THE CHIMNEY CONFIGURATOR
This tool is designed to help you determine how much insulated chimney you will need for your unique installation. The resulting configuration can then be printed and brought to your local Excel chimney dealer. The configuration tool generates a chimney system based on the assumption that you are installing a wood stove.
NOTICE: This installation configuration is only an approximation. Please contact your contractor or your nearest chimney dealer for complete instructions and list of all required parts
For more complex installations, please contact your nearest chimney dealer.
Rain CapThis installation configuration is only an approximation. Please contact your contractor or your nearest dealer for complete instructions and list of all required parts.
Type of supportChoose round or square mostly for esthetics purposes but with a pitched ceiling, we recommend a square support since the trim ring is more easily adjustable.
Distance from base to offsetMeasure the distance from the base of the installation to where the offset will start.
Maximum Offset HeightMeasure the vertical distance available to do the offset.
Minimum Offset WidthMeasure the horizontal distance between the 2 vertical chimney lengths, from center to center, that are separated by the offset.
Is there an offset?It may be necessary to offset the chimney in order for it to pass through an upstairs cupboard or to clear a joist.
Distance with the teeMeasure the distance from the wall radiation shield (or interior wall) to the tee and add 4 inches.
Roof SlopeMeasure the vertical rise for every 12" of horizontal distance.
- Exterior Installation: Measure from the base of the opening in the wall to the soffit and add the recommended distance in the yellow box.
- Interior Installation: Calculate at least 3" below the finished ceiling near stove up to roof line and add the recommended distance in the yellow box.