Originally designed to increase the draw on appliances fired by oil, the Vedette cowl has since been found to be extremely effective against downdraught. Manufactured using stainless steel grade 316, these Vedette Cowls have no mesh inserts, and are suitable for use with appliances fired by oil or solid fuel.
Suitable for use with 150mm internal diameter pipes.
The Vedette cowl has a shaft which is just slightly under the diameter of the cowl, so for example, a 125mm Vedette cowl will have a shaft with a diameter of around 120mm. It then slides inside the chimney or flue system.
Fitting to a prefabricated chimney system
Slide the cowl inside the chimney system. Secure in place with stainless steel self tapping screws and seal with a high temperature silicone or sealant.
Fitting to a masonry chimney stack or pot
Slide inside the chimney or pot and mortar in place.
Job Done Could not use our log burner because of severe downdraught. Several friends gave advice to no avail. Then we found the Vedette Cowl on line. The first time we lit the fire not a single whiff of smoke came into the lounge and within seconds the the wood was ablaze! Sorted. Clever design, does the job
Terry - West Norfolk
Vedette Cowl Used it with a length of 6 inch diameter flue pipe as chimney for oil stove on narrowboat. Normal chimney useless in high winds - stove kept blowing out. This is fairly big but pretty effective given the strength of wind recently. Has to be removed when on the move though!
Irieboat - Shropshire Union Canal