24 Operating Your Appliance
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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.
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.
Over-firing may lead to damage of plated surfaces. If you are uncertain of over-firing conditions, we
suggest placing a stove thermometer (e.g. Rutland® Model 710) directly over the door on the stove top -
temperatures exceeding 800° are generally considered over-firing and will void the warranty.
2 to 4 hours
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