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Old 06-05-2013, 09:45 AM  
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I'm comfortable with the copper flashing installation on the new overhang rebuild but I'd appreciate opinions on also using copper vs stainless steel for the chimney cover/cap. FWIW, the house is 1/4 mile from ocean and the newly re-stuccoed chimney will be painted most likely a light color i.e. yellow, white or cool grey.


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The only problem with using copper is that it will turn the stucco green under the cap where the water drains off the top.


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Thanks!

FWIW...I'm looking at combination of these two, of course the chase cover (bottom pic) will have an off-center square hole to match my chimney & the cap will have 3" drip edge on bottom:



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I would go with function over beauty. You and your friends will admire it for about six month. I would want something I could close from inside the house, espeacially for the winds you could get, you don't need a sail out there.
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I would go with function over beauty. You and your friends will admire it for about six month.
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It's my understanding that copper should function best in coastal areas but will look ugly green sooner rather than later...
That said, was that a vote copper or stainless?

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I would want something I could close from inside the house, espeacially for the winds you could get, you don't need a sail out there.
The damper closes inside the house

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Either will work fine.

The dampers that nealtw is referring to (I think) are the units that are spring loaded and virtually airtight from the top side.

They are much more preferred in heating climates like he and I are in.
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Either will work fine.

The dampers that nealtw is referring to (I think) are the units that are spring loaded and virtually airtight from the top side.

They are much more preferred in heating climates like he and I are in.
They work good in windy conditions and keeping critters out.
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I went with stainless. My only concern is how do you think it will look with a stainless chimney cap and copper flashing at both the bottom of the chimney and also along the roof to wall connection in front of house?
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Both the copper and the stainless will loose their luster after a while. If it was my house, I'd put the stainless cap on because of the discoloration the copper would make on the chimney chase. That's just my


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