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Old 03-25-2015, 02:50 PM   #15
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Installation in a 24" Baraldi is unchartered water at FOP in our short history.

Checking on line it appears the Baraldi Hoods are similar to a Heng's Trusty Series 9680L. Customers and we have converted 9680L hoods but they are a challenge. First I see no spot welds which is great, saves 1.5 hours conversion time. Our SAM-1 will physically fit in the 24" Baraldi but consider the following;

Fundamentally, the supply ground along with switch output hot leads to fan and light switch are diverted to our 3 circuit pig tail. Proper hook-up allows for the selection of fan speed and light settings on SAM-1 with Master on/off of fan or light via the un-touched original switches on hood. All fairly straight forward.

Next to consider; The large 22" filter must be deleted in order to access our lever switches. When the original filter is gone, the front full width blind stop the big filter installs against is exposed. It has sharp edges that I would tape (3M Nomex tape) because you will be bumping into that surface when adjusting lever switches or open/closing damper.

Final consideration to use or not use original light bar? It consumes over 2.5 amps when the 2-10 watt bulbs are on. Our LED illuminates the entire cook area wonderfully without the light bar and only uses .35 amp. (almost an 8 x reduction in amp draw). If one does not use the original light bar they should consider removing it, the space gained makes easier more comfortable access to SAM-1 lever switches.

Allen, feel free to contact me direct with questions or issues. My numbers are office; 1-810-969-4450 and cell 810-441-2633.

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From: Adohen@aol.com
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:51:13 -0400
Subject: Adohen Fwd: SAM-1 Compatability
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Hi Larry,
Here is a question I can't answer. You can answer to Allen directly

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Old 03-25-2015, 02:54 PM   #16
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Thanks, seems to be too much to lose with a Baraldi. I already have LED lights and the rest seems like too much uncertainty.
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Old 03-28-2015, 08:40 AM   #17
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So the new fan came yesterday. It appears to be very well thought out and made.

It'll be a few weeks before I bring the AS home PERMANENTLY from storage.

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Old 03-28-2015, 09:09 AM   #18
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I got an email from FOP yesterday and they state that the kit is plug and play for Ventline but not Baraldi.

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Old 03-28-2015, 09:21 AM   #19
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That's kind of what I am gathering, Larry. I had been looking for a deal for a Beraldi casually for a couple years, but am now glad I didn't find one. It looks great, but I don't think it is much of a ventilation improvement...or noise. I hope this mod is.
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Old 04-03-2015, 06:33 PM   #20
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For whatever it's worth to y'all, I ordered the SAM-1 last Sunday night, it arrived yesterday, and I installed it today. It took me about 3 1/2 to 4 hours from the time I removed the original fan, did the modifications that had to be done.

My range hood is the original to the '96 34' that I'm just finishing an interior and a bunch of other stuff. It's a Ventline, model "BM", all of the monitoring gauges, pump switch, etc., are on the front of the range hood.

The wiring was the easiest part, just take the connectors apart, and follow the instructions. There were some metal fabrication that was necessary to fit up the exhaust of the SAM-1 to the outside vent on the trailer. The SAM-1 exhaust vent was about 1 1/2" lower than the vent on the wall of the trailer.

I used the original outside vent for now, but will probably change that to the one that is supplied by Fabulous Products. There is a manual "gate" at the back of the SAM-1, that is better than the original vent on the trailer. Depending on the size of the opening the factory cuts into the sidewall, that may have to be opened up a bit....

Overall, it was a fairly easy job, with a couple phone calls to Larry Milks and Jim Woods at Fabulous Products, it was well worth the effort.

At last, we've got a fan that is extremely quiet, and moves a LOT of air. You need to crack a window to get the maximum airflow. The night light has a "high/low" setting so it can be used as a nightlight...

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Old 04-03-2015, 09:29 PM   #21
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Fine! I broke down and ordered one. My vent is a Ventline B series. I'll let ya'll know in a couple weeks.
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Can I ask how much the SAM-1 is? I'd love to have a quieter kitchen hood!


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They will cost you around $200.00, maybe a little less, and that should include freight, and it's worth every penny of that!
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Ok, I got it installed today in my OEM Ventline B series. The fit into the hood, the wiring were a piece of cake. However, the duct "snorkel" from the hole in the wall to the hood exit was about 1" higher than the new fan exit. It took some metal work which took about 2 hours, and some aluminum taping to mate and seal it.

However, this fan is noticeably and remarkably quiet. And it moves quite a bit more air than the old one. The reduced noise is worth the price of admission.
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Great, now if only there were a plug and play replacement for the Baraldi...
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Ok, I got it installed today in my OEM Ventline B series. The fit into the hood, the wiring were a piece of cake. However, the duct "snorkel" from the hole in the wall to the hood exit was about 1" higher than the new fan exit. It took some metal work which took about 2 hours, and some aluminum taping to mate and seal it.

However, this fan is noticeably and remarkably quiet. And it moves quite a bit more air than the old one. The reduced noise is worth the price of admission.
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Sorry, I didn't take any. Wasn't in the mood with twisting my back over the counter working the exhaust chute. I could take the end product if you want.
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