Chimney Cap Measure Guide

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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 or 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 construction 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 construction 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

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

Ash Vacuums for your fireplace resolutions

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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How to Install Chimney Cap

How to install chimney cap

What You Need to Know to Install a Chimney Cap –

You’re convinced. You really do need a chimney cap to keep the rain from damaging your chimney flue and to keep squirrels, raccoon, 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 to install chimney cap or caps:

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 four basic mechanisms: screws, chimney cap adhesive, high heat silicone, or friction fit.

Chimney caps 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 instructions below to get 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 How to Install Chimney Cap Instructions,
click on the type of chimney cap you will be installing.

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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
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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

How to Install Chimney Cap That Fits Over One Flue

If you have a single flue chimney cap, the type that fits over the flue, just slip it onto the flue. It should cover the top 1 or 3 inches of the flue. Make sure there is at least 5 inches between the top of the chimney flue and the lid of the chimney cap to allow for good air flow. Now firmly tighten the screws on all sides of the chimney cap.

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Slip the chimney cap over the flue,
covering at least one inch of the flue,
and firmly tighten the screws (see the red arrows, above)
on all sides of the chimney cap.

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

how to install chimney cap - inside mount chimney cap for round clay flueIf you have an inside mount chimney cap for a round clay tile flue, just push it down into the flue for a tight friction fit.

 

silicone sealant for chimney capsThen seal around the joint with a silicone sealer.

 

 

 How to Install Chimney Cap with a Friction Fit, inside a Metal Flue

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If you are installing a chimney cap inside a metal flue , push it firmly into the flue and seal with silicone sealer.

 

 

How to install chimney cap for air cooled flue
A chimney with two or more concentric metal pipes (an air-cooled flue) will need a special type of chimney cap that insures the cooling air properly flows from pipe to pipe. Insert such chimney caps into the inner most pipe. The collar should cover the outer most pipe.

 

 

To install an inside mount chimney cap
into a metal flue, just push the cap firmly into your flue.

Bottom view of compression fit chimney cap

Bottom view of compression fit chimney cap

To install a compression fit chimney cap, squeeze the overlapping parts on the bottom of the chimeny cap (as shown at left) and insert them into your flue. When you let go, the overlapping parts will spring tight open against the inside of your flue, securely holding the chimney cap in the flue.

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