Baseboard Heater Cover Endcaps Guide

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Not sure which style of endcap you require? We're here help.

One of the most common questions we get is regarding which style of endcap you need to use for your particular heater. There seems to be some confusion about baseboard heater endcaps. The endcaps are the metal pieces at the end of the heater that cap off the exposed element and copper pipe. 

Our baseboard cover Endcaps are designed to fit onto either end of our baseboard cover panels and give them a modern finished look. 

Which style of endcaps do I need?

Here are the basics:

Metal Baseboard Cover Endcaps:

CLOSED ENDCAP 

The closed endcap is used when the copper pipe at the end of the baseboard heater turns down 90 degrees into the floor or into the wall the heater is mounted on. The closed endcap is without a doubt the most common endcap you'll require, closed endcaps are needed about 90% of the time.

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OPEN ENDCAP

The open endcap is used when the copper pipe at the end of the baseboard heater continues on straight into the adjacent wall without bending. Normally this pipe will go through a perpendicular wall into another room with a heater. The large opening at the side of the endcap lets the copper pipe pass through.

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ZERO CLEARANCE ENDCAP

This “faux” endcap will work in all situations involving a difficult to access baseboard heater termination point where your baseboard heater butts right up against the adjacent wall. The Zero Clearance endcap slips on like a coupler and is visually indistinguishable from a regular endcap.

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Wood Baseboard Cover Endcaps:

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CLOSED ENDCAP 

The closed endcap is used when the copper pipe at the end of the baseboard heater turns down 90 degrees into the floor or into the wall the heater is mounted on. The most common Endcap solution and works for most applications where the copper pipe bends down into the floor or the wall behind the heater.

OPEN ENDCAP

Used on the rare occasion when the copper pipe continues on straight without bending--the large opening at the side of the endcap allows the copper pipe to pass through.

NOTCHED ENDCAP

The notched End Cap comes with a pre-notched cutout to accommodate your existing baseboard trim for a perfect fit.