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not to smother the kindling fire when adding
wood.
6. Close the door and secure tightly.
7. Adjust the draft damper control. The more
closed the slower the fire will burn. The more
open, the faster and hotter the fire will burn.
8. Do not overfire the stove.
ADDING FUEL
Add small amounts of fuel each hour or so in-
stead of piling large quantities of fuel at one time.
This will insure a more complete combustion pro-
cess and less buildup of tars, soot, or creosote will
occur in the chimney.
1. Always open draft damper before opening the
feed door.
2. When adding fuel be careful not to smother
the fire. Do not build fires against glass on
models with glass door.
3. Close the feed door and secure tightly.
4. Adjust the draft damper control.
5. Empty ashes regularly. Do not allow ashes
to pile up (see Safety Instructions #14 on
page 2.)
6. Properly dispose of hot ashes (see Safety
Instructions, item #14 on page 2.)
7. Do not overfire the stove.
CAUTION: DO NOT OVERFIRE APPLIANCE.
YOU ARE OVERFIRING IF THE CHIMNEY
CONNECTORS OR STOVE GLOWS RED.
CLOSE THE DOOR AND SHUT FLUE DAMPER
IMMEDIATELY TO REDUCE THE AIR SUPPLY
TO  THE FIRE. THIS WILL SLOW DOWN THE
FIRE.
CAUTION: SLOW BURNING FIRES AND
EXTENDED USE MAY CAUSE EXCESSIVE
CREOSOTE BUILDUP. IGNITION OF CREO-
SOTE BUILDUP OR OVERFIRING MAY CAUSE
A CHIMNEY FIRE. CHIMNEY FIRES BURN
EXTREMELY HOT AND MAY IGNITE
SURROUNDING MATERIALS. IN CASE OF A
CHIMNEY FIRE CALL THE FIRE DEPARTMENT
IMMEDIATELY.
OPERATING continued …
OPERATING TIPS
Preventing Creosote Buildup
1. Burn with air control open for several minutes
at numerous intervals throughout the day dur-
ing the heating season, being careful not to
over-fire the unit.
2. Burn stove with air inlet control wide open for
several minutes every time you apply fresh
wood. This allows wood to achieve the char-
coal stage faster and burns wood vapors which
might otherwise be deposited within the heat-
ing system.
3. BURN ONLY SEASONED WOOD. Avoid
burning wet or green wood. Seasoned wood
has been dried for at least one year.
4. A small fire is preferable to a large smoldering
one that can deposit creosote within the heat-
ing system.
5. Establish a routine for the handling of fuel,
wood burner and firing technique. Check daily
for creosote build-up until experience shows
how often you need to clean for safe opera-
tion. Be aware that the hotter the fire, the less
creosote is deposited and weekly cleanings may
be necessary in mild weather even though
monthly cleanings may be enough in colder
months.
WARNING: IN CASE OF CHIMNEY FIRE
(1) CLOSE AIR INLET CONTROL (2) GET OUT
OF THE HOUSE (3) CALL THE FIRE DEPART-
MENT.
SERVICE HINTS
CHIMNEY DRAFT
Draft is a function of the chimney, not the
stove — do not expect the stove to draw. Smoke
spillage into the house or excess buildup of con-
densation or creosote in the chimney are warnings
that the chimney is NOT functioning properly.
Correct the problem before using the stove. Fol-
lowing are some possible causes for improper draft.
1. The connector stovepipe may be pushed
into the chimney too far, stopping the draft.
2. If the chimney is operating too cool, water
will condense in the chimney and run back into
the stove. Creosote formation will be rapid and may
block the chimney. Operate the stove at a fire level
high enough to keep the chimney warm prevent-
ing this condensation.