This might be a crazy idea, but I was wondering if anyone has ever put a cleanout cap or port into the roof of their chimney cap? I have two flues in my chimney, so I decided to get a SS cap made specifically for my chimney that is similar to this one instead of one that can be taken off of my SS liner easily: I drilled holes in my chimney crown and screwed this cap in with masonry screws. I don't want to have to move my stove out of the way (hearth installation with too little room to clean behind stove) to clean it from below (don't want to kill my back!) So, I want to clean it from above, as I have no fear of heights ( I know, natural selection may run its course, but I'm not a breeder anyway....) But, I don't want to ruin the screw holes in my cement crown by taking the cap off completely every year and screwing it in again. Has anyone else put in some sort of a cleanout port or hole into the chimney cap so that they can take it out and put a cleaning brush down the chimney from above? The other option is just to suck it up and have a chimney guy come and clean it from below every year by moving out my wood stove from the hearth (not a terrible option, just a little more pricey. I don't think my cap has the "X" pattern in the photo above, just a flat cap, so I thought I could cut a hole in it and then just use some kind of caulk to secure a plate of stainless to it each year. I could also use some sort of special fastener that allows me to crank down the plate if I knew what to use. Thanks for any advice or rebuking. Actually, I just thought of an option. I could extend my 6" SS chimney liner up through a round hole in my cap and then put the cap that came with the liner onto that. It would look weird, but it would allow me to clean it out. Maybe I'm overdoing this?! Help the economy, hire a chimney sweep to do it from below? Aaron PS I can't wait to replace this Vigilant, so I don't have to worry about cleaning my chimney all of the time Oslo, here I come!