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Venting the steam and cooking vapours from 'eControl' converted Aga range cookers
No traditional flue is required for a converted cooker. We always set up our eControl converted cookers to room vent (through the vented shroud which sits on top of your hob) OR in some cases we can vent externally if the Aga backs onto an external wall. We'll discuss this with you!
For external venting we will extend a copper vent pipe from the back of the ovens, this will pass through the wall. You can see in the picture below a 28mm copper pipe exits the rear left corner of the top oven. With two 90 degree angles it then exits directly out the wall behind the cooker.
If you have a balance flue hob, you will not be able to room vent, we would recommend swapping your hob to one with a vented shroud so that it can be room vented.
If you have an existing fan - we may be able to re-use this. An additional 13amp plug socket will be required, in some cases we will be able to re-wire your existing fan to make it compatible (£250 + VAT) OR we can fit a new fan for you (£450 + VAT) you will need to make us aware of the vent route, if it has any bends in it we cannot guarantee that a fan (yours or new!) will work sufficiently. It is much better to room vent.
If you have an existing 13amp socket close to the Aga (within 50cm) we can use this or you will need to have one installed at the same time as your electric connection point. If the location is in a cupboard or not somewhere easily accessible then you may like to have a socket fitted with a remote control.
Occasional steam escape is normal on an electric Aga range cooker. It varies from cooker to cooker. Some folk see none, some a little more. It is nowhere near as much as every conventional cooker out there, but it is still to be expected.
If you choose to externally vent - We are not builders so cannot prepare the hole for the pipe. It needs to be 30-32mm in diameter and located behind the flue shroud. This is 851mm high from the base of the cooker (not the floor as it may include a plinth of varying height) and 450mm from the right hand side. We'll chat to your and/or your builder directly about this before we come!
The second picture below shows the exterior view. The pipe has a further 90 degree angle to prevent water and wind ingress and is protected in this case by a mesh cover (not supplied).