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OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE (Continued)
What is Good Firewood?
Good firewood has been cut to the correct length for the wood fire, split to a range of sizes and
stacked in the open until its moisture content is reduced to 11 to 16 per cent.
Tree Species
The tree species the firewood is produced from is less important than its moisture content. The
main difference in firewood from various tree species is the density of the wood. Hardwoods such
as gums, Manuka or ironbark are denser than softwoods. Hard wood will produce long-lasting coal
beds combined to more heat and longer burn cycles.
Manufactured Logs
Do not burn manufactured logs made of wax impregnated sawdust
or logs with any chemical additives. Manufactured logs made of
100% compressed sawdust can be burned, but use caution in the
number of these logs burned at one time. Start with one
manufactured log and see how the wood inbuilt reacts.
Opening the Glass Door
For transportation purposes, you will find the removable handle (A) that allows you to open the
glass door of the zero clearance wood inbuilt inside the combustion chamber. Simply insert it into
the opening, in the lower left corner of the glass door. This handle has to be removed when the
zero clearance wood inbuilt is firing.
Your First Fires
Two things will happen as you burn your first few fires; the paint cures and the internal components
of the zero clearance wood inbuilt are conditioned.
Operating Your Zero Clearance Wood Inbuilt
CAUTION
WHEN IN USE, THE FIREPLACE CHIMNEY DAMPER MUST BE SET IN THE FULLY
OPEN POSITION.
Fuel
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