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Vermont Castings Dutchwest Catalytic Wood Heat Stove

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It's rare to find a product loaded with so many features for so little money. 100% cast iron construction for even heating and long life. Left-side loading means longer log lengths. Add optional 2-speed fan, bottom and rear heatshields.

Catalytic - Striking Colonial appearance. Built-in gauge gives catalyst temperature for highest efficiency burns.

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Vermont Castings Dutchwest Catalytic Wood Heat Stove

It's rare to find a product loaded with so many features for so little money. 100% cast iron construction for even heating and long life. Left-side loading means longer log lengths. Add optional 2-speed fan, bottom and rear heatshields.<p><strong>Catalytic</strong> - Striking Colonial appearance. Built-in gauge gives catalyst temperature for highest efficiency burns.</p><p><em><span style="color: rgb(51, 102, 255);"><strong>Note:</strong> This item will ship by semi truck to a freight terminal near your home. Before the item ships, we'll contact you to arrange the freight. Freight charges apply. Please call <strong>1-888-438-5346</strong> for a quote.<br /><a href=" https://www.lehmans.com/t-shipping.aspx#freight"><br />Click here</a> to learn more about shipping by freight.  </span><br /></em></p>
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VERMONT CASTINGS DUTCHWEST CATALYTIC WOOD HEAT STOVE DESCRIPTION
100% cast iron construction-For generations stove makers have chosen cast iron for even heating and long life. With no "hot spots" iron seldom warps or burns through. Skilled foundry workers can mold iron into textured finishes and intricate curves. The Dutchwest's striking Colonial-looking appearance simply wouldn't be possible with steel.

Radiant and circulating heat-Almost all stoves radiate heat. Dutchwest stoves also circulate heat through hidden channels effectively and evenly spreading 200 degrees air throughout large areas. Optional fans help speed the process.

Easy operation-Left-side loading means longer log lengths (up to 25"). Ashpans ensure clean operation. Incoming air is pushed across the window before it reaches the fire shielding the glass from smoke stains. Built-in gauge gives catalyst temperature for highest efficiency burns. Choose from three sizes!

  X-Large Large Small
Log Length 25" 22" 19"
Firebox size 2.4 cu ft 1.4 cu ft 1.2 cu ft
Overall size 3178"H ×
28"W × 18"D
29¾"H ×
26"W × 16"D
29¾"H ×
22"W × 16"D
Flue size 8" oval 6" round 6" round
Rear flue ht. 33" to top 30" to top 30" to top
Load door size 11" × 11"
(side)
9" × 10"
(side)
9" × 10"
(side)
Avg burn time 10 hours 9 hours 7 hours
Max output 55,000 btu 40,000 btu 35,000 btu
Weight 550 lbs 425 lbs 390 lbs
Clearances 30" behind 30½" behind 30½" behind
(with shield) low as
18" behind
low as
14" behind
low as
14" behind
Efficiency 75.9% by
OR std
75.1% by
OR std
75.3% by
OR std

Customer Reviews of Vermont Castings Dutchwest Catalytic Wood Heat Stove
Product Rating: 4.3 out of 5.0(9 reviews)
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- 12/5/2013
said: Mike Mills
"Built my log home myself 1983 2500sq.ft. installed Dutchwest federal airtight 30yrs ago still use it all winter long, Bad to the bone. Make a roaring fire in about 15 min. Will not burn as long as it use to but so what, never changed piping draws like a whirl wind and never smokes inside. Heats whole house keeps furnace from coming on and everyone loves it's beauty with the doors open and a good fire to back up to. "
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- 9/24/2013
said: jeff
"Built house in 1999, moved in Jan. of 2000. We are on our second catalytic converter. It sits in a 2000sqft basement and heats all of that plus the 1st floor above. Our furnace does not kick on unless its very windy or in the single digits. We do run the whole house fan to recirculate the air and the main intake is in the same room as the burner. I do regular maint. each year and usually replace a few of the rope gaskets each time - seems like regular wear & tear. We love the warmth and look. Does take trial & error and/or experience to maximize output. Must have good bed of coals and the system thoroughly heated before kicking on the cat. conv., at that time, the heat out put max's and the rate of burn slows. On days I'm home I load it before work, after work and at bed time."
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- 12/11/2011
said: marinegator
"have used for 11 years. Heats whole house. No problems. Have middle size model. very efficient."
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- 12/5/2011
said: F.E. MEHLER
"We have owned this stove since 1996. It has performed well. With regular maintenance and care it has been a wonderful addition to our home heating. The stove looks beautiful in our family room and can almost heat our entire home. It is an excellent investment."
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- 3/2/2014
said: Anonymous User
"We use our extra large Vermont Castings Dutchwest wood stove as our primary source of heat. We replaced our old one as I could no longer make repairs to it after a piece of the cast iron broke. After one year of use on the new stove we developed a back puffing problem that we could not figure out. We tried every possible airflow setting without success. As a last ditch attempt to diagnose I removed the top to take a look at the catalytic converter. It was an inferior design, lightweight, corrugated something. It looks like fire retardant cardboard. I took the converter out of our old stove that only had few hours use and installed it in the new stove. The back puffing problem is now solved. "
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- 2/28/2014
said: rob stewart
"Fan is under rated. I like the unit, but the fan does not blow very good. This will limit the stoves ability to send air away from the stove. Needs a larger fan. Hope the factory realizes this. I am looking for another fan unit that will fit this model. My other choice is buying another stove."
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- 11/5/2012
said: Anonymous User
"I've had mine for 11 years, Model 2461-mid sized stove. I've changed the catalyst once but am doing it again shortly as I believe it's less productive and efficient than earlier. Much depends on the wood used in regards to type, age, dryness, etc. though. It looks great, is easy to use and virtually eliminates our furnace use even down to single digit temps in our 1800 square foot home if you don't mind some cooler outlying rooms. I'd be curious how it compares with the non-catalytic model. Side loading, ash tray and 22" log length are great plusses."
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- 10/25/2010
said: W.K.Gough
"We have used this stove(large)for 15 years in our 1450 sq ft log home.It supplements our propane heat(hot water)very well and is very cozy on cold winter nights.Highly recommended."
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- 1/17/2012
said: BD9
"i put the large one in my parents home about 8 years ago. you should expect to change the catalytic burner every year. yes it is efficient ,it burns about 1/2 the wood their old one does. you should expect to want to use a log splitter for this one. the wood you burns needs to be split smaller to burn faster, then you pack it full. but it does not kick out the heat they really needed to fully heat their home, like their old stove did. to be fair i give it a 2-3 stars, but would recommend it as a supplemental heat source rather than primary heater. it might do better if you strictly relied on the convection heat rather than using a blower attachment. it just doesn't get as hot as i think it should."
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