- Fully open the Primary and Airwash controls.
- Place a firelighter or paper together with dry kindling wood on the grate and light the firelighter or paper.
- Leave the door slightly open as the fire establishes and the glass warms, avoiding the possible build up of condensation.
- Add larger pieces of wood to build the fire. Too many logs may smother the fire.
- Close the door fully.
- When the fire has fully established close the Primary air control. Use the Airwash to control the burn rate when the appliance is at operating temperature.
- Open the Primary and Airwash controls fully.
- Rake the embers over the grate to establish a glowing fire bed (if the fire bed is low add a small amount of kindling wood to help re-establish the fire.
- Place new logs in an open arrangement to allow oxygen to easily reach every part of the fire. Compact loading will make the wood burn slower; cause the fire to smoulder and produce more smoke.
- Burn the new logs at high output for 3-5 minutes before closing the primary air control. Adjust the burn rate using the Airwash control. Do not close the air controls until the fire is burning well.
- Refuel little and often for clean, efficient burning.
- Experience will establish the setting to suit your needs.
- Ensure your logs are well-seasoned and dry. Hardwood logs also have around twice the calorific value of softwoods.
- Do not burn large amounts of fuel with the Airwash control closed for too long. This reduces the glass clean effect, causes tars/creosotes to build up in the appliance and the flue system and will produce excessive amount of smoke.
- Burning the stove at high output for a short period also reduces tars and creosote.
- Do not load logs above any log guard that is fitted, or any secondary air outlets in the back of the firebox.
- A bright and clean firebox indicates the stove is burning well.