Gas Furnace Chimney Cap

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Old 10-11-04, 09:58 AM
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Question Gas Furnace Chimney Cap

I live in Central New Jersey and need a new chimney cap for my gas furnace. I've been lead to believe that there are safety considerations perculiar to choosing a chimney cap for a natural gas furnace. Does anyone have some guidence for me in choosing a safe chimney cap? The round flue pipe diameter is 8 inches and passes through a brick chimney with a round clay liner that is 8 inches in diameter. Thanks.
 
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Old 10-11-04, 10:40 AM
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If you have no down drafts there at all. Then just get a plain Chimney cap to fit that 8" flue tile .

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Old 10-11-04, 11:27 AM
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Downdrafts

Thank you Ed. What should I look for that would indicate a downdraft problem? Is there a quick and easy way to test for such a problem?
 
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Old 10-11-04, 11:38 AM
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Feel or look inside by the diverter on the water heater and by the furnace any air comeing back out from them ?if not you are ok. Most of the time the plain top work just fine.If you want you could just put a carbon monoxide alarm down there just to be sure.

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Old 10-11-04, 11:44 AM
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Thanks Ed.
 
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