Wind Directional Chimney Cap - Stainless Steel

(30 customer reviews)

$124.60$442.95

  • Quality constructed from heavy-duty 26 gauge stainless steel
  • An effective solution to chimney downdraft in windy areas
  • Cap separates the wind stream as it flows over the cap, while the rotating hood is kept in proper position (relative to the wind) by the wind vane
  • Air movement past the hood creates a partial vacuum in the flue, enhancing draft efficiency and helping to prevent downdrafts
  • Available for single wall pipe sizes from 5 inch to 14 inch outside diameter, see more details below
  • For double/triple wall pipe, we also offer our WCASS wind cap adapter which will fit inside an insulated, double or triple wall pipe to create a mount for your wind directional cap (sold separately)
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Description

The FAMCO WDCSS wind directional chimney cap is designed to be an effective solution to chimney downdraft in windy areas. The cap separates the wind stream as it flows over the cap, while the rotating hood is kept in proper position (relative to the wind) by the wind vane. Air movement past the hood creates a partial vacuum in the flue, enhancing draft efficiency and helping to prevent downdrafts. Quality constructed from heavy-duty 26 gauge stainless steel. This product does not include a built-in bird screen. We recommend using Loctite c5-a copper anti-seize on the rotating bracket and cleaning creosote buildup to ensure cap functions correctly and is able to rotate without issues, this should be done annually or else as needed. The FAMCO WDCSS wind directional chimney cap is engineered to slip around the OD (outside diameter) of a single wall pipe. For double/triple wall pipe, we also offer our WCASS wind cap adapter which will fit inside an insulated, double or triple wall pipe to create a mount for your wind directional cap (sold separately). The FAMCO WDCSS wind directional chimney cap comes in a range of diameters from 5 inch to 14 inch with heights ranging from 14½ inch to 27 inch, see our specs sheet for more details. The FAMCO WDCSS Wind Directional Chimney 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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Spec Sheet

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Wind Directional Chimney Cap - Stainless Steel

SKU: WDCSS

Questions and answers of the customers

    any problem with birds making nests
  1. Q any problem with birds making nests answer now
    Asked on May 18, 2021 7:33 pm
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    No problem at all, I love birds! If they want to move into your cap, we recommend screening it off with hardware cloth in a way that still allows the cap to rotate.

  2. I would like to know to what winds speeds is this cap rated to. I live in Cathedral City, CA during our windy season we experience 40 to 50 mph winds with some gust reaching 60 to 75 mph. The down draft from these winds rattle the hell out of our chimney.
  3. Q I would like to know to what winds speeds is this cap rated to. I live in Cathedral City, CA duri...... Read more answer now
    Asked on April 14, 2021 8:57 am
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    We would probably recommend against using any vent with rotating parts if you're in an area prone to sustained strong winds. I would recommend our vacuum cap for backdraft prevention:

    https://www.famcomfg.com/product/round-base-chimney-vacuum-cap-stainless-steel/

     

  4. Is there any type of spark arrestor included ?
  5. Q Is there any type of spark arrestor included ? answer now
    Asked on March 16, 2021 11:52 am
    A

    No - this product does not include a built in spark arrestor.

  6. Need to order one of your directional wind chimney caps. The main pipe Outside is 12in and the inside pIpe inside is 8 in. You also mention a base plate....do I need this also? Why can’t I simply attach the unit directly on to the 12 inch pipe coming out of the chimney?
  7. Q Need to order one of your directional wind chimney caps. The main pipe Outside is 12in and the i...... Read more answer now
    Asked on November 30, 2020 3:31 pm
    A

    Putting a cap over insulated pipe could allow exhaust to feed back into the pipe liner and damage the pipe, because of this we would recommend you get an 8" adapter, which will slide into the pipe and comes with a protective collar to shield your outer pipe, and an 8" cap to mount to the adapter.

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30 reviews for Wind Directional Chimney Cap – Stainless Steel

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  1. Anne B

    Excellent quality, works great!

    This is the second cap we’ve purchased, both from Famco, as we have 2 wood stove inserts, in our home (plus another in our garage/shop). The first works great! We were having issues with smoke being blown back down, behind the insert, which would then enter our living room. This would happen in high winds, blowing across the flat, open chimney. This cap also creates a much better draft, so our fires are started way more easily. We couldn’t even start a fire if it was breezy outside (before). And the better draft helps in the summer, too. No more ‘smell’, it’s so nice!

    I expect this one will work the same, for our other fireplace!

  2. Tony Webb

    item as described

    Nice item

  3. Mikey D

    Awesome finally resolved down drafts.

    Installed in minutes and worked as expected. No more downdrafts great quality product

  4. everett s. (verified owner)

    Down draft problem solved up to 25 mph wind!!!!!! the real test will be in early spring???? 55+ mph is not uncommon in these here parts!!!

  5. Shawna (verified owner)

    Will be a great help this winding winter!!!

  6. Jan B. (verified owner)

  7. Theodore R. (verified owner)

    Shopped for another wind directed chimney cap since the last one worked so well. We were very happy to shop and find another cap at Famco. Delivered to our home, I’ll review and order an adapter from Famco.
    Great products, great service, great Company.

  8. jason m. (verified owner)

    Easy to install and works great! Just make sure you have good stainless steel mounting screws to secure as they are not provided.

  9. Ollie M. (verified owner)

    Ordered on the internet and arrived in good condition a week later. Looks great and no more down drafts.

  10. David Parker (verified owner)

    well designed and made

  11. Warren N Schaffer (verified owner)

    These caps are the best thing ever. Our wood burning stoves have never functioned so well. They burn hotter and faster with almost no back drafting. If I had know that a wind cap made that much difference I would have put them on my chimneys years ago.

  12. Ed Lampa (verified owner)

    Although we have not yet determined it’s effectiveness in the gulf shore winds, we are pleased with the ordering and shipping process. The quality of construction exceeded our expectations. Thanks.

  13. Anonymous (verified owner)

    stainless steel is worth the cost

  14. Helen (verified owner)

    Easily ordered. Quick delivery and good notifications. Already installed and doing its job.

  15. William Hoyt (verified owner)

  16. Andrew R. (verified owner)

    Arrived on time and is of very high quality build and workmanship. I am pleased with this rain cap. Won’t be firing the wood burning furnace for another 2 months but I see no reason why the cap won’t work perfectly.

  17. Daniel (verified owner)

    Looks well made, will have to wait and see how it performs this winter.

  18. Ray A. (verified owner)

  19. Dave W. (verified owner)

    Easy ordering, quick turn over and just what was needed, Thank you!!!

  20. jack greenhaw (verified owner)

  21. ELLIOTT GEHR (verified owner)

    simple, brilliant design

  22. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Well built

  23. Vic (verified owner)

  24. David Miller (verified owner)

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  27. EMILIE (verified owner)

    this directional cap has solved our blowback issue!!! would have liked to have “seen it-touched it” in person prior to purchase, but I guess web shopping is the way of the world.

  28. Wayne S. (verified owner)

    I live at 8,000 feet elevation facing southeast with a 200 ft hill behind me to the northwest. Predominant & frequent high wind event come form the west/northwest and the air dumps on my house. The house is also spray foamed insulated. Draft was a problem to the point of CO2 detectors going off, puffing backdraft smoke etc. Got this Tuesday, easily slide it on the flue. Sunday today with high wind warnings & a 30-55 mph north/norhtwest wind. I was afraid to light the stove, but I did, and just like the last few days it is drawing perfectly. I really could not be happier. It is also well made and spins like a top.

  29. Ralph Quiroz (verified owner)

  30. Randy watt (verified owner)

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