In celling speakers and fire hoods.

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  1. Killbill118

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    Hey folks.
    Finally getting some Kef ci160QRs for atmos and came across a few guys that had installed fire hoods. Honestly did not know such a thing exsisted.
    My first thought was I could contribute that money towards a better speaker but then the sensible adult in me that takes out insurance for everything kicked in and bought some fire hoods.
    Wanted to ask you good folks if you have installed fire hoods to met regs and/or peace of mind?
     
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    I ended up buying fire topper pro6-8” (I like the colour red!)
    Also came across “Hoody” <cool brand name homie! And Richersounds seem to have some Cambridge branded ones.
     
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    I got 4 of the Firetopper ones due to building regs and there being a habitable space above
     
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    Following.....Will be installing speakers soon, so will need to know about hoods :)
     
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    Always install fire hoods above your in ceiling speakers if there is a habitable room above or the chance of lateral fire spread to a habitable room.

    We are Hoody authorised dealers and installers but also use FirePro Plus for custom fit hoods.
     
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    If it’s a floor above then you do really need hoods. If installed correctly they provide the required fire resistance and also an element of sound reduction to the rooms above. Some on here have also constructed plasterboard boxes in the ceiling void to install the ceiling speakers into - depends if you have space. I fitted hoody hoods above my ceiling speakers which were about £50 each which worked fine and are nicely made.
     
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    So can the Hoody hoods be fitted via the cut out for the speaker, or would the floor above need to be opened up to fit them properly?

    I can reasonably easily fish through speaker cables with a draw wire I have going to my PJ but having to lift the floorboards above would be a major hassle.

    Thanks
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    The Firetopper ones can be so i assume the Hoody ones can also
     
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    They are pretty flexiable. So I’m guessing you can feed the cable and then push them in first “open” them up and the speaker housing should be able to clamp down on them.
     
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    B982A353-B08E-459F-9CB6-71521C8927A6.jpeg As I went in from above I had room to move them around and reposition them.
    In your case. It may be a thought to figure out how to hold the clamp area down so it does not lift up or move around when your feeding the speaker with cable into the hole after you have positioned the hoods.
    If you notice the flap area that needs to be clamped down by the speaker in the blow pic...
     
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    I think that would be quite doable, maybe using my staple gun to put a few fixings direct to the plaster board. Thanks Killbill118.

    My main concern was how flexible it would be to fit through the cut out as the diameter will obviously be larger on the hood than the cut out and I assume the hood is manufactured around some sort of frame.

    Cheers
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    The ones I used are all material. Shaped like a hat. Keeps it’s rough Circular shape and it’s lretty flexiable. Good luck!
     
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    They are quite flexible. There is no frame as such (with the Firetopper ones), the wall is quite thick and self supporting. I was actually more impressed with them in person than by images on a website.
     

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