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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
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Kirk Mobert


Joined: Jan 07, 2011
Posts: 132
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.
 
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