Can screenng be installed on fireplace cap?

stash-hdyMarch 31, 2010

Have a wood burning fireplace that has been converted to use natural gas logs.

I have a cap on the chimney that is open on all four sides; the metal flue

inside the cap has a screen on top of it. I am getting bees in the house

through the chimney flue and I would like to add a screen to the open sides of

the cap to keep out the bees. Can a screen be added and if so what size

openings in the screen are permitted?"

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Wht you do not want to do is convert a vented gas logs setup into an unvented one. You want a screen that will keep the bees out, but not have a bad effect on air flow, so that fumes from the fire will still get out.

If I were you, I would contact a certified chimney sweep or a gas logs onstaller/contractor and explain your problem and ask for a free estimate to fix it. If he agrees to do that, you can ask him to explain what exactly he would do, and you can decide for yourself whether or not to do it yourself.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2010 at 5:17PM
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Decided not to use any screen, the screen size that was permissible would not keep out the insects.

    Bookmark   April 6, 2010 at 5:30PM
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