Chimney Cowl Question

Had something like this
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a couple of years back, and a builder (who was up pointing the
chimney) pointed out that the bird mesh should have been removed as it
is above a solid fuel (coal & wood) fire.
I can see why the mesh must be fitted for oil & gas flues, but I can't
think why it MUST be removed for solid fuel.
I would have thought the smoke would have fitted through the holes
without any problem, and it would be good not to have birds falling
down or getting in to build nests.
Does anyone know why it says to remove them.
Reply to
zikkimalambo
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fitted a couple of years back, and a builder (who was up pointing the
I'm no expert but it could be due to potential blocking from a build- up of soot/tar.
Perhaps a cowl with a bigger mesh would be allowed.
Mathew
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Mathew Newton
Hi
There are some Cowl's on the market that are designed to be used with thatched roofs called Spark Arrestors these have a very fine mesh and are used with solid fuel stoves to reduce the risk of igniting the thatch. However these cowl's have a very small mesh and need to be cleaned carefully every year to prevent them being blocked with soot and tar.
However the larger mesh cowl's which are designed to prevent problems with birds are no problem.
Tom
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thomsewe
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fitted a couple of years back, and a builder (who was up pointing the
As you have the web site, which has a 'contact us' page, why not ask the manufacturer? You will get a definitive answer, rather than a series of guesses, then you can tell us.
Colin Bignell
Reply to
nightjar
On 3 Oct, 08:27, "nightjar" wrote:
Generally find I get more sense here rather than from manufacturers/ suppliers, but i'll give it a go.
Reply to
zikkimalambo
On 3 Oct, 08:27, "nightjar" wrote:
Ok, just picked up the mail, and the answer is.......
"The mesh should always be removed for Solid Fuel use due to the getting blocked."
Well, mines not in the least blocked after about 4 years use, so I think my on the (rather high) spot descision to leave them in place was prolly the right one.
Reply to
zikkimalambo
Hello, please contact us direct and we will be happy to answer any of your questions in relation to your Chimney Cowl Product queries. Full specifications and recommendations can be found on our site
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