a man cuts and adheres a small piece of metal screen to the top of the chimney pot
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Keeping Critters Out

Here's a handy tip: to keep leaves and animals out of your flue, just cut and adhere a small piece of metal screen to the top of your chimney pot before installation. A small bead of silicone caulk does the trick. And check local codes—certain mesh sizes may even double as a spark arrestor.
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