Now Taking Katydid™ Orders!
Our re-engineered Katydid™ is scheduled to begin her EPA/CSA certification and UL-Listing test protocols on September 15, 2014. We will begin shipping the first Katydid™ orders very soon thereafter. We are taking orders for Katydid™ at this time. Contact us for details!
Many people wrote to tell us how much they love our Kimberly™ wood stove, but needed bigger wood stove to for their mainstream size home, up to 3,000 sq. feet of well insulated space. We heard the need and answered the call with Katydid™, which we affectionately call, Kimberly’s “bigger, little sister”.
About the time we felt that Katydid™ was fine-tuned and ready to take to the testing lab for her EPA/CSA Certification and UL-Listing, the Environmental Protection Agency announced their proposal to reduce the federal wood stove emissions standards from 7.5 grams/hour for non-catalytic wood stoves to 1.3 grams/hour, beginning in 2015.
Under the EPA’s proposal, we can continue to sell our already EPA/CSA certified Kimberly™ for several more years, but it seemed foolish for us to invest the capital to certify Katydid™ until we knew for certain that we could meet the EPA’s tougher emission standards. Instead, we took Katydid™ back to the drawing board.
At a cost of over $90,000 to re-engineer Katydid™ and perform the preliminary baseline testing, we now have every reason to believe that Katydid™ will produce emissions of well under 1.0 grams per hour in the official EPA/CSA test protocols, making Katydid™ the only non-catalytic wood stove to do so thus far, and the cleanest non-catalytic wood stove on the planet! Katydid™ is also expected to be UL-Listed to be vented with 4-inch pellet stove pipe rather than Class-A chimney pipe, saving hundreds of dollars in installation costs.