November 11, 2022
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  • Open both the air intake (left-hand side control) and flue damper (right-hand side control) so they are opened 100% (all the way to the right).
  • Turn the door handle to unlock the door and slowly open one door a maximum of 1” and pause for 20-30 seconds to ensure proper drafting and prevent any smoke from spilling into your living space.
  • Once you have achieved a proper draft, you can slowly open the doors, one at a time.
  • We recommend a bottom up burn to revive a cooling fire from coals.
  • Use a fireplace poker to pull your red-hot coals into a small pile.
  • Place 6-8 small kindling sticks directly on the coals, which can be crossing and should be roughly 1”-2” in diameter.
  • On top of the kindling place 5-6 smaller logs roughly 2”-4” in diameter leaving air gaps in between logs.
  • With both your air control and damper control still fully open (all the way to the right), leave one door slightly cracked open (approximately 1”) for the first 3-7 minutes. This will allow more air to flow through the firebox and ignite your fire.
  • Once the fire is burning well, continue to add additional firewood until you have the fire built back up to the size desired, at which point you can close the door.
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