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.
If it is time to replace your worn-out or crumbling combustor, check out our Midwest Hearth Replacement Wood Stove Combustors!
Using a Midwest Hearth Rod and Valance Kit to Install a New Fire-Screen Curtain in Your Masonry Fireplace.
Creating a cleaner and more modern look to your existing masonry fireplace can be easily accomplished by updating that "hole in the wall" with a fresh new screen curtain and decorative valance.
While there are a few simple "rod kits" on the market, they typically leave the rod and rings exposed. To achieve a cleaner, more finished look, it is recommended that you use a Rod and Valance kit to hide the ugly rod and rings. It also creates a nice finished look to the top of your fireplace.
The Midwest Hearth Rod and Valance Kit contains an expanding valance to fit a variety of sizes of fireplace. The kit is easy to install and includes all the necessary hardware. You only need to provide the tools and time to install.
As you can see in the photos above, the Midwest Hearth Rod and Valance Kit dramatically improves the appearance of an existing masonry fireplace!
To learn more about this kit and view the installation instructions, you can visit the product page here: Rod & Valance Kit
Midwest Hearth will be soon be launching a new line of grilling accessories and replacement parts for popular grill lines. Stay tuned for details!