Setting Up a Ventilated Microwave
Setting Up a Proper Ventilated Microwave is crucial in any kitchen. It helps expel smoke in the case that your casserole gets far from you and prevents excess moisture from accumulating. On the other hand, a gas range or microwave with an adequate exhaust hood is essential for preventing the spread of dangerous gases throughout the home. Let me show you how to set up a microwave with a vent.
Methods for Setting Up a Ventilated Microwave
It is common practice for microwave kits to provide two templates, one for the cabinet bottom and one for the mounting bracket. Find both of the templates.
Drill pilot holes to accommodate the bracket after taping the wall pattern to the surface. Drill a hole using a pilot bit around the location marked on the drawing if you’re venting straight out the rear of the microwave. If it isn’t, then discard the template. The drill press and the anchors that came with the wall bracket may be used to secure it to the wall.
You should fasten the cabinet design to the base of the unit. Prepare the mounting hardware by drilling holes and marking the bottom of the cabinet to accommodate the top-mounted vent. Use an oscillating multi-tool to cut the hole for the vent.
Before installing a top-mounted vent, make sure the flange fits snugly and indicate where the vent will go outside the house. It is recommended to use a stud detector to identify any studs or other obstacles. When obstacles are present, it may be necessary to use an elbow to reroute the exhaust so that it passes past them. Start by boring a pilot hole into the wall near the vent’s center. Then, work your way inside using the 4-inch holes cutter to continue drilling. Last but not least, drill inward using the hole saw.
Tilt the microwave so that its base rests on the wall brackets, and then set it in position. To secure the microwave, insert the bolts under the cabinet and secure them into the screwed holes on top of the appliance. Secure by tightening.
Use the hardware that came with the microwave to connect the vent flange after dropping it through the cabinet.
Before marking its length, slide the 4-inch conduit through the wall. Take it off, grind it to length, put it on the flange, and fasten it. To prevent pests from entering, fasten the louvers to the external surface of the wall.
Just find a power socket within the cabinet and plug in the microwave.