Warning – Quadra-Fire 2100 Millennium Wood 21M-ACC User Manual
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
• 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
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.
• Do not use chimney cleaners or flame colo-
rants in your appliance.
Will corrode pipe.
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
• 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.
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.