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SteelCat Combustor 6 cm x 17 cm x 5 cm for Vermont Castings Intrepid

SteelCat Combustor 6 cm x 17 cm x 5 cm for Vermont Castings Intrepid

Get the full warmth from your catalytic woodstove with a replacement combustor from Condar, the combustor experts. Carefully fabricated in the USA to precise dimensions, according to original manufacturer's specifications. Made of high-quality materials. Approved by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Steelcat upgrade for Vermont Castings Intrepid stove models.

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Simply install in stove leaving expansion room around new catalyst. Don't install with any additional gasket around the catalyst.

The efficient way to heat with wood.

Catalytic woodstoves give you longer burn times than comparable non-catalytic stove models, using the same amount of wood fuel. And a catalytic stove emits less than 4.2 grams per hour of particulate pollution into the atmosphere. By comparison, some "high efficiency" non-catalytic woodstoves may emit up to 7.5 grams per hour! So your choice of a catalytic stove is better for our environment, while giving you nice, steady heat.

Order your Condar combustor with confidence you are helping to preserve air quality.

For Vermont Castings Intrepid

- 6.4 cm wide x 16.8 cm long x 5.1 cm thick

- Steelcat upgrade


What Is a Catalyst?

A catalyst is a substance that lowers the activation energy required for a chemical reaction to take place, without being consumed by the reaction. Heat is required to activate the reaction.


Platinum and/or palladium are the catalytic substances in Condar combustors.  These precious metals are applied to the honeycomb of the combustor, using a patented washcoat technology.


Catalytic Reaction in Combustors

When your woodstove reaches 260° – 370°C at the beginning of each burn cycle, it is said to have achieved “light-off.” (Use a woodstove thermometer to monitor temperature.) Light-off temperature means there is sufficient heat for the catalytic reaction to take place.


After closing the damper (bypass), wood smoke passes through the platinum / palladium-coated honeycomb of the combustor, producing the catalytic reaction. Ash, particulates, and harmful gas exhausts are converted into water vapor and carbon dioxide, which safely exit your chimney without polluting the air.


Get More Heat from Your Stove

When your catalytic combustor causes this chemical reaction to occur, significant heat is released as a result. Perhaps the greatest benefit of maintaining your combustor is capturing heat that would otherwise be lost up your chimney. The total practical heat output of your woodstove is increased by as much as 50% with a new combustor!


A Safer Way to Burn

A well-maintained combustor makes your woodstove safer. Your combustor helps cut down on creosote formation, which can build up in your stovepipe, a dangerous fire hazard.  The annual check-up and cleaning by your chimney sweep is quicker and easier when your combustor is operating properly.


Life-Span of Catalytic Combustors

After approximately 12,000 hours of stove use, you will notice a significant loss in heating efficiency. At this time, your combustor should be replaced. Be aware, you may not be able to see a noticeable change in the appearance of your combustor, but you will certainly feel the difference!


By replacing your combustor, you effectively restore heating efficiency to your stove. Light-off temperature is reduced and you get more burn-time before having to reload. Ultimately, investing in a new combustor means more heat from your stove, saving wood fuel, and conserving time, money, and our natural resources.

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