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Using lead as a chimney cap

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by stats101, 2 Jan 2014.

  1. stats101

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    As a result of leakage, we had some repair work done on our roof. The roofer also wrapped lead around the top of the unused chimney as a cap. In retrospect it looks ugly, however is this safe? (considering lead can be poisonous). I'm not sure whether he also left some air gaps to avoid damp building up neither.
     
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    That was the old way of sealing redundant flues, only difference they would have welded a length of pipe on top of the cap.

    Lead is poisonous but only if you eat it ;)
     
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