20 year old Consolidated Dutchwest Cat stove

raybonz Posted By raybonz, Feb 7, 2008 at 2:58 PM

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  1. raybonz

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    Installed this stove when I built this house about 20 years ago. The chimney is Stucco cultured stone and the hearth is bluestone. I replaced the cat once so far and last night it ran over 8 hrs. and was still running catalytic when I got up! Many have remarked that this is a junk stove but I have to say it has served me well and it still looks and runs like new. The blower is something I grafted on and bought from grainger for about $30.00 instead of the overpriced one from the manufacturer. All I needed to do was redrill the mounting holes and paint it black..

    Ray
     

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    Glad ya got a good one. I have always liked the look of the DW stoves and darn near bought one in 1985.
     
  3. raybonz

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    Hi Bart!
    Yeah I was sold the minute I saw them.. At the time they were running a sale plus I got all the accessories free too... Too good to pass up. Since I've resolved my draft problem it has been running great and not a single back puff for 3 weeks straight and I run 24/7.... What I want to get now is a good enameled cast iron steamer for short money... Ya gotta have patience if you want good deals!

    Ray
     
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    So, is that the new cat or the old cat there in the picture?

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  6. raybonz

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    Yes they are but that isn't as close as it appears.. Plus there is no door on that side of the stove.

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    That's the new cat, we ate the old one and it tasted like chicken! :)

    Ray
     
  8. whphel

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    I think that stove looks great. It has an old timeless look and goes perfect in that house. I dont blame you for keeping it as long as it keeps you warm and burns clean its all good. :)
     
  9. North of 60

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    A nice setting a nice home. A 20 year old stove, I think it has proven itself. I think the saying that goes for this one is (They sure dont make them like they use to.) Good on YA. N of 60 ;-)
     
  10. raybonz

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    Thanks whphel!
    The 1st floor is rustic with exposed beams and basically all wood (Log home with standard construction on 2nd floor).. I have learned lots at this forum so someday when it's time for a new stove I can make a good decision.

    Ray
     
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    Hello North!
    Thanx for the kind words! Sounds like you live in God's country where you are. Would love to visit there someday..

    Ray
     
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