Wow, thanks a lot. Just one question, for the clean cycle you mentioned earlier. You engaged the cat? Meaning not going through the bypass, right? So with the high temp, it will help to clean the mask of the cat. I assumed. And yes, the wood we put outside is around 15, but my practice is, I would put the wood in 1-2 day before I burn it. Therefore the, reading is around 10. I have out pictures down there, the one with higher reading is right after I took it from outside.
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Yes the "cleaning" cycle advised by Hearthstone in the manuals for most if not all of their stoves is to be run with the catalyst engaged.
The idea here is that with the stove running full blast, you're creating strong complete combustion throughout the firebox, in the secondaries, and in the space above the baffle. This sends a river of superheated clean exhaust gases through the cats. Think of it like a steam cleaning for the cats and the chimney.