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Common Stove Problems

Nine times out of ten problems with a stove are usually related to using poor quality fuel or the incorrect use of the air controls. If you burn only kiln dried logs and learn how to use the air controls correctly, then your stove should give you lots of heat with little ash or sooting on the window.

 

The Glass Is Dirty - the most common cause of this problem is burning firewood that is damp or wet. To avoid this problem it is recommend that you only use logs with a mositure content of 20% or less. Another reason could be that the air controls are closed too much and the stove is therefore not running hot enough.

 

The Stove Burns Too Quickly - this can be the result of having the air controls open too much. Other reasons might be that the baffle plate has been fitted incorrectly or the rope seal around the door needs replacing. A less common cause is the draw on the chimney is too strong and a damper needs to be fitted in the flue.

 

The Stove Burns too Slowly - the most common cause of this problem is using firewood that is damp or wet. Other causes can be that the firebox has been loaded with too many logs or the air controls are closed too much. Lastly the chimney could be blocked or restricted by tarring or a birds nest and needs clearing.

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