32 Maintaining Your Appliance
Travis Industries 100-01140 4150522
Failure to properly maintain and inspect your appliance may reduce the performance and life of the
appliance, void your warranty, and create a fire hazard.
Daily Maintenance (while stove is in use)
Remove Ash (if necessary)
Whenever ashes get 3 to 4 inches deep in your firebox or ash pan, and when the fire has burned
down and cooled, remove excess ashes. Leave an ash bed approximately 1 inch deep on the firebox
bottom to help maintain a hot charcoal bed. Let the stove cool completely before removing ashes
(wait at least two hours after the last coal has extinguished). Ashes should be placed in a metal
container with a tight-fitting lid. The closed container of ashes should be placed on a noncombustible
floor or on the ground, away from all combustible materials, pending final disposal. The ashes should
be retained in the closed container until all cinders have thoroughly cooled.
Follow the directions below to remove ash.
1 Let the stove cool completely (at least two hours after the last coal has extinguished).
2 Place a cloth or cardboard protector over the hearth to catch ash and protect against
3 Open the doors and scoop the ash into a metal container with a tight fitting lid. The
closed container of ashes should be placed on a noncombustible floor or on the ground,
away from all combustible materials, pending final disposal.
Improperly disposed ashes lead to fires. Hot ashes placed in cardboard boxes, dumped in back yards,
or stored in garages, are recipes for disaster.
Wood-burning stoves are inherently dirty. During cleaning have a vacuum ready to catch spilled ash
(make sure ash is entirely extinguished).
There are vacuum cleaners specifically made to remove ash (even if the ash is warm). Contact your
dealer for details.
Clean the Glass (if necessary)
This appliance has an airwash to
keep the glass clean. However,
burning un-seasoned wood or
burning on lower burn rates leads
to dirtier glass (especially on the
sides). Clean the glass by following
the directions below.
For Stubborn Creosote:
Dip newspaper or a paper towel in cool
ashes and wipe it on the glass. The ash
acts as a light abrasive.
Allow the stove to fully cool. Apply glass
cleaner or soapy water to the inside of
the glass. Wipe with newspaper or a
The glass will develop a very slight haze over time. This is normal and will not affect viewing of the fire.