Let’s take a look at the inside of a typical catalytic wood burning appliance and see how the combustor might be positioned along with other stove components.
You will notice the combustor is protected from flame impingement by a flame shield.
It is important to remember, catalytic stoves are designed to burn natural season dried wood only.
Season dried wood is best defined as,
-natural wood that has been split to size,
-well stacked for ventilation
-and kept under cover for 10 to 12 months.
Burning materials, other than natural season dried wood, could shorten the life of the catalytic combustor.