I have a new CDA cooker hood which eventually will be extracted outside, for the moment I want to use it as a recirculating one but have been told I need a charcoal filter, where would I need to put this as there aren't any instructions?
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I had the same problem. No information in the user manual or on the internet about what filter to use. But actually, its not a problem at all because the filter is a universal one! B&Q sell 3 or 4 universal filters, the important thing is to choose the one that has the same diameter and the same central fitting. The one you need is made by Designair and says on the label "suitable for models VH60S, VH60W, IH60SS. It only costs £4.95.
Firstly operate extractor normally,hold a piece of A4 paper on the underside of fan and see how it holds it on the different speeds.Then if you can remove the charcoal filters then operate as before and compare the difference between the suction,this should tell you if it is the charcoal filters or a blockage in the pipe.
The charcoal filter is for if you do not have the hood vent to the outside of the house. The charcoal filter does not come with the hood you need to buy it separately and It will tell you where to put in the instructions that come with it.
Your problem is: You live in a flat with no chimney and you would like to install a cooker hood. how do you do this please?
Is there living space above? If so you can't go straight up. If your range is on an outside wall, it can be piped out the back. If only attic or roof above, no problem. Just pipe it straight up useing B-vent pipe or equivlent. If you can't do any of this just get a hood that vents filtered air back into the room.
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the manual i have says that the charcoal filters inside need changing about every 6 months. take out the grease filters then you should be able to turn it and take them out. you may not have these if the extractor vents to the outside. the grease filters can be cleaned with a neutral detergent and then put back in. Make sure the electric is off before you do any of this. Hope this makes sense and helps!