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How to Install a Chimney Cap


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You're convinced. You really do need aHow to Install Chimney Caps chimney cap to keep the rain from damaging your chimney flue and to keep squirrels, raccoons, and bats from taking up residence. You have carefully measured your flue(s) and ordered the correct chimney cap. While you wait for it to arrive, give a few minutes thought to its installation. Here's how:

First, if your chimney cap comes with directions from its manufacturer, follow them to the letter rather than use the general procedures below.

Chimney caps attach with three basic mechanisms: screws, chimney cap adhesive, or friction fit. They can attach to four surfaces: inside the flue, outside of the flue, to the top of the chimney crown, or to the outside, vertical edges of the chimney.  The way your specific chimney cap attaches to flue or chimney depends on its style. See the chart below to get further installation directions on your type of chimney cap.

Note that chimney caps are made of sheet metal and may have sharp edges, so use protective gloves when you handle and install your chimney cap.

For Chimney Cap Installation Instructions,
click on the type of chimney cap you will be installing.

Slip the chimney cap over the flue, covering at least one inch of the flue, and firmly tighten the screws on all sides of the cap.
Just slip a friction fit chimney cap down into a round clay flue, applying a silicon sealer if you prefer.
To install an inside mount chimney cap into a metal flue, just push the chimney cap firmly into the flue.

How to Install a Single Flue Chimney Cap that Fits Over a Round, Square or Rectangular Flue

How to Install an
Inside Mount
Chimney Cap for a
 Round, Clay Flue

How to Install an
Inside Mount
Chimney Cap for a
Round, Metal Flue

Top Mount Chimney Caps can be attached with Tapcon  Masonry Fasteners or with Adhesive.

An Outside Mount Chimney Cap attaches to the vertical sides of the chimney.

How to Install a Chimney Cap that Attaches
to the Top of the Chimney

How to Install an Outside Mount Chimney Cap
that Attaches to the
Vertical Sides of the Chimney

 

 

 

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