LG MODEL STRIKER S160 User Manual
General Safety Precautions
1. If this solid-fuel room heater is not properly installed, a house
fire may result. For your safety, follow the installation direc-
tions. Contact local building or fire officials about restrictions
and installation inspection requirements in your area.
2. Wear gloves during installation to avoid injury from sharp
edges on the stove and/or its parts.
3. This unit is designed and engineered to burn only dry, well-
seasoned wood. Burning wet wood will greatly reduce the
Stove’s efficiency, produce excessive amounts of smoke and
can cause dangerous chimney fires due to creosote build-
4. Before opening the door, the draft control must be fully open
to avoid possible combustion flash (ignition of hot volatile
gases as the door is opened).
5. Do not use gasoline, gasoline-type lantern fuel, kerosene,
charcoal lighter fluid, or similar liquids to start or “freshen up”
a fire in this stove. Keep all flammable liquids and combustible
materials 36” from any point of the stove when it is in use.
6. While burning, fuel utilizes oxygen from the air in the room.
Be sure to allow an adequate amount of fresh air into the
room where the stove is burning.
7. The outside surface of the stove will be hot while burning
properly and can set items like clothing and curtains on fire.
Keep furnishings and other combustible materials away from
the stove. Using the heat from the stove to dry wet clothing
can be hazardous if clothes are placed too near the surface
of the stove.
8. Hot while in operation. Keep children, clothing furnishings
and combustible material a considerable distance away.
Contact may cause skin burns. Do not allow children to play
near the stove without close supervision. Do not touch the
stove while it is burning. Use extreme caution while the unit
is in use. Surface temperatures become dangerously hot and
can cause serious burns.
9. Do not allow anyone to operate the stove who is not familiar
with the operating instructions.
10. Attempts to achieve heat output rates that exceed stove design
specifications can result in permanent damage to the stove.
Never leave your stove unattended on high burn rates. This
may cause overfiring. Overfiring the stove may cause a house
fire. If the stove glows, you are overfiring.
11. Keep a water hose or hand-operated fire extinguisher close
12. Smoke Detectors - Since there are always several potential
sources of fire in any home, we recommend installing smoke
detectors. If possible, install the smoke detector in a hallway
adjacent to the room (to reduce the possibility of occasional
false activation from the heat produced by the stove). If your
local code requires a smoke detector be installed within the
same room, you must follow the requirements of your local
code. Check with your local building department for require-
ments in your area.
13. Inspect your chimney at least once a month during the burn-
ing season to check for soot and creosote accumulations.
Any accumulations over 1/4” thick should be removed by a
professional chimney sweep. Do not attempt to burn out heavy
creosote accumulations with a hot fire. If large accumulations
are occurring, review your burning procedures.
14. If a creosote fire should develop, the fire department should
be called immediately and then attempts should be made to
control the fire until assistance arrives. If a “runaway” fire
should develop causing over-heating of the stove, the door
and draft regulators should be closed immediately. The fire
should die down once deprived of oxygen. After a severe
chimney fire, the complete chimney system should be checked
before further use.
15. Do not operate with a grate or with an elevated fire. Always
build the fire on the surface of the firebrick.
16. Please read this entire manual before you install and use your
new room heater. Failure to follow instructions may result in
property damage, bodily injury, or even death.
17. Check all local building and safety codes before installation.
The installation instructions and appropriate code require-
ments must be followed exactly and without compromise.
In the absence of local codes the following standards and
codes must be followed.
18. In the U.S.A, install in accordance with the National Fire
Protection Association’s Code, NFPA 211, Standards for
Chimneys, Fireplaces, Vents and Solid-Fuel-Burning Appli-
ances, or similar regulations, may apply to the installation of
a Solid-Fuel-Burning appliance in your area. In Canada, the
guideline is established by the CSA Standard, CAN/CSA-B365-
M93, Installation Code for Solid-Fuel-Burning Appliances and
19. Do not connect to any air distribution duct or system.
20. WARNING: BURNING IMPROPER FUEL (I.E. CHARCOAL)
CAN RESULT IN CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING, WHICH
MAY LEAD TO DEATH!
21. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning – Early signs of carbon monox-
ide poisoning resemble the flu with headaches, dizziness, or
nausea. If you have these signs, get fresh air at once! Have
the heater inspected by a qualified service technician. Some
people are more affected by carbon monoxide than others.
These include pregnant women, people with heart or lung
disease or anemia, those under the influence of alcohol, and
those at high altitudes.
22. Failure to use manufacturer provided parts, variations in tech-
niques and construction materials or practices other than those
described in this manual may create a fire hazard and void the
23. Do not make any make-shift compromises during installation.
Any modification or alteration may result in damage to the
appliance or dwelling and will void the warranty, certification
and listings of this unit.
24. These appliances are designed as supplemental heaters.
Therefore, it is advisable to have an alternate heat source
when installed in a dwelling.