Chimney cap

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Old 02-28-18, 05:45 PM
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Chimney cap

I bought a house last year. During the inspection, they said the house does not have a chimney cap. There is some moisture/mold around the chimney in the attic/basement. I'm wondering if this is something I can do myself? If I have to hire someone how much should the whole thing cost? I added some pics that the inspector guy took.
 
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Old 02-28-18, 07:14 PM
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He is probably saying you need a cap over the flue. Something like this:



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Old 02-28-18, 07:35 PM
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Gotcha. Is that sometimes I can do myself? If not what is a reasonable payment for someone?
 
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Old 03-01-18, 04:57 AM
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Most certainly a cap is DIYable, easy enough that you might even be disappointed in how soon you're done, as long as you're okay with climbing up there. But the thing that the arrow is pointing at is a crown, not a cap, and a crown is a different story, still DIYable, but quite a bit more involved, so you may or may not want to tackle it. There is definitely a crown there, so the fact that he said it's not there probably means he was referring to the cap, and he should know the difference between the two, so while the cap is in order, I would also look at the crown because it looks like it might be chipped or broken away some, at least along one outside edge.
 
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Perfect. Thanks. I hope there is no leak.
 
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Old 03-04-18, 08:05 AM
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Looking at the chimney in the attic the water is probably coming from the crown. I say repair crown and put a cap o it.
 
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