For VERMONT CASTINGS Intrepid and Small Winter Warm Insert woodstoves.
This combustor's metal "can" has the correct wrapping flange (see photos), like on your original catalytic combustor, to hold the ceramic securely in your Vermont Castings stove. This catalytic combustor is a ceramic honeycomb coated with platinum and palladium, elements engineered to maximize the catalytic reaction. Strategically placed in the smoke path inside a wood stove, the catalytic combustor literally causes smoke to burn as fuel, creating more heat from less wood. That means a wood stove can be burned slowly, transforming most energy stored in a log to the room as heat, instead of to
the outside air as pollution. Condar recommends our Digital Catalytic Monitor (for the small Winter Warm Insert) or a catalytic probe thermometer (1 3/4" probe for the Intrepid) to ensure the proper operating temperatures for your combustor. Both are available from Amazon. Measures 2.5" wide by 6.6" long by 2" thick.
A note about gaskets:
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 CatGardTM gasket for this combustor is Condar item # 1P346.For your convenience, we have INCLUDED a gasket with you combustor.
CatGardTM 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.