Platinum and/or palladium are the catalytic substances in our combustors. These precious metals are applied to the honeycomb of the combustor (either ceramic or steel).
Your wood stove or fireplace will need a bypass in order to use a catalytic combustor.
When the exhaust temperature isn't high enough for a combustor to "light-off" the wood-smoke exhaust must have an alternate route to go, until the combustor is hot enough to perform its function.
Original equipment catalytic combustors that are "canned" (the ceramic is wrapped with a stainless steel strip) should be replaced by new combustors that are also canned. Observe that canned combustors have gasket material sandwiched between the can and the ceramic honeycomb.
Woodstoves with canned combustors may, or may not, require additional gasket outside the can for a good fit inside the stove. This depends on the particular stove design. In some cases the combustor assembly consists of two or more pieces. 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.
How Much Gasket Do I Need?
To determine which gasket will work best, calculate the outer dimension of your combustor. Six-inch-round combustors require 19 linear inches of gasket. Seven-inch-round combustors require 22 linear inches of gasket. Oblong combustors require gasket twice the length, plus twice the width, PLUS two inches (a half-inch for each corner). Order CatGuard Gasket
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:
Year 1 — 50% of original price paid
Year 2 — 40% of original price paid
Year 3 — 30% of original price paid
Year 4 — 20% of original price paid
Year 5 — 10% of original price paid
Year 6 — Replacement at current retail price.
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