Chimney King Pot rain cowl

9 Sep 2008
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I have a Victorian terrace with 6 chimneys in 3 stacks. The chimneys on one stack were already capped (first picture) and I have just had some work done on the roof so I wanted to take the opportunity to install rain cowls on the others.

One of them has straight chimney pots so it was easy enough (second picture) but the two at the front of the house have these huge king pots and I'm struggling to find a cowl that will fit.

Can you get cowls for these types of pot or will I need to remove them?



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Why bother? They've been there around a hundred years? You are risking condensation in your chimney if you cap them.
The cowls do not restrict ventilation, they just prevent rain coming down the chimney and stop birds getting in. See the first 2 pictures. I thought it made sense to do it while the scaffold is up and I have access.
Nice pots!
Are the flues in use?
If not
you could easily get something fabricated just like the other two .
They would not need to be ugly.....
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Thanks :)

The other 2 I picked up for £28 each including shipping. I e-mailed them but they don't carry any big enough. The diameter of the king pots is about the same diameter as the top part of the cowls on the other chimneys!

Where would you suggest I look to get one made?

Only the living room fireplace is still open, the rest are blocked off. I don't want to cap any of the chimneys in case I want to use them in the future. I just don't want rain or birds getting in.

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