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11 Apr2012 New Progress Hybrid Cook Top Soapstone Lid
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Read about our new Progress Hybrid cook top design. For more information on our Progress Hybrid Wood Stove, click here. ..
31 Jan2012 Catalytic Combustors and Wet Wood
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From time to time people inquire about how well catalytic stoves perform when fueled with wet wood.The issue was recently raised in connection with new EPA regulations. The simple answer is that catalytic stoves perform much better than non-catalytic stoves at low temperatures, low flow rates, a..
04 Jan2012 Progress EPA Numbers
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Below are EPA test report numbers for the Progress Hybrid Wood Stove. For more information about our Progress Hybrid Wood Stove, click here...
22 Nov2011 It's Official!
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The EPA certification is hereand we can now legally start shipping the Progress Hybrid!For more information about our Progress Hybrid Wood Stove, click here...
11 Nov2011 Progress Hybrid Corner Clearance
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On Wednesday we completed our corner clearance testing on the Progress Hybrid. With the use of the rear heat shield, the bottom cast corners will need to maintain a 12" the combustible wall.Click here for more information about our Progress Hybrid Wood Stove...
09 Nov2011 Progress Hybrid with Front Ash Lip
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Below is a digital view of the Progress Hybrid with the front ash lip. The ash lip will be used to reduce front hearth clearances and temperatures.Please see the previous post for clearance information.For more information about our Progress Hybrid Wood Stove, click here...
03 Nov2011 Progress Hybrid Clearances
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Here’s an update on Progress Hybrid clearances:Side and rear clearances:  Clearances to the rear of the stove to a combustible wall, with a heat shield and 3 foot pipe shield, are 6” from the pipe shield to the wall and 7” from the stove shield to the wall.   We have decided to initially include a r..
22 Sep2011 What makes the Progress a
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This question has been the most commonly fielded questions thus far about our new stove.  Below is an explanation of just what we mean by "hybrid". Hy-brid (noun) A thing made by combining two different elements; a mixture. Hybrid is a word that is being used more frequently these days. Automakers a..
01 Sep2011 Progress Hybrid Introductory Pricing & Availablilty
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We will introduce the Progress Hybrid at our Open House on October 7 & 8, 2011 and then plan to begin shipping during the last week in October. We are offering great introductory pricing-both on the PROGRESS Hybrid stoves and on its accessories, for the first 250 orders or for the first 60 days, whi..
19 Aug2011 Progress Hybrid Images & Slow Burn Video
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Below are images of the Progress Hybrid woodstove. Note the detail on the front window cast, the loading door (shown here on the right), the legs, and andirons.Click on either image to enlarge.The catalytic bypass control is located in the front of the stove, over the viewing window, and works via p..
13 Aug2011 ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE/BBQ/ GALA Friday & Saturday, October 7-8, 2011
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Door prizes, Live music, BBQ, Factory tours, Stove deals&Introduction of the PROGRESS, our New Hybrid Woodstove!Please join us for our annual gathering. Last year we celebrated by burning our mortgage – the last little bit of debt on our books. Click here to view a video of our 2010 Open House. This..
09 Aug2011 First
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Internal parts for the new stove are here, and they fit together perfectly - just like a big jig saw puzzle.  Some photos follow for those who are mechanically inclined.  Best of all, when we fired up a stove with these new parts, it behaved just like all of our test stoves.  Yippee.Stay tuned, more..
14 Jul2011 New Stove Ash Pan: It's big, it's hot, it doesn't have to be emptied a lot...
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The optional ash pan kit for the new stove has the biggest ash pan that we know of - 18”L x 11.5W x 3.65”D - not that a big ash pan is worthy of a lot of bragging rights, but the idea is that it won’t have to be emptied very often. This ash pan would be big enough to roast a Thanksgiving turkey!The ..
30 Jun2011 Internal combustion
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This “cut-away” shows the top of the stove, where the secondary combustion system and combustor are housed.  We bring secondary air in through a stainless steel fireback, rather than “tubes”, because we think it’s a better use of space, and a more durable design.  All of these parts have to be caref..
28 Jun2011 Progress on the
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PROGRESS HybridBelow are basic dimensions and specifications for the new stove.  Please note that rear flue exit height could change, but minimally.  If you are building a chimney and planning a straight back connection between stove and chimney thimble, please confirm thimble height with our custom..
21 Apr2011 Free Stove Drawing
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CONGRATULATIONS Mary Jane Walker of Champaign, IL! Mary Jane was the winner of our June 17th free stove drawing. Woodstock will be shipping MJ a Fireview Woodstove, her stove of choice!Don't let a great opportunity pass you by! Our Free Stove Drawing will be taking place on June 17, 2011. This is yo..
14 Mar2011 Design Process
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For those who have been waiting patiently for further details on our new stove, here are a few new images.The close-up images on the left show the decorative details of the corner cast. The corner cast has a rounded pillar appearance that runs down to the base of the corner, while the top of the cor..
10 Feb2011 Catalytic Comeback
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Woodstock is often asked why we use the catalytic combustor technology in our soapstone woodstoves. The article in the February, 2011 issue of "Hearth & Home" magazine provides a relevant look at the long term benefits and evolution of the catalytic combustor. Please read below or click here for the..
26 Jan2011 Designer's Scale Model
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To give everyone a better sense of scale, we have a side by side rough comparison of our current Fireview stove and the Designer's Stove Model of the New Stove (both front and side view). This is not a perfect comparison. As you may notice, the body of the new stove is currently resting on..
12 Jan2011 Masonry Heater
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So, we got a little carried away and ended up with a stove ten times bigger than we planned. Just kidding... but this slide show is the first glimpse of our new stealth project, a soapstone masonry heater, which we just built in concert with our soapstone supplier. We're working on re-designi..
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