Combustor Masked with Soot or Creosote
If your wood stove catalytic combustor becomes masked with soot or creosote, it is best to burn off the accumulation.
Normally your wood stove generates such high temperatures, that the catalyst requires little or no maintenance. After the first burning with a catalyst, the combustor should have a light gray powdery appearance. Under some conditions, your combustor may require cleaning if the combustor's cells become masked with fly-ash or masked with soot or creosote.
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