A catalytic converter for a fireplace chimney?greenspun.com : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread
I'm asking this question for a friend. He was wondering if there is such a thing as a catalytic converter for a fireplace chimney? If not, can one be made? If so, does anyone have any plans available or know where they can be obtained? Thanks!
-- Joanne Schaefer (JoOhio1@aol.com), February 05, 2001
my woodburner, burns the smoke twice,, its designed that way,, would guess thats the same as a cat.,, Ive havnt seen one as an add on before though.
-- Stan (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 05, 2001.
Ive a friend who was talking about a catalitic converter he was replaceing on his wood stove. he sade it helps alot. it would most likly take some thinking to do it to a brick chimny wouldnt you have to reroute the smoke?
-- MikeinKS (email@example.com), February 05, 2001.
Most masonry stoves work off of this priciple of "re-burning" the exhaust before sending what's left of the warm smoke up through the heat collecting parts of the stove.
-- Soni (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 06, 2001.
here in australia there is a preference for stoves/heaters that reburn the products of combustion so that what comes out of the chimney is essentialy carbon. (i think) assuming you want to burn wood and not fossil fuel the emissions,although they look bad (smoke),are a lot less damaging than what comes out of an engine so i would question the need for a cat in the chimney in the first place.
-- Peter Lock (email@example.com), February 09, 2001.