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The fire looks awesome, very much like the pictures shown in the description. I have no idea whether it's nicer than non-cat stoves, but I've been very pleased. I understand that emissions are not quite as good in these non-catalytic stoves, but it's amazing to look up at the chimney outside an not see any smoke comming out. This unit seems to be very clean burning. The only trick I've found so far is to get the wood burning before closing the damper. If the damper is closed too soon, the fire smokes instead of burns, but from what I understand that's how any stove works.
The design of the firebox is a good one as far as I can tell. The firebox is lined with firebrick for insulation and heat distribution and the baffle is also a removable firebrick supported by three airtubes (with holes) for secondary burning. Because it is removable, it should be easier to clean the flue if you put in a full liner (which is what I did). Yes, the air for the secondary burn tubes is preheated. On top of the air baffle is a piece of ceramic insulation.
The box is big enough to hold wood for about a 4 to 6 hour burn, with enough hot embers to start the fire again after 8 hours.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
- Memphis, TN
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The insert is a non-catalytic style that does have the baffle. The holes are within the secondary air tubes and I think that the fire is nicer in appearance.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
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