By Doug from Shelton, CT on October 21, 2015
What is the type and gauge stainless that is used to manufacture this Multi-flue semi-custom Gelco chimney cap?
By Chris C. on October 21, 2015
Answer:The semi custom line of caps we offer are constructed from a 304 stainless steel. The lids are comprised of 24 gauge 304 stainless steel, while the mesh is an 18 gauge stainless steel.
By Kevin from Paris, Texas on December 9, 2016
Due to concerns about possible water leaks around my single flue and/or my chimney crown, I need a chimney cap that will cover my entire crown (like a shoe box lid fits down over a shoe box) instead of mounting to the top surface of it . Are any of your multi-flue semi-custom products designed to fit this way?
By eFireplaceStore on December 12, 2016
Answer:The closest product we can offer is an outside mount style of chimney cap. This uses a perimeter bracket that fits over the edge of the chimney at 90 degree angle. It is important to note that the chimney crown material inward of these perimeter brackets is still exposed. If this sounds like a cap that will work for you, I will be happy to work up a quote.
By Kenny from Snoqualmie, WA on October 4, 2014
How are these Gelco chimney caps installed?
By eFireplaceStore on October 6, 2014
Answer:The caps can be installed in one of two ways. The first is to set the cap in position to verify proper fit, then trace the outer perimeter of the mounting flange. You can then apply a bead of construction adhesive just inside the traced line, then position the cap again. This is the easier way to install, but the cap will be difficult to remove, should it ever need replacement.
The second way is to position the cap, then mark 4 to 6 attachment points evenly spaced around the perimeter of the perforated mounting flange. The cap must then be set aside and a masonry bit used to drill anchor holes into the chimney wash. After installing mounting anchors, place the cap in position again and fasten it to the wash with coarse thread screws.
By Jia from Los Angeles, CA on May 25, 2015
How do I install this Multi-Flue custom Gelco chimney cap? Your customer Q&A says that there are flanges that I can use to glue or screw the cap to the chimney, but in the picture, I don't think I see any flanges. Are the flanges inside the mesh of this chimney cap?
By Brennan W. on May 26, 2015
Answer:The flanges are indeed inside the mesh in this image. They are swing tabs that can be moved outward or inward depending on your installation. You would indeed use sealant or masonry screws to install this cap.
By Guy from Richmond, VA on October 30, 2016
How is this chimney cap attached?
By Brennan W. on October 31, 2016
Answer:This cap has flanges at the bottom that are used to drill the cap directly into the chimney crown.
By Donnie from Kennebunkport, ME on September 12, 2015
How wide is the swing flange of this Multi-Flue semi-custom Gelco chimney cap that is screwed through? I want to swing it to the outside.
By eFireplaceStore on September 14, 2015
Answer:The swingtabs on this brand of cap are approximately 1 inch in width and can be swiveled inward or outward very easily.
By John from Philadelphia, PA on November 7, 2016
Does a 4" overhang actually add 4" to the outside dimensions of the cap, or is it somewhat less (because the drip edge is angled downward)?
By Paul from Norwalk, CT on January 24, 2015
Where do I measure my chimney to make sure I'm getting the right sized cap?
By Chris C. on January 26, 2015
Answer:Being that these style of caps are designed to mount to the chimney crown, the dimensions can vary greatly depending upon how much space over the chimney flue you wish to cover. The overall screen mesh height should be at least 5" above the height of the tile. The width and length can be measured anywhere between the perimeter of the crown, and up to the outer dimensions of the flue tile extending above the chimney crown itself. You may wish to size the cap to cover beyond the flue so that rain cannot be blown in sideways into the chimney flue.
By Elvir from Boston, MA on March 16, 2016
I want to make sure that I get correct cap size for my chimney. I would like to order a top mounted cap for a chimney that measures 20 x 33 inches on the outside walls. the chimney is built with standard bricks (3 5/8 x 2 1/4 x 8) so inside wall of the chimney is roughly 16 x 29 inches. What length and width cap should I order?
By Will M. on March 16, 2016
Answer:Choosing a cap with dimensions of 32" x 19" would be my recommendation.
By Kermit from Chilhowie, VA on September 22, 2015
I want to cover my whole chimney. How much room do I need to leave on the edges of it in order to install this Multi-Flue semi-custom Gelco chimney cap?
By Brennan W. on September 22, 2015
Answer:The swing tabs on the side of the chimney cap that are used to mount the cap on your chimney are 3/4" wide.
By Thomas from Menominee, MI on October 13, 2014
What is the gauge thickness of the stainless steel top and mesh?
By eFireplaceStore on October 14, 2014
Answer:The mesh thickness on this product is 18 gauge, while the lid thickness is 24 gauge with a tented lid for added rigidity.
By Dave from Portland, ME on May 1, 2017
My chimney is 24" X 48" (outside of brick measurement). Should I order something smaller such as 21" X 45" so it will fit on the cement cap and have something to which to mount?
By Owen on May 1, 2017
Answer:If you would like to mount the cap to the crown of the chimney, then you should measure the L and W of the crown where you will be mounting it. The measurement of the Gelco multi flue caps are the ID of the mesh.
By Ricky from Clinton, NC on December 9, 2015
How do i need to measure my chimney for a multi-flue semi-custom Gelco chimney cap? I have a double flue.
By Will M. on December 9, 2015
Answer:You will need to select a mesh height that is at least 5" over the tallest flue tile protruding from your crown surface. The length and width should be chosen by choosing dimensions that will allow space for the 3/4" reversible swingtabs to mount securely to the crown space in between the flue tiles and the outer dimension of the chimney crown.
By Stanely from Leominster, MA on November 3, 2014
If I order a 24x32 size cap, what is the exact size that will be shipped? My installer tells me that some dealers may ship slightly smaller sizes than what I order.
By eFireplaceStore on November 4, 2014
Answer:The semi custom caps are manufactured to the exact dimensions that are specified. As such, a 24 x 32 cap would have a screen mesh size that measures exactly 24 x 32 inches, with the lid overhang that you specify.
By Kirk from Emporium, PA on November 3, 2016
Is it acceptable to attach this cap to the chimney top using adhesive instead of screws? Also, regarding measurements, my chimney top outside dimensions are 19" x 36". Deducting for the 3/4" hinged mounting brackets on each end and each side of the cap (1 1/2" total per length and 1 1/2" total for width), and wanting maximum cap coverage, I should order a 17" x 33" cap ( part # 0909M12). Is this correct?