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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 - be it utilising the ElectrickitEcontrol or any other electric system.

If you like your existing flue, it is clean and structurally sound, then we will plan to vent your cooker that way - steam likes to travel up! This saves you the bother and cost of having it removed which can be substantial.

If we are relocating your cooker for you then it is a better and far more flexible option to vent your oven vapours into the room. You can fit an extractor above an electric Aga range cooker if you wish. 

Or if you prefer not to smell what you are cooking in the ovens {the traditional way}, you can choose to place your range on an external wall when we move or install it. We will then extend a copper vent pipe from the back of the ovens, this will pass through the wall.

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.

Oven vent on 'Electrikit' converted Aga range 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). 

Exterior vent of 'Electrikit' converted Aga range cooker

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