A Wood Stove Catalytic Converter You Can Build

Build this wood stove catalytic converter and your heating appliance can put out more heat while generating less creosote and soot.



wood stove catalytic converter - the assembled converter
A sample wood stove catalytic converter package for retrofitting most stoves. The flame impingement baffle is not shown.
Photo by MOTHER EARTH NEWS Staff
wood stove catalytic converter - disassembled parts of the converter
The piece of a converter prior to assembly.
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wood stove catalytic converter - graph of stove performance with and without catalyst
The graph shows relative performance of the same stove with and without a catalytic converter over a 12 hour period.
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wood stove catalytic converter - assembly diagram of converter
Assembly diagram for the catalytic converter.
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Diagram of a retrofitted stove.
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wood stove catalytic converter - side by side chimney creosote comparison
[LEFT] The creosote developed in the stovepipe without the catalytic converter is much denser and far more difficult to clean off than the material left in the stovepipe when the converter was used. [RIGHT] The creosote left when using the converter is dry and flaky and often falls away of its own accord. The overall weight of the creosote in the catalytic mode was about 20% of that found in the conventional mode.
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