10-12k? really? thats not long. I burn from Oct to June so that's a couple of years for me as well. I was thinking my wood (softwood) was too dry but i don't think you can have wood that is too dry. Gonna have to visit the dealership and see about a new Cat, hopefully under warranty. Thanks guys.You can make a dead cat glow if you crank up the thermostat high enough. When running at lower or regular settings, is the chimney smoking? A little white stuff?
Cats only last 10-12k hours. Some of us burn that much in two years. I’ve never had one last for 4!