catalytic

  1. akcowboy

    Appalachian 32 bw phase 1 owners manual

    I purchased an Appalachian 32 bw phase 1 off craigslist a few years back. Tag on the back says tested in 5/83. I am looking to see if anyone has an owners manual for this stove. Even Appalachian themselves act like they have no idea where to find an owners manual to this stove We have...
  2. M

    High Valley 2500 wood burning stove has me worried...

    Hello, I am hoping someone on here can help me with some experience / advice on a catalytic wood insert. I have this High Valley model 2500 insert that I acquired with a home purchase. I have no history on it and have not burned in it yet. FYI, I have no experience with a catalytic wood stove...
  3. M

    Jotul Alpha Bypass Door Gasket Replacement

    Hello, Hoo boy, I am at my wit's end with this one. To actually post in a forum! The house I am in now has a Jotul Alpha, and while it's in pretty good shape, not having been used too much by the previous owners (they preferred the diesel burner) at one point last season I noticed some...
  4. Jacklumber

    Minimizing Ash Coal build up in Catalytic ZC

    I have a FireplaceXtrordinair Apex 42 Catalytic zero clearance fireplace with an ash charcoal build up issue. A wheel barrel full per week! I have read that catalytic stoves need to be run with a full load to burn efficiently while reducing airflow. But this leads to significant coal buildup in...
  5. M

    Country Comfort Wood Stove (Identify Model ? & Catalytic?)

    I need help with my Orrville Country Comfort stove. I am not sure which model it is, but I need help determining if I will need a catalytic. I replaced gaskets, ceramic blanket, and replaced the bricks. Can anyone assist?
  6. chichas

    Blaze King Sirocco 20 Issue

    I have 2 BK Sirocco 20's. One is three years old and in the lower level of my home and the other on the main level I purchased brand new in October 2017. When I start a fire in the older stove, it appears to draft and light just fine like my new one. What I'm noticing is that the catalyst on my...
  7. R

    1977 VC Vigilant with Catalytic....hows this work?

    Hi all, Ive been reading the Hearth forums for a long time, but just joinex up today after installing a 1977 vigilant in my fireplace that came with a catalytic unit on the back. The stove is in exellent condition and seems like it was hardly ever used. My questions are: Im assuming that this...
  8. C

    Regency CI6000 vs Blaze King Princess Insert

    Hi All, I'm going to buy one of those but i need to figure out what is the best. I'm interested in: Long burn time Capability to warm all my apartment (single floor (160 sq mt) insert in the living room, hope it will be able to spread the warm into the bedrooms, only a single door from living...
  9. S

    Firelight catalytic combustor chamber

    Hello, I have a question about my Jotul Firelight wood stove. The ceramic fiber board chamber that the catalytic element is inserted into is falling apart, and I'm looking for options on materials that could be used instead. In the past ten years I've replaced the chamber twice. I'm a...
  10. A

    Jotul Firelight 12

    I just purchased a Jotul Firelight 12, blue porcelain. The owner says he only used it 5 times...but I'm not sure. Both sides, toward the back, have paint that is peeling. Is that from overfiring...or not curing it properly? Also, I purchased it for $400...we cracked the glass on one of the doors...
  11. Wainwright63

    Englander 24jc HELP!!!

    It's been a while since I have been on the site, but I need answers and this is the place to go.. I have an Englander 24jc catalytic stove. Last year was my first year heating with wood, and I burnt mostly under-seasoned wood. It managed to heat the house (secondary heating source). However...
  12. J

    Vermont Castings Defiant Encore cat vs Jotul 12 CB

    HI All! I have had an exciting journey into heating with wood, and with the help of all the amazing advice from this forum, am about to enter my 5th year heating an old 2 story farmhouse primarily with wood. The walls and windows are well insulated, but the floor and ceilings are not the...
  13. H

    Need sage advice in selecting the right wood insert

    Hello, I am new to this forum and new to woodstoves. I actually grew up in homes heated by wood stoves but never had to choose which one was installed. I've lived in an apartment heated solely by a Morso-style wood stove so I do have basics of how to make a fire keep going in an efficient stove...
  14. D

    Made a mistake tonight...

    I have a Progress Hybrid. This is my first year burning it. I cleaned it today, cleaned the catalytic, emptied the ashes..etc. Then I fired it up and after a while went to close the bypass, then i realized that I started this from a cold start with the catalytic engaged. What does this do...
  15. B

    Kuma Sequoia Initial Review and Catalyst Troubleshooting Tips

    Hello fellow WoodHeads, I recently installed the Kuma Sequoia as a wood burning insert into my fireplace and while the install itself had some issues, I have to say that I couldn't be more pleased with the product. I did a tremendous amount of research regarding the type of stove to get and...
  16. S

    Any Catalytic Owners? Blaze King Princess Catalyst Question

    Evening everyone, Just thought I'd see if anyone out there had any experience with catalyst stoves. I have a 2 year old Blaze King Princess and last time I gave it a good inspection, I noticed that the catalyst had several fractures in it. Nothing major, but I'm wondering if I did something...
  17. K

    VC Intrepid bypass catalyst -- details?

    Wondering about temporary reconfiguring inside of VC Intrepid to bypass the catalytic system -- inspired by such a story on the forum. I believe I remember Nyquil Junkie doing this, but NJ never posted the details or pics -- it sounded potentially simple, though. If you are out there NJ, or...
  18. K

    Concorde Catalytic Gasket

    Just moved into a rental house with an old Concorde Catalytic stove. Looking to replace one pane of cracked outer glass (sounds like it's just plain old tempered glass from some other postings) and the gaskets for the glass (there's nothing there for gaskets anymore- glass just slides around...