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Anyone using the new style combustor?

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by bmur, Nov 29, 2005.

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  1. bmur

    bmur New Member

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    I just pulled off the cover off my 1 year old dutchwest to find a degraded combustor, Is anyone using the new style from
    www.stovecombustors.com My brother has one and says it works good, Looking for more feedback.

    I know mine is warranty-able, just always looking for something better.

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  2. elkimmeg

    elkimmeg Guest

    Mine should arive any day in the mail.
    I will followup post my oppinions
    If mine were one year old I would be contacting the retailer and manufacture and get a replacement
  3. Corie

    Corie Minister of Fire

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    We burned a stovecombustor.com cat for about a month and half in our Dutchwest this year before switching to coal. Worked flawlessly, lights off at a much lower temperature than the stock cat. Had no problem with creosote plugging up the cat like someone else had said. And even my father, who is a pretty novice woodburner had no problem getting the cat to stay lit.

    I highly recommend them, you'll be glad you try one. Also, you'll notice very little air is required to keep the cat lit (since I know you have the cat combustor air control damper on your stove)

    For the price, you really can't beat them.


    Shoot, stovecombustors should be paying me
  4. DavidV

    DavidV New Member

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    This is my second season with the stovecombustors cats. To be fair, the honeycomb style cats I used before came witht the stove wich was manufactured in 1989 I believe. Appalachian 32BWXL insert.I bought it 3 seasons back. I cleaned the cats halfway thru the season last year because they got plugged. I cleaned them just after the season started this year and since then, with the poroperly seasoned hardwood, I have had fantastic performance. I close the damper bypass at 350-400 and get cat fire-off. let the stove burn out and pull the damper out, the rod is clean and has a whitish residue (it tends to be sootyblack if I havn't gotten the stove high enough...which was common last season. ) I am very pleased with them. After 2 cleanings using the whiteviniger method I have seen no substrate degredation. the price is definately right and I am getting tremendous burns from my stove. Once I add a full liner I expect that it will be even better. If you have any questions feel free to ask.
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    I also forgot to mention the exhaust from the top of my chimney. Nice clear waves of heat coming out. I have smoke when reloading or starting from a cold stove, but once I engage that cat it's amazingly clear.
    Elk I'm waiting for your apprasal of these cats.
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