Possible Negative Pressure Issues

bholler

Chimney sweep
Staff member
Jan 14, 2014
23,030
central pa
So that's all acceptable then? I was thinking about taking the top plate off the existing cap and covering it with screen, but if it's not necessary I'll just repaint it and put it back on
I would absolutely pull off that thing. And there is no need for screen over the screened cap
 

bholler

Chimney sweep
Staff member
Jan 14, 2014
23,030
central pa
Unfortunately I live in an HOA so this was all I could do, but it should breath a lot better now.

will this help the smoke backdraft issue at all?
Possibly. It certainly can't hurt
 

moresnow

Minister of Fire
Jan 13, 2015
1,523
Iowa
Your HOA specifies chimney cap design?_g Wow.

Anyway, get us a update when you can.
 

moresnow

Minister of Fire
Jan 13, 2015
1,523
Iowa
I started a fire this morning, it was incredibly windy outside, no downdraft. Smoke still comes out when I open the door though.
Sooo? Are you opening the loading door on a load with active flame?