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Below is a few more examples of custom copper chimney caps I've made; placing primary focus on a strong design w/as few seams as possible. There's also links to see more photos and details w/price breakdown of the parts used for most projects.

Note: We do not intend to be misleading with prices listed on these web pages for chimney caps made prior to to 2006, but with metal and fuel prices having doubled since then we have needed to compensate as well. So keep in mind how the prices listed may not reflect the current cost. They are here as a guide to see what these cost at that time.

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Nelson's First 20oz Copper Chimney Cap
Tampa, Florida
 (9/09)

This copper chimney cap was for David Nelson in Tampa, Florida to be installed over a stucco covered chimney box covering a 12" metal flue pipe. He wanting this built in the style of my classic Bishop style chimney pot, but had a height restriction of 30". We had difficulty working out the details to fit his requirements with the look he was after while still allowing for enough exhaust displacement. We had traded some 60+ e-mails. I'm also going be making another chimney cap for him that is in the shape of a classic Chapel Bell. To see all 36 photos and read more about this project:
http://copper-by-design.com/cc/cp/Nelson.htm

Cost: $2.616.04 delivered w/liftgate service

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Graham's 20oz Copper Chimney Cap
Portland, Oregon
 (7-9/09)

This copper chimney cap is for Mr. & Mrs. Graham in S. W. Portland, Oregon to be installed over a brick chimney and cover the flue liners. He wanting this built in a gable style roof-line like his house that I am putting copper gutters on. He wanted a fairly simple design that would compliment his house.

Cost: $2,136.50 w/o crate or shipping
installed 9/24/09

To see all 43 photos and read more about this project you can go to:
http://copper-by-design.com/cc/cp/Graham.htm

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O'Brien's 20oz Copper Chimney Cap
Arlington, Massachusetts
(6/09)

This copper chimney cap was made in my most popular Tuscan arch style for Andy O'Brien in Arlington, Massachusetts to be installed over a newly rebuilt brick chimney.

Cost for this project was set at: $2,548.36 w/crate & shipping

From: "Andy O'Brien" <andyob_anitav@verizon.n*t>
Subject: Finally put Chimney cap on
Date: Thu, 03 Dec 2009

Hi David,
I don't know if you remember me but I'm the guy just outside Boston who was putting a clay roof on himself. I finally got around to getting the guy who built my chimney to extend the flues. He wouldn't budge on packing the chimney. I ended packing it myself. I had scheduled a crane to place the cap so I didn't have time to finish the top off with mortar. I think the chimney should be OK in my life time. The cap fits great. You were right about the impact drill. It is a great tool. I don't know what I did without ones these for so long. I only set the screws until the cap set solidly. They are sticking out about half inch. Last night a tropical storm passed through. The cap held solid through 60 mile an hour gusts. Even when we get hurricanes 60 miles an hour is the typical wind speed when they get this far inland. Unlike other caps I've had I'm confident this cap will stay set no matter what weather New England dishes out. Because I finished in the dark and the weather I haven't been able to get a decent picture. As soon as I get good picture I'll send it.

Thanks for the great cap,
Andy O'Brien

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Lee's 20oz Copper Chimney Caps & Pipe Vent Roof Flanges
Birmingham, Alabama (5/09)

This copper chimney pipe cover and cap projects was for our client David Lee in Birmingham, Alabama. It was for a 3" gas exhaust pipe. These were made to be soldered over a flat copper roof. Inside base: 8" tapered to fit over 3" gas flue pipe,16" tall under SS screen w/10" wide cap)

Cost for this project: $237.50 w/shipping

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Besio's 32oz & 20oz Copper Lighthouse Shaped Chimney Cap Glen Arbor, Michigan (3/09)

This copper chimney cap is for a lake house for Greg Besio in Glen Arbor, Michigan. We have been working out the design details for over a year prior to starting this for the weather to clear up a spring time installation.

This needs to cover the 3 flues in their chimney. He wanted this to be loosely modeled after a light house on South Manitou Island. In stead of making it round it is stronger and less expensive made 8 sided.

The pan/base is 7' wide, and this whole assembly is over 7' tall and 12' tall with the finial mounted.

It has a 16 gauge stainless steel spark arrest screen up where the windows would be if this were a real light house.

Cost for this project: $7,500 w/crate & shipping

They saved over $2,000 from the extra work and copper I had put into this project over the original quote, but it is a great addition to my web site showing what I can do.

Here is a few shots of the hardwood support frame I needed to build to support this lighthouse shaped chimney cap under thick snow loads. The weight has to be distributed out to the sides of this framework. The corner pieces you see here is what will rest over the top of the 4" thick concrete slab.


As you can see this octagonal ring is strong enough to support my weigh. The wood frame alone weighs 115# before I covered it with 11 different sheets of copper. I also made a liner inside the ring dropping down and a cover over the one center brace to keep it dry and from exposure to sparks.

To see all 73 photos and read more about this project you can go to:
http://copper-by-design.com/cc/cp/Besio.htm

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Fenley's 20oz Copper Chimney Flue Cover & Cap
Mulino,
Oregon (6/08)

This copper chimney pipe cover and cap projects is for client Steve Fenley in Mulino, Oregon. It is for their 8" stainless steel chimney pipe that is stained with rust streaks.

The inside of the base chamber is 22" x 24". The flashing flange is 34" x 36" for a 6" wide flashing all around. I made it with a wider base so there would be no need for the roof braces to hold it steady in high winds.

Cost for this project: $600 w/o shipping

To see all 21 photos and read more details
of it's construction and installation:

http://copper-by-design.com/cc/cp/Fenley.htm

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Connecticut 20oz Copper Chimney Cap
Connecticut (6/08)

This copper chimney cap projects is for a client in  Connecticut (name and City removed 12/08 at client's request, first time ever). We spent nearly 2 years working out the details of this project since his first e-mail. He had contracted with me to cover another larger chimney as well, but had to cancel the other project do to lack of funds last minute. The inside of the base is 22" x 39". The roof of this is made at a 6/12 pitch and has a 3" overhang past the sides of the base on all sides.

Cost for this project: $2,980.30 w/crate & shipping
to a residence with hydraulic lift-gate service

To see all 24 photos and read more details of it's construction:
http://copper-by-design.com/cc/cp/Connecticut.htm

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Corker's 20oz Copper Chimney Cap
Ashland,
Virginia for a client in
Mechanicsville, Virginia
(3/08)

This copper chimney cap projects is for contractor Daniel G. Corker Jr. of DACO Interiors, Inc. (804) 798-2470 in Ashland, Virginia for his client in Mechanicsville, VA.  It is for their gas log fireplace. The inside of the base is 35" x 43.5".  The roof of this is made at a 8/12 pitch and has just a 2" overhang past the sides of the base on all sides.

Cost for this project: $3,304.20 w/crate & shipping with hydraulic lift-gate service

Note: I under bid this project by $836.63 mainly by not including the pan/collar and the eaves in that quote, but I stuck the the price I had quoted him of course. He was a very good client to work with. I would recommend this contractor if you happen to be in that area.

To see all 28 photos and read more details of it's construction and installation:
http://copper-by-design.com/cc/cp/Corker.htm

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Stone's 20oz Copper Chimney Cap
Summit, New
Jersey (1/08)

This copper chimney cap projects is for Brad and Pam Stone in Summit, New Jersey. It was made for their outdoor fireplace. He may have me build some chimney caps for his house as well that match this design. The inside of the base is 31.25" both ways.

I made this with no eave past the base and it has a deeper set stainless steel screen in the archway than I had made in the past. It has solid oak boards inside the base skirt.

Cost for this project: $2,503.20 w/crate & shipping
to a residence with hydraulic lift-gate service

To see all 30 photos and read more details of it's construction and installation:
http://copper-by-design.com/cc/cp/Stone.htm

McLaughlin's 20oz Copper Chimney Cap
Staten Island, New York (12/07)

This copper chimney cap projects is for Joe and Mary McLaughlin in Staten Island, New York. They had just a metal chimney pipe sticking up out of the roof. He had a contractor build a large rectangular wood box around it and cover it with a thin layer of brick. The inside diameter of the base needed to be 61.5" x 26.5".

To cover this new traditional looking chimney we worked with them for 3 months exchanging over 70 e-mails with several photos and diagrams to finalize this design, that best suited their needs and desires for this custom chimney cap to fit with their home.

Cost for this project: $4,537.24 w/crate & shipping
to a residence with hydraulic lift-gate service

To see all 46 photos and read more details of it's construction and installation:
http://copper-by-design.com/cc/cp/McLaughlin.htm
Installation photos added 1/08

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Reeves 20oz Copper Chimney Cap
Springfield, Illinois (11/07)

This copper chimney cap projects is for Gary and Susan Reeves in Springfield, Illinois. They had their chimney rebuilt and covered with natural stone. The inside base: 59.75" x 30.25".

They would have loved to get a fancier chimney cap, like our arched Tuscan style, but their funds were limited. They requested a quote for a simple low profile chimney cap like I made for LEA Construction. I kept in mind what style they really wanted and made them this simplified cross blend between those two styles.

Cost for this project: $2,944 w/crate & shipping
to a residence with hydraulic lift-gate service

To see all 17 photos and read more details of it's construction:
http://copper-by-design.com/cc/cp/Reeves.htm
Installation photos added 4/08

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Willard's 32oz & 20oz Copper Chimney w/cap
Grass Valley, California (8/07)

This copper chimney projects was for a client named Jack and Lynn Willard in Grass Valley, California. We had just made them an 8 sided turret roof cap with a Morgana style finial seen here in the fore ground, and I noticed in some photos he sent us that there was bricks dislodged from his chimney. This was an unexpected repair and he did not know what to do for a lasting solution. After careful negotiations we came up with this alternative solution to his problem.

I built the whole unit in 2 separate parts for easier installation. This is also important for vertical alignment of the flue pipe incase the base does not set on the roof perfectly level once installed. Then the flue was riveted to the base. The inside base: 24" x 24".

Here is the completed assembled unit mounted on his roof. He reports the installation went smoother than he could have imagined, aside from trying to use a very dull drill bit (LOL). You can read his full uncensored report, along with many more photos on the web page we made for this project:

Cost for the project: $1,300 for the 65# 32oz copper flange and base
+ $1,340 for the 67# octagonal flue pipe and chimney cap
+ $450 for the crate +$175 for shipping residential w/lift-gate service
$3,265 Total delivered to California

To see all 48 photos and read more details of it's construction:
http://copper-by-design.com/cc/cp/Willard.htm
Installation photos added 8/07

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Matury's 32oz & 20oz Copper Chimney w/cap
Munster, Indiana (6/07)

This copper chimney projects was built for our client named Gina Matury who made this diagram for Lake Prairie Homes, LLC at 9308 Chestnut Lane in Munster, IN  46321.  You can phone her at (219) 614-5144. Most of the metal I work with is 20oz copper sheet metal, but the base chamber here is made from a 4' x 8' sheet of a thicker 32oz copper for more strength to hold the flue pipe sturdy in high wind situations.

I built this in 2 separate parts for easier installation. This is also important for vertical alignment of the flue pipe incase the base does not set on the roof perfectly level once installed. Then they will screw or rivet them together.  The inside base: 20" x 20".

It was my job to recreate her design into a full size 3 dimensional work of art. I think I did a pretty good job here. The 16 gauge stainless steel screen also adds to the strength after it is riveted tightly in place behind the corner columns.

Cost for the project: $1110 for the 32oz copper flange and square base
+ $1,231.60 for the octagonal flue pipe and chimney cap
+ $450 for the crate +$325 for shipping residential w/lift-gate service
$3,116.60 Total delivered to Indiana

To see all 29 photos and read more details of it's construction:
http://copper-by-design.com/cc/cp/Matury.htm

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Berrigan 20oz Copper Chimney Cap
Stone Harbor, New Jersey (2-07)

This is the 6th in a row Tuscan style design chimney cap I built that all went to the NY and NJ area. This chimney cap was for a client named John Berrigan through his general contractor: D. L. Minor construction (609-861-2138) in Cape May Court House New Jersey. They had a concept drawing made by Paul Kiss of Olivieri, Shousky & Kiss to help the homeowners decide what style of chimney cap would look best on their house, which you can see faded in the background. It went through several revisions before we got all the angles and proportions just right.

Just 3 months later

Cost for this project: $3,742.43 + $450 for the crate +
$425 for shipping the 550# crate residential w/lift-gate service
$4,617.43 Total - 22.6 square feet of free copper = a 20% savings
(I need to get much better at these estimates)

To see all 15 photos and read more details of it's construction:
http://copper-by-design.com/cc/cp/Berrigan.htm
Installation photos added 6/07

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Gross's Pair of  20oz Copper Chimney Caps
Chester, New Jersey
(12/1/06 - 1/16/07)

I built another set of 2 chimney caps that are designed after our Tuscan style arched chimney cap design for our clients named Bill & Brenda Gross through their general contractor named Bob O'Donnel in Chester New Jersey. We shared about 100 digital photos with the client through e-mail during the construction process.

Here below is the square Sister to the one above.

Total cost for this 2 unit project: $8,477.75 w/crate & shipping
to a residence with hydraulic lift-gate service
($2,190.45 savings)
I plan to get better at these estimates

To see all 23 photos of this construction and read more details:
http://copper-by-design.com/cc/cp/Gross.htm

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