Dry stoking advice
Stoking/ dry stoking advice for Tigchel-ovens and Fin-ovens.
Only use bone-dry wood for the Tigchel-ovens and Fin-ovens.
8D in Perle – White
- Open the damper, the by-pass and the fireplace door (See illustration in Tigchel-ovens/Fin-ovens instructions for use).
- Place short pieces/blocks of wood ‘criss-cross’ on the grid, not higher than abuot 10 cm. On top of this, place a fistful of very thin wood or wood chips, again on top of this a wad of paper or little peices of cardboard and light this. Then close the fireplace door.
- Then open the slide in the ash box door on II, and also the slide below and/or above in the fireplace door on II.
- Keep the fire going at times when someone is present to stoke wood, over a period of 1 to 2 weeks. Do not keep the fire on at night. Keep the damper, the by-pass, the air vents and the cleaning doors open when the stove is not being stoked (and at night). Before stoking again, the cleaning doors must be closed!
- When stoking, the temperature of the chimney (see thermometer) may not exceed 200 °C, so add wood in moderation. If there is a risk of the temperature exceeding 200 °C, then take the following measures:
- adjust the air flow by means of the ash box door, or
- leave the fireplace door ajar, or
- partly close the by-pass, until the temperature has gone down.
- If there is still condensation after the cleaning doors have been opened, continue to stoke/dry stoke. The heater will only be dry when no more condensation is on the inside of the cleaning doors.
Afterwards, the heater can be stoked according to the instructions in the information sheet ‘instructions for use’.