Chimney Liner Top Plate Options
When you buy a chimney liner kit, it includes a top plate. These top plates can vary in style and size. It is very important to purchase the size you need. Sometimes you can “make it work” and others times you cannot. So it is best to do your research before purchasing.
Flat Top Plate
Flat top plates are just that, flat. It is designed to sit flat on top of the chimney. These are to be used when you have no terra-cotta flue extending above the crown or when you plan on removing the existing flue. This style of top plates is not designed to sit on top of the flue. The standard size is 13″ x 13″. These are the outside measurements of the top plates. Our flat top plates are also available in 13″ x 18″ and 18″ x 18″. But any size is available upon request.
Terra-Cotta Top Plate
When you have a terra-cotta flue that extends out of the chimney, a terra-cotta top plate is suggested. The top plate will wrap around the sides of the terra-cotta and secure to the outsides of the flue using 4 bolts that are adjusted tight to the flue. Using this top plate is recommended when the terra-cotta is extending above the chimney because many times if you try to break the flue, it may crack the crown. Terra-cotta top plates are available for all common flue sizes.
Deluxe Top Plates
Deluxe top plates come in either flat or terra-cotta style. The only difference is that is has a square chimney cap built in. The cap is hinged on one side that makes it a breeze for cleaning. The deluxe top plates are the best looking top plates on the market.
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