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Old 03-08-2008, 05:46 PM   #1
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I have a wood burning zero clearance fireplace that was installed about 25 years ago. The contractor put in a chimney with a triple wall 14" outer pipe. My problem is that the chimney cap was damaged in a wind storm and I'm looking to replace it.

Does anyone have any idea what size cap I should be looking for? I've seen 6" and 8" caps and assume that's the diameter of the inner pipe. If the outer pipe is 14", I would guess I need one that fits the inner pipe at 8". Am I correct?

The chimney itself is in good condition - it's segmented galvanized and tight (doesn't leak when the fireplace is in use.

Any ideas here?

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Why can't you just go up on a ladder and measure the pipe you have? Or just take the damaged cap to the store and get one exactly like it.
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Hi, Ron. The cap is still attached to the pipe and (being upstate New York) there's about a foot of snow on the roof (both garage and upper roof) so I'll have to wait 'till spring to do anything. But thanks for the come back on this - I was just curious if there was any type of standard for these chimney pipes (14" outter pipe means an 8" inner pipe, etc.)
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I was up in Copake, NY(about 120 miles north of NYC) a few weeks ago and it was snowless. Big surprise for me. I expected alot more.
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Do you have the original manual & information for your stove?
Can you look it up? Generally, the stove manufacturer dictates the design of the smoke stack, the details may be there.
Otherwise, you will have to wait till any snow subsides, and go measure it.
Then, go to a stove/fireplace shop, and look into getting a new cover from them.

I have spent alot of time dealing with people's roofs this winter. It amazes me, how I can get into some neighborhoods, with homes that have roofs still covered with snow, because of their location. Then, I can drive to the other side of town, and see no roof snow at all, on other houses.

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