Catalytic Wood Stove

stonehouse24May 31, 2009

My cousin has offered me his Vermont Castings cast iron wood stove (10 years old+/-). It is a small catalytic model. However, the catalytic unit needs replacement (expensive). I plan on only using the stove on an intermittant basis (2X/week) to help heat a workshop. Can the catalytic unit be removed or bypassed? Will the stove still burn wood ok without the catalytic unit? Any advice/information would be appreciated.

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christopherh

The Cat is there for a reason. And that's to make the stove burn clean. Without it you have a "Smoke Dragon". The cat burns off the smoke (unburned HEAT) and therefore the air is still clean. Cats aren't THAT expensive, so replace it and enjoy.

    Bookmark   June 1, 2009 at 8:02AM
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jeff8407

Can you access it to clean it? My father-in-law has the Vermont Castings and cleans his catalyst every year.

    Bookmark   June 5, 2009 at 6:26PM
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