By Gary P. Cross from Eugene, Oregon on December 5, 2016
I need a chimney cap (like the one above) with the following dimensions: 42" L x 12" W x 12" H. Can this be made?
By Will M. on December 6, 2016
By Judy from Fairhaven, ME on March 25, 2015
Does this come in a 10" H screen mesh version?
By eFireplaceStore on March 25, 2015
By Fran from New Castle, PA on October 10, 2014
What gauge of sheet metal do you use with this model? Also, how does the cover attach to the chimney flue? Is it done with wing nuts? if so, are the threads welded to sheet metal?
By eFireplaceStore on October 13, 2014
Answer:This product uses 18 gauge mesh and a 24 gauge tented lid for increased structural rigidity. This cap uses reversible mounting strips for attachment to the chimney crown. The perforated strips can be mounted inward or outward, based on the size of your crown. The strips are designed to allow attachment to the crown by drilled into the crown and installing anchors. Fasteners are then passed through the perforations to the anchors.
By Peter from Seattle, WA on January 21, 2017
How do you install this cap? Do you screw it to the crown? Can you explain or do you have a video?
By Brennan W. on January 23, 2017
Answer:This cap is drilled into the crown by way of the flanges on the bottom. Unfortunately, the manufacturer does not offer a video tutorial for this product.
By Tom from Seattle, WA on October 14, 2013
I want to be sure that this is the right size cap to order. It needs to be top mounted like this shows. The outside dimensions of the top of my chimney are 17.5" x 34". Is this (the 17" x 29") the correct one to order? If not, which one is?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 15, 2013
Answer:This cap can indeed be used for your application. The mounting swing tabs will need to be turned inward for the cap to have material to mount to on the 17 inch side. If the chimney crown is in good shape, this will not be an issue.
By Bill from Michigan on September 24, 2015
If the cap is too close (2 inches) from the flue on a double flue chimney, can this cause smoke to be drawn into the other flue. I am having smoke come into my fireplace that is not being used when the basement fire place is burning and I mean a lot of smoke. If not do you have any insight for me?
By Will M. on September 25, 2015
Answer:Your home is pulling air from the easiest point of access through the 1st floor chimney and, as the flues are likely level, the smoke from the basement fireplace's corresponding flue is being pulled into the home. While national code will not address level flues with masonry chimney construction, the separation of your flues is in violation of the NFPA 211 Standard 18.104.22.168 in that the masonry separation must be at least 4" in width. To answer your question, the cap lid should always be at least 5" taller than the tallest flue tile, but this will likely not solve your issue. I recommend having the chimney inspected to ensure my diagnosis is correct. If so, it is likely that staggering the chimney heights for the two fireplaces will correct the issue.