Outside Wood Heater - Installation Instructions
Please take a few minutes and read these
instructions which contain several good hints and some "NO NO's" that
present owners have encountered.
-Select the part of your home where your would most likely have the heat
vent entering. Hopefully this will be on the side of your home
toward the prevailing winds. You can make the entry through the
wall or raise a window.
-Upon selecting the heater site, prepare a level site at least 42" X 30"
square a maximum of 28 inches from the inside wall of your home.
You can use 8 X 8 concrete blocks of each corner of the area to support
-Place heater on blocks and check for level Never place on combustible
surface. A drop of 1/2" to 1" on one front corner will allow any
water accumulation to run off.
-Place duct box over opening and align to side of building. Mark
and cut hole for duct box. Use caution and do not cut any
electrical wiring. Try to go between 2 wall studs if possible.
-From inside of house, slide duct box in hole and slip tabs of outlet in
duct box and slide bout out till all tabs are engaged. You should
have at least a 2" projection into the room.
-Install blower with self tapping bolts, Install limit switch and wiring
in heat vent and connect wiring as per separate directions and diagram.
Cover over blower should have good clearance on intake side of blower.
-Install collar and flange, small end down, into furnace and seal with
silicone, Attach smoke stack and brace kit. Pipe should be 2
feet above eave edge to draw properly. CAUTION: Pipe must have 18
inch clearance to any combustible surface.
-IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO BURN OFF OIL FROM DRUM. Place small
insulation board included in duct box inside duct box past heat sensor
to block off heat from home temporarily. Build a hot fire in unit
and allow blower to operate for at least 2 or more hours or until air
from duct end is free of smoke. This initial "burn off" is
important to ensure no smoke entering your home. After fire cools,
remove insulation block and install inside end cover for duct box.
Place duct box and cover on duct box and fasten with sheet metal screws
and seal all joints on duct and heater that are exposed to weather with