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 - 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.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS Staff