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STEELCAT Combustor by Condar for Fireplace Xtrordinair FPX44 Elite (CS-453)
STEELCAT-Combustor-by-Condar-for-Fireplace-Xtrordinair-FPX44-Elite-CS-453
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Columbus, NC, United States

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200618260218
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Genuine STEELCAT Steel Catalytic Combustor
from Condar

The option to upgrade your ceramic CC-453 combustor to SteelCat is now available. Advanced technology offers you:

  • A more durable honeycomb. Can’t crack or crumble, even at highest operating temperatures.
  • Less build-up of wood ash, within the honeycomb cells. Sharp steel edges actually “cut” ash as it goes up the flue. Better air flow, less cleaning maintenance.
  • Lower “light-off” temperature. Engage your draft bypass at 100 degrees lower temperature than with ceramic honeycomb.
  • Steel heats up faster than ceramic. Recovers more usable heat from wood smoke.

A worthwhile extra expenditure for better performance.  Fabricated at our factory in the foothills of Western North Carolina.

Replacing a worn out combustor brings new life to an aging stove! Burn times can increase by 50%, while you can realize as much as twice the heat from the same piece of wood. Your chimney stays much cleaner (and safer!), and you're protecting our valuable air quality. For most stove owners, the savings in wood alone pay for the replacement combustor many times over, not to mention the increased safety and convenience.
Note: this combustor includes the gasket wrap.

The combustor measures 3.6 inches by 18 inches by 3 inches, 16 cells per square inch and canned.
  • Fireplace Extrordinair FPX44 Elite

Combustors may, or may not, require a gasket to ensure a good fit inside the stove. This depends on the particular stove design. The recommended Condar CatGard™ gasket for this combustor is Ebay item # 270841461529 , Condar item # 1P426. Order quantity: 2.

CatGard™ gasket expands when heated in a hot woodstove, causing the gasket to swell. Once installed in the stove and heated, CatGard can expand permanently to twice its original thickness.


CS-453


About Catalytic Combustors

Modern woodstoves are exceptionally clean burning. Catalytic stoves using catalytic combustors emit between 1.3 and 3.5 grams of particulate matter per hour, depending on the model.

Many of the stoves produced during the great woodburning boom (after the oil embargoes) of the 1970's limited the amount of air going into the firebox in order to increase burn times. This resulted in lower firebox temperatures, incomplete combustion and a great deal of smoke. Some of these stoves put out more than 60 grams of particulate matter per hour.

The problem got so bad that some cities actually limited the use of woodstoves and fireplaces. The woodstove industry responded by developing much cleaner stoves. Catalytic stoves use catalytic technology, like that used in your car, to make these stoves cleaner.

The benefits of a catalytic combustor far outweigh the added cost. Properly operated, a catalytic combustor can reduce creosote and the danger of chimney fires by as much as 90%. Using a catalytic combustor increases the stove's efficiency by up to 25%. This will save you a lot of work if you cut and split your wood -- and a lot of money if you buy it. In fact, it is likely that if you use your stove as a primary source of heat, your combustor will pay for itself before the end of the first heating season.


EFFICIENCY LONGER BURN TIME SAFETY SAVE MONEY REDUCE AIR POLLUTION IT'S THE LAW
Your combustor burns smoke so that your stove produces greater heat. When you remove a combustor, you cheat yourself out of warmth you'd otherwise be getting from your woodstove. Engaging your combustor properly allows the fuel load to burn longer in the slow-burn mode. This gives you the benefit of heating all night long with one load of wood. Combustors help prevent build-up of hazardous creosote in flues and chimneys. People who remove combustors risk unexpected chimney fires with damage to property and danger to people in the home. Removing a combustor is false economy. Over time, the money invested to maintain or replace the combustor will pay off in less frequent chimney cleaning, more heat from less wood, and less risk of property loss. Catalytic woodstoves are specifically engineered to operate properly with a combustor. You and your neighbors will observe dirty smoke emissions from your chimney if you remove the combustor. Federal law requires in all jurisdictions that catalytic woodstoves be maintained and operated with combustors to reduce pollution over the entire life of the stove.

How they're made
All Condar catalytic combustors are made of high-quality materials, and are approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. During the manufacturing process, the ceramic honeycomb is dipped in a brown wash that contains platinum and palladium - two elements scientifically engineered to maximize the longevity of catalytic reaction.

Keeping Manufacturers' Warranties Valid
Catalytic stoves are designed to operate at high temperatures only with the combustor engaged. If you remove the combustor you have an uncontrolled fire that can lead to eventual cracking of metal or damage to components that can render your woodstove inoperable. If you remove your combustor the stove manufacturer's warranty is instantly
null and void.

Avoid Losing Insurance Coverage
Running woodstoves in any manner warned against in manufacturers' manuals, including running it without the combustor, can cause insurance companies to reject claims for damage or injury.



TEMP ZONE LOCATION
EXAMPLE
CONSTANT
BURN

PARTIAL
BURN

ANNUAL
MONTHS
BURNED

ANNUAL
HOURS
BURNED
EXPECTED SEASONS
(LIFE-SPAN)
COST PER SEASON CERAMIC
COST PER
SEASON STEEL
Northern Minnesota Oct-May Sept
8.5
6120
2
$70
$89
Adirondacks, NY Oct-April Sept, May
8
5760
2 +
$67
$80
Northern Indiana Nov-April Oct, May
7
5040
2.5
$56
$71
Kentucky, S. Penn Nov-March Oct, April
6
4320
3 -
$50
$64
S. Virginia, Arkansas Dec-Feb

Nov, March

4
2880
4
$35
$45
S. Ga., Coastal Wash. Dec-Feb March
3.5
2520
5
$28
$36
WOODSTOVE CATALYST ANNUAL USAGE AND COST
12,000 HOUR REPLACEMENT
Seasonal cost using a 6-inch round combustor
(shipping included)

The more you utilize your catalytic combustor, the more you protect air quality and recover heat from your woodstove.  When new, a catalytic woodstove emits less than 4.2 grams per hour of pollutants into the atmosphere, while a non-catalytic woodstove approved by the Environmental Protection Agency is allowed to emit up to 7.5 grams per hour of pollutants.  Except during cold start-up when you should bypass your combustor, always use the combustor to recover heat from your smoke and protect the environment.

After 12,000 hours of use, a combustor is expected to have lost 25% of its catalytic function.  This is a natural process called “wear-out.”  Molecules of platinum and palladium aren’t actually lost, but their binding to smoke pollutants that can’t be removed by maintenance means gradually your woodstove will recover less heat from the smoke.  Gradually you’ll notice less warmth, and eventually you’ll see dark pollutants from your chimney.  (White steam is a normal  emission from any EPA-approved woodstove, and water vapor is a natural harmless byproduct of catalytic reaction.)

Conscientious owners replace their combustors after roughly 12,000 hours even if the combustor is intact. The payback from your additional heat recovery is well worth your cost.  This USA winter weather chart helps you plan when to replace your catalyst. 

 

 

 

 

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