Selecting a Chimney Pot from Superior Clay

Instructions & Details for Selecting Chimney Pots

In order to select a chimney pot that will function properly, consider the top opening in relation to the fireplace opening, and the base dimensions in relation to the flue it is covering. The top opening of the chimney pot should be in ratio to the fireplace opening. The chimney pot opening is often smaller than the effective area of the flue liner in order to reduce the effect of wind on the draft. Flue area is typically about 1/10 the fireplace opening area for square flues and about 1/12 for round flues. For chimney pots, this ratio is often reduced to 1/15 – 1/20. The base inside dimension should be nearly as large as or larger than the largest dimension of the flue the pot is being installed on. The chimney pot should not impinge on the effective area by more than 3/4 of an inch. 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. Many other factors, such as fireplace chimney construction and house air pressure can affect proper chimney operation. For assistance in determining which chimney pots would suit your chimney best, contact your Superior Clay distributor or contact us by phone or e-mail.

Suggested Pots for Various Sizes of Single Face Fireplace Openings and Vented Appliances

Appliances with 8-inch 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

See our Chimney Pots Gallery for images sorted by size and availability.

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