A Relax Stove has two air controls; one contains a Primary Air, Pre-heat Tube running to the base of the fire. The other control is for Secondary Air to regulate the heat once the fire has been established.
Start the fire by placing a firelighter or some newspaper on the grate bottom together with some kindling. Open both controls and light with a taper. Once established, add some larger pieces of wood and close the Primary Air control, adjust the Secondary Air to suit the amount of heat you require and control the smoke levels.
It is very important if you have reloaded with sawdust, to leave both controls open until the gases have ignited on the top of the fire. Failure to do this can result in a blowback that could dislodge the loading door.
- DO NOT use the Stove with the refueling lid removed.
- When first lighting the fire you may experience some fumes from the heat resistant paint.
- DO NOT burn waste that contains glue or oil or any other toxic or volatile substance as this will result in an uncontrolled burn and unpleasant odours.
- UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES stand over the Stove or look closely down the Air Tube
Always wear safety glasses when loading the Stove
For additional safety, have a fire extinguisher located close by.
For slow burning over a long period, first let the fire die down and fill with larger pieces of dry seasoned hard wood to the top; or, in the case of sawdust, fill to the base of the flue. Once the wood has caught, close both controls and in the case of sawdust, make sure that the gases have ignited on top before closing down the air controls.
- Heat the Stove gently for the first few uses to allow any cast iron to cure.
- Retain ash at the base of the fire to encourage economic combustion and longer burn times.
- DO NOT allow the Stove to glow red hot, as this will shorten the life of the Stove.
- Do not burn coal or other solid fuels.
- It is not recommended to burn wet or unseasoned wood with moisture content of over 20%.
This will cause excessive smoke, soot and vapour and produce very little heat.
At the end of the heating season, thoroughly clean the Stove out leaving the Ash door open to allow air to flow through the Stove and flue, avoiding condensation. Spray inside and out with WD40, including the flue. This will increase the life of the appliance.
These Instructions do not apply to the Pop3 Multifuel Workshop Stove (Pop3 Multifuel Workshop Operating Instructions)