Cougar Quiet Ash Vacuum - Winter Scene

Item Code: 5LA-MU405-WSS

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The Cougar Quiet Ash Vac is similar to the Cheetah Ash Vac but a bit quieter. It can suck up warm and cold ashes! Using a fire-resistant hose and a specially designed filtering system for ash, the Ash Vac solves the problem of removing ash from wood burning stoves and fireplaces safely.


Every component of the Cougar AshVac is designed for safety. The 6-gallon fireproof canister, with 3-gallon capacity, is made of rolled steel. The 5-foot hose and nozzle are made of metal. The primary filter is fire-resistant up to 1,000°F. Other components are fire-resistant thermoplastic. If the hose gets too hot to hold with bare hands, stop vacuuming because the ashes are too hot. Gloves are not the answer. Instead, wait until the ashes cool more, and/or be sure to rest the nozzle on the firebrick, or base, so you are removing fine ash from the bottom of the pile '' not large chunks of hot embers.

The Cougar uses a filter system consisting of two filters. The first filter is flame retardant for precautionary reasons. The second filter traps sub-micron particles (ash) and has a special snap spring assembly allowing for easier cleaning. The features a 5' flame-resistant hose, 3-gallon capacity container and a powerful 6-amp motor. Comes with a one year warranty and includes one set of filters. This unit is 20" high, has a 1-1/4" diameter hose opening, and holds up to 3 gallons of ash.

The Cougar AshVac was designed for safe, clean and convenient cleaning of ash out of fireplaces, wood stoves, pellet stoves and bio fuel (corn and wheat) stoves, unlike a house hold vacuum or shop vac. Hot embers can stay alive for days inside a paper filter bag, surrounded by flammable household debris. Besides creating a VERY DANGEROUS situation for a delayed fire; your house hold vacuum is not designed to capure extremely fine particles like ash. Infact; the exhaust port of your vacuum will spew the smallest particles throughout your house leving your home with a fine gray dust coating.

Product Note: This vacuum is meant for cool and warm ashes only; it cannot be used to pick up embers. Doing so will result in damage to the unit.

Additional Information
  • Color: Winter Scene (White and Blues)
  • Motor: Powerful 6 Amp motor
  • 1 horsepower
  • Size: 20" high, has a 1-1/4" diameter hose opening
  • Capacity: 3 Gallon
  • Construction materials: Steel
Additional Information

What you can safely vacuum

It is strongly advised that you always allow enough time for all embers to completely die and cool off. Use these guidelines to get a feel for how fire resistant our fabric filters are. Small ash partticles like a "firefly" are unlikely to burn a hole in the filter. A "firefly" should be thought of as a tiny spark that floats up out of a fireplace, and it glows for no longer than a firefly '' about a second before it burns out.

Hot glowing embers could potentially burn a hole in the filter. Hot glowing embers are a piece or chunk of partially burned fuel (wood or pellet) that has a red hot glowing ember attached, much like a cigarette. These carry enough fuel with them, that, if lodged against the filter, with swirling air, could heat up and damage the filter.

We do recommend changing the Ash Vacuum filters once a season. They cannot be washed because they have been treated with a Teflon finish. If you wash them they will get sticky. You can clean the filters after each use by removing the rod cover and shaking the shaker basket by grasping the metal rod sticking up out of the lid from side to side. This is just done if you are losing suction but your canister is not full of ash yet.

Owner's Manual

Brand Loveless Ash
Model MU405-WSS
Made In USA
Shipping Weight (lbs) 17.0000
Actual Weight (lbs) 17
Finish Winter Scene
Product Type Vacuums

Limited One-Year Home Use Warranty

Your Ash Vacuum is warranted in normal ash removal use, provided that use is in accordance with the Owner's Manual, and safety rules listed within, against original defects in material and workmanship for one year from date of purchase. Warranty applies ONLY to original purchase and is ''For Household Use Only." L.L.A. will not be held liable for statements made by any person(s) as to operation that vary from the terms of this limited warranty. Warranty does not apply to industrial, commercial or rental use. L.L.A. warrants the Ash Vacuum in correct operating condition, by repair or parts replacement, during the warranty period, without charge. There are no warranties, express or implied, written or verbal, which extends beyond this warranty. L.L.A. assumes no responsibility for damage or faulty performance caused by miss-use or careless handling, or where repairs have been made or attempted by others. Proof of purchase date is required.

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Customer Reviews

Posted: 2/28/2014

Reviewer: Terry

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Cougar ash vac

The designs for the vac are attractive, the capacity is very nice. The suction however leaves some thing to be desired, I would think that for $240.00 it would have more suction. So in the end I have to give the value a lower rating 3 stars. The vacuum accessories I ordered with the vacuum aren't all that either, the only accessory that actually works is the plastic tube,.

Northline Express Comments: We greatly appreciate your customer feedback on this item. If a customer is having problems with the suction of a vacuum we are readily available to assist you technical support or problem shooting and if we are unable to solve the issue then we would contact the manufacturer of the product to get the issue resolved. Please note our customer service is available Monday- through Friday 9am-7pm and Saturday 9am-4pm eastern time..

Posted: 12/10/2013

Reviewer: Bean

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Easy assembly works well when you start up after a few mins you have to stop and shake internal filter and then start again
not as quiet as I thought it would be about the same as my older unit from Plow & Hearth I bought a couple years ago
I use it every other day to clean out the warm and some hot ash trying to stay as close to bottom of the wood stove insert as possible but it does work for the most part except for the end of the nozzle which get hot after a few second from picking up the warm ash all in all its better then the previous one we had
Only wish it picked up the smaller hot embers as well

Thank you for your review, but please note that this vacuum is meant for cool and warm ashes only; it should not be used to pick up Hot embers. Doing so will result in damage to the unit.

Posted: 12/28/2012

Reviewer: KD

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Wishlist fulfilled

I have been waiting to buy an ash vacuum for 2 years. I was not sure about the Cheetah or the Cougar. After collecting reward points I opted for the higher model. It runs nice and quiet and the winter scene allows me to keep it out for all to see. I used My reward points and a coupon so I got a great deal-I saved about $65. I'm super happy and have no more pellet stove clean-up worries. Set up was very easy. It only took about 5 minutes. Now I'm off to look for accessories!

Posted: 12/12/2010

Reviewer: John Tully

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Delivery was fast, easy setup, vacumn works great and actually looks good just storing next to the fireplace. good deal, I use it almost everyday

Posted: 3/19/2010

Reviewer: Ken Bergmann

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I haven't used any other ash vac but this one seems to do the job without a problem. I am careful to let the fire burn down overnight so I get very few live coals in the morning. Used as instructed I get almost all of the soft ash and leave the charcoal for the next fire. I only empty it about once a week and afer two months have not had to replace any of the filtration components. My wife says, if this is the quiet one I'd hate to hear the noisey one. But I have to say it is much quieter than my craftsman shop vac. Without doubt, I am very pleased.

Posted: 4/5/2009

Reviewer: Louis

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Works very good. Wish I had bought it sooner.

Posted: 12/27/2008


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We have a pellet stove and use the vacuum daily to clean it. I love not having to wait hours to let the ash become cold. I highly recommend anyone purchasing choose the quiet version!

Posted: 11/20/2008

Reviewer: Rick

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Vacuum is great. I use it about twice a week to clean the ash out of my pellet stove. It cleans up quietly and there is zero mess. I haven't emptied the vacuum yet - we'll see how that goes.

Posted: 3/11/2008

Reviewer: Kathryn A. Olson

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October 19, 2005
Received my ash vac today and put it together no problems and I've already used it. Thank you! I'm very happy with my purchase and I'll recommend your store to others.

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