Acucraft recommends have both your combustion air intake and flue damper fully open (all the way to the right).
Start with a top-down burn with the largest logs on the bottom and kindling or a fire starter on the top. We recommend using only a wax and sawdust fire starter. Do not use paper or garbage as kindling.
Place three (3) large quarter split logs on the bottom of the fireplace with small air gaps between the logs. Your logs should be roughly 4”-5” in diameter.
Remember, there is no need for a log grate, you can build your fire directly on the firebrick within the fireplace.
Place 5-6 smaller logs across the larger bottom logs leaving air gaps between. Your smaller logs should be roughly 2”-4” in diameter.
Place 6-8 small kindling sticks on top of the smaller logs. The kindling sticks can be crossing and should be roughly 1”-2” in diameter.
Light your fire and leave one door slight 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 your fire is burning strong you can close the door completely.
If the fire appears to be dying out once the door has been closed, re-open the door(s) for a few minutes until your fire really gets a strong burn going and then close the door(s) completely again.
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