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20 Apr2022 Catalytic Update:  Oxidation improves catalyst longevity and performance
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Above is a photo of Fireview Catalysts being oxidized at Woodstock Soapstone Company (April 2022) prior to being coated.  The oxidation process creates an aluminum oxide (Al2O3) layer on the surface of the FeCrAl Ferritic Stainless Steel used to build Woodstock Soapstone Catalysts...
15 Apr2022 NESCAUM Review: Part 3
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Linked below is Part 3 of Tom Morrissey’s review of the NESCAUM “Assessment”.Part 3 questions whether any stove can be successfully tested with with the new IDC method (now ALT-140) and achieve less than 2.0 g/hr emissions and greater than 75% HH..
09 Jul2021 NESCAUM Part 1 Review Clarification
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Linked below is Tom Morrissey's reply to comments made by NESCAUM regarding part 1 of the previously posed Review.  Two of Woodstock Soapstone's stoves (with similar model numbers) were certified to EPA 2020 standards using two different approved test methods on two different dates.  These tests are..
09 Jul2021 NESCAUM Review: Part 2B
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Linked below is Part 2b of Tom Morrissey's review of the NESCAUM "Assessment".  Part 2b focuses on density, data, and invalid test runs.NESCAUM was unable to achieve the required density in a majority of its tests reviewed, rendering these tests invalid and raising red flags about their methods.  Ap..
18 Jun2021 More About the Cordwood Test Method War
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Almost concurrent with the release of our “Review Part 1” statement on May 15th, nine State Attorney Generals (from states VT, MA, RI, NY, NJ, MD, WA, OR, and AK) sent a letter to the EPA.  The letter urged the EPA to revoke the current cordwood test method (ASTM E-3053) and adopt the new method (ID..
17 Jun2021 A New War Over the Accuracy of Cordwood Test Methods
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   In March of this year the Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM) published an attack on the EPA wood stove certification process. The document, entitled “Assessment of EPA’s Residential Wood Heater Program”, claims that the EPA process is dysfunctional and a systemic failur..
25 Feb2021 Wood Stove Home Cooking: Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili for Two
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Get out the soup bowls, gather the family and warm up by your Woodstock Soapstone stove for this cozy sweet potato & black bean chili recipe!   Ingredients:2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil1 small onion, finely diced1 small sweet potato, peeled and diced2 cloves garlic, minced1 tablespoon chili pow..
19 Feb2021 2019-2020 Wood Stove Purchases Eligible for $300 Tax Credit
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If you Purchased a Woodstock Soapstone Wood Stove between January 2019 & December 2020 a $300 Tax Credit is Still Available     In answer to the many questions about the new tax credit and cut-off dates, we want to note that qualifying wood stove purchases AND installations conducted from January 1s..
05 Feb2021 Save Up to $1000 (Or More) With the 2021 Tax Credit for High Performance Wood Stoves!
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New 26% Tax Credit Applies to Stove Purchase Price and Any Related Costs for Installation       The Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) has been working to implement the Biomass Thermal Utilization (BTU) act for more than a decade - and it’s finally been realized!  On December 21st 2020, Congress ..
05 Feb2021 Save Up to $1000 (Or More) With the 2021 Tax Credit for High Performance Wood Stoves!
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New 26% Tax Credit Applies to Stove Purchase Price and Any Related Costs for Installation       The Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) has been working to implement the Biomass Thermal Utilization (BTU) act for more than a decade - and it’s finally been realized!  On December 21st 2020, Congress ..
30 Mar2020 Working in Isolation
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Working in IsolationWe have a small number of employees at work every day (because we have to issue paychecks, keep up with all the various state and federal requirements for employee leave, answer questions, and keep the loading docks open for shipments in and out).  When we’re not  busy with essen..
20 Mar2020 Working in Isolation
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We have a small number of employees at work every day (because we have to issue paychecks, keep up with all the various state and federal requirements for employee leave, answer questions, and keep the loading docks open for shipments in and out).  When we’re not  busy with essential tasks, we h..
07 Feb2020 Exceeding 2020 EPA Standards Since 1995!
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While other manufacturers are struggling to certify stoves to the EPA 2020 standards, the wood stoves we’ve been producing since 1995 have been exceeding the new, stricter wood stove standard!For the last 25 years we have been building and selling the cleanest stoves in the United States!Model 205, ..
07 Feb2020 Exceeding 2020 EPA Standards Since 1995!
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While other manufacturers are struggling to certify stoves to the EPA 2020 standards, the wood stoves we’ve been producing since 1995 have been exceeding the new, stricter wood stove standard! For the last 25 years we have been building and selling the cleanest stoves in the United States! Mod..
21 Jan2020 Customer Installations Keep Rolling In!
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With the recent cold snap, we are getting more and more images of our beautiful, high efficiency stoves from customers in different parts of the country. Below are a few of our newest images, and we're sure more will be coming! The first two pictures below show the Absolute Steel Hu Absolute Ste..
09 Jan2020 Customer Installations!
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Customers have been submitting some wonderful installation images of and comments about their Woodstock Soapstone stoves recently, and we wanted to share a few of them here on our blog.  This group is a nice representation showing one of our newer wood stoves, the Progress Hybrid, our largest gas..
31 Dec2020 And the Free Stove Winner Is...
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A big congratulations to Joyce Cooper, the winner of our Free Survival Hybrid Wood Stove giveaway! Joyce's name and email were picked at random at noon on December 31, 2019, and Joyce was notified immediately by email.Joyce called right away both excited and surprised that she actually won! Turns ou..
27 Nov2019 What a Hybrid Wood Fire Looks Like!
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Woodstock introduced the first hybrid wood stovein the USA in 2011The pictures of a Progress Hybrid below just came in last week from a new customer in Pennsylvania.  The pictures show one thing that many of our customers like about our hybrid stoves - there’s a lot of flame activity, especially at ..
19 Jun2019 A (Palladian) Phoenix Rises: The Restoration of a Damaged Palladian Wood Stove
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Condition of Palladian in need of refurbishment  We have restored many stoves for customers who lost their homes, and most of their possesions, to floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, and fires. Sometimes the only thing left standing after these disasters was our customer’s Woodstock Soapstone stove. Ma..
18 Apr2019 New Product Development -Custom Architectural Steel?
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If you’ve ever come across a beautiful metal cut gate, a privacy screen, metal wall art, or CortenTM siding in an architectural magazine or online, you may have thought briefly of wanting to incorporate something similar into your own home. Likely, your consideration of architectural metal stopped t..
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