Page 2

background image

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

for safety.

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.




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

limited warranty.

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.