By Stan Adamson from Broadwater, Nebraska on February 26, 2012
I bought this Chimney cap from you for my Dura-tech chimney. It was really windy and the top of the cap blew off and probably anything inside. The screws holding it together came out. I live in Nebraska and we can get winds to 100 MPH. What should I buy to prevent this from happening?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on February 27, 2012
Answer:Wind should not be an issue for this cap, and, if twist-locked correctly onto DuraTech 8" pipe, it should not come apart as you described. As a result, there is no additional item to help with this.
I have found your order using your email address, and I will be happy to file a warranty claim for a replacement cap on your behalf. We will be in touch should anything else from you be needed.
By Jim from Millbrae, CA on November 29, 2013
What are the B,C,and D dimensions? I need one for an old 42" Montgomery Ward prefab made by Majestic, in about 1980. It looks like 8 (1/2?)" inner, 12" middle, and 16" in the outer ring mounted on a flashing. The roofers replaced my old Majestic cap with one exit out of the 8" inner only. They blocked off the the other two pipes with a flange. Very neat job, but I realized it doesn't draw completely. The warranty for the roofing job expired a couple of years ago, and it's now on me. I installed it myself in 1980. Can you advise?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 2, 2013
Your air cooled chimney system will require a cap with an internal baffle that will let the space between the middle and outer walls breath properly. This cap is for a solid pack (sealed) chimney and will give the same issue you are experiencing now. The HomeSaver Pro 8 Inch Round Chimney Cap for Air-Insulated Factory-Built Chimneys
is a cap designed with the baffle. The inner collar will fit your 8 inch inner liner, while the outside 16 inch lid will cover the additional two walls of your chimney, while allowing air to cool them.
By Jeremy Herniman from Farmington, NY on October 10, 2012
We had a wood stove installed last year. Now for the second straight October we have had trouble with birds. There is no screen on our cap, as we were told we can't have one due to creosote build up.
We're sick of dealing with birds in our stove and house. Would this cap be ideal? What do you recommend?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 10, 2012
Answer:This particular cap is intended to attach directly to the Duratech chimney system only. If this is the type of chimney you currently have, this could indeed work for your needs. Installation of a 3/4-inch mesh screen on your existing cap should not cause an issue with creosote buildup, as it offers only minimal resistance to the flow of flue gases.
By Homer Taylor from Dry Ridge, KY on December 8, 2011
Does this come with the spark arrestor screen?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 8, 2011