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I have a supposed wind proof flue cap which is a circular piece of aluminium surrounding the flue cap. I have no doubt that it does prevent some wind from going down the flue. From what I have observed in my oven on windy days is that the wind blows into the oven chamber and disrupts the air flow which allows some smoke to escape out the front. As you said, it happens on windy days mainly on start up. I think due to the fact that on start up there may not be enough heat to have a strong enough draw to fight the gusts of wind that may blow in. Once the fire is roaring though, thereís not much stopping it.
Never experienced that with my flue and flue chamber which is larger than normal
My first thought when reading your post was that your flue is too small, probabl6 6" I guess and the chamber thsat catches the smoke and funnels it into the flue is also too small and not performing as it should.
The only time I have ever had smoke coming out of the front arch was when I was using a leaf blower on full chat to get the fire going with greener wood. Normally if rces the smoke and hot gasses directly up the 12 foot flue.
Prevention is better than cure, - do it right the first time!
The more I learn, the more I realise how little I know
Wind can't blow into the oven because the oven is partially enclosed and protected. I have an 8" flue and the gases are water-falling down the flue. This occurs mainly at start-up but strong winds can cause the problem, during regular operation, to a lesser degree. Maybe I will just have to live with it.
Ha Ha Brickie...good eye. No that's not my oven flue, it's my fireplace flue and it is way too short, have to lengthen it cause it does the same thing. My oven flue is much taller (3m) and round, but has the same type of cap.