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Universal Chimney Cap – Stainless Steel

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  • Quality constructed from heavy-duty 26 gauge stainless steel
  • Made to fit inside single and multi-wall chimney pipe, with oversized storm collar to protect the chimney
  • Cap has a one piece hood that is removable to make cleaning easier
  • Available for single, double/triple wall pipe sizes ranging from 6 inch to 8 inch inside diameter (verify your pipes measurements before ordering)


The FAMCO UCSS universal chimney cap is an ideal replacement chimney cap made to fit single and multi-wall chimney pipe. The cap has a one piece hood that is removable to make cleaning easier and oversized storm collar to protect the chimney. This product is made to fit on the inside of a single or double wall pipe and is made approximately 1/16 inch under the actual pipe size. Quality constructed from heavy-duty 26 gauge stainless steel.

Picking The Right Universal Chimney Cap For Your Home

Chimney caps play a vital role in protecting your chimney and home from various elements such as rain, snow, debris, and animals. Whether you're installing a new chimney cap or replacing an old one, it's essential to choose the right one for your needs. With a plethora of options available, understanding the key features to look for can help you make an informed decision. Here's a comprehensive guide to help you choose the best universal chimney cap for your home:
  • Size and Fit
  • When selecting a chimney cap, ensure it's the correct size to fit your chimney. Universal chimney caps are designed to fit a range of chimney sizes, typically from 9 inches by 9 inches to 13 inches by 13 inches or larger. Measure the dimensions of your chimney flue opening to ensure a proper fit. Most chimney caps will specify the range of chimney sizes they are compatible with, so choose one that matches your chimney's dimensions.
  • Material
  • Chimney caps are available in various materials, including stainless steel, galvanized steel, copper, and aluminum. Each material offers different benefits in terms of durability, weather resistance, and aesthetics. Stainless steel and copper chimney caps are highly durable and corrosion-resistant, making them ideal for long-term use. Galvanized steel and aluminum caps are more affordable options but may require more frequent maintenance to prevent rusting and corrosion.
  • Design and Construction
  • Consider the design and construction of the chimney cap to ensure it provides optimal protection and functionality. Look for features such as a mesh screen or spark arrestor to prevent sparks, embers, and debris from escaping the chimney and causing damage or fire hazards. Additionally, choose a chimney cap with a sturdy construction and reinforced seams to withstand harsh weather conditions and high winds.
  • Bird and Animal Protection
  • Chimney caps also serve as a barrier against birds, animals, and pests that may try to enter your chimney. Select a chimney cap with mesh or wire mesh sides to prevent birds, squirrels, raccoons, and other animals from nesting or entering the chimney. Some chimney caps feature specialized designs or extensions to deter birds and animals effectively.
  • Easy Installation
  • Choose a chimney cap that is easy to install, especially if you plan to do the installation yourself. Look for universal chimney caps with adjustable mounting brackets or clamps that can accommodate different chimney sizes and configurations. Additionally, opt for chimney caps that come with detailed installation instructions and all necessary hardware for hassle-free installation.
  • Weather Resistance
  • Ensure the chimney cap you choose is designed to withstand various weather conditions, including rain, snow, wind, and UV exposure. Look for features such as a sloped or hinged lid to prevent water from pooling on top of the chimney cap and causing corrosion or leaks. Additionally, select a chimney cap with a durable finish or coating to protect against rust and corrosion over time.
  • Warranty
  • Consider the warranty offered by the manufacturer when choosing a chimney cap. A warranty provides peace of mind and assurance that the product is backed by the manufacturer in case of defects or malfunctions. Look for chimney caps with a generous warranty period that covers against manufacturing defects and premature failure.
In conclusion, choosing the best universal chimney cap for your home involves considering factors such as size and fit, material, design and construction, bird and animal protection, easy installation, weather resistance, and warranty. By evaluating these features carefully, you can select a chimney cap that provides optimal protection, functionality, and durability for your chimney and home.   The FAMCO UCSS universal chimney cap comes for double/triple wall pipe sizes ranging from 6 inch to 8 inch inside diameter, are 11 inches in height total, and are 6- ¼ inches in height above the pipe collar. The FAMCO UCSS Universal Cap is manufactured by FAMCO in the United States and comes with a 1-year warranty against product defects and workmanship. If you have any questions about this product, please refer to the FAQs above or feel free to contact us.

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Universal Chimney Cap - Stainless Steel


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7 reviews for Universal Chimney Cap – Stainless Steel

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  1. Daniel T. (verified owner)

    It fits perfectly

  2. Robert (verified owner)

    Prompt service. Well made item. Very satisfied.

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  5. Eric N. (verified owner)

    This is a great product, so far. It doesn’t clog with creosote nearly as quickly as the stainlesss chimney cap I had before. It is far easier to clean since the cap can be removed easily by turning three wing nuts, exposing the cap for easy access with wire brush. While the cap is off, the flue itself can be cleaned with a chimney brush. Also, the Famco cost about twenty dollars less than the previous cap. The six inch cap fit my double wall stainless flue perfectly. The flue is 8″ outside diameter but the inner flue is 6″. So that’s why I bought the 6″ cap and not the 8″ cap. The website diagram shows that the cap fits INSIDE the flue, not outside. Thanks!

    Delivery was quick, five days after the order, and I like the free shipping.

  6. Todd H. (verified owner)

    8” fit perfect.

  7. Alan Ferris (verified owner)

    Exactly what I needed and arrived quickly

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