WHEN MEASURING, WE ALWAYS MEASURE LEFT TO RIGHT.
Always measure twice to confirm all measurements. Our covers & end caps can all be easily cut using a jig saw with a fine metal cutting blade 18-24 teeth per inch.

Measure Height & Depth (Tall Size)

Floor To Top of Finetube

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1) Measure the height from the floor to the top of the metal wall plate.

Any measurement 7 3/8″  to 8 1/2″ inches (188mm – 216mm) will fit our STANDARD  EZ SNAP COVERS.

Any measurement 9 3/8″ – 10 1/2″ inches (238mm – 267mm) will fit our TALL EZ SNAP COVERS.

Bottom Of Fintube To Top

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2) Measure from the bottom of the finned tube heating element to the top of the metal wall plate.

Any measurement of 5 1/2″ to 6 3/4″(140 mm – 172 mm) will fit our STANDARD  EZ SNAP COVERS.

Back Wall To Front of Fintube

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3) Measure the distance from the wall or the metal wall plate attached to the wall, to the outside of the finned tube heating element.

Any measurement less than 3 1/8″ (76mm) inches from the wall, will fit our STANDARD OR TALL  EZ SNAP COVERS.

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WALL TO WALL

NO SPACES ON EITHER SIDE

Measure the left side from corner A to corner B (see diagram below).  Then subtract 3 inches for the 90 degree inside corner, then subtract another ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.)  Repeat for the right side if also wall to wall.  You need to subtract a total of 3 ½ inches from each side that is wall to wall.  Choose your end caps.

Download & PrintL-Shape Wall To Wall Worksheet

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INSIDE CORNER TO MIDWALL

ONE SIDE HAS SPACE & OTHER SIDE DOES NOT

Measure the left side from the corner of the wall to the end of the unit with ends attached.Then subtract 3 inches for the 90 degree inside corner, then subtract another ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.)  Repeat for the right side.  You need to subtract a total of 3 ½ inches from both left and right sides. Choose your end caps.

Download & PrintL-Shape Inside To Mid Wall Worksheet

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OUTSIDE CORNER TO MIDWALL

ONE SIDE HAS SPACE & OTHER SIDE DOES NOT

L SHAPED OUTSIDE CORNER RADIATORS ENDING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WALL
Measure from outside corner of the wall A to the end of the radiator unit with end caps attached B, then subtract ½” (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.)

Download & PrintL-Shape Outside to Midwall Worksheet

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OUTSIDE CORNER TO ENDWALL

L SHAPED OUTSIDE CORNER RADIATORS ENDING IN THE CORNER OF THE WALL
Measure from outside corner of the wall A to the corner of the wall B, then subtract ½” (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.)

Download & PrintOutside to EndWall Worksheet

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U-SHAPE

TWO SIDES HAVE SPACES & WALL TO WALL SECTION

Left leg - measure from the corner out to the to the end of the radiator subtract 3” for the corner and ½” (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.)
Center leg - measure from corner to corner and subtract 3” for each corner a total of 6”
Right leg - measure from the corner out to the to the end of the radiator subtract 3” for the corner and ½” (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.)

Download & PrintL-Shape U-Shape Worksheet

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Z-SHAPE

TWO SIDES HAVE SPACES & WRAP AROUND WALL TO WALL SECTION

Measure from...

Download & PrintL-Shape Z-Shape Worksheet

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45 Degree Corners

NOT FOR STRAIGHT ANGELS - DIAGNLE ONLY

45 DEGREE OR BAY WINDOW RADIATORS

We recommend that you order covers a little longer than normal and cut them on site, as there are many opportunities for mistakes in measuring and installation. By cutting on site you can fit and cut to fit. The covers can be cut with a good quality jigsaw and a fine metal cutting blade.

Download & PrintL-Shape 45 Degree Corner Worksheet

How To Measure Baseboard Width & Depth

TO CONFIRM OUR COVERS WILL FIT OVER YOUR EXISTING RADIATORS…..

Measure Height

1) Measure from the bottom of the finned tube heating element to the top of the metal wall plate, a measurement of 5 1/2″ to 6 3/4″(140 mm – 172 mm) will fit our standard cover. See illustration #3

2) Measure the distance from the wall or the metal wall plate attached to the wall, to the outside of the finned tube heating element. Any measurement less than 3 1/4″ (76mm) inches from the wall will fit our standard cover. See illustration #4

3) Measure the height from the floor to the top of the metal wall plate. Any measurement greater than 7 1/2″ inches (190)mm will fit our standard cover. See illustration #5

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Our baseboard radiator ends cap over our covers adding only 1/16inch in length per cap, rather than an end cap that attaches to the end of the radiator run (which then adds 2” to 3” to each side of the cover). The end caps can be pulled or slid out, up to 1/2inch on either side to fit your existing length requirements. This allows you some wiggle room and makes for an easier installation. When measuring, calculate 1/16” to the total length of the cover for each closed or open end cap. (i.e. A 6foot radiator run with two end caps = 6 foot 1/8inches.) All of our end caps can be modified by using a jig saw with a fine metal cutting blade of 18-24 teeth per inch.

CLOSED END CAPS -

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Are used to “close in or hide“ the side of your covers when they start and end in the middle of a wall. They can also be used in wall to wall radiator runs as long as the copper pipe does not need to go through the end cap.

OPEN END CAPS -

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Are used when the copper pipe exits out the side of the baseboard radiator run. These can be used for runs that start and end in the middle of a wall or are up against the wall, whenever you need to allow the pipe to exit out through the end cap.

FLUSH END CAPS -

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Are used when the baseboard radiator ends against a wall, bathtub or any flat surface. These can also be also be used as solid couplers to join together two or more lengths of cover. (i.e a 15-foot long radiator run would require three 5 foot pieces with two couplers joining the pieces together so they look continuous). Flush ends can be scribed to fit against uneven surfaces using a jig saw with a fine metal cutting blade with 18 - 24 teeth per inch.

90 DEGREE INSIDE CORNER -

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Used in an inside corner that is 90 degrees. When measuring the covers that are going to meet in the 90-degree corner subtract 3” inches off of both the left and right legs.

45 DEGREE INSIDE CORNER -

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Used in the inside corner that is 45 degrees ( Bay and bow windows). When using 45-degree inside corners order the covers long because they need to be very precise and building variations may need to be taken into consideration

45 DEGREE OUTSIDE CORNER -

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Used in the outside corner that is 45 degrees ( Bay and bow windows) . When using 45 degree inside corners order the covers long because they need to be very precise and building variations may need to be taken into consideration.

COUPLERS -

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Used to join together two or more lengths of cover. (i.e a 15-foot long radiator run would require three 5 foot pieces with two couplers joining the pieces together so they look continuous) There are perforated couplers and the Flush end caps can also be used as solid couplers also which will match the end caps.

90 DEGREE OUTSIDE CORNER -

Used in an outside corner that is 90 degrees.

WALL BRACKET -

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Used when the existing wall plate is missing or has been removed. The cover clips on the slot built into the bracket to hold the cover. The bracket and cover can be hung at any height off of the floor. You will need 1 bracket for every 32” inches, to calculate how many brackets you will need take the total inches and divide by 32 then add 1 for the end. (96/32=3+1=4) When in doubt add an extra bracket.

FLOOR RISER -

Floor Widget For Raising Baseboard Covers

Used when a new wood or tile floor 3/4’ inch has been added and the wall plate has stayed at the original height. When this happens sometimes the cover then becomes too tall for the existing heater causing it not clip onto the existing wall plate. The Floor Riser is screwed to the top of the existing wall plate with sheet metal screws. It then effectively raises the top of your wall plate ¾” inch back to its original height. Use one for every 32” inches + 1 for the end (96/32=3+1=4) . Is used for both standard and TALL baseboard covers.

SANDY BRACKET -

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The Sandy bracket holds up the cover and the fin tube, to keep it from sagging. Used when the existing wall plate is missing or has been removed and is over 5’0”. The cover clips on the slot built into the bracket to hold the cover and the fin tube rests on the perch to keep the fin tube from sagging and being visible under the baseboard cover. The bracket needs to be hung at floor level. For long runs, you will need one in the middle every 64” inches starting at 60” inches from both ends.

If you have any problems or questions in regards to measuring please call and one of our experts will answer any of you questions and walk you through the process. If you fax us your dimensions our staff can help you figure them out for you also. You can also email pictures to us at support@EZSnapBaseboardHeaterCovers.com. Whichever way you chose “We will not let you fail”.