Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 4
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Handy Disappointing Chimney Cap
This chimney cap did not work out. Not because it didn't fit; it was just too big and bulky looking, too heavy and looked horrible on our chimney. As soon as we stood back to look at it, we knew it was not the answer. When we opened the box, it looked like it had been used and/or tried out by another customer and returned - the stainless steel was all scratched and handled-looking. It is a very expensive chimney cap ($200) - maybe because it is stainless steel and will not rust and hold up over time, but you can probably get something nicer looking and a little cheaper that will work out just as well. Returned it same day.
September 20, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by bill Well constructed
Stainless steel construction is decent I have installed many caps this product does not provide you with tap cons or adhesive for the installation it also does not come with wing nuts it comes with regular nuts to install the lid
November 10, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JoeBroady Easy to assemble, looks good!
Assembly was easy. Installation was simple. You'll need anchor screws. Fit perfectly.
November 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gary Job done
I decided I should shield the chimney from water and critters. We have a brick chimney with a flue for the furnace and another for the fireplace. It made sense, aesthetically and engineering-wise, to cover both flues with one cap.
I was initially confused about exactly which model to get from Chim Cap. There is some unfamiliar terminology for those of us who don't spend a lot of time on the roof. Better pictures or "solution scenarios" would have been helpful. Something on YouTube. "If your chimney looks like this, then consider this product." Then have a discussion of pros and cons, safety, how to anchor it etc.
A skilled homeowner can install it but, obviously, safety is an issue. Chimneys tend to be on roofs and it is difficult to get in position to attach the cap.
My flues extended above the chimney cap and in an abundance of caution I decided to cut them down to make sure the draft was not inhibited. That was nasty - the worst part of the job - dust, ,noise, awkward angle. Used a carborundum blade on an old circular saw.
The product arrived a day or two earlier than expected. Easy to assemble. The top comes off with screws for cleaning.
Once I put it on the chimney I realized the crown has a hump in it to shed water. The fastening flanges have to be bent to conform to the crown. (A video would have helped me prepare for this.) After that, drilling pilot holes and screwing in the tap-cons is straightforward except, again, getting yourself in position safely can be a challenge.
* Product is solid, well made and good looking. It will never blow off.
* Plan how you are going to install it safely in advance. Ideal would be waist high, secure access on all sides. If you don't feel up to it, hire a professional.
July 15, 2014