STEELCAT Catalytic Combustor for DUTCHWEST Woodstoves GASKET INCLUDED!

STEELCAT Catalytic Combustor for DUTCHWEST Woodstoves GASKET INCLUDED!


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A Genuine Condar STEELCAT™ Catalytic Combustor fabricated at our factory in the foothills of Western North Carolina.


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The option to upgrade your ceramic CC-001 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!

This 6" diameter by 2" deep (15.24 x 5.08 cm) combustor fits the following stoves:

  • ALL Dutchwest model woodstoves
  • Earthstove 1000C
  • Vermont Castings Seneca

A CatGard™ Combustor Gasket is included at NO EXTRA CHARGE!
Combustors may, or may not, require a gasket to ensure a good fit inside the stove. This depends on the particular stove design.You should not need an extra gasket with your order. The CatGard gasket is located under the black paper tape surrounding the combustor. DO NOT remove black paper tape prior to installation. After you install in your stove, the heat and steam of combustion will expand the gasket, for a tight seal. The black tape will burn away the first time you utilize your catalytic combustor.

Visit to learn more about combustor gaskets and how they work.

Catalytic Probe Thermometer
Catalytic probe thermometers allow you to monitor combustor performance, and maximize life-expectancy. Choose Condar items # 3-142 (1" Probe) or #3-194 (2.5" Probe) for your Dutchwest stove.

When to replace your combustor
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.

"I was so happy to find that you now distribute through Ottawa. The Steelcat is amazing. It increased my output and burn duration so dramatically that last year I only turned my oil furnace on for a week last winter".

Peter Bigelow
Halifax, NS


"I just wanted to say how happy I am with our stove now that I have put in the new combustor. Previously I always had to be watching and adjusting it, but now I am amazed how little adjusting is required to get and hold the stove temperature, and all with no blow backs. Great product my stove is performing like new".

Jeff McCue
Rothesay, New Brun


"The [Condar] Flexburn catalyst arrived promptly and was well packaged.  It was made with precision and care and infinitely better than the original and replacement catalyst I previously bought - both felt flimsy.  I could tell that it was a quality product just by picking it up!"
"Thank you again for manufacturing such a good catalyst!"

Frank Simpson
Tiny Township, Ontario