I would skip the cap and run it just like you left it.
No way, I refuse to let an overweight Norwegian in a red suit climb down my chimney Xmas Eve. He drinks my sherry and eats my pies and the things he leaves behind are not worth a c r ap. So Rob as he lives near you, let him know to skip my house next year and if he wrecks my new cap I will sue him. I also believe in the fairy godmother and Obama, well at this point scrub the latter. Another point Rob, most of us don't live in a part of the world where the wind will blow your BBQ into Lake Champlain along with any surviving birds and leaves.
Also a note to the hydronics guys, that building is 450' away and under that path is a granite ridge from hell. I am waiting for a quote from one of you to run an underground pex line over there from my EFM 900 that I dream about when my lottery ticket comes in. Water is for drinkin'
, I'll scream if one more person suggests all I need is an EFM. IF and when I get a spare $15000 (+++) I won't be buying a bunch of ugly copper tubing and associated junk that most people can't get to work right. I will put a Werhle 100 in the middle of the great room and drink beer and gaze at it. Nothing adds BTUs cheaper than a POH coal stove and nothing adds beauty and functionality like a 100 year old base burner. There is method in my madness, or is it madness in my method... don't answer that one. There goes my four periods again followed by an elipsis. Sorry, my grandma teechur never taut me proper. Ouch, my finger hurts.