Warning – Quadra-Fire 2100 Millennium Wood 21M-ACC User Manual

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May 5, 2011


2100 Millennium Wood Stove (ACC)

B. General Maintenance

Inspection: Inspect the system at the appliance connection

and at the chimney top. Cooler surfaces tend to build creosote

deposits quicker, so it is important to check the chimney from

the top as well as from the bottom.
Formation and Need For Removal: When wood is burned

slowly, it produces tar and other organic vapors which

combine with expelled moisture to form creosote.
The creosote vapors condense in the relatively cool chimney

flue of a newly-started or a slow-burning fire. As a result,

creosote residue accumulates on the flue lining. When

ignited, this creosote creates an extremely hot fire which may

damage the chimney or even destroy the house.
The chimney connector and chimney should be inspected

once every 2 months during the heating season to determine

if a creosote or soot buildup has occurred. If creosote or soot

has accumulated, it should be removed to reduce the risk of

a chimney fire.

1. Creosote (Chimney) Cleaning

• Frequency: Every 2 months during heating season or

as recommended by a certified chimney

sweep; more frequently if chimney exceeds

or is under 14-16 ft. (measured from bottom

of appliance)

• By: Certified Chimney Sweep

Remove all ash from the firebox and extinguish all hot embers

before disposal. Allow the appliance to cool completely.

Disconnect flue pipe or remove baffle and ceramic blanket

from appliance before cleaning chimney. Otherwise residue

can pile up on top of the baffle and ceramic blanket and

the appliance will not work properly. (See Baffle Removal


page 31). Close the door tightly. The creosote or soot

should be removed with a brush specifically designed for

the type of chimney in use. Clean out fallen ashes from the

It is also recommended that before each heating season

the entire system be professionally inspected, cleaned and

repaired if necessary.

2. Disposal of Ashes

Fire Risk.
Disposal of Ashes


• Ashes should be placed in metal container with

tight fitting lid.

• Do not place metal container on combustible


• Ashes should be retained in closed container until

all cinders have thoroughly cooled.

Fire Risk.
• Do not use chimney cleaners or flame colo-

rants in your appliance.

Will corrode pipe.


Fire Risk.

Prevent creosote buildup.


• Inspect chimney connector and chimney once

every two months during heating season.

• Remove creosote to reduce risk of chimney fire.

• Ignited creosote is extremely HOT.

• Frequency: When ash is within 1-3/4 in. (44mm) of

firebox lip

• By: Homeowner

Ashes should be placed in a metal container with a

tight fitting lid. The closed container of ashes should

be placed on a non-combustible floor or on the ground,

well away from all combustible materials, pending final

disposal. If the ashes are disposed of by burial in soil

or otherwise locally dispersed, they should be retained

in the closed container until all cinders have thoroughly


3. Glass Cleaning

• Frequency: As desired

• By: Homeowner

Clean glass with a non-abrasive glass cleaner. Abrasive

cleaners may scratch and cause glass to crack.

If the

deposits on the glass are not very heavy, normal glass

cleaners work well. Heavier deposits may be removed by

using a damp cloth dipped in wood ashes or by using a

commercially available oven cleaner.
After using an oven cleaner, it is advisable to remove any

residue with a glass cleaner or soap and water. Oven cleaner

left on during the next firing can permanently stain the glass

and damage the finish on plated metal surfaces.
A portion of the combustion air entering the firebox is deflected

down over the inside of the door glass. This air flow “washes”

the glass, helping to keep smoke from adhering to its sur-


When operated at a low burn rate, less air will be flowing over

the glass and the smokey, relatively cool condition of a low

fire will cause the glass to become coated.
Operating the appliance with the Burn Rate Air Control and

Start-Up Air Control all the way open for 15-20 minutes should

remove the built up coating.