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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Recent Posts

Ideal Steel Hybrid: Completed Stoves and New Designs


Below is a sampling of the stoves that were completed and shipped from our factory today.
The State of Maine and Log Cabin Side Design were custom requests from our customers.
To see the designs in our online design book, click here. (More designs are added every week!)

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Why Catalytic & Hybrid Stoves are the Cleanest Burning Cordwood Stoves in America


The Ideal Steel Hybrid has the highest efficiency of over 700 stoves tested to EPA standards, and a low 1.0 gm/hr emissions.  But the news just gets better.  When you burn cordwood in the Ideal Steel Hybrid, the efficiency is just as high, but the emissions are even lower.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Ideal Steel Hybrid: Building & Shipping Every Day

We are busy making and shipping Ideal Steel Hybrids every day! 

In fact, we've been so busy that we haven't had a chance to post all of the new designs we've been working on in collaboration with our customers. As we can, we will post the new design sets within our GEARED 2U Design Book

Below is a sampling of some of the Ideal Steel Hybrid stoves that have been completed for customers.

You can also find images of completed Ideal Steel Hybrid stoves on the Woodstock Soapstone Co. Facebook Page.

Enjoy!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Hittin’ the note!

We’ve been spending a lot of time the last few weeks testing our Franklin inspired steel hybrid in the lab. We hope to begin beta-testing this next new model in the early fall.  So far the results are good.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Lifting the Curtain for a Look at Wood Stove Politics


The proposed new EPA regulations have prompted some attacks on catalytic stoves and hybrid wood stoves.  And even more eye opening, there have been some unfounded and unjustifiable comments about the owners of these stoves.

Woodstock Soapstone Company values its owners.  For 36 years we have made every effort to assist our owners, and we consider them to be our friends as well as our valued customers.  We think criticisms of catalytic/hybrid stove owners for failing to maintain or operate their stoves correctly, at least as it might be directed at our owners, is completely baseless and false.  

The attacks have been widespread and orchestrated by noncatalytic stove manufacturers and their retail dealers. Noncatalytic stove manufacturers hope to get higher emission limits by discrediting catalysts.  Our purpose in this article is to inform our owners and friends about what has been going on in our industry and to educate them about some of the important differences between the technologies involved.  It will help to explain why we have a petition in support of EPA, and more specifically why we petition in support of (a) a single standard for all woodburning devices, and (b) full and complete public disclosure of test results relating to (1) tested efficiency, (2) particulate emissions, (3) carbon monoxide emissions, and (4) cordwood results.

We feel it is important to respond, particularly when the attacks are based on misinformation and disinformation.  This post is long.  Click this link to read the full pdf  (9 pages)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Customer Letter: Stove Feedback

Greetings Folks, 
My wife and I bought a Progress Hybrid from Woodstock last fall and as we close in on the end of our first full season using this stove, I wanted to contact you with some feedback.