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Operating Your Appliance 23
Travis Industries 100-01140 4150522
Safety Notice:
If this appliance is not properly installed, a house fire may result. For your safety, follow the installation
directions. Contact local building or fire officials about restrictions and installation inspection
requirements in your area.
Read and follow all of the warnings on pages 4 and 5 of this manual.
Before Your First Fire
Verify the Installation
Before starting the stove, verify that the stove is properly installed and all of the requirements in this
manual have been followed.
Keep all flammable materials 36" away from the front of the stove (drapes, furniture, clothing, etc.).
Curing the Paint
Follow the steps below to cure the paint (first fire):
a) Open doors and windows in the room to ventilate the heater
during the curing process.
b) Vacate the room. The fumes from the initial heating process
are non-toxic but may be unpleasant.
c) Slowly bring the heater to a medium burn (400°F/204°C) for 45
minutes. Then increase the burn temperature to a hot burn
(600°F/315°C) for an additional 45 minutes. This will cure the
paint.
Door Gasket - The door gasket might adhere to the paint on the
front of the heater. Leave the door slightly ajar for the first fire
and be careful when opening the door after the first fire.
2 to 4 hours
Carbon Monoxide (CO) Emissions
Smoke from wood heaters contain CO. This gas is an indication of incomplete combustion and is
detrimental to the environment and to your health. The more visible the smoke, the higher the CO
levels. Burning dry wood is the most significant step you can take to reduce CO emissions. It is also
important to understand the combustion process so you can burn your heater efficiently. Read the
manual thoroughly so that you can operate your heater in the most efficient and clean manner
possible.
Over-Firing the Stove
DO NOT OVERFIRE THIS HEATER: Attempts to achieve heat output rates that exceed heater
design specifications can result in permanent damage to the heater.
This stove was designed to operate at a high temperature. But due to differences in vent
configuration, fuel, and draft, this appliance can be operated at an excessive temperature. If the
stove top or other area starts to glow red, you are over-firing the stove. Shut the air control down to
low and allow the stove to cool before proceeding.
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