|The Progress Hybrid Wood Stove
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|What is a "Hybrid" wood stove, and why is it so efficient? Click here to find out!
Shown Above: Left Loading with Charcoal Cast Iron
EACH PROGRESS HYBRID WOOD STOVE IS A CUSTOM ORDERWhen you order a Progress Hybrid, you choose:
(1) whether the door is on the left or right (when facing the stove),
(2) the color of the iron castings, and
(3) whether you want long or short legs.
If you visit the factory, you can pick out the stone you like best.
|When you buy a wood stove from us, you get factory direct prices, and a six month risk free return privilege. If you don't like your new wood stove, we'll buy it back and pay for the return freight! Woodstock Soapstone Wood Stoves are only available direct from the factory.|
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|Dimensions & Specifications|
|Standard 10" Legs HxWxD: 33.5"x30.5"x25"
Short Legs HxWxD: 28.5"x30.5"x25" (no ash pan)
Firebox Size: 2.8 Cu. ft.
Wood Length (Maximum): 22"
Weight: 700 lbs.
Burn Time: 10-14 hrs
Area Heated: up to 2,200 sq.ft.
BTU Output: 12,538 - 73,171 BTU/hr (per EPA tests)
EPA Efficiency: 81% (per EPA tests)
Combustion System: Hybrid (Catalyst & Secondary Air)
EPA Emissions: 1.33 grams/hr (per EPA tests)
Catalyst: Standard 2100 Degree Stainless Foil
Easy Catalyst Access: Just Lift the Top Lid!
|Draft Control: Manual
Multi-temp Cooktop: Standard
Flue Exit: Top or Back
Flue Size: 6"
Flue Height to Center (10" legs): 27.75"
Flue Height to Center (short legs): 22.75"
Loading Door: Choose Right or Left
Bottom Heat Shield: Standard
Ash Pan: Optional with 10" legs
Rear Heat Shield: Optional
Stove Rear Clearance (No Protection): 36"
Stove Rear Clearance (w/ Heat Shield): 7"
Stove Side Clearance: 24"
Stove Corner Clearance(w/ Heat Shield): 12"
| Related Progress Links
Link: Owner Photo Gallery
Link Owner Comments
Link: Progress Hybrid Wood Stove OWNERS MANUAL
How does the Progress Hybrid Wood Stove stack up against other wood stoves?
| What do we mean by a Hybrid Wood Stove?
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. Auto makers are building hybrid gas and electric cars that increase fuel economy. Biologists have created hybrid crops that are more resilient and grow quicker. The marriage of two different technologies or ideas can lead to a product that captures the best parts of its different components. So what exactly is the Woodstock Soapstone Progress Hybrid? What elements have been combined that make this a superior wood stove? These are questions we are asked every day.
The Progress is a true hybrid because it combines a catalytic combustor with a secondary combustion system. Each of these elements is used to reduce wood stove emissions and increase efficiency. Until now, wood stoves have been using either a catalytic combustor or a secondary combustion system to meet EPA emissions standards. Each design is capable of meeting the standards by itself, so why go to the trouble and expense of developing a wood stove that combines these two separate systems? The answer lies in the way each system performs best. A catalytic combustor has the ability to break down the compounds in wood smoke at temperatures as low as 500 degrees F. This allows for more complete combustion (less pollution) at a low to moderate burn rate. The catalytic reaction produces a considerable amount of heat from the wood smoke as well producing a long, clean, and efficient burn. A secondary combustion system requires much higher temperatures (over 1000 degrees F) to break down the same compounds in the wood smoke. These systems work most effectively at higher burn rates. The idea behind combining these two different systems in one wood stove is to capture a clean and efficient burn throughout the entire burn range.
Seems simple, right? The real trick is getting the two different systems to work effectively together and make the stove as simple to operate as possible. Through the long and winding path of R&D we have designed an air damper system that controls both primary and secondary air to the firebox using a single, simple lever. The ratio of primary to secondary air is pre-set so the user does not have to fiddle with separate knobs or levers to fine tune the burn. The Progress will automatically deliver unused secondary air to the combustor at lower burn rates, or allow the air to combine with gases in the firebox at higher burn rates for a spectacular secondary burn. At a medium burn rate, the secondary flames and catalytic combustor alternate depending on the conditions in the firebox. Two different systems, working in harmony, make the Progress Hybrid Wood Stove.