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Catalytic Kit for a Buck 28000

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Mike5036, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. Mike5036

    Mike5036 New Member

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    Hi Folks,

    I'm looking for a Catalytic add on kit for a Buck model 28000 (Big Buck). They were manufactured by Arden Industries and called a "smoke genie". The model number is C300/R300. If anyone has any experience or has one of these I would sure like to hear from them.

    Thanks,

    Mike

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  2. mellow

    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    Not heard of that one, the only one I know of is the Nu-tec cat refits. http://www.hearth.com/talk/wiki/nu-tec-nutec-catalytic-add-ons/

    Check with servicesales.com as they might have some old stock sitting around.

    This is pretty old technology that most have given up on and bought a newer EPA rated stove, the kits work from what I have been told but by the time you buy one you could have better spent your money on something new.
  3. daleeper

    daleeper Minister of Fire

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    If you are wanting to make your old stove more efficient, watch the national stove design challenge. There is one guy in the finalist group that has a retrofit for old stoves called the Intensifire. Might work for your stove. I have no experience with the cat conversion kits, so take what I have to say with a grain of salt. In my opinion the problem with the retrofit style cat burners is that the heat generated by the cat has not been captured, and will go up the chimney. The other problem is there is no way to bypass them for stove startup, so I am assuming they will plug up quick.

    Link to an article about the challenge:

    http://www.forgreenheat.org/stovedesign/finalists.html

    Link to the Intensifire website:

    http://www.intensifire.co.nz/
  4. mellow

    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    The heat is captured by the top vent on some of the Bucks. The kits allow you to pull the cat back using a damper rod for start ups, you push it back over the bypass once you get it hot, but the flame impingement is a huge concern with these designs.
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