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When it get's really windy our pilot light get's blown out, we have a mobile home and want to know if the chimney should be raised

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That's certainly a possibility, and there are caps/baffles you can add to the top that may divert wind as well.

But are you certain it's wind coming down the pipe? Make sure you don't have any other drafts that are making it into the unit at another location. If it's really windy and you cover the top does the flame still flicker at all? You might want to check that before you put in time and expense on raising the height and/or adding a rain/wind difuser on top... just to make sure. I lived in a mobile home a time or two, and they're notorious for those little gaps and leaks.

Good luck!

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Posted on Jan 03, 2011

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