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Woodstock Fireview.....coaling problem

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by sailor61, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. rideau

    rideau Minister of Fire

    Jan 12, 2012
    southern ontario
    Yes, agree with Dennis.

    Woodstock is concerned that you not have too much air when you have active flame. Added air during the burning of the coals is not going to harm the cat. At least it didn't when I burned my Fireview, with the ceramic cat. Only possible problem would be if you had a really strong draft and got some fly ash through the screen and into the cat...might have to brush off the cat. The newer stainless ones have smaller honeycomb....has anyone had a problem with that?

    But it's not going to harm the cat.

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  2. sailor61

    sailor61 Burning Hunk

    Nov 28, 2006
    Warwick, RI
    the cat burns off smoke so once the fire is down to coals the smoke is gone so what's the value of leaving the cat engaged?
  3. pen

    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

    Aug 2, 2007
    N.E. Penna
    As a means of slowing down the airflow through the stove, so that more heat stays in it. Much like a flu damper.

    rideau and Joful like this.

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