Chimney cap

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a device to improve the draught of a chimney, by presenting an exit aperture always to leeward.

See also: Chimney

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Installing a chimney cap can help keep birds, raccoons and other large pests out.When it comes to pests like rats and mice,you should focus on sealing smaller entry points, as a rat can squeeze through a hole the size of a quarter!
Lidstrom owns Chimney King, a custom chimney cap installer, and said he helped his late father build many homes in the neighborhood.
Components such as cover of pad disposal hole, metal door to the hole to take out the burnt ashes, chimney to outlet the fume, and chimney cap were lacking in almost all schools' incinerators (Table 1).
Consider having an experienced mason check the chimney walls, flashing at the roof line and the chimney cap. If the bricks are porous, and the occasional leakage comes through, a sealant should be applied to them.
By simply sealing the bricks and the crown and adding a chimney cap, you'll greatly extend your chimney's life.
Some repairs were made around the exterior of the exposed chimney, and a new chimney cap was installed.
In leasehold properties, removing the chimney cap may require permission from the freeholder.
All you need to do is cap the chimney with a vented chimney cap. These caps are designed to let air in but keep rain out and fit a vent where the fireplace was.