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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.

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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

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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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Fireplace Resolutions

Fireplace Resolutions for the New Year

Six Chimney and Fireplace Resolutions for the New Year -

New Year: 6 Fireplace Resolutions

Start the New Year right…right in front of your fireplace! These New Year’s Fireplace Resolutions will help you make the most of your fireplace.

Fireplace Resolution #1: Less Mess at Your Hearth

Less mess with a hearth center.You enjoy having a blazing fire in your fireplace, but dislike the too-often-messy hearth. You are tired of trying to keep a pile of firewood, newspapers, kindling sticks, and fireplace tools from encroaching onto the entire hearth. Greet the new year with a tidy Hearth Center, an great all-in-one fireplace accessory. Not only do hearth centers neatly gather your fire-making supplies, they also hold a set of fireplace tools. You’ll find our hearth centers available in several styles. Hearth Centers save space and reduce hearth clutter!

Fireplace Resolution #2: Less Stress on Your Back

Less stress on your back with a log cartIf you find yourself putting off starting a fire because you dread carrying in the firewood, a Log Cart is a wish come true. No, the firewood won’t bring itself in from the cold, but it will almost seem like it does with a back-friendly, rolling Log Cart that can bring in a load of firewood without stressing your back.

Fireplace Resolution #3: Eliminate Clean-Up Hassle

Eliminate clean up hassle with an Ash VacTired of cleaning out the ashes after a fire? Make that messy job into a hassle-free and mess-free task with a Cricket Ash Vac. Designed specifically for removing ash from your fireplace without scattering it into your home, the Cricket Ash Vac turns a messy job into a quick, tidy task.

Fireplace Resolution #4: Enjoy Your Fireplace More Often

Enjoy your fireplace more often with a fireplace candelabraEnjoy your fireplace all year long, not only during the cold season, by adding a fireplace candelabra to your hearth. Use a fireplace candelabra any time you would like the effect of a fire without the heat or hassle.

Fireplace Resolution #5: Save Energy Dollars

Save energy with a Lyemance damperReduce the heat loss associated with in-chimney dampers. Replace a standard, metal-to-metal damper with a much more efficient gasket sealed Lymance Damper on top of your chimney, and you will reduce heat loss by up to 90 per cent! A Lyemane Damper will quickly pay for itself and save you energy dollars all year long.

Fireplace Resolution #6: Never Replace Your Chimney Cap Again

Never replace a chimney cap again. Get a stainless steel or copper chimney capGalvanized metal chimney caps cost less than stainless steel chimney caps or copper chimney caps. But galvanized chimney caps rust through and need to be replaced every three to five years. Stainless steel chimney caps and copper chimney caps have lifetime warranties! Make this year the last year you’ll ever have to replace your chimney caps by investing in stainless steel or copper replacement chimney caps.

These 6 chimney and fireplace resolutions can add extended enjoyment to your fireplace time.

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