WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW WHEN INSTALLING THE STOVE OR FIREPLACE?
– Place of installation must be horizontal and must have adequate carrying capacity,
– The stove must not be placed near combustible materials (such as wooden, textile or
plastic furniture parts, etc..) nor near cooling devices. (see the minimum distance between the stoves and such materials in the technical manual ),
– If the stove is placed on the floor made from combustible materials (wood, itison, floor
plastic, etc.) it is necessary to protect the floor with metal sheet of min.30 cm width from the sides of the stove, and min. 50 cm from the front side of the stove. Flue pipes must be away from combustible objects min. 40 cm,
– On the place of installation of the stove there must be provided free access for cleaning of the stove, the flue connectors and the chimney itself.
WHAT KIND OF CHIMNEY I MUST HAVE TO SATISFY THE CONDITIONS TO ENSURE SMOOTH OPERATION OF THE STOVE OR FIREPLACE?
The stove should be attached to a chimney with min. height of 6m and inner radius of 120-140mm at freestanding stoves, or 140-160mm at fireplaces and central heating stoves. If multiple stoves are attached to a single chimney, the attachment distance should be at least 2m. The chimney should extend beyond the top of the roof min. 50cm. You should also pay attention that connection pipe to the chimney does not stand out in the cross-section of the chimney, as well as the connection point of flue pipe to the chimney must be tightly sealed. The maximum length of the horizontal part of the flue pipe installation is 0.5m, and should not be placed more than 2 curves before entering the chimney.
In order that stove work properly the necessary flue draught must be 10 ÷ 12 Pa at freestanding stoves, or 12 ÷ 14 Pa at fireplaces and central heating stoves.
WHY IS IMPORTANT TO HAVE FRESH AIR SUPPLY INTO THE ROOM?
Fresh air is necessary for combustion of the fuel and proper functioning of the stove, and you must provide that in the room where the stove is installed always be enough (fresh) air. Extractor fans, cooker hoods and similar devices which extracts air from the room should not be placed in the same room where the stove is installed. If this is the case or if the doors and windows are sealed, then if necessary you must find a way to lead fresh air from outside for proper combustion. In this case, before installing the stove, it is necessary to consult with a competent engineer/organization. If you do not provide a sufficient amount of air for combustion, the fuel in the stove will not burn completely and the room where the stove is placed can become contaminated with unhealthy and dangerous gases!
WHAT TO PAY ATTENTION TO DURING THE FIRST FIRING OF STOVE?
Do not use the stove with full capacity during the first 8-10 hours of firing (1-2 days). Thermo-resistant paint on the stove will be fully formed (hardened) after first 2-3 hours of the firing the stove. During this time, please do not touch the paint and do not put anything on the stove, in order to avoid damage of the paint. During first 15-30 min. of firing the stove may emit unpleasant smell and smoke, during which period windows of the room should be opened.
SOOT ON THE GLASS, WHY IT HAPPENS?
there is not enough air in the stove / fireplace. Adjust the air intake regulator to prevent this problem.
WHICH FUEL TO USE DURING THE FIRING STOVES AND FIREPLACES?
The heating strength depends on the type and quality of fuel used. Recommended fuel: dry wood logs (beech wood, poplar wood, etc..), coal with less calories (brown coal).
HOW AND HOW OFTEN TO PERFORM CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE OF THE STOVE AND FIREPLACE?
– Ash pan must be emptied regularly.
– Burning chamber and all surfaces which are in contact with smoke gases should be cleaned and emptied periodically from the ash and other types of fuel waste. Clean interior surfaces inside the stove guarantee economical operation of the stove. It is recommended to clean the stove once a month or more frequently in the case of larger soiling and fuel waste.
– After each heating season the stove, pipes and the chimney must be thoroughly cleaned from the soot. During the period of non-use the stove, leave the input air regulator and stack valve regulator in maximum opened position to allow natural air flow through the stove, in order to avoid aggregation of condensate inside the stove.
– Clean the glass regularly with soft cloth. Clean the outside of the stove with soft cloth, but do not use abrasive and other aggressive chemical cleaners as they could remove the paint from the stove. Do cleaning only when the stove is cold.
SAFETY – CAUTION !
– The glass must not be cleaned with wet cloth nor sprinkled with water when is hot. Otherwise, the glass may crack.
– Very cold objects should not be placed on the top plate when is hot. Otherwise the top plate
– Do not use alcohol, petrol or any other liquid fuel!
– Some parts of the stove can reach very high temperatures during operation the stove, thus it is required adequate precaution while using the stove. Do not allow children to handle and play near the stove.
– It is not allowed to make any structural changes on the stove without the approval of the manufacturer.