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BKVP

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ohlongarm

Minister of Fire
Mar 18, 2011
1,530
Northeastern Ohio
Chris why bother with used when you can just back up to your loading dock and get a new one? 12 feet horizontal would any stove work with that setup? great deal otherwise.
 

kennyp2339

Minister of Fire
Feb 16, 2014
6,102
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Chris why bother with used when you can just back up to your loading dock and get a new one? 12 feet horizontal would any stove work with that setup? great deal otherwise.
I have spoken to Chris personally on the telephone, after going back and fourth for a like an hour, my impression of him is a man that believes in the products that he sells, why fix something that is not broken.
 

showrguy

Minister of Fire
Aug 2, 2015
524
Marysville, Pa.
2rd Season on my KE40! You my recall my 1102 cat was 10 years old when I replaced it. I donated that stove and got an 1107. Ran that 10 years. Put a V.3 cat in that at 5 years. Remember Ashful?, he was running a V.3 in one of his 2 Ashfords and providing us Intel. Donated my 1107 to a local family and put a KE40 in late 2019....only Webby3660 changes stoves more frequently.
Chris, you ever hear from Ashful ??
i asked about him a couple of times last season, but no one had heard from/about him..
Hope he’s ok..
 
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BKVP

Minister of Fire
Chris, you ever hear from Ashful ??
i asked about him a couple of times last season, but no one had heard from/about him..
Hope he’s ok..
I hate to say I was never able to get an answer at his home. I did have all his info and once I dropped by his home to say hello and he wasn't home. I too hoped he was ok, but to this day, never got a VM or an answer. I'll try once more right now....
 

BKVP

Minister of Fire
HIs number has been assigned to a new party. No further details. Hopefully he'll pop up someday!
 
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ratsrepus

Minister of Fire
Jan 5, 2018
627
Howell, Mi

stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
1,922
Long Island NY
Wouldn't count on it, there's a Nor'Easter heading your way.

It's here already. Heavy rain (@begreen, my class A oil furnace pipe is not leaking anymore after sealing the vertical seam , thank you!), some wind.

And 63 F. Nor'Easters are not always cold...
(Moreover, my saved solar electrons will carry the load with a minisplit for the foreseeable future. Likely first bit of heating tomorrow morning. I only light the stove when it's 40 F or below or so. Or when it itches too much and I need to tend to my fire addiction...)
 
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Tron

Feeling the Heat
Jan 1, 2020
292
Jackson MS
And 63 F. Nor'Easters are not always cold...
(Moreover, my saved solar electrons will carry the load with a minisplit for the foreseeable future. Likely first bit of heating tomorrow morning. I only light the stove when it's 40 F or below or so. Or when it itches too much and I need to tend to my fire addiction...)
I'm not familiar with your neck of the woods, but somehow I imagined them being mostly snowstorms.

I fire up the stove as soon as the house cools off enough for the heat to kick in in the morning. That could be at 50ish overnight. Even if it goes up to 75 in the afternoon. Just half a load burning from 6-12 totally does the trick. Otherwise the heat would have to run at least an hour during that time.
 
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circle_burner

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Oct 13, 2021
12
Kootenay BC
I Let the stove burn out today while I was at work and cleaned out the ashes. Then I was going to vacuum the fly ash off the cat when I noticed some of the center cells have some minor deformation.

What do you guys think?

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and a close up on the worst spot.

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I've been running it low and the cat needle is often passed max when cooking reloads but settles into 3/4 range after a hour or so.

Im thinking it's from manufacturer but Ive never looked at the cat before operating the stove so I have nothing to compare it to.

I got the stove brand new in September I hope I didn't over fire the cat
 

stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
1,922
Long Island NY
I Let the stove burn out today while I was at work and cleaned out the ashes. Then I was going to vacuum the fly ash off the cat when I noticed some of the center cells have some minor deformation.

What do you guys think?

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and a close up on the worst spot.

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I've been running it low and the cat needle is often passed max when cooking reloads but settles into 3/4 range after a hour or so.

Im thinking it's from manufacturer but Ive never looked at the cat before operating the stove so I have nothing to compare it to.

I got the stove brand new in September I hope I didn't over fire the cat

Couldn't this be deformation because of whatever is covering the top middle? That inhibits flow, and thus it's cooler in that area. That creates strain. And possibly deformation (though is this a ceramic substrate cat? I'm surprised they deform rather than crack...)

Regardless, the rest will work fine if the active surface coating is still present.

If this is creosote coating the top part, then something is not going exactly as it should - I'd engage the cat a bit later (hotter).
 

showrguy

Minister of Fire
Aug 2, 2015
524
Marysville, Pa.
Couldn't this be deformation because of whatever is covering the top middle? That inhibits flow, and thus it's cooler in that area. That creates strain. And possibly deformation (though is this a ceramic substrate cat? I'm surprised they deform rather than crack...)

Regardless, the rest will work fine if the active surface coating is still present.

If this is creosote coating the top part, then something is not going exactly as it should - I'd engage the cat a bit later (hotter).
Looks like a piece of gasket to me..
 

circle_burner

New Member
Oct 13, 2021
12
Kootenay BC
The stove is still a new toy I want to fiddle with things but it's pretty much set it and forget it.

I dont think the cat is damaged or needs replacing just curious about the bending of the cells right at the joint of both catalysts.

Oh ya I'm still running it.

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BKVP

Minister of Fire
For curiosity's sake.
Does a anybody know what type of mortar or sealant is used to glue the 2 pieces of cat together?
No mortar, just gaskets and banded..
 
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BKVP

Minister of Fire
The stove is still a new toy I want to fiddle with things but it's pretty much set it and forget it.

I dont think the cat is damaged or needs replacing just curious about the bending of the cells right at the joint of both catalysts.

Oh ya I'm still running it.

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I see you crossed stack your fuel load. Is this a practice you use often? Do others cross stack? Chime in please....
 

stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
1,922
Long Island NY
No (t yet?).

Though that will happen this year as I have some wood that's slightly too long for N/S loading due to the previous, larger (in width, not cubic feet) stove.
 
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