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Selecting Chimney Pots


Superior Clay Chimney PotsWhen selecting a chimney pot consider the top opening in relation to the fireplace opening, and the base dimensions in relation to the flue.

The top opening of the pot can be smaller than the effective area of the flue liner in order to reduce the effect of wind on the draft. Flue area is typically 1/10 the fireplace opening area but the top opening can be reduced to 1/15 - 1/20.

The base of the chimney pot often fits over the flue liner but in any case the base of the chimney pot should not be smaller than the flue. Many other factors such as fireplace and chimney construction as well as house air pressure can affect proper chimney operation.

SUGGESTED POTS FOR VARIOUS SIZES OF SINGLE FACE FIREPLACE OPEININGS AND VENTED APPLIANCES

Appliances with 8" or smaller vents:
8.5" x 8.5" Classic - 8" Anchor Bonnet - 8.5" x 8.5" Peerless - Queen Anne 8.5" x 8.5" Diamond - 8" Bird Cage - Mini Hampshire - 8.5" x 8.5" Cathedral Colonial - Mini Windsor - Chimney Base - Mini Edwardian - Elizabethan

24 inch fireplace:
Devonshire - Belmont - 8.5" x 13" or 13" x 13" Classic 8.5" x 13" or 13" x 13" Peerless - 8.5" x 13" or 13" x 13" Diamond - Governor 8.5" x 13" or 13" x 13" Cathedral - Bishop - Small Kensington - 8" Mandary

30 inch fireplace:
13" x 13" Classic - Edwardian - 13" x 13" Peerless - Beacon - 13" x 13" Diamond 13" x 13" Cathedral - Willows - Camelot - Sentry - Austen - Austen EX

36 inch fireplace:
13" x 13" Classic - Plaza - 13" x 13" Peerless - Mathis - 13" x 13" Diamond - Savoy 13" x 13" Cathedral - Trinity - Large Edwardian - Essex - Excalibur - Kent - Victorian Baron - Windsor - Hampshire - Camelot - Virginian - Mansard - Belair - Avon King Arthur - Fairmont - Cannon Barrel - Large Kensington

42 inch fireplace:
13" x 18" Classic - 13" x 18" Peerless - 13" x 18" Diamond - 13" x 18" Cathedral 13" x 18" Excalibur - Viceroy

48 inch fireplace:
18" x 18" Classic - 18" x 18" Peerless - 20" x 20" Classic - 18" x 18" Cathedral Hanover - Magnum - York - 18" x 18" Diamond - Tuscan - Large Governor Warwick - Gargoyle

60 inch fireplace:
Imperial - 20" x 20" Classic - Duchess - Marquis - Halifax - Monarch Empress

72 inch fireplace:
Vanguard - Wellington - Marquis - Super Magnum - 24" x 24" Classic - Nottingham Sherwood - Archduke


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