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Maintaining your Stove
Logs2U Stove Maintenance Guide
Get the best results from your stove. Logs2U tips and advice for looking after your wood burning or multi-fuel stove will help you to get the very best from your stove appliance.
1. When burning wood and other solid fuels or a combination of wood and solid fuel on your stove, empty the ash pan regularly. Do not allow the level of ash to build up and come in contact with the underside of the grate as the heat generated by the ash will cause distortion. To ensure safe disposal of the ash purchase a “tippy” container. Always ensure that the ash pit door is firmly replaced into its housing. This door should be airtight thus preventing uncontrolled air entering the combustion process and causing over-firing.
2. Should the stove not have “air wash” and the fire door glass becomes discoloured then clean with either a recognised product aimed at the solid fuel market or vinegar and newspaper. Do not under any circumstances use any form of abrasive cleaner as this will result in minute scratches on the glass surface.
1. Remove and clean the stove throat / baffle plate. Do not allow deposits and / or debris to collect as this will impede the route of the combustion gasses into the chimney flue; A potentially dangerous situation.
1. Sweep the off take pipe and chimney flue. Always check that the sweeps brushes show out of the top of the chimney and check the brushes for signs of condensates.
2. Check rope seals around the fire door are sealing correctly.
3. If the stove needs to be left unlit for periods of time such as holidays, thoroughly clean the firebox, remove the ash and leave the fire door ajar. The flow of air will help to prevent corrosion in the system.
Learn more abour using real wood as a fuel in our Real Wood Guide