By John from Lake Tahoe Area, NV on September 2, 2015
I have a Quadra Fire 3100-l woodstove insert with a 6 inch pipe that rises up 30 feet to the top. The house is located at approximately 7,800 feet in the Sierra Mountains with a very high fire danger. We get gusts up to 50-60 mph and 350 and up inches of snow average. The cap is located under a large metal doghouse with it's own bird preventive screen. Which model of this HomeSaver Windbeater chimney cap would be appropriate for our situation?
By Brennan W. on September 2, 2015
Answer:Based on the size of the liner required for your insert, this cap would indeed be the best fit. Because of the conditions in your area, however, we strongly advise that you speak with your local code enforcement before making a purchase to make sure this is up to code for your area.
By Richard Calloway from Maryland on December 21, 2011
If this type of cap stops wind from going down the pipe, does it also hinder or stop positive draft from going up the pipe? Would you just get a neutral draft?
By Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist on December 21, 2011
Answer:It would not hinder natural draft as long as the cap is matched appropriately to your appliance. For example, this cap has a cross-sectional area of 28.3 square inches. As long as this is sufficient for your fireplace, it will work just fine for you.
By Ed from Warwick, RI on November 8, 2012
Can I use this with a Duraplus chimney with 6" inner diameter? I have some bad wind problems. The stove is an Englander 1800 square foot rating.
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on November 8, 2012
While you can use a WindBeater on your DuraPlus pipe, this particular solid-pack model is not suitable for use. You would need to use the 6" HomeSaver Air-Cooled WindBeater
By Anthony from Morristown, AZ on February 3, 2017
We live in rural Phoenix, AZ and I was wondering if this unit will work with 6" double wall pipe. With our current cap, wind driven rain, especially during monsoon season, we have to deal with a water buildup in our stove. Please let me know if you think this will remedy the situation.
By Will M. on February 6, 2017
Answer:If you have a wood stove vented with solid-insulated class A chimney, this cap will fit inside your 6" inner diameter chimney and may help prevent the issues you are having with rain collecting in your stove.
By Jack from Florida on November 23, 2016
What is the diameter of the upper "bowed" section (I have a stucco enclosure that surrounds the cap) ?