LG EARTH STOVE 2800HT User Manual
CARE AND OPERATION
AIR DRAFT CONTROLS
This appliance has two combustion air controls located
under the hearth extension. The control on the left is the
Start-Up Air Control. The control in the center is the Pri-
mary Air Control.
Start-Up Air Control
To provide sufficient combustion air to achieve a clean
burn as quickly as possible, the 2800HT supplements its
primary air with a separate "Start-Up" supply. This con-
trol should be used only when starting a fire or when
refueling. The start up air enters the stove at the rear of
the firebox and is controlled by the Start-Up Air Control
rod on the left.
From a cold start, approximately 10 minutes in the open
position is all that is required to achieve a stable burn.
CAUTION: OPERATION OF THE APPLIANCE WITH
THE START-UP AIR CONTROL IN THE "OPEN" POSI-
TION (PULLED OUT) FOR EXTENDED PERIODS,
WASTES FUEL AND CAN CAUSE DANGEROUS
PRIMARY AIR CONTROL
Once the fuel load is well ignited, the Primary Air Control is
all that is needed to vary the burn rate in the insert. Push in
for a high burn rate; pull out for a slower burn rate.
USE CONTROL SETTINGS THAT WORK FOR YOU
The fuel, the amount of heat you want, the type of instal-
lation you have and how long you wish the fire to burn
are all variables that will affect the control setting. The
same control settings in a variety of installations will pro-
duce different results.
Familiarize yourself with your fireplace insert by trying
different settings so you can learn how much heat to
expect and how long the fire will burn. It may take a
week or two to learn but your patience will be rewarded
by the warmth and pleasant satisfaction that only a
wood fire can provide.
HOW TO START AND MAINTAIN A FIRE
1. Set the primary air control to the open position (push
2. Set the start-up air control to the open position (pull
3. Build a fire directly on the firebrick covering the bot-
tom of the stove.
a. Place two or three loosely crumpled sheets of
newspaper in the insert firebox.
b. Add a small amount of dry kindling randomly on
the top of the newspaper.
c. Place one or two more loosely crumpled newspa-
pers on top of the kindling and light the bottom
paper first, then light the top paper.
4. Once the kindling is ignited and burning on its own,
close the fuel door. The upper fire should help pre-
heat the chimney and create an effective draft while
the lower fire ignites the kindling.
5. When the kindling is burning well, add increasingly
larger pieces of wood until the fire is actively burning
and a coal bed develops. By keeping both air con-
trols open for approximately 10 minutes, the fuel and
the insert will quickly come up to ideal operating tem-
peratures producing the highest combustion effi-
ciency and least emissions.
6. Close the start-up air control (push in).
CAUTION: THIS CONTROL SHOULD ONLY BE
USED DURING START UP AND REFUELING.
7. Set the primary air control to the desired setting. The
insert will now provide clean, efficient and safe heat
for your home.
To refuel the insert, first move the primary air control to
high. Let the fire "liven up" for about one minute. Open
the fuel door about 1/2" (1 cm) and hold in this position
about 30 seconds or until insert is drafting well. Open
the door and add wood. If the fire or coal bed is almost
depleted and a full load of cordwood is added, it may be
necessary to open the start-up air control to re-establish
a lively fire. The use of start-up air should only be used
for a short period.
NOTE: After refueling and the wood is burning at a
brisk rate, reset the primary air control to the desired
position and close the start-up air control.