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Friday, December 29, 2017

The Navajo Stoves are in Transit!

Our first shipment of Navajo Stoves are shipping today.  We are replacing last year’s Navajo beta stoves with the first production stoves made after EPA certification and UL listing.

Here are a few photos of these stoves on their way to being crated for shipment.  We like the Navajo colors!  A few members of our team will be in Arizona and New Mexico the second week in January to install them and make some instructional videos.  

Our first Survival Stoves will go through production in the next couple weeks.  You can view the Dimensions, Specifications and other information on our website here:  Survival Stove.  Stay tuned for updates, photographs, and more construction and performance details.  

Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Introducing the Survival Stove!

Dear Friends,
Hello and Holiday Greetings from all of us at Woodstock Soapstone Company!  We are approaching our 40th year of making the highest quality wood and gas burning stoves, and are now proud to be debuting our newest hybrid that adds a “little spark” to our already stellar line-up.

     The new year will begin with a “BANG!” as we begin shipping both the NAVAJO Hybrid (wood & coal burning) and SURVIVAL Hybrid (wood burning only). The NAVAJO Hybrid will be shipping to the 4 Corners Navajo Nation as part of our commitment to helping everyone be warmer and burn fuel more efficiently. The SURVIVAL Hybrid will be available to the general public mid-January, and fulfills requests from our customers for a smaller stove that can hold its own with our other top quality legacy and hybrid models.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Winter is in the Air

We can smell winter in the air- can you? Pine trees, cinnamon, wood smoke and snow, these are all smells we associate with winter.  Outside, the newly fallen snow is clinging to pine branches, and inside wood stoves are keeping us cozy and warm.  Winter is definitely here.

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Winter smells different than summer for a good reason, the molecules that create smells and odors move more slowly, creating fewer aromas. Plus, the landscape has changed, with a whole new set of fragrances. Gone are the flowers, grass, pollen, and enter the pine needles, wood, and dried herbs. Snow itself can have a smell, with a composition of chemicals that some folks can actually detect with their nose. They really can smell snow in the air.

Here at Woodstock Soapstone, we prefer to think we smell memories; memories of sledding, skiing and snowboarding, building snowmen, and tossing snowballs with family and friends. The smell of snow in the air is reminiscent of these moments in our lives and takes us to those special wintry days with a smile.  

Our Ideal Steel Hybrid wood stove will bring a smile to your face when you gather your family around the warmth and comfort this stove creates in your home. The Ideal Steel Steal of the month for December adds the wonder of woodland creatures, combined with the magic of snow. Create some memories with your family this winter as you gather around your stove with the magic of winter designs from our December Ideal Steel Steal of the Month. 
Our customer service team is happy to receive your call. We are ready to assist you with your color choice, shipping inquiries and any other questions you may have about our stoves. Call 1-800-866-4344 today. Don’t wait too long; the December Steal of The Month will be heading south with Father Time at the end of the year.  

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Meet the New Survival Stove

Survival Stove - The Orchard
For the last 14 months, we’ve been working vigorously to develop a small hybrid wood and coal stove for the Navajo Nation - a stove that is clean, efficient and inexpensive.  The development of that stove is finished, and we’ll begin shipping Navajo Stoves to the Navajo reservation in late December/early January.

Now we want to introduce the related Survival Stove - a small hybrid wood stove which we will also begin shipping at the end of this year.  This stove shares the same wood combustion technology as the Navajo Stove and is designed to heat about 1,000 sq. ft., with a hybrid combustion system that is 79.43% efficient, has average emissions of 1.05 gm/hr and produces 15,332-27,294 BTU/hr under the current EPA test protocols.

Survival Stove - The Lodge
The Survival Stove has been a big hit with our internal beta testers.  The firebox is small (1.15 cu ft) but the stove puts out a lot of heat.  It’s very clean and very efficient.  It doesn’t take up too much space - the hearth pad for this stove is just 32” wide x 40” deep.  Clearances are just 9” from the corners, sides and back to combustible walls.  Height is adjustable.  Each stove comes with an ash pan and all close-clearance shields.  We have also designed three tools (poker, ash rake, and shovel) that hang from the side shield.

Specifications and prices to follow in the next few days!  

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

...Through The Wood...

“ Over the River and Through the Wood” is a famous line from “The New-England Boy’s Song about Thanksgiving Day”.  The poem was originally published in the book “Flowers for Children”, depicting a story about a family riding in a sleigh on their way to
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Grandfather’s house for a Thanksgiving dinner.  The poem weaves a scene of a child’s delight for the fun and festivities of the season.

Our November Steal of the Month will delight your family with artwork of the season; a full moon shining down on a cozy homestead in the woods, a buck nearby in the birch trees with newly fallen snow; all images that surely capture the essence of the season.

You and your family will enjoy the more than 60,000 BTU’s of heat output that our Ideal Steel Hybrid provides, while watching the red and gold flames of the fire. Your Ideal Steel Hybrid wood stove is not only warming your home, but it is also super efficient and has exceptionally low emissions.

Enjoy your holiday season by enhancing your home with our November Steal of the Month “Through
the Wood” artwork collection on your new Ideal Steel Hybrid wood stove.  Warm up your home with while saving money on this special offer.  Our customer service representatives are ready to answer any questions or take an order. You can call us Monday through Saturday 9-5 Eastern time at 1-800-866-4344.

Don’t wait, when November is gone, this special deal will be ‘over the river and through the wood’.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Navajo Testing is Complete!

Navajo Beta Stove
A little over a year ago, we started working on a design for a clean-burning wood/coal stove for use in the Navajo Nation, located at the “4 corners” where Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah meet.  In February, 2017, we installed a series of “beta” stoves in Navajo homes on the reservation, as well as test homes here in New Hampshire.  An early test model is pictured here.  The stove has undergone significant changes, which we will detail in subsequent posts.

We finished with the design development last summer, and recently completed testing for EPA certification, and a listing to UL 1482.  Those test reports have been submitted, and we hope to have approvals before the end of the year.

The stove is a hybrid wood stove (with secondary combustion and a catalyst), and an underfire coal stove (with significant secondary combustion).  Part of the design challenge was converting the airflow from wood to coal.  
Model of Airflow in the Navajo Coal/Wood Stove
The average weighted emissions for wood was 1.048 grams per hour, with efficiency of 79.43%.  Average emissions with coal was 4.95 grams/hour, with efficiency of 59.7%.  We sacrificed quite a bit of efficiency to clean up the coal emissions.

It is a small stove, with a firebox of just 1.15 cubic feet and heat output of 15,332 – 27,294 BTU/hr burning wood, and 7,741 – 10,189 BTU/hr burning coal.

More details in the coming days...

Friday, October 13, 2017

It’s the Most Scariest Time of the Year!

Halloween - or All Hallows’ Eve - arrives on the last day of October.  The days get shorter, darkness settles in early, the temperatures turn colder.  We decorate our homes with jack-o'-lanterns, ghosts and yes, ravens.   
Raven Side Medallions

Vampires, Wood Devils, Wizards and of course, Witches all figure prominently in classic folklore.  Goblins, headless horsemen, headstones, and cobwebs are seen adorning yards and shops. The woods are full of spooky old trees, the fields are bare, and haunted houses dot the landscape.  This is a scary time of the year!

This month, our Ideal Steel Hybrid Wood Stove is adorned with ravens, but it’s not scary. This is no trick- in fact, it is our treat!  With startling low emissions, a super long burn time, and shocking low pricing, our October Steal of the Month is a treat you don’t want to miss.

Raven Andirons

The Raven’s intelligence is legendary, it also symbolizes freedom and eternal life.  With a 12-14 hour burn time,  our Ideal Steel hybrid will provide you freedom from feeding your stove every few hours. The Hybrid technology is the intelligence behind the super-efficient burn and low emissions.  The soapstone adds constant radiant heat, making the Ideal Steel stove unique.

With prices this low, this October Steal of the Month is so wonderful, it’s frightening! Owners are ‘Ravin’ about their Ideal Steel stoves.  No need to be afraid of the upcoming winter with this stove to warm your bones.

Raven Burners

Don’t wait to take advantage of our October Steal of the Month.  Call our factory today at 1-800-866-4344 to speak with a customer service representative.  We are happy to assist you with color options, shipping, installation or any other questions you may have.

Call today because when October ends, this deal will be nevermore.