Courtesy photo Gary, left, and Dusty Henderson, showcasing their Presto Log Burning Stove, won the award for “Best New Marketable Product of the Year” at the HPBA Hearth Patio and BBQ Show show in Atlanta in March of 2017.
The world’s first Presto Log Burning Stove, developed here in North Idaho, is offered at 509 Fabrications, opening Monday at 6512 W. Seltice Way on the west side of Post Falls.
Invented by Frank Reed of Hayden and developed by Dusty and Gary Henderson, the stove burns just one piece of wood at a time and can burn all night on one load of fuel. The Hendersons have built and developed prototypes over the last few years and have filed patents and tested them with the EPA to sell them in the U.S. and Canada.
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The stove is so novel that the EPA can’t figure out whether to call it a wood stove or a pellet stove. That’s because it’s neither—or both—depending on how you look at it.
The stove burns logs that are pressed out of sawdust. The logs are automatically fed by a gravity system one after the other. There is no auger, which all pellet stoves have, but the stove achieves consistently high efficiency and low emissions that no wood stove can get. It's the first one of its kind on the market, and the EPA and the entire stove industry doesn’t quite know what to call it yet.