Warning – LG MODEL STRIKER S160 User Manual

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Experiment with different loading configurations to achieve

longer burns. Try loading the wood from side to side and nesting

it in the ashes to prevent airflow under and around the wood. Fresh

wood should be loaded to the back of the firebox or to the sides.

Hot coals or half burned wood should be brought towards the front

of the firebox. The way you load your wood can seriously affect

burn times. If the new load does not ignite within a few minutes,

try crisscrossing the load to allow more airflow around the fire,

or try a slightly hotter stove temperature.

Determining the lowest setting for efficient low burns. This

will require some experimentation on your part. Try closing the

air control all the way with the stove temperature at 325 to 350

degrees. If the flames are completely extinguished, open the air

control halfway and then slowly close it until there is only a small

amount of flame. It is important to check the stove about 20

minutes after setting the draft control as it takes this long for the

stove temperature to stabilize. There should still be some small

flames on or above the wood load.

Use 5 degrees as a starting point. You can try starting tem-

peratures 25 degrees higher or lower to achieve desired burn

times, start 25 degrees lower if the stove burns the wood too

quickly or 25 degrees higher if there are no flames in the firebox

for more than a few minutes after loading the wood. You may or

may not need to burn the stove with the air control open for a few

minutes prior to setting the draft for a low burn, this will depend

on the factors mentioned above. Be sure not to smolder a fire

overnight. Check your chimney for large amounts of smoke as

this indicates very poor combustion.

It is important to realize that stove technology has changed.

Stoves have changed a great deal in the last few years. This has

led to substantial changes in the methods of operation in new

stoves as compared to older stoves. In old stoves without full

brick linings and ceramic insulation, the rule was “get the stove

as hot as possible before setting the draft on low for overnight

burns.” On newer, high technology Country™ Collection stoves,

this is not necessary. Although it is still important to have the stove

hot enough to burn efficiently, it will require less preheating. Once

you have determined your optimum operating temperatures for

various burn rates, we believe you will find your stove an extremely

convenient way to achieve your heating needs.

Do not reload the stove for long burns when the stainless

secondary tubes or baffle supports are glowing red, or when

the stove is uncomfortably hot to load. This indicates the stove

is too hot to load for a long burn. Also, do not load wood for a

long burn on a deep bed of hot coals. Try stirring the coals a few

minutes before loading the stove for a low burn to allow some of

the unburned coals time to burn.


DOOR HINGES: If door hinges need lubricating, use an anti-seize

compound (never use oil) available from your Lennox Hearth

Products dealer.

DOOR LATCH: If your door latch fails to latch tightly and the gasket

is in good condition, place a length of pipe (cheater bar) over the

inside portion of the door handle and bend slightly toward the door

until the proper adjustment is obtained. If the door handle does not

close easily, apply high temperature anti-seize to the striker.

DOOR GASKET: Periodically check gasket to make sure it is not

over-compressed. If compressed, replace with a special woven

Door Rope. (Don’t try substituting rope, only use special Lennox

Hearth Products Door Rope).

GOLD OR NICKEL PLATED DOOR: Clean only with household

type glass cleaner and a very soft cotton cloth. Other products

may damage brass, paint and gaskets.

INSULATING BLANKETS: Your insulating blanket should be in-

spected during every chimney cleaning. If the blanket is compressed

or heavily stained, it should be replaced. Heavy creosote stains or

matting is an indication of improper use and your burning habits

should be reviewed.

GLASS CLEANING: Only clean glass with products specifically

made to use on wood stoves. Other products could damage gaskets

and paint. Never scrape glass with a razor blade. This can pit the

glass and make it impossible to clean in the future.

WINDOW GASKET: The window gasket can be checked by run-

ning the flame of a match near the gasket and around the door.

If the flame is drawn in around the window, the gasket should

be replaced.

DOOR HANDLE: Door handle may become tight as you use the

stove. Free the handle up by using dry graphite supplied with the

stove. The directions are included with the graphite.


Inspect and clean chimney and connector frequently.

Under certain conditions of use, creosote buildup

may occur rapidly.