Confused about chimney capping


Postby alanandlyn » Wed Feb 11, 2009 6:55 pm

I have been researching various sites covering advice about capping chimneys and am still a little confused over the best course of action.

I have four chimneys, none are in use as a flue.

My confusion relates to capping them, and how?

1) Take off the chimney pots and cement over the hole.

2) Fit a device like a Rain Top - for example:

3) Fit a redundant flue cap - example:

4) Do nothing, which is what most people round here seem to have done

Any advice, suggestions and recommendations gratefully received.
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Postby stoneyboy » Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:43 pm

alanandlyn,
You must keep the flues ventilated or you will get all sorts of damp problems. The pepperpot flue caps give a neat finish but do need sealing onto the chimney pots.
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