Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 9
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bob52 Five stars
I am very pleased with the Cougar ash vac that I purchased from Home Depot on their Shop on line web site , the vacuum is a good quality vac and does an excellent job cleaning our pellet stove it has an excellent filter system that keeps the room clean , I would recommend it to any one looking to buy a dust vacuum for their pellet or wood stove.for a great deal and quick delivery buy one from Home Depot's shop on line
December 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sonny Cougar ash vac
This vac is well worth the money ! I use this vac once or twice a day while pellet stove is going,just dial back the pellet feed and let the flames go down then start vacuuming out the hot ash(no red or really hot ambers)but it handles really hot ash just fine and you won't see any ash or dust belching out the exhaust from this vac either.
With good pellets I have been able to run the stove 3 weeks straight without shutting down to vac the stove out.
Yes its expensive , but its worth every penny .
April 10, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Halcar Does what others wont
PROS: It does the job its intended for, to vac ash and smalls partials. We use ours for our pellet stove. No dust, easy to assemble, quitter then a shop vac and some Home Vacuums!
CONS: I'd like to have seen a holder for the hose, thats it!
Final thoughts: So far, we've used it 5 times, with no need to empty it yet. You can't go wrong with this unit and I've not had one problem at all with it.
December 11, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Maggie Great ash vac...
We've had this ash vac for a year now and have had no problems at all with it. Works great, has really good suction and is easy to empty. Pretty much maintenance free. One person complained that the hose clogged.....it does if you suction up pellets....which it tells you not to do! You can't go wrong with this ash vacuum!!
February 5, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Benr After using this vac several times to clean my pellet stove I am very dissatisfied, the reason being the hose continuosly clogs.
I spend more time uncloging the hose than cleaning the pellet stove manually. I plan on returning it for a full refund.
January 22, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lorraine Excellent product!
We love our new ash vacuum. It has dramatically cut down on ash dust in our home and is so convenient we use it almost daily during the winter.
March 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by evrydzaholiday glad I bought it!
what a difference from the "other" vaccuum I was using. No more poofs of dust when starting and running this vaccuum!
January 19, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by n2914mr Overpriced...overrated.
Not sure why all the glowing reviews of this ash vac. It has obvious design flaws...the hose port is plastic and prone to warpage/burn-thru (it happened to me within the first week), as well as it being mounted so low on the carrying can you can really only accumulate a few inches of ash before the suction stops altogether and needs emptied. It's equipped with a metal hose, yet all 'ash' travels through a plastic port attached to a metal can. Why not make the port metal/aluminum/brass/stainless as well??
Also, the hose continually falls off despite the barbs that should keep it in place. I put tape around it to secure it because it became such a nuisance. The only positive is it does contain the dust that would otherwise circulate throughout the house.
Loveless CS is quick to respond and accommodating to questions/problems, but this ash vac warrants no accolades. I purchased based solely on the positive reviews and wanted a dustless vacuum for my fireplace insert.
Bottom line: other models can be had for the half the price without the inherit design setbacks. And, if this is their 'quiet' model...more engineering needs put into place. The decibel level is way too high even compared to a conventional shop-vac.
January 2, 2013