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If you are noticing that you catalytic fireplace or wood stove is lacking in performance and not producing ample heat, it may be time for some routine maintenance. Combustors tend to clog over time and use, needing replaced every 12,000 hours of operation. Depending on the quality of wood that you burn or the frequency that you use your heat source, the combustor may need replaced sooner than that. We offer high quality, metal coated ceramic combustors for your heating application. The honeycomb design effectively traps smoke and particles from the burn process and converts them into useful energy, ensuring more heat from less fuel!
Platinum and palladium are the catalysts in our combustors. These metals are applied to the honeycomb of the combustor (either ceramic or steel) and cause the gases from a fire to burn at lower temperatures, instead of escaping through the pipe or flue.
PLEASE NOTE: Your wood stove or fireplace will need a bypass damper in order to use a catalytic combustor. (When the exhaust temperature isn't high enough for a combustor to "light-off" the wood-smoke, the exhaust must have an alternate route to go until the combustor is hot enough to perform its function.)
Will I Need A Gasket For My Catalytic Combustor?
Canned Combustors: original equipment catalytic combustors that are "canned" (wrapped with a welded stainless steel strip) should be replaced by new combustors that are also canned. Observe that canned combustors have a gasket material sandwiched between the can and the ceramic honeycomb.
Depending on the particular stove design, heating applications with canned combustors may, or may not, require an additional gasket outside the can for a secure fit inside the stove. In some cases the combustor assembly consists of two or more pieces. In this event, a gasket should be used between the individual pieces for a good fit.
Federal law requires any EPA-certified catalytic wood stoves be operated with combustors to reduce air pollution over the entire life of the stove.
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Combustors are guaranteed to contain sufficient catalytic precious metals (platinum and/or palladium) formulated and properly applied to conform to requirements of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for certified wood-burning products, and when installed in USA are warranted for structural integrity for five years or 12,000 hours burn-time, whichever comes first, when correctly installed and maintained. Failure due to incorrect use, including with fuels other than dry natural wood, is excluded.
REMEDIES UNDER THIS WARRANTY Manufacturer will replace a defective combustor, free of charge, for the first 90 days following the date of original purchase. After the first 90 days, replacement will be at the following discount:
Estimated Lead Time:
5-10 Business Days.
Product can not be shipped to Canada!
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