Lighting a Stove

There are a few things that you need to know to really get the most out of that lovely stove.

Manage the air – As far as your stove is concerned, air comes in two feeds. Primary air feeds the bed of the fire at the bottom of the stove, and the secondary air feeds the flames from the top of the stove.

• Never completely close the secondary air vent. Leaving it slightly open helps to keep the glass clean.

• Don’t leave the stove door open, unless you have been specifically instructed to by the manual when lighting the fire. You are crippling your stove’s efficiency and allowing all the lovely warm air                in the room to shoot off straight up the chimney.

Watch the Water Content – Find green wood and dry it yourself  or else find a good supplier of well seasoned dry wood. Kiln dried logs or briquettes are best .

• Remember a small hot glowing fire is much more efficient than a large slow-burning one.


                          Now sit back and enjoy your stove.




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