Photo courtesy of Country Stoves & Sunrooms, East Aylesford, NS Canada

Tight fitting and easy to install… Why didn’t someone think of that before? 

EXCELDirect® features:

  • The easiest to install in the industry
  • The most leak free system available
  • A smooth and clean appearance, looks like stove pipe

It is designed to be the easiest to assemble direct vent available. EXCELDirect® has the industry’s first flared casing design for simple push together assembly. Pushing two pieces together completely seals the joint and three self tapping screws solidify the assembly.

It also has a laser welded inner flue made of stainless steel. Stainless steel is very resistant to corrosion and sturdy enough to remain round under distress. This ensures that when two lengths are assembled they are completely sealed, unlike aluminum which can easily get out of round and will then leak.

The outer casing of our painted lengths is constructed of satin coat steel. Satin coat is attractive and durable when painted. EXCELDirect® is painted with Forrest “Stove Bright” premium quality, high temperature paint to provide a rich appearance that makes it look just like stove pipe for a woodstove.

EXCELDirect® non-painted lengths have a laser welded galvalume steel outer casing. The primary applications for galvalume are automotive and metal building cladding. It is much more corrosion resistant than galvanized and is designed to be easily painted.

Thanks to the push together assembly of EXCELDirect®, there are no unsightly tabs or markings on the exterior. When a system is assembled, it is smooth by design and very aesthetically pleasing.

EXCELDirect® is certified to UL 2112 by INTERTEK testing services and Warnock Hersey.

EXCELDirect® is designed for use with 4” x 7″ & 5” x 8″ direct vent gas appliances

Push-seal assembly, no more twist-lock or swivel elbows.
BExterior: Laser welded seams & Stove Bright paint for easy touch-ups.
CInterior: Laser welded stainless steel is airtight and sturdier than aluminum.
DNo Mil-Pac required; gaskets at every joint ensure a tight seal without messy sealants.

We build it better, so we back it longer

EXCELdirect® Lifetime Limited Warranty


Technical Information

EXCELDirect® has been tested and listed to:

  • UL 2112 by Underwriters Laboratory (Listing #MH300439)
  • ANSI Z21/CSA for Direct vent gas appliances and UL 2112 Standards by INTERTEK Testing Services (Listing #5965)


EXCELDirect® is a certified venting system designed to be used only with certified direct vent gas fired appliances

Clearance to Combustible Materials

As determined by the gas appliance specifications in its instruction manual.

Flue .016″ Type Stainless Steel
Casing .019″ Galvalume Steel or .022″ Satin Coated (painted black)
Paint Forrest “Stove Bright” flat black

Approved Appliance Manufacturers

  • Archgard
  • Empire Comfort Systems
  • Enviro
  • FPI Fireplace Products International
  • Harman
  • Hearthstone
  • HHT – certain models
  • Jotul
  • Kingsman
  • Kozy Heat
  • Lennox – certain models
  • Mendota
  • MHSC – Vermont Castings Group
  • Miles Industries Inc.
  • Town and Country
  • Travis Industries, Inc.




ICC warrants its EXCELDirect® venting system components to be free from functional failure due to defects in material or workmanship for as long as the original consumer owns the vent system. This warranty provides for replacement of any vent components which fail as a result of normal use on a residential appliance. This warranty does not cover smoke damage or damage caused to the building by chimney fires or misuse of the product.

No claims under this warranty will be honored unless ICC is notified of the potential claim and is given the opportunity to have one of its agents examine the vent system prior to replacement.

ICC will only be responsible for repair or replacement of any vent found to be defective under this warranty. In no event shall ICC be responsible for any incidental or consequential damage caused by defects in the EXCELDirect® venting system.

During the first five years of the warranty, ICC will provide replacement vent lengths at no charge. During the balance of the warranty, ICC will provide replacement vent lengths at 50% of the current retail price at the time of the warranty claim.

ICC will not be responsible for labor of any kind required in the removal or replacement of an EXCELDirect® system replaced under this warranty.

This venting system is designed to vent residential Gas-Fired Direct Vent gas appliances which are certified for use with the EXCELDirect® venting system. This warranty is void if the venting system is used in an application for which it is not designed.

The EXCELDirect® venting system must be installed according to the Installation Instructions included with every system at the time of purchase. If you do not have a set of installation instructions, they are available free upon request. This warranty is void if the venting system is not installed according to the installation instructions.

This warranty may not be extended or modified by our agents or representatives. This warranty is in lieu of all other express warranties or guarantees, of any kind.


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