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Fireplace Candelabra as Table Candelabra

Use Fireplace Candelabra as Table Candelabra

Fireplace candelabra are known for their versatility. They can be used inside the firebox in lieu of a wood or gas fire, on the fireplace mantel, or on the hearth. They can be used outdoors. But they can also be used as table candelabra on dining tables, buffets, library tables and side tables.

When cold weather arrives and you decide to light the first fire of the season, transition your fireplace candelabra to a table candelabra.  Or select a fireplace candelabra for year round use on a table.

From classic black to bronzes, silver tones, and gold, fireplace candelabra come in metal finishes to complement any decor. Their styles range from modern sleek lines to rustic wooden varieties.

As Table Candelabra for Narrow Tables

A fireplace candelabra narrow enough for the fireplace mantel is also ideally proportioned for narrow surfaces such as a buffet, bookcase or a behind-the-sofa table. The Lamya Candelabra, seen above, the the Kara Candelabra, below, both work well as table candelabra on narrow tables.

The Kara Fireplace Candelabra is narrow enough to use on a fireplace mantel or a narrow table.

Kara Candelabra

 

As Centerpieces

The striking qualities of design that make a fireplace candelabra such a focal point of a fireplace serve them well when they are used as table candelabra: They provide the drama one needs for a table centerpiece. The Sammy Candelabra, for example, is a real statement piece.

The Sammy Fireplace Candelabra becomes a statement centerpiece as a table candelabra.

Sammy Candelabra

 

As Dining Table Candelabra

For dining tables, use fireplace candelabra people can see over or through when seated, so your guests can easily converse with diners on the other side of the table.  The Arboretum candelabra is an example of one diners can see through.

The Arboretum Fireplace Candelabra works well as a dining table candelabra.

Arboretum Candelabra

The Ribbon Candelabra and Lamya Candelabra are examples of low profile fireplace candelabra that work well as a dining table candelabra:

Use the Ribbon Fireplace Candelabra as a dining table candelabra.

Ribbon Candelabra

Use the Lamya Fireplace Candelabra as a dining table candelabra.

Lamya Candelabra

Even without their candles lit, these candelabra are beautiful decorative art pieces. But to bring them to their full glory, light the candles!

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Install Outside Mount Chimney Cap

How to Install Outside Mount Chimney Cap

How to Install Outside Mount Chimney Cap or Caps

Band-Around Outside Mount Chimney Caps and Custom Outside Mount Chimney Caps attach differently.

how to install outside mount band-around chimney cap

Band-Around Chimney Cap

How to install Outside Mount Chimney Cap

Outside Mount Chimney Cap

How to Install Outside Mount Chimney Cap of the Band-Around Style

Follow the Hy-C_Band-Around_Assembly Instructions for assembling and installing Band-Around Outside Mount Chimney Caps. Band-Around Chimney Caps are available in both standard sizes and custom-made sizes.

How to Install Outside Mount Chimney Cap of the Custom Made Style

Other Outside Mount Chimney Caps will arrive completely assembled. First, set your outside mount chimney cap on your chimney just like you would put a lid on a shoe box.

Then you have your choice of attaching your Outside Mount Chimney Cap with Tapcon masonry fasteners or with adhesive.

You can install an Outside Mount Chimney Cap with Tapson Masonry Fasteners and a Tapcon Bit.

Tapson Masonry Fasteners and a Tapcon Bit

You can install an Outside Mount Chimney Cap with Adhesive.

Chimney Cap or Construction Adhesive

If using the Tapcon masonry screw system, drill through the vertical skirt of your chimney cap and into the chimney approximately every 12 inches using a Tapcon drill bit. Then insert and tighten each Tapcon Masonry Fastener.

how to install chimney cap - outside mount cap that attaches to vertical sides of chimney

If you prefer using adhesive, apply a discontinuous zigzag bead of adhesive to affix the vertical skirt of the chimney cap to the vertical sides of the chimney. The discontinuous bead allows any accumulated water to drain.  That way, water does not accumulate on your chimney crown and degrade it. Position the chimney cap over the chimney, like the lid on the shoe box.

Both Band-Around and custom outside mount chimney caps have removable lids, so the lids can be removed to clean your flues without removing the whole outside mount chimney cap.

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Chimney Cap Measure Guide

Chimney Cap Measure Guide - Get the Chimney Cap Easy Measure Guide from FrireplaceMall.com

The FireplaceMall.com Chimney Cap Easy Measure Guide 

Considering a chimney cap but unsure how to get the correct size or style your flue needs? This chimney cap measure guide addresses those issues so you can make just a single trip onto the roof and get all the information you need. You will be assured you are getting the type of chimney cap designed to ventilate your flue safely and a correctly sized chimney cap.

Click to Download Chimney Cap Measure Guide

Follow these easy steps:

1.    Download the easy to use Chimney Cap Measure Guide.

2.    Take the Chimney Cap Measure Guide, a pencil and a metal measuring tape up on the roof with you to your chimney.

3.     Use the images on the Chimney Cap Measure Guide to identify which type flue you have and what measurements you need to get the correctly sized chimney cap.

4.     Take the indicated measurements with the metal measurement tape and write the measurements in the blanks right on the Chimney Cap Measure Guide.

5.     Now you have the information you need to purchase the appropriate style and appropriate size chimney cap, whether you are purchasing one from a local hardware store, big box store, or online store.

Remember: Using an inappropriate style of chimney cap or one that is not correctly sized to your flue can create the risk of a chimney fire. For example, a round flue with more than one concentric pipe is designed to be cooled by air that circulates in the spaces between the pipes. The wrong type of chimney cap will inhibit that cooling effect. Another risk of an inappropriate style or size of chimney cap is your fireplace not drafting correctly, resulting in a smoky room when you light your fireplace.

With the Chimney Cap Easy Measure Guide, no prior chimney technical knowledge or specialized industry vocabulary is required. If you can match a picture of a flue to the flue or flues you see on your chimney, you can now get a safe, appropriate, correctly sized chimney cap or chimney caps for your home.

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Install Multi Flue Chimney Cap

how to install top mount chimney cap

How to Install Multi Flue Chimney Cap or Caps
to the Top Cement Crown of a Chimney:

If you are installing a top mount, multi flue chimney cap,

•First assemble the four sides.
•Second, attach the top lid to the chimney cap.
•And finally, affix your chimney cap to the chimney.

First assemble the four sides of a top mounting chimney cap.Some brands of top-mount chimney caps have sides that join with a simple hinge-and pin, others have sides that assemble with an easy, tool-free locking system, and still other join with nuts and bolts.

Along the bottom of each of the four chimney cap sides are the flanges that actually attach to the top crown of your chimney.

You can use either adhesive or Tapcon screws (masonry anchors) and bits to attach the flanges to the chimney. Some chimney cap manufacturers provide you with either the adhesive or the Tapcons when you buy your chimney cap.

Tapcon masonry drill bit and screws

One way to attach top mount chimney caps is with a Tapcon masonry drill bit and screws

One way to attach a top mounting chimney cap is with adhesive and a caulking gun.

Another way to install multi flue chimney cap is with adhesive and a caulking gun.

To Install Multi Flue Chimney Cap or Caps with Adhesive

Install multi flue chimney cap through flanges

To use the adhesive to install a top mount or multi flue chimney cap,

  • place the chimney cap where you want it to be on your chimney crown (the concrete area surrounding the flue or flues) and bend the flange around the bottom of the chimney cap so that it conforms to the chimney crown.
  • Draw a line around the perimeter of the flange.
  • Now, use your caulking gun to lay a 3/8 inch thick bead of just inside the line. Leave 1/4 inch gaps in the adhesive bead at each corner of the chimney cap. Move the caulking gun from side to side as you draw it along making a wavy line about an inch wide from edge to edge, not a tight zig-zag.
  • Press the flange of the chimney cap down into the bead of adhesive.

If you wish, you can use a putty knife to smooth the adhesive that oozes through the holes in the flange, but this is not necessary.

To Install Multi Flue Chimney Cap or Caps with Tapcon Masonry Anchors

To install a top mount chimney cap with Tapcon masonry anchors, you will need to buy a 3/16″ masonry bit and enough Tapcon screws to mount your chimney cap if the manufacturer has not provided them with your chimney cap. Choose screws that are ¼”diameter and 1 ½” or 1 ¾” long. You will need enough screws to place one every running foot around your chimney cap, but at least one on each side. For example, if your chimney cap is 17 by 24 inches, use one screw in the middle of each 17 inch side, a screw at each end of each 24 inch side, and one in the middle of each 24 inch side.

To install,

  • position the chimney cap where you want it to be on the chimney crown and conform the flange to the chimney crown.
  • Holding the chimney cap firmly in place, drill through the predrilled holes in the flanges and into the chimney crown with the 3/16″ masonry bit. As you drill each hole, partially tighten a screw in it to hold the chimney cap in position.
  • Then, finish tightening all the screws.

 Chimney Cap flanges turned inside of mesh screen. Some top mount, multi flue chimney caps can be assembled with their flanges facing inside of the screen box. If you have selected this mounting technique, simply remove the lid to screw in the Tapcons and then replace it.

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