supply before carrying out any work on the hood, including replacing the light bulb (take the cartridge fuse out of the fuse holder or switch off the automatic circuit breaker). Â It is very important to clean the hood and replace the filter at the recommended intervals. Failure to do so could cause grease deposits to build up, resulting in a fire hazard. Â The appliance is not intended for use by young children or infirm persons without supervision.
Â Young children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance. Â WARNING - Ensure that the appliance is switched off before replacing the lamp to avoid the possibility of electric shock.