Vermont Castings Combustor Guide

Prior to ordering a new combustor for your Vermont Castings woodstove, remove the old combustor and verify the dimensions to ensure that you are ordering the correct size. Note: The dimensions of Condar combustors may differ slightly from the existing combustor in your stove. Keep in mind that unless these dimensions differ significantly, stove performance will not be impacted.



Models Encore, Defiant & WinterWarm Insert (large)

Important: These combustors are not compatible with the Vermont Castings 2-in-1 (Flexburn) Defiant and Encore stoves. The "thin" one-inch thick combustors for "Two-in-One" catalytic/non-catalytic Encore and Defiant models are still under the original manufacturer's warranty. Therefore, at this time, Condar doesn't offer replacement "thin" combustors.

All Condar replacement combustors offered on this page are "thick" 2 in (5.08 cm) dimension.

Item # CC-257(ceramic): $202.00 Item # CS-257 (SteelCat upgrade): $259.00
Measures 2.5 inches by 13 inches by 2 in thick (6.35 x 33.02 x 5.08 cm), wrapped in a stainless steel can. Measures 2.5 inches by 13 inches by 2 in thick (6.35 x 33.02 x 5.08 cm). Click here to learn about the advantages of steel.

 

 

Accessories:

All these stoves use "canned" combustors that are banded first in CatGard gasket and then in stainless steel. These generally do not need additional gasket, but if you do, you can order additional gasket here:
CatGard Gasket 2 x 17.75 in (5.08 x 43.18 cm)
Quantity - 2: $2.25

 

Condar strongly recommends that you use a catalytic thermometer along with your woodstove. A thermometer ensures that you're burning safely and efficiently, while protecting your stove.
Catalytic Probe Thermometer: $24.00

 

An option upgrade to the above thermometer is our Digital Catalytic Monitor. In addition to all the benefits of a standard thermometer, the Digital Thermometer provides accurate readings for hard-to-access woodstoves on a clear, bright display.
Digital Catalytic Thermometer: $119.00

 




Models Intrepid & WinterWarm Insert (small)

Item # CC-251 (ceramic): $101.00 Item # CS-251 (SteelCat upgrade): $139.00
Measures 2.5 x 6.6 x 2 in thick (6.35 x 16.76 x 5.08 cm), wrapped in a stainless steel can with flange. Measures 2.5 x 6.6 x 2 in thick (6.35 x 16.76 x 5.08 cm). Click here to learn about the advantages of steel.

 

Accessories:

All these stoves use "canned" combustors that are banded first in CatGard gasket and then in stainless steel. These generally do not need additional gasket, but if you do, you can order additional gasket here:
CatGard Gasket 2 x 17.75 in (5.08 x 43.18 cm): $2.25

 

Condar strongly recommends that you use a catalytic thermometer along with your woodstove. A thermometer ensures that you're burning safely and efficiently, while protecting your stove.
Catalytic Probe Thermometer: $24.00

 

An option upgrade to the above thermometer is our Digital Catalytic Monitor. In addition to all the benefits of a standard thermometer, the Digital Thermometer provides accurate readings for hard-to-access woodstoves on a clear, bright display.
Digital Catalytic Thermometer: $119.00

 




Models Seneca & Federal

Item # CC-001 (ceramic): $129.00 Item # CS-001 (SteelCat upgrade): $176.00
Measures 6 in diameter by 2 in thick (15.24 x 5.08 cm), wrapped in a stainless steel can with flange. Measures 6 in diameter by 2 in thick (15.24 x 5.08 cm). Click here to learn about the advantages of steel.

Accessories:

Gasket is already included and installed with your order of a CC or CS-001 combustor.

Condar strongly recommends that you use a catalytic thermometer along with your woodstove. A thermometer ensures that you're burning safely and efficiently, while protecting your stove.
Catalytic Probe Thermometer: $21.70

 




Model Sequoia Catalytic Fireplace

 
Item # CC-610 (ceramic): $284.00 STEELCAT Upgrade not Available
Measures 6.57 in x 9.7 in x 2 in
(16.68 x 24.63 x 5.08 cm)
 
 



What Our Customers Are Saying:

"Our new Condar combustor performs better than the original one that came in our Defiant stove. We've seen a huge improvement in heat output, and Condar was very easy to work with." -Sherry & Bill Kerr; Rockford, Michigan


"I commend Condar for their excellent customer service. And I found their website to be very helpful and informative about catalytic combustors." -Steven Bezdek; Haslett, Michigan



"After installing a new STEELCAT Combustor in my Encore, I've noticed that my stove stabilizes at a lower temperature, so it's no longer necessary to make the room too hot. Now I'm getting longer burn times, and using less wood!" -Brendan Smith; Santa Rosa, California

"Having owned three Vermont Castings Defiant catalytic stoves over the past 30 years, I can state that the STEELCAT is by far the best combustor I've ever owned. It does everything Condar states, heating up MUCH faster than any of the OEM combustors. We immediately found that we are using less wood due to longer burn time." -Scott Taetsch; Gleason, Wisconsin


Canned Combustors and Gasket

All these stoves use "canned" combustors, that is, they are banded first in expanding CatGard gasket and then in stainless steel. Canned combustors generally do not need additional gasket, but our 6-inch round CC-001 comes wrappped with extra gasket outside the can at no extra charge. If your combustor needs extra gasket between the combustor and the stove, order additional gasket here.

Notes

We market replacement catalytic combustors and CatGard gasket, but do not offer other replacement parts.

If an error is discovered in this information, or you have additional helpful information about the installation of replacement catalytic combustors in your woodstove, please feel free to contact Carolyn Greene, Plant Manager at Condar's factory in North Carolina.

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