- Mar 19, 2021
Good question, so I had the stove installed in February of this year. I don't remember if I checked the cat or not after install, but when I went to do my spring cleaning of the stove I found the cat laying down against the floor in the 'cat area' when it should have been standing up long ways in the cat 'area'. So can't say how the burn time was effected by the positioning of it. With that being said I was overall happy with the performance. I burned around the clock for a good portion of the end of the season, and I would say 8-9 hr burns were easy overnight with embers leftover to get a fire going the next morning. I am not sure what wood I was burning since I had to use a wood service last year, some wood burned noticeably longer than others. This year I have some of that leftover, plus a lot of oak and ash that I processed myself, so I should have a better feel for burning different wood types. One thing I wasn't happy with was the handle on he top grate door. It became loose during the season, and when I to tighten it, the bolt snapped off rather easy. I replaced it and will be more careful next time. I have a 15' straight vertical flue, so draft has not been a problem at all. Let me know if you have any questions, I usually check this thread every so often, so might not get a reply for a week or so.Hey Bert,
Do you get the long burn times of 11 hours with the cat ? how is your stove holding up in general?