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Had my chimney capped and it's the best thing ever

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Hello Eichler Neighbors,

I've lived in my Eichler for 12 years and for 12 years, my living area has been freezing for 12 years. 

To make a long story short, I had my chimney "capped."  I left for two hours and came back to a toasty home!  I kept thinking it was my 1954 single pane plate glass windows causing the coldness.  Nope, it was the chimney!  The need to replace the windows went down a few notches. 

This cap doesn't seal it to prevent from burning wood.  What it is a unit that sits on top of the chimney.  A cable is dropped and is attached to inside the hearth.  When I want to to open the chimney, I release this spring-loaded plate and I can light a fire. 

In these cold weather, it is a pleasure to come home to a warm home. 

David

in Mountain View