When removing the chimney for the demolition, the chimney cap was discovered to be in need of replacement. As you can see, it not only is old, but also a square cap on a round chimney is not the best idea.
With the cost of a new one in the hundreds of dollars to fit the 18" storm collar, It was decided that I would build one to suit.
This piece was created using two Galvanized trash can lids, several pieces of galvanized steel, nuts, bolts and hardware cloth.
One of the lids is cut into three pieces. (Only two will be used, the two outer rings.)
Struts are cut and pieces are test mounted on the storm collar.
Here are pieces primed and colored. Color is a 'hammered copper.'
Storm collar is cleaned, and primed and painted to match the new chimney cap.
Here is the cap mounted on the storm collar and ready for mounting on the roof.
Final picture shows the chimney cap and storm collar combination installed.
The neat thing about this piece is that should parts become corroded or need replacement, all parts are readily available at local hardware stores.
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