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since 1948 A competitively priced full service building supply...Online!
Full service still exists, and here the premium is on service not on
price. Wow!!! I found it at Volko......
and they made it easy to order.
A guy selling bricks will tell you to extend the chimney.
A guy selling chimney caps will tell you to buy a cap.
There are countless reasons for chimney problems, and a guy who knows how a chimney
works will help you understand what you need and help choose the correct product.
Chimney caps & chimney covers selection
Covering your flue properly is quite important but choosing
the correct chimney cover is even more so.
Here is a high quality sampling of flue covers and downdraft products that work. Give us a
call, we will always offer our personal service and our knowledge of each caps
function and performance.
Volko Supply's Chimney cap selection of stainless steel
chimney caps, custom and copper
chimney caps, spark arrestor chimney caps, Exhausto chimney fans and many other specialty draft and ventilation solutions
for your fireplace or wood stove.
Call us, we will be happy to help you measure, provide options & explain
Chimney Cap Measuring for single, double & multi flue chimney caps made easy..... Lets climb that ladder once.....
measure "everything" twice.
Always measure a flue side to side,
never corner to corner.
A flue may
be square, rectangular, oval or round. Measure accordingly.
Provide the inner and outer measurement to size
other options such as top sealing dampers.
If the spacing between the flues is wide enough single caps may be used instead of double or
multi flue caps.
If the flues are flush, recessed or it's just a
"hole"... measure it's opening in the crown.
A & B Measure to the
OUTER most edge of the chimney's top.
The chimney's cement "crown".
C & D
Measure the span or OUTER most edge of each flue or group of flues.
else...spacing between the flues, the spacing to each edge
of the chimney, etc.
Measure the height of the flue or highest flue in the group.
Liner -- Usually a high temperature clay (fireclay). A round, square
or rectangular sleeve lining the interior of masonry chimneys. This is the
pathway in which the "smoke" or flue gases pass through to exit into the
(Some chimney were constructed with no clay liner or metal pipe was used as the
**Always measure a flue side to side, never corner to
Chimney Crown -- Also called
a "wash"... is usually a cement topping around the flues and tapered to the
chimneys sides to shed water.
(Some crowns are tapered more than others and may create a more difficult cap