Strange wind caps

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Seasoned Moderator
Nov 17, 2005
Western Mass.
Anyone ever see any wind caps like these? They are clay, but appear to be on copper vents in this case - at the top of a MT in Vermont, so I assume they do the job for wind!

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Feeling the Heat
Nov 20, 2005
Northern Ontario, Canada
Hi Craig

I've seen caps like these, but in Europe (Germany and Austria to be exact), but the one's I saw looked to be mostly attached to the top of masonry chimneys. Of course, there could have been clay tile, or copper/steel liner pipe that I couldn't see from a speeding train ;-)


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Nov 23, 2005
Arlington, VA
These look similar to chimney caps I've seen on Nantucket. Try doing a web search for "Terra Cotta Chimney Caps". Apparently there are a number of manufacturers, though I didn't see an example of one exactly like this.

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