Capping off old gas F/P

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Donn2390

Member
Dec 1, 2007
11
I have a 20 year old home with a builder installed gas F/P. It has a wall switch to activate the fire. It isn't one of the really old ones with wall vents, just a single vent pipe exiting at the roof.
During a recent remodel the gas unit was removed, gas line properly capped off and electric disconnected. The gas unit was replaced with one of the new electric flame less units that is really just a large lamp, no venting required.
My question is, do I need to have the roof vent capped off or is the standard rain cap sufficient? I'm is So Cal where rain is rare as is extremes cold.
Thank you
 

Donn2390

Member
Dec 1, 2007
11
Thanks Bob, but the critter problem is taken care of, the vent pipe still has the original rain cap on top, with a covered top to prevent water intrusion and around the sides it has screen, so nothing can get into the pipe. That is why I wondering if there is any reason to remove the rain cap and cap it off? I would think it's not necessary but wanted to check with the experts to be sure.
TY....