Warning – LG MODEL STRIKER S160 User Manual
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
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
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.