Old wood/coal combo stove.

Old wood/coal combo stove.

PostBy: 1010220 On: Mon Sep 25, 2006 1:01 pm

I bought a Hearthmate wood /coal combo stove. Its about 20years old. The person I purchased it from had an external catalytic converter on the exhaust pipe. Should I try to still use that, or just run 7" stove pipe? Will the coal mess up the converter? Please help!

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PostBy: keywest On: Tue Sep 26, 2006 9:40 pm

:) Hi,

I also have a 20 yr.old wood/coal stove but it is a Consolidated Dutchwest.
Mine also has a catalytic converter that rests under the cooking plate on top of my stove.
The manufacturer says to remove the Cat when I burn coal.
I only use it with wood fires.
So, my guess would be to not use it with coal.

Good luck, Paul :wink:

PostBy: 1010220 On: Wed Sep 27, 2006 1:30 pm

Thanks, I was going to take it off anyway, saving it till i do more research. It is in-line with my 7" stove pipe. The thing is about 2' long and 12" in diameter. I think after 20years of coal and wood use, the catalyst is probably shot anyway. I still have to get the chimney up before its too cold, so I dont want to mess around!

PostBy: keywest On: Wed Sep 27, 2006 3:01 pm

:o Wow,

Your right, you sure do have a big thing, sure is a big one!

Mine is only about 3" long but it does the job, ok.

I don't know what I'd do if I had a thing as big as yours!!!

Your probably right, good luck taking it off & better luck putting it back on when you get the urge to use it again.

Man,you must have some big coals to go with your thing, hey?

Best :|

PostBy: laynes69 On: Wed Sep 27, 2006 3:16 pm

I hear some of those add-on converters dont work so well. I would remove the converter and just go from there. Some coal contains alot of soot, and I wouldn't want it to plug up, and cause spillage into the house.

PostBy: 1010220 On: Thu Sep 28, 2006 7:14 am

Good call, I never thought of the blockage problem. In the past , I did own a Keystoker self feed for hydronic/and domestic hot water. At the end of its useful life, because of cast iron parts wearing out; I had many fire problems and the carbon monoxide detector was going off all the time. I sure don't want to take the chance of having that happen again.

That seals the deal. I'm not using it, and thanks again.

PostBy: artist On: Sun Oct 01, 2006 8:44 am

I too have a Consolidated Dutchwest wood coal combo stove... the inserts have burned out.

Where can i find/buy replacements?

Thanks for your help.

PostBy: keywest On: Sun Oct 01, 2006 6:54 pm

Try ( Woodman's Parts Plus )

Good Luck, let us know.

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