Products - lil' house
Outside Wood Heater - Warranty/Care & Maintenance
The fire box on your Little House Heater is
warranted for 5 full years against burnout. NOT RUST. If
Burnout should occur, return to Newman & Assoc. at Ironton, MO and they
will replace the fire box at no charge for material or labor for up to 5
years from the date of purchase.
Care And Maintenance of Heater
During the heating season, do not remove all of the ashes, but leave
about 2" for insulating the bottom of the unit. To maintain
safe floor temperatures, always operate with at least 2" of ash in the
unit. However, do not store the heater for the summer, or let
it stand idle for any extended period of time, without first cleaning
out all the ashes. Moisture from high summer humidity reacts with
accumulated ashes to from lye, which has a damaging effect on metal
parts. Wipe heater inside with a light coat of oil for summer
storage. Take down chimney and cover opening. Crumpled
newspaper also helps reduce moisture while not in use.
Draft Control in Daily Use:
Once the heater has developed a bed of coals, you can start closing the
draft control in small increments until the heater reaches the point
where it is putting out the amount of heat you require.
Keep the hot wood coals pulled to the front of the stove, by the air
inlet. This is a very important point in the efficiently using the
charcoal your woodstove will produce. Heat from burning charcoal
will help clear creosote from your unit...Add new wood to the front of
the heater, but don't bury the charcoal you've just pulled to the front
of the unit. Open up the draft control to admit extra air so the
fire burns hotter, again to help prevent excess creosoting.
Never use gasoline, gasoline type lantern fuel, kerosene, charcoal
lighter fluid, or similar liquids to start or freshen up a fire in this
heater, Keep all such liquids will away from the heater while it
is in use.
Holding the Fire Overnight:
It is good practice to load up your heater 2 to 3 hours before bedtime,
leaving your draft open at your normal day's setting. This will
Burn up an excessive wood gasses which might accumulate from the newly
added charge of wood. Then at bedtime, you can top off your heater
with just a few pieces of wood, and the cut down your draft control
opening for your night setting.
Disposal Of Ashes:
Ashes are removed through the door of the unit . Ashes should be
placed in a metal container with a tight fitting lid. The closed
container of ashes should be place on a noncombustible floor or on the
ground, well away from all combustible materials, pending final
disposal. Ashes should be retained in the closed container until
all cinder have thoroughly cooled.
Creosote - Formation And Need For Removal:
When wood is burned slowly, it produces tar and other vapors, which
combine with expelled moisture to form creosote. The creosote
vapors condense on the relatively cool chimney flue of a slow-burning
fire. As a result, creosote residue accumulates on the flue
lining. When ignited this creosote makes an extremely hot fire.
The chimney should be inspected DAILY. To control accumulation of
residue inside the chimney, open door slightly and burn hot for five to
ten minutes. Tape pipe gently so that any accumulation will fall
back into the firebox. If this is done on a regular basis as
recommended, this will prevent undue accumulations and dangers from
possible chimney fires.
Do not use grate or elevate fire. Build wood fire directly
on inside bottom of stove. For use with solid wood fuels only.
Install and use only in accordance with the manufacturer's installation
and operating instructions. Inspect and clean chimney frequently.
Under certain conditions of use, creosote buildup may occur rapidly.
Non-Compliance with operating instructions will
void any and all warranties.
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