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Eucalyptus in a Catalytic Stove

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Fraxinensis, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. Fraxinensis

    Fraxinensis New Member

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    I was wondering if anyone has any experience of burning eucalyptus in a catalytic stove. I got a recommendation from someone to try eucalyptus wood, and I have the chance to buy some that has been seasoned for a year (in the Central Valley). I am trying to decide whether to buy it or not, but I don't have any experience burning this wood so I wanted to ask for input.

    Thank you!

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  2. Ralphie Boy

    Ralphie Boy Minister of Fire

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    I'm gonna watch this thread cause I'm gonna learn something!:)
  3. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    I have no idea why you shouldn't. If it is dry, burn it. Or does your stove manufacturer say to not burn it? I know that Woodstock has nothing in their manual to suggest it not be burned.
  4. Fraxinensis

    Fraxinensis New Member

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    I had heard that it might burn too hot for the catalyst. I don't have the manual for my insert (the insert came with my house and is from the mid nineties, the company that made it seems to be out of business). I would think that if I am cautious about not overloading the insert with logs it shouldn't get too hot for the catalyst.
  5. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    If it burns that hot, just don't burn a full load and all should be well. It is the same thing with soft maple. I won't burn a full load of it because it would really heat things up fast. Half load does very well.
  6. basod

    basod Minister of Fire

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    Any chance you've inspected the CAT to ensure it's working/intact - it is a mid 90's stove afterall

    I say get the wood and try it out with small to medium sized loads, you'll get a feel for how it burns and adjust accordingly
  7. BobUrban

    BobUrban Minister of Fire

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    I bet it smells good?? Isn't that the stuff they make those breath freshening toothpicks out of?

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