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Blaze King catalytic wood stove

Bill McRoy


Joined: Sep 11, 2010
Posts: 19
We are wroking to install a Blaze King Princess model catalytic wood stove for next year. These stoves have an automatic damper and very long burn times (20 - 40 hours depending on the model) There is a lot of information about Blaze King and other brands at : http://www.hearth.com/talk/ The Blaze King web site is: http://www.blazeking.com/

I am not affiliated with either site or company. I hope this is appropriate under the banner of "wood burning stoves."
Daniel Truax


Joined: Jan 07, 2012
Posts: 61
20 - 40 hours suggests that you are choking it down and a lot of gas isn't being oxidized all the way.

And then when you do crank this baby open and get closer to 100% combustion too much heat is going out your chimney.

I like stoves that burn efficiently and don't send all the BTUs outside to do it.
Bill McRoy


Joined: Sep 11, 2010
Posts: 19
Daniel Truax wrote:20 - 40 hours suggests that you are choking it down and a lot of gas isn't being oxidized all the way.

And then when you do crank this baby open and get closer to 100% combustion too much heat is going out your chimney.

I like stoves that burn efficiently and don't send all the BTUs outside to do it.


Daniel, a catalytic stove burns cleaner (lower emissions) at a lower temperature than a stove with secondary combustion. So, yes, you choke the stove down to a smolder while the catalyst does its job burning the gasses and particulates in the smolder from the wood. Blaze King has a video on their site (http://youtu.be/jBSNWKI-d-A ) which explains some of this. Catalytic stoves send less heat up the chimney than secondary combustion stoves.
Daniel Truax


Joined: Jan 07, 2012
Posts: 61
OK
Kirk Mobert


Joined: Jan 07, 2011
Posts: 128
Location: Point Arena, Ca
    
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Don't EVER forget to change the catalytic element! You gotta do it on a regular basis, if not, you've got a SERIOUS chimney fire maker there.
Folks forget this, even though it's printed clearly in the manual.

I have memories of my pop on the wood shingled roof with a dribbling hose, in gale force winds, scrambling to save the house from yet another chimney fire..
Happened once a year like clockwork, and somehow they never learned..


Build it yourself, make it small, occupy it.
 
After burning through the drip stuff and the french press stuff, Paul has the last, ever, coffee maker. Better living through buying less crap.
 
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