Flue Extender Fixes Common Smoky Fireplace Problems
When you have just one flue, reduce downdrafts by using the Flue Stretcher to raise your flue above nearby structures and roofs.
With two or more flues, use the Flue Stretcher to raise one flue above another. Keep smoke from one flue from being pulled into your home
by the other flue.
Copper Flue Stretchers by Gelco are an ingenious and strikingly attractive way to solve two fireplace problems that result in smoke being drawn into
your home through a fireplace. The Flue Stretchers effectively raise the height of your flue one or two feet, so they are helpful with some smoky fireplace problems:
If smoke sometimes puffs into your room while your fireplace fire is burning, check outside your home. Are there structures (such as a taller part of your own
home, a nearby home, or trees) blocking a good flow of air by your flue? If so, would raising your flue's opening by a foot or two put it above those structures? If that's the case, a
Copper Flue Stretcher can be a low cost solution to your down-drafting problem.
If you have an upstairs and a downstairs fireplace with flues near each other, do you get smoke coming out of the downstairs fireplace when the
upstairs fireplace is burning? If so, adding a Copper Flue Stretcher to the flue of the upstairs fireplace raises the flue's opening by a foot or two. By distancing with a Copper Flue
Stretcher the upstairs flue's smoke from the downward pull of the downstairs flue, you can eliminate the smoke-out-one-flue-and-down-the-other problem.
(NOTE: If neither of these
conditions describes your flue or flues, but fireplace smoke is coming into your home, see our article about solving smoky fireplace problems for the best solution to your particular situation.)
As an added benefit, many people just like the looks of the Copper Flue Stretchers! These tall chimney cap flue extenders give an appearance similar to a clay chimney pot or a European copper
chimney pot, and extend the strong vertical line of your chimney, for a fraction of the price.
Copper Flue Stretchers are available with four base sizes that fit a range of flue dimensions (see chart below.) To add one foot of height to your existing flue,
select a 22" tall Flue Stretcher; the additional 10 inches is the chimney cap part of the Flue Stretcher. To add two feet to the height of your existing flue, select a 34" tall Flue Stretcher;
the additional 10 inches is the chimney cap part of the Flue Stretcher.
Copper Steel flue Stretchers, in addition to the sizes below, are also available in custom sizes. Please call us at 888-834-7375 ore-mail us for more information or a quote.
FREE Shipping on each Copper Flue Stretcher Chimney Cap to any state in the continental United States.
Let Copper Flue Stretcher Chimney Caps cure your smoky fireplaces with style!
If you want to keep your Copper Flue Stretcher a shiny copper instead of letting it mellow to an antique copper finish, use the Clear Protective Copper Coating.
Base Size and Total Height of Copper Flue Stretcher
* We regret that this popular Flue Stretcher is currently on
back order. If you would like to be notified when it is back in stock, just email us, and
we will gladly let you know when it is again available.
Don't See the Size You Need? Call 888-834-7375 or Email Us for Custom Sizes.
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When you want the quality of a copper chimney cap, but would
prefer the glow of new copper to the weathered, "antiqued" look of aged copper, 421 Clear Protective Copper Coating spray is your answer. The picture to the left shows the difference between a section of a copper chimney cap protected with 421 Clear Protective Coating and the rest of the chimney cap that was
unprotected for six months. The acrylic, water resistant base provides protection for your copper chimney cap without yellowing or staining. Note: Over time, the sun's UV rays will
break down this coating. Reapplications may be necessary. One can provides multiple applications. 12 oz. can of 421 Clear Protective Copper Coating