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What is California-Sized 5/8" Small Mesh for Chimney Caps?
Many localities, primarily in California, but also in other areas around the nation, have spark arrestor codes that call for 1/2” spark arrestors.
The California state building code calls for such spark arresters on all new construction. Other California codes call for it in “wooded areas” or “within 200 feet of wooded areas.”
To make such a reduced spark arrestor that does not clog, chimney cap manufactures follow the interpretation that a sphere larger than 1/2” in diameter should not penetrate the screen. This is wording the National Fire Protection Association uses, as well as the one being referred to by several California localities.
Thus, the spark arrestor screens on the caps measure 5/8” from center to center, but still won’t let a 1/2” sphere through. This makes them somewhat clog resistant while still meeting major code interpretations.
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