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amber 12-10-2008 11:03 AM

Chimney Cap
I think I participated in a thread about this before, but for the life of me I can't find it. What did you all use for a chimney cap? I'm most interested in ideas than a store-bought terra cotta one.

Les's for example, is bad ass.


christo 12-10-2008 01:29 PM

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If money were not a problem - I'd go here!

Custom Copper Designs (no personal experience with them)

and likely buy this:

There are a lot of pretty copper caps out there but they all seem to be 1000USD or lots more!

I bought a cap from Home Despot and stuck it up there as I could not decide on a cap at the time... it's still up there and still does not look right...

I agree - Les makes a pretty cap! (he's a BA for sure!)


Jed 12-10-2008 01:35 PM

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This pipe and cap combination came from Habitat for Humanity store, for maybe $20 USD.


amber 12-11-2008 12:34 PM

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Chris, I love that one, too, but I really don't feel like paying $1000 for it! If only Habitat had one here...

amber 12-11-2008 12:34 PM

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Les is a true American Hero

nissanneill 12-11-2008 02:45 PM

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Hi Amber
I made my own and incorporated a spark arrester into the design.
Nothing flash but practical.
Now the flue goes up through the patio roof and the cap is unseen unless you venture up into the back garden and look back onto it.
I personally don't think it is worth spending money and time on the less important things, so long as the oven works well and holds it's heat for baking.
However, if you have a masonry chimney or a short terracotta or steel flue, a nice cap can add to the aesthetics of your oven appearance


amber 12-12-2008 01:49 AM

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Thanks Neill, yours looks pretty cool, in my oppinion.

Frances 12-12-2008 06:54 AM

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Remember this thread? They're not metal, but the variety is very cool.

I'm still working on mine.... (watch this space :))

christo 12-12-2008 09:34 AM

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Thanks!!! I forgot about that one myself.

And I've just added one more thing to my to do list!!!


amber 12-12-2008 09:40 AM

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Wow, those are some great ideas. I may just have to do a temporary one and then find/make a cool one.

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