Vogelzang International BX22EL Instruction manual

“Lit’l Sweetie” BOXWOOD STOVE
Model BX22EL Owners Manual
EPA Exempt per Method 28A
(Save These Instructions)
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Report No. 180-S-08b-2
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY
BEFORE INSTALLING OR OPERATING
THIS STOVE. FAILURE TO FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN PROPERTY DAMAGE,
BODILY INJURY, OR EVEN DEATH.
REFER TO MARKINGS ON STOVE LABELS FOR
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
This stove meets test standards:
US: UL 1482-2011 & CDN: ULC-S627-00
NOTE: IT IS RECOMMENDED INSTALLATION
BE COMPLETED BY A QUALIFIED HEATING
EQUIPMENT INSTALLER!
DO NOT INSTALL IN A MOBILE HOME.
SAFETY NOTICE: IF THIS STOVE IS NOT PROPERLY INSTALLED, A HOUSE/BUILDING FIRE MAY
RESULT. FOR YOUR SAFETY, CONTACT LOCAL OR MUNICIPAL BUILDING OR FIRE OFFICIALS
ABOUT PERMITS, RESTRICTIONS, AND INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS FOR YOUR AREA.
Vogelzang International Corporation
400 West 17th Street
Holland, Michigan 49423
www.vogelzang.com
Phone: 1-616-396-1911
Fax: 1-616-396-1971
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS-Read All Instructions Carefully.
1. The installation of this stove must comply with your
local building code rulings. Please observe the
clearances to combustibles (see reference figures
7–9). Do not place fuel, furniture or any other objects within the clearance area.
2. Verify that the stove is properly installed before
firing the stove for the first time. After reading these instructions, if you have any doubt
about your ability to complete your installation
properly, you must obtain the services of a
professional licensed installer familiar with all
aspects of safe and correct installation. DO NOT
use temporar y or makeshift compromises
during installation. There must be NO DEVIATION
OR ALTERATION OF ANY KIND from the very
specific instructions spelled out in this instruction
manual as it pertains to the installation of this
woodstove. NO EXCEPTIONS!
3. DO NOT store wood, kindling, flammable liquids
or other combustible materials in the vicinity of the
appliance. Refer to certification label on back of unit
and reference figures 7–9 in this manual.
4. DO NOT INSTALL THIS STOVE IN A MOBILE
HOME, MANUFACTURED HOME, TRAILER OR
TENT NO EXCEPTIONS! (HUD Federal Standard: 24 CFR Ch.XX).
5. DO NOT ELEVATE THIS STOVE BY ANY MEANS.
(i.e. bricks under legs, cement blocks) Stove legs
must set directly upon the solid-surface non-combustible floor as specified in this stove instruction
manual.
6. DO NOT MODIFY THIS STOVE IN ANY WAY!
Stove must be installed with legs and bottom heat
shield provided, attached as shown in the instructions.
DO NOT OPERATE WITHOUT BOTTOM HEAT
SHIELD – NO EXCEPTIONS. Heat Shield must be
assembled and installed as shown in Assembly
Instructions. Assemble only with original parts as
supplied and shown in this manual. DO NOT OPERATE A STOVE THAT IS MISSING ANY PARTS!
If any parts are missing or defective, please notify
the dealer or manufacturer immediately. Replace
missing, broken or worn parts with factory original
or equivalent parts only.
7. Do not tamper with combustion air control
beyond normal adjustment capacities.
TO AN ALUMINUM TYPE B GAS VENT. This is
not safe. Use approved masonry or an Underwriters Laboratories Listed UL 103 HT (US)/ULC-S629
(CDN) Residential Type and Building Heating Appliance Chimney. Use a 6˝/152mm diameter chimney, that is high enough to give a good draft. (See
specifics in Chimney Connections instructions).
10.Be sure that your chimney is safely constructed
and in good repair. Have the chimney inspected
by the fire department or a qualified inspector. Your
insurance company should be able to recommend
a qualified inspector. Chimney connector pipe must
be in good condition. Replace if necessary before
using stove.
11.Creosote or soot may build up in the chimney
connector and chimney and cause a house/building
fire. Inspect the chimney connector and chimney
twice monthly during the heating season and clean
if necessary. (see Service Hints).
12. In the event of a chimney fire, turn the air control
and flue damper to closed positions, leave the
building and CALL THE FIRE DEPARTMENT
IMMEDIATELY! Have a clearly understood plan
on how to handle a chimney fire by contacting your local fire authority for information on
proper procedures in the event of a chimney fire.
After the fire is out, the chimney must be cleaned
and inspected for any stress or cracks before
starting another fire. Check the condition of any
combustibles surrounding the chimney.
13. Ashes should not be allowed to accumulate above
the top of the hearth plate.
14. DISPOSAL OF ASHES
Ashes should be placed in a steel container with
a tight fitting lid and moved outdoors immediately.
The closed container of ashes should be placed
on a noncombustible floor or on the ground, well
away from all combustible materials, pending final
disposal. If the ashes are disposed of by burial in
soil or otherwise locally dispersed, they should be
retained in the closed container until all cinders
have completely cooled. Other waste shall not be
placed in this container.
15. To prevent injury, do not allow anyone to use this
stove who is unfamiliar with the correct operation
of the stove.
8. Always connect this stove to a chimney and vent
to the outside. Never vent to another room or inside a building. DO NOT CONNECT THIS UNIT
TO A CHIMNEY FLUE SERVING ANOTHER
APPLIANCE.
9. DO NOT CONNECT A WOOD BURNING STOVE
16. Do not operate stove while under the influence of
drugs or alcohol.
17. DO NOT ELEVATE THE FIRE. Build fire directly on
the bottom of the firebox. This stove has not been
tested with the use of grates, andirons or other
means of elevating the fire and must not be used.
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS continued…
18.The special paints used on your stove may give
off some smoke and an odor while they are curing
during the first 12 to 15 fires. Additional smoke
and odor may be emitted from the light oils used in
construction of the fire box. This should disappear
after a short period of time and not occur again.
Persons with lung conditions or owners of susceptible domestic pets (such as birds) should take
prudent precautions. Open windows and doors as
needed to clear smoke and/or odor. Paint discoloration will occur if the stove is over fired.
19. This stove has a painted surface which is durable
but it will not stand rough handling or abuse. When
installing your stove, use care in handling.
20. CLEAN STOVE FREQUENTLY as soot, creosote
and ash may accumulate. Clean exterior with soap
and warm water when stove is not hot. Do not use
any acids or scouring soap, as these solvents wear
and dull the finish.
21. ALERT ALL PERSONS TO THE HAZARDS OF
HIGH SURFACE TEMPERATURES while stove is
in operation – especially young children. Keep away
from a hot stove to avoid burns or clothing ignition.
22. NEVER LEAVE SMALL CHILDREN UNSUPERVISED WHEN THEY ARE IN THE SAME ROOM
AS THE STOVE. If small children will be in the
same room as the stove during operation, provide
a sturdy barrier to keep them at a safe distance
from the stove.
23. Keep stove area clear and free from all combustible
materials, gasoline, engine oil, naphtha and other
flammable vapors and liquids.
24. WHILE TENDING THE FIRE ALWAYS WEAR
PROTECTIVE CLOTHING, fire retardant hearth
gloves and eye protection, to prevent burns.
25. Never operate this stove with the door open except
when re-fueling. Such actions can result in very
dangerous operating conditions.
26. DO NOT OVER FIRE THE STOVE. Over firing
will occur if combustion air is uncontrolled as when
feed door is left open during operation. Such actions
can result in very dangerous operating conditions.
While in operation, keep the feed door closed and
secured at all times except while tending the fire
27. Do not load the fuel to a height or in such manner
that it would be hazardous when opening the door.
28. NEVER LEAVE THE STOVE UNATTENDED with
door open. Always close the door after ignition.
29. DO NOT CONNECT TO OR USE IN CONJUNCTION WITH ANY AIR DISTRIBUTION DUCT
WORK UNLESS SPECIFICALLY APPROVED
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FOR SUCH INSTALLATIONS.
30. A WOOD-BURNING STOVE MUST NEVER BE
INSTALLED IN A HALLWAY OR NEAR A STAIRCASE, as it may block egress in the event of a fire.
31. DO NOT INSTALL IN A SLEEPING ROOM.
DO NOT INSTALL IN AN ALCOVE OR INSIDE A
FIREPLACE.
32.Install at least one smoke detector on each floor
of your home. Detectors should be located away
from the heating appliance to avoid false alarms.
Detectors should be located close to sleeping areas.
Follow the smoke detectors manufacturer’s placement and installation instructions. Maintain smoke
detector per manufacturer’s instructions.
33. CARBON MONOXIDE (CO) HAZARD. A buildup
of CO fumes is toxic and can be fatal. Carbon
Monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas produced
during combustion of wood, coal, oil, gas and by
other fuel burning appliances. It is important to
have a proper draft and adequate replacement air
ventilation so fumes are drawn out the chimney.
Installed as instructed this stove is designed to
be as safe as possible yet it is recommended to
install a CO detector. Follow the manufacturer’s
recommendations for proper installation and use.
It is recommended to be placed at table-top level
(not near the ceiling) to avoid false alarms. Realize
that devices other than a stove (i.e. motor exhaust)
can trigger CO alarms.
If alarm sounds:
• Recognize the symptoms of CO poisoning (headaches, nausea & drowsiness).
• Increase ventilation (open windows & doors).
• Make sure stove doors and/or lids are closed and
secured.
• Check stove for smoking or puffing (open airflow
controls).
• Check chimney & connector pipe for leaks, blockage or down-draft conditions.
• Check CO device for false alarm.
34.Keep power cords, electr ical appliances
and/or assemblies outside of the clearance area
shown in this manual for combustible materials.
35. Consult your municipal building department or fire
officials about restrictions, permits and installation
requirements for your area.
36.For further information on using your stove
safely, obtain a copy of the National Fire
Protection Association (NFPA) publication, “Using
Coal and Wood Stoves Safely” NFPA No. HS-101978. The address of the NFPA is Batterymarch
Park, Quincy, MA 02269.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Safety Precautions......................................................................................... 2 – 3
Tools and Materials Required for Installation.................................................... 5
Assembly Instructions ........................................................................................ 5
Locating the Stove .............................................................................................. 6
Floor Protector, Minimum Clearances ..................................................... 7
Connector Pipe Installation................................................................................. 8
Chimney Connections/Draft......................................................................... 9 –11
Chimney Connection Systems & Clearances.................................................. 12
Operating Instructions
House Fire Hazards, Operating Precautions, Warnings....................... 13
Wood Types/Sizes..................................................................................... 13
Starting a Fire .......................................................................................... 13
Adding Fuel ............................................................................................. 14
Service Hints
Creosote Formation, Prevention, Need for Removal ........................... 15
Stove Joints ............................................................................................. 15
Parts – Lit’l Sweetie Boxwood ......................................................................... 16
Floor Protector Calculations............................................................................. 17
NOTE: A PROFESSIONAL, LICENSED HEATING AND COOLING CONTRACTOR MUST
BE CONSULTED IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS
REGARDING THE INSTALLATION OF THIS
SOLID FUEL BURNING APPLIANCE.
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ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
NOTICE: Vogelzang International Corp. grants no warranty, stated or implied, for the installation or maintenance
of our wood stove and assumes no responsibility of any incidental or consequential damages.
tools required
Safety Glasses
Pencil
6 foot Folding Rule or
Tape Measure
Tin Snips
Drill: Hand or Electric
1/8˝ dia. Drill Bit
(sheet metal screws)
Screwdrivers
(blade and cross types)
5/16˝ Open End Box Wrench
5/16˝ Nut Driver or
Ratchet with 5/16˝ Socket (for
1/4˝ hex nuts)
11mm Nut Driver or Ratchet
with 11mm Socket (for stove
bolts)
CAUTION: STOVE IS HEAVY. MAKE SURE YOU
HAVE ADEQUATE HELP AND USE PROPER
LIFTING TECHNIQUES WHENEVER MOVING
STOVE.
Refer to diagram and parts lists at back of this
manual.
1. Uncrate the stove and remove packing materials
and protective poly bag. (Save exterior cardboard
box for further assembly.)
2. Remove par ts from inside of stove. Par ts
include: one damper collar (22L-12), one feed door
(22L-07), one hearth plate (22L-06), separable
handle (22L-17A), four legs (22L-01 & 22L-01b),
two heat shield panels (22L-14.1top & 22L-14.2
bottom) and hardware pack (22L-HP) from inside
firebox.
Figure 1 – Hardware Pack
3. Place flattened carton on floor and carefully turn
stove over onto carton.
4. Attach hearth to
bottom of stove,
figure 2, with two
short stove bolts
(A), washers (E),
and hex nuts (F).
5. Assemble the heat
shield, figure 3.
The notches in the
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Figure 2 – Hearth Plate
Assembly
materials required
(NOTE: The following items are NOT included with your stove)
Flooring Protection: 28” x 51” Chimney: Existing 6˝/152mm
as specified (see page 6)
Lined Masonry Chimney or
Connector Pipe: 6˝/152mm 6˝/152mm Inside Dia. Listed
dia. min. 24 MSG black or 26 Type HT chimney.
MSG blue steel stove pipe or Furnace Cement (manufacturer
elbow(s) required.
recommends Rutland Code 78
or equivalent)
1/2˝ Sheet Metal Screws
Figure 3 –
Heat Shield
Assembly
sides of the heat shield provide access to the rear
leg mounting bolts and need to be positioned to the
rear of the stove. The lower heat shield (L22-14.2)
is mounted to the four (4) separator brackets (H)
welded to the bottom of the top head shield (L2214.1). Mount the four (4) hanger brackets (G) to the
top of the upper heat shield.
6. The heat shield assembly (L22-14A) is held to the
stove with the mounting bolts for the legs, figure 4.
Note that one of the legs (L22-1b) has mounting
holes for the separable handle holder bracket and
this leg should be used as one of the front legs. The
long mounting bolts (B) pass through the clearance
holes in the base of the stove, figure 4, through the
legs, the heat shield hanger brackets (G) and then
are secured with washers (E) and hex nuts (F).
7. Attach the handle holder bracket (L22-18) to the
front leg (L22-01b) with the mounting holes.
8. Carefully lift stove upright and place in desired location (see following instructions for properly locating
stove).
Figure 4 –
Leg & Heat
Shield Assembly
continued on next page
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ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS continued…
9. Attach damper collar to rear top surface of stove,
figure 5, using short stove bolts (A) flat washers (E)
and hex nuts (F).
Figure 5
Damper Collar
10. Lower feed door into position, figure 6, while aligning hinge pins.
Figure 6
Attach Door
LOCATING STOVE
Proper clearances must be maintained for adequate air circulation and protection from radiant heat. Adequate ventilation must be
provided while operating this stove.
1. The stove must be placed on solid concrete, solid
masonry, or when installed on a combustible floor,
on a Type 2 floor protector listed to Underwriters
Laboratories Listed Standard UL 1618, such as
Hy-C or Imperial Model UL 2851BK. All manufactured floor protection must be solid-surface
non-combustible material and have an R-value
of 1.19 or equivalent. Floor protection must have
a minimum thickness of 1˝/25.4mm. (R value
= 1.19, K value = 0.84 see page 17 to calculate
R-factors of alternative materials). The floor protector must extend at least 18˝/46cm beyond the
front of the access door, 8˝/21cm to the sides,
8˝/21cm beyond the rear of the stove, and must
extend under the stove pipe and 2˝/50mm on either side if it is elbowed towards a wall (see figure
7 & 9 and consult local building codes and fire
protection ordinances.)
CAUTION: (FIRE HAZARD) CARPETING AND
OTHER COMBUSTIBLE MATERIAL MUST NOT
COVER THE FLOOR PROTECTOR. THESE
MATERIALS MUST REMAIN OUTSIDE OF
COMBUSTIBLE CLEARANCES, SEE FIG. 7 - 9.
2. The room in which the stove is installed must have
a minimum floor to ceiling height of 8 ft. (2.5 m).
3. The stove must have its own flue. Do not connect this unit to a chimney flue serving other
appliances. DO NOT CONNECT TO ANY AIR
DISTRIBUTION DUCT OR SYSTEM.
4. After observing the clearances to combustible materials (figures 7–9), locate your floor
protector accordingly (figure 7) and carefully place the stove in your selected location.
Install connector pipe, elbows, and thimble as
required, utilizing either a recently cleaned and
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inspected 6˝/152mm lined masonry chimney or a
6˝/152mm i.d. UL 103 HT/ULC-S629 listed manufactured chimney.
5. Use round 6˝/152mm dia., minimum 24 MSG black
or 26 MSG blue steel stove pipe to connect the
stove to the chimney. Do not use galvanized stove
pipe. Secure connector pipe to the flue collar with
three (3) sheet metal screws. Use three screws in
each stove pipe and/or elbow joint to firmly hold the
pipe sections together. DO NOT connect this stove
to any air distribution or duct system.
6. Recheck clearances from the stove, connector stove pipe, and cor ner clearances using the illustrations in figures 7–9 and
your local building codes or fire protection
ordinances.
NOTE: ANY WALL CONTAINING COMBUSTIBLE MATERIAL SUCH AS WOODEN STUDS OR
DRYWALL AND FACED WITH BRICK OR STONE
MUST BE CONSIDERED A COMBUSTIBLE
SURFACE.
7. DO NOT INSTALL THIS STOVE IN A MOBILE
HOME, MANUFACTURED HOME, TENT OR
TRAILER – NO EXCEPTIONS! (HUD Federal
Standard: 24 CFR Ch.xx)
8. The clearances provided are minimum dimensions set by UL standard 1482-2011 & ULC
S627-00, tested and applied by OMNI-Test
Laboratories, Inc. the manufacturer’s testing agency.
Installation of this stove must comply with the latest
edition of NFPA 211 and/or your local building code
rulings. Use whichever minimum dimensions are
LARGEST.
Clearances listed and shown MUST be adhered to
for safe operation of this appliance. CLEARANCES
MAY NOT BE REDUCED BY ANY MEANS IN USA
OR CANADA.
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LOCATING STOVE continued…
9. This stove meets Test Standards: UL 1482-2011
and Canadian Standard: ULC-S627-00.
Failure to follow these minimum clearance requirements may result in an unsafe installation
and could cause a fire.
CAUTION: KEEP FURNISHINGS AND OTHER
COMBUSTIBLE MATERIALS AWAY FROM THE
STOVE.
WARNING: DO NOT USE SINGLE WALL CONNECTOR PIPE AS A CHIMNEY - A HOUSE FIRE
COULD RESULT.
CORNER CLEARANCES
30"/76.2cm
30"/76.2cm
Figure 7 – Minimum Clearance Dimensions
from Combustible Surfaces
DASHED LINE SHOWS
HORIZONTAL CHIMNEY
CONNECTOR AND
ADDITIONAL FLOOR
PROTECTION REQUIRED
BACKWALL
32"/81.3cm
34.5"/87.6cm COMBUSTIBLE
CONSTRUCTION IN
ACCORDANCE WITH
NFPA 211
8"/21cm
FLOOR
PROTECTOR
51"/129.6cm
SIDEWALL
18"/46cm
COMBUSTIBLE
CONSTRUCTION IN
ACCORDANCE WITH
NFPA 211
36"/91.4cm
8"/21cm
8"/21cm
27"/68.6cm
(TOP VIEW)
Figure 8 – Top View Minimum Clearance
Dimensions from Combustible Surfaces
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Figure 9 – Top View
Minimum Corner Clearances from
Combustible Surfaces
MINIMUM CLEARANCES
TO COMBUSTIBLE SURFACES
Unit to Sidewall................................................36˝ / 91.4cm
Unit to Backwall...............................................32˝ / 81.3cm
Unit Corner to Wall...........................................30˝ / 76.2cm
Pipe Connector to Backwall.........................34.5˝ / 87.6cm
Pipe Connector to Ceiling................................18˝ / 45.7cm
CAUTION: KEEP FURNISHINGS AND OTHER
COMBUSTIBLE MATERIALS AWAY FROM THE
STOVE.
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CONNECTOR PIPE INSTALLATION
NOTE: CONNECTOR PIPE IS NOT INCLUDED.
TO PURCHASE, VISIT YOUR LOCAL HARDWARE, HOME, OR BUILDING CENTER.
SEE “LOCATING STOVE” PAGE 7 & 8 FOR
ADDITIONAL SPECIFICATIONS.
Connector pipe is used to make the connection
from the final positioning of your stove to an approved
chimney. Connector pipe is NOT included as part of
the stove. Connector pipe must be 6˝/152mm diameter
minimum of 24 MSG (minimum standard gauge) black
or 26 MSG blue steel stove pipe. Any connector pipe
used must be in good condition. Replace if necessary
before using stove. Connector pipe is not rated to provide close contact to combustible materials and must
have proper clearance from combustible materials
as shown in the clearance diagrams on the previous
pages. Connector pipe should never be used in place
of a chimney. If proper clearances are not observed a
house fire could result.
Installation Instructions
1. The crimped end of the stovepipe fits inside the
stove flue collar. Secure with three (3) sheet metal
screws. The first section of connector pipe must be
single walled to properly attach to the stove collar.
Install additional pipe and elbow with the crimped
end towards the stove. This will allow any condensation in the flue to run back into the firebox.
2. Horizontal pipe runs must slope upwards
towards the chimney at least 1/4˝(6.4mm) per foot
of horizontal run.
3. You must have at least 18˝/457mm of clearance
between any horizontal piping and the ceiling.
4. The pipe cannot extend into the chimney flue
(figure 10).
5. Secure pipe/elbow sections with three sheet metal
screws at each joint to make the piping rigid. Secure
pipe/elbow sections with a minimum of three (3)
equally spaced sheet metal screws at each joint
and at the stove collar to make the pipe rigid.
6. It is recommended that no more than two (2)
90° bends be used in the stovepipe installation. The use of more than two 90° bends may
decrease the amount of draw and possibly
cause smoke spillage. Where possible, use only
corrugated (non adjustable) elbows. These
provide a better seal.
7. The connector pipe must not pass through an
attic or roof space, trusses, closet, or any concealed space, floor, ceiling, wall, or combustible
construction. (See Chimney Connector Systems
& Clearances, page 12.) A UL 103 HT (US)/ ULCS629 (CDN) Listed Chimney System must be used
from the first penetration of ceiling or wall to the
chimney cap.
Where passage through a wall or partition of combustible construction is desired, the installation shall
conform to NFPA 211 (USA) or CAN/CSA-B365
(Canada).
WARNING: DO NOT USE SINGLE WALL CONNECTOR PIPE AS A CHIMNEY - A HOUSE FIRE
COULD RESULT.
CORRECTWRONG WRONG
Figure 10 – Stovepipe/Flue Connections
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CHIMNEY CONNECTIONS
The stove must be connected to either a lined masonry or manufactured metal chimney built and tested
to the specifications listed on the previous pages.
Chimneys perform two functions:
1). As a means of exhausting smoke and
flue gases which are the result of fuel combustion.
2). The chimney (only) provides “draft” which allows
oxygen to be continuously introduced into the
appliance, so that proper combustion is
possible. This stove relies on natural draft to
operate.
NOTICE: Always provide a source of fresh air into
the room where the stove is located. Failure to do
so may result in air starvation of other fuel burning appliances and the possible development of
hazardous conditions.
A stove DOES NOT create draft. Draft is provided
by the chimney. To achieve proper draft your chimney
must meet the four minimum height requirements
detailed in figures 12–14. If these minimum requirements are not met your stove will not operate
properly. A minimum of 0.05 w.c. (measured in water
column) is required for proper drafting to prevent back
puffing, smoke spillage, and to maximize performance.
(Gauges to measure draft are readily available at stove
stores and are economical to rent or purchase.)
Factors such as wind, barometric pressure, trees,
terrain and chimney temperature can have an adverse
effect on the draft. The manufacturer cannot be held
responsible for external factors leading to less than
optimal drafting.
Should you have a problem with inadequate draft,
you should contact a licensed heating and cooling contractor for assistance in solving the problem.
Masonry Chimney
Before using an existing masonry chimney, clean
the chimney, inspect the flue liner and make any
repairs needed to be sure it is safe to use. Make repairs before attaching the stove. The connector stove
pipe and fittings you will need to connect directly to a
code approved, lined masonry chimney are shown in
figure 11.
THIMBLE
6˝ ROUND
24 ga. BLACK
CONNECTOR
STOVEPIPE
COLLAR
CHIMNEY
FLUE
5/8" TILE
CHIMNEY
LINER
8˝ MIN.
LINER
BELOW
ENTRY
HOLE
MASONRY
CHIMNEY
Figure 11 - Masonry Chimney Connection
If the connector stove pipe must go through a
combustible wall before entering the masonry chimney,
consult a qualified mason or chimney dealer. The installation must conform to local building and fire codes
and latest edition of NFPA 211 (US) or CAN/CSA-B365
(CDN).
If there is a clean out opening in the base of the
chimney, close it tightly.
IMPORTANT Installation Points
1. Size chimney flue to stove collar. This stove
requires a minimum of a 6˝/152mm diameter flue.
2. Never connect this unit to a chimney serving another appliance.
3. The chimney must meet all minimum height requirements.
4. Never use a chimney to ventilate a cellar or basement.
5. C o n t a c t y o u r l o c a l b u i l d i n g a u t h o r i t y
for approved methods of installation and any
necessary permits and/or inspections.
Figure 12 - Chimney Construction
through Attic Space
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CHIMNEY CONNECTIONS continued …
MANUFACTURED CHIMNEY
Figure 13 - Chimney Construction Through Roof
Chimney Minimum Height Requirements:
(1) Overall Height – 11 ft./3.35m min.
(2) Height above roof – 3 ft./91cm
(3) Height above slope – 2 ft./61cm min. within
10 ft./3.05m
(4) Minimum rise before horiz. section – 24 in./61cm
NOTICE: If minimum chimney requirements are
not met, your stove will not operate properly.
Figure 14 - Chimney Connection to Firebox
Through Masonry Wall
REFER TO CHIMNEY AND CHIMNEY CONNECTOR MAKER’S INSTRUCTIONS FOR INSTALLATION
AND USE.
Use only 6˝/152mm diameter chimney with UL 103
HT (USA) or ULC-S629 (CDN) listing. Chimney made to
this listing is High Temperature rated to 2100°F/1149°C.
Use chimney from only one manufacturer. Never mix
brands. Carefully follow the chimney manufacturer’s
stated requirements and clearances. Use the chimney
manufacturer’s attic guards, roof supports, flashing and
fire stops when passing through a ceiling. Use a listed
wall pass-thru when passing through a combustible wall.
Do not use makeshift compromises during installation.
Never use a single-wall connection pipe as a chimney!
When using a pre-existing chimney, have its condition and installation inspected before using. Make sure
that the chimney meets all of the UL rating requirements
listed above. Be aware that not all manufactured chimney is UL 103 HT/ULC-S629 rated.
NOTE: It is recommended that you contact a
licensed heating and cooling contractor (consult your
local yellow pages) for chimney installation.
Manufactured chimney with the proper required
UL/ULC listing is available from most home centers,
hardware stores, and HVAC supply stores.
You may wish to view chimney manufacturers’ information on-line. See, www.duravent.com,
www.selkirkinc.com or www.mtlfab.com.
VENTING TO EXISTING FIREPLACE
In some instances, people desire to convert an
existing fireplace for stove use. Usually, safe connection to an existing masonry chimney requires more
work than using a prefabricated chimney. The existing
fireplace must be closed and sealed at the damper with
high-temperature caulk, ceramic wool, or furnace cement. Prior to installation, clean and inspect the existing
flue and smoke shelf. Installation should be designed
so the system can be dismantled for periodic cleaning
and inspection. Before conversion, make sure the
existing chimney is structurally sound, the chimney incorporates a flue liner and make sure it is in
good condition. (A flue liner consists of clay tile that
protects the brickwork of a chimney. If a chimney does
not have a liner, or it is damaged, have it relined by a
professional. Do Not use a chimney that is unlined
or damaged!) If you have any question regarding the
condition of the chimney, consult a qualified licensed
contractor, qualified engineer, competent mason, certified Chimney Sweep, or a knowledgeable inspector.
Consult your insurance company if you cannot find a
qualified expert.
CAUTION: NOT ALL FIREPLACE CHIMNEYS
ARE SUITABLE FOR CONVERSION TO ACCOMMODATE A WOOD STOVE. CHECK WITH
A QUALIFIED EXPERT.
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CHIMNEY CONNECTIONS continued …
Many prefabricated fireplaces are of the “zeroclearance fireplace” category. These consist of multi
layered metal construction. They are designed with
enough insulation and/or air cooling on the base, back
and sides so they can be safely installed in direct contact with combustible floors and walls. Although many
prefabricated fireplaces carry endorsements from nationally recognized organizations for use as fireplaces,
they have not been tested for connection to wood stove
heaters. Connecting a stove to such a device will void
the manufacturer’s warranty.
Venting a stove directly into a fireplace does not
meet code and should not be attempted. The stove warranty will be void with such an installation. Do not create
a hazard in your home by connecting in this manner.
FIREPLACE INSTALLATION
NOTE: DO NOT ATTEMPT TO ROUTE THE CHIMNEY CONNECTOR PIPE THROUGH THE THROAT OF
THE FIREPLACE.
Directly connecting the stovepipe into the existing
masonry chimney (figure 15, Type A Fireplace Conversion) of the fireplace is the ONLY approved method of
installation. This is a complicated and involved process
and to ensure safety should only be done by a qualified installer.
1. An entry hole must be cut through the masonry and
tile liner with minimal damage to the liner. At least
8˝/203mm of liner must remain below the entry
position. When locating the stove and stovepipe, all
minimum clearances must be observed from combustible surfaces including mantels, combustible
trim work, ceilings, and walls. Positioning the center
of the stove pipe entry into the chimney 24˝/61cm
below the ceiling should insure proper clearance
for a 6˝/152mm stovepipe.
2. Install a fire clay (5/8˝/16mm minimum thickness) thimble. Make sure the thimble is
flush with the inner surface of the chimney liner
and does not protrude into the flue (see figure 11
on page 9).
3. Secure the thimble with refractory mortar. The
thimble should be surrounded by 12˝/305mm of
solid unit masonry brickwork or 24˝/61cm of stone.
4. Install the stovepipe into the thimble as far as possible without extending past the flue lining (see
figures 10 & 11 on pages 8 & 9).
5. A small airspace (about 1/2˝/13mm) should remain
between the stovepipe and thimble to allow for
expansion of the pipe. Seal this airspace with hightemperature caulking or ceramic wool.
6. Secure and seal the damper in the closed position using high-temp caulking, ceramic wool, or
furnace cement. Also check to see if the chimney
has a clean out. If it does, make sure it is closed
and sealed as well. A leaky clean out will greatly
reduce draft efficiency.
If you have any questions regarding venting your
stove, contact the manufacturer or contact the National
Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and request a copy
of the latest editions of NFPA Standard 211 and NFPA
Standard 908. Their address is:
Battery March Park, Quincy, MA 02269.
Figure 15 - Fireplace Conversion
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CHIMNEY CONNECTOR SYSTEMS & CLEARANCES
NOTE: IN CANADA, THE INSTALLATION MUST CONFORM TO CAN/CSA-B365 WHEN PASSING THROUGH COMBUSTIBLE
CONSTRUCTION.
A. Brick Masonry
Minimum 3.5˝/ 89mm thick brick masonry all framed
into combustible wall with a minimum of 12˝/305mm
brick separation from clay liner to combustibles. The
fireclay liner shall run from outer surface of brick wall
to, but not beyond, the inner surface of chimney flue
liner and shall be firmly cemented in place.
B. Insulated Sleeve
Solid-insulated, listed factory-built chimney length of
the same inside diameter as the chimney connector and
having 1˝/25.4mm or more of insulation with a minimum 9˝/229mm air space between the outer wall of the
chimney length and combustibles.
C. Ventilated Thimble
Sheet steel chimney connector, minimum 24 gauge in
thickness, with a ventilated thimble, minimum 24 gauge
in thickness, having two 1˝/25.4mm air channels, separated from combustibles by a minimum of 6˝/152mm
of glass fiber insulation. Opening shall be covered, and
thimble supported with a sheet steel support, minimum
24 gauge in thickness.
D. Chimney Section Pass-through
Solid insulated, listed factory-built chimney length with
an inside diameter 2˝/51mm larger than the chimney
connector and having 1˝/25.4mm or more of insulation,
serving as a pass-through for a single wall sheet steel
chimney connector of minimum 24 gauge thickness, with
a minimum 2˝/51mm air space between the outer wall of
chimney section and combustibles. Minimum length of
chimney section shall be 12˝/305mm chimney section
spaced 1˝/25.4mm away from connector using sheet steel
support plates on both ends of chimney section. Opening shall be covered, and chimney section supported on
both sides with sheet steel support securely fastened to
wall surfaces of minimum 24 gauge thickness. Fasteners used to secure chimney section shall not penetrate
chimney flue liner.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
CAUTION: HOUSE FIRE HAZARDS
• DO NOT STORE WOOD ON FLOOR PROTECTOR, UNDERNEATH STOVEPIPE, OR ANYWHERE WITHIN MINIMUM CLEARANCES FROM
COMBUSTIBLE SURFACES SPECIFIED FOR
THIS STOVE.
• OVER FIRING MAY CAUSE A HOUSE FIRE.
YOU ARE OVER FIRING IF A UNIT OR CHIMNEY
CONNECTOR GLOWS RED.
OPERATING SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
1. NEVER OVER FIRE THIS STOVE BY BUILDING EXCESSIVELY HOT FIRES AS A HOUSE/
BUILDING FIRE MAY RESULT.YOU ARE OVER
FIRING THE STOVE IF UNIT OR STOVEPIPE
BEGINS TO GLOW OR TURN RED.
2. NEVER BUILD EXTREMELY LARGE FIRES
IN THIS TYPE OF STOVE AS DAMAGE TO
THE STOVE OR SMOKE LEAKAGE MAY
RESULT
3. UNIT IS HOT WHILE IN OPERATION. KEEP
CHILDREN, CLOTHING, AND FURNITURE
AWAY. CONTACT MAY CAUSE SKIN BURNS.
DO NOT TOUCH THE STOVE AFTER FIRING
UNTIL IT HAS COOLED.
4. PROVIDE AIR INTO THE ROOM FOR PROPER COMBUSTION.
5. INSPECT STOVEPIPE EVERY 60 DAYS.
REPLACE IMMEDIATELY IF STOVEPIPE IS
RUSTING OR LEAKING SMOKE INTO THE
ROOM.
WARNING: EXPLOSION HAZARD
• DO NOT USE CHEMICALS OR FLUIDS TO
START THE FIRE.
• NEVER USE GASOLINE, GASOLINE-TYPE
LANTERN FUEL, KEROSENE, LIGHTER FLUID,
OR SIMILAR LIQUIDS TO START OR ‘FRESHENUP’ A FIRE IN THIS HEATER. KEEP ALL SUCH
LIQUIDS WELL AWAY FROM THE HEATER
WHILE IT IS IN USE.
• K E E P A L L F L A M M A B L E L I Q U I D S ,
ESPECIALLY GASOLINE, OUT OF THE
VICINITY OF THE STOVE — WHETHER IN USE
OR IN STORAGE.
THIS STOVE IS DESIGNED TO BURN
WOOD FUEL ONLY!
Hardwood, 14˝ to 18˝/36cm to 45cm should be air
dried (seasoned), for a minimum of 6 months. Logs
grater than 6˝/152mm in diameter should be split.
Wood should be stored in a dry, well ventilated area.
The humidity content for usable firewood must be less
than 20% of the weight of the log.
Attempts to use wet or unseasoned wood will
cause:
- ignition problems
- rapid creosote build-up resulting in chimney fire
- incomplete combustion
- low heat yield
NOTICE: USE SOLID WOOD MATERIALS ONLY.
DO NOT BURN GARBAGE OR FLAMMABLE
FLUIDS SUCH AS GASOLINE, NAPHTHA OR
ENGINE OIL. DO NOT USE COAL. THIS STOVE
IS NOT DESIGNED TO ACCOMMODATE THE AIR
FLOW (DRAFT) NECESSARY TO PROPERLY
BURN COAL OR COAL PRODUCTS.
NOTE: A 2˝/51mm layer of sand or a layer of
firebrick should be used as bottom insulation in
the Boxwood stove. DO NOT ELEVATE THE FIRE
with grates, andirons or other means. The stove
has not been tested with such devices and they
should not be used.
STARTING A FIRE
1. Open collar draft damper fully to provide maximum
draft.
2. Open the feed door and place several wads of
crushed paper in the firebox.
3. Lay small stacks of kindling on the paper to start
the fire.
4. Light the paper and kindling, close the door and
secure tightly.
5. Add fuel after fire is burning briskly. Use care not to
smother the kindling fire when adding wood. Close
the door and secure tightly.
6. Adjust the collar draft damper and hearth slide
draft damper controls. The more closed the collar
draft damper and slide damper are set, the lower
and slower the fire will burn. The more open, the
faster and hotter the fire will burn. Do not over fire
the stove.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS continued …
NOTICE - INITIAL BURNS to Cure PAINT
Because of the high operating temperatures,
this stove uses a special high-temp paint which
requires a series of burns to cure the paint for
durability
and a lifetime of service.
Proper curing of the high-temp paint
requires a series of three initial burns. The stove
should be allowed to cool off between each burn.
The first two burns should be small fires and low
temperatures (250°F/120°C) for a duration of
20 minutes each. The third fire should be at a
medium-high temperature (500 to 700°F/260 to 370°C)
for twenty minutes. Provide adequate cross ventilation to
clear any smoke or odor caused by initial firings.
ADDING FUEL
Add small amounts of fuel each hour or so
instead of piling large quantities of fuel at one
time. This will ensure a more complete combustion
process and less buildup of tars, soot, or creosote will
occur in the chimney.
1. Always open collar draft damper before opening the
feed door.
2. When adding fuel be careful not to smother the
fire. Do not build fires against the door. Do not load
fuel to a height or in such a manner that it creates
a hazard when opening the door.
3. Close the feed door and secure tightly.
4. Adjust the collar draft damper and slide draft control
to achieve desired burn rate.
5. Empty ashes regularly. Do not allow ashes to pile
up higher than the top lip of the hearth plate (see
Safety Instructions, item #14, page 2. If ashes build
up to the grate, burnout will occur.
6. Properly dispose of hot ashes (see Safety
Instructions, item #14 on page 2.)
7. Do not over fire the stove. Over firing is when any
part of the stove exterior or chimney connections
glow.
CAUTION: DO NOT OVER FIRE STOVE. YOU
ARE OVER FIRING IF THE CHIMNEY CONNECTORS OR STOVE GLOWS RED. IMMEDIATELY CLOSE THE DOOR, COLLAR
DAMPER, AND SLIDE DRAFT TO REDUCE
THE AIR SUPPLY AND SLOW DOWN THE
FIRE. TOO MUCH WOOD OR BURNING NONRECOMMENDED MATERIALS SUCH AS
TRASH OR FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS MAY CAUSE
OVER FIRING.
CAUTION: SLOW BURNING FIRES AND EXTENDED USE MAY CAUSE EXCESSIVE CREOSOTE BUILDUP. IGNITION OF CREOSOTE
BUILDUP OR OVER FIRING MAY CAUSE A
CHIMNEY FIRE. CHIMNEY FIRES BURN EXTREMELY HOT AND MAY IGNITE SURROUNDING MATERIALS. IN CASE OF A CHIMNEY FIRE
IMMEDIATELY LEAVE THE BUILDING AND
CALL THE FIRE DEPARTMENT FROM A SAFE
LOCATION.
CREOSOTE – FORMATION AND NEED FOR
REMOVAL
CAUTION: RISK OF FIRE When wood is burned
slowly, it produces tar and other organic vapors, which combine with expelled moisture to
form creosote. The creosote vapors condense
in the relatively cool chimney flue of a slowburning fire. As a result, creosote residue accumulates on the flue lining. When ignited this
creosote makes an extremely hot fire.
The chimney connector and chimney should
be inspected at least once every two months
during the heating season to determine if a
creosote buildup has occurred.
If creosote has accumulated (3mm or more)
it should be removed to reduce the risk of a
chimney fire.
Failure to remove creosote may result in ignition
and may cause a house/building fire. Creosote may be
removed using a chimney brush or other commonly
available materials from your local hardware retailer.
Chimney fires burn very hot. If the unit or chimney
connector should glow red, reduce the fire by closing the inlet air control and immediately call the fire
department.
CAUTION: A CHIMNEY FIRE MAY CAUSE IGNITION OF WALL STUDS OR RAFTERS WHICH
WERE ASSUMED TO BE A SAFE DISTANCE
FROM THE CHIMNEY. IF A CHIMNEY FIRE
HAS OCCURRED, HAVE YOUR CHIMNEY INSPECTED BY A QUALIFIED EXPERT BEFORE
USING AGAIN.
A fire in the firebox may be smothered by pouring
a large quantity of coarse salt, baking soda, or cool
ashes on top of the fire.
Preventing Creosote Buildup
1. Creosote will inevitably form in your chimney and
connector pipe. Following these steps will help
reduce the rate of build up.
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MAINTENANCE & SERVICE HINTS
2. BURN ONLY SEASONED WOOD that has dried
for at least one year. (<20% humidity by weight)
3. Burn hardwood rather than softwood. Hardwood
is denser or heavier wood and burns hotter.
4. Do not attempt to burn (or mix in) green or wet
wood. The use of green or wet wood will cause a
rapid build up of creosote. Wood that hisses, sizzles
and blackens without igniting in five minutes must
be considered too wet to burn.
5. Do not attempt to extend the burn time by using
wet wood. Not only does burning wet wood rapidly
build up creosote, but it reduces the heat output by
up to 25 percent.
6. Do not load more than ¼ to ½ of the fuel capacity
at one time. Loading too much wood at once will
cause excessive smoke which contains creosote.
Mature fires or coals produce very little creosoteproducing smoke.
7. Establish a routine for the handling of fuel, firing,
and operating the stove. Check daily for creosote
build up until experience shows how often you need
to clean for safe operation. Be aware that the hotter
the fire, the less creosote is deposited and even
though monthly cleanings may be enough in the
colder months, weekly cleanings may be necessary
in mild weather.
WARNING: IN CASE OF CHIMNEY FIRE
(1) CLOSE AIR INLET & FLUE DAMPER
CONTROLS
(2) GET OUT OF THE HOUSE
(3) CALL THE FIRE DEPARTMENT.
IF A CHIMNEY FIRE HAS OCCURRED, HAVE
YOUR CHIMNEY INSPECTED BY A QUALIFIED
EXPERT BEFORE USING AGAIN.
STOVE JOINTS
Required Tune-up. This stove is manufactured with
cast iron components. IT DOES NOT HAVE WELDED
SEAMS. Periodic “tune up” may be required by refilling and/or replacing the cement/joint mortar along the
seams where the cast iron components meet.
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ORDERING PARTS - BX22EL BOXWOOD STOVE
When ordering missing or replacement parts, always give the Model Number of the stove,
Part Number, and Part Description. Use the illustration and parts list provided to identify parts.
Ref. No.
Part
No.
Description
01
01b
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
L22-01
L22-01b
L22-02
L22-03
L22-04
L22-05
L22-06
L22-07
L22-08
Leg.................................................. 3
Leg (with mounting holes).............. 1
Bottom............................................ 1
Side................................................ 2
Back................................................ 1
Slide Draft Damper......................... 1
Front............................................... 1
Feed Door....................................... 1
Top.................................................. 1
Ref. No.
Qty.
Part
No.
Description
Qty.
16
L22-16
Heat Shield Separator.................... 4
17
L22-17A Separable Handle Assembly.......... 1
18
L22-18
Handle Holder................................. 1
19
L22-HP Hardware Pack, Complete ............. 1
29
M6x1
Hex Nut...................................... 4
31
M6x1 x 8
Pan Hd. Mach. Screw................ 2
32
M6
Lock Washer.............................. 4
35
M6x1 x 45 Leg Bolt..................................... 4
36
L22-10 Hearth........................................... 11
L22-11
Door Pin.......................................... 2
L22-12A Damper Collar Assembly................ 1
L22-14A Heat Shield Assembly.................... 1
L22-15
Heat Shield Hanger........................ 4
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FLOOR PROTECTOR MATERIAL CALCULATIONS
This stove has been tested for and must be installed on a floor protector with the proper Thermal Resistance or R-value
as stated in the installation instructions under, “Locating Stove” step 1, of this manual. If the floor protector materials listed
in the instructions are not available, materials with an equivalent R-value may be substituted.
Alternate materials may be rated with C-factor (Thermal Conductance) or k-factor (Thermal Conductivity) ratings
which must be converted to R-value to determine if the alternate material meets the tested requirements. The following
instructions provide the proper information and formulas for conversion to R-value.
To determine if alternate materials are acceptable follow this sequence.
1. Convert material specifications to R-value:
a. R-value given — no conversion necessary
b. k-factor is given with a required thickness (T) in inches:
R = 1/k x T
c. C-factor is given: R = 1/C
2. Determine the R-value of proposed alternate floor protector:
a. Use formulas in step 1 above to calculate R-value of proposed material(s).
b. For multiple layers, add R-values of each layer to determine overall R-value.
3. If the overall R-value of the floor protector system is equal to or greater than the floor protector specifications given,
the alternate is acceptable.
Definitions:
Thermal conductance (C) = BTU
W
=
2
(hr)(ft )(°F)
(m2)(°K)
Thermal conductivity (k) =
(Btu)(inch)
W Btu
=
=
2
(hr)(ft )(°F)(m)(°K)
(hr)(ft)(°F)
Thermal resistance (R) =
(ft2)(hr)(°F)
(m2)(°K)
=
Btu
W
Example:
The specs of floor protector material should be 3/4-inch thick material with a k-factor of 0.84.
The proposed alternative material is 4” brick with a C-factor of 1.25 over 1/8-inch mineral board
with a k-factor of 0.29.
Step 1: Convert specs to R-value.
R = 1/k x T = 1/0.84 x 0.75 = 0.893 System must have a R-value of 0.893 = Rspecs
Step 2: Calculate R-value of individual components
4” Brick with C-factor = 1.25. R = 1/C = 1/1.25 = 0.80 = Rbrick
1/8-inch (0.125”) mineral board with k-factor = 0.29. R = 1/0.29 x 0.125 = 0.431 = Rmin.brd.
Step 3: Add R-values of components to get total R-value of system
Rbrick + Rmin.brd = 0.80 + 0.431 = 1.231 = Rsystem
Step 4: Compare Rsystem to Rspecs
Rsystem = 1.231 is larger than Rspecs of 0.893. System R-value exceeds
specifications and therefore is an acceptable alternative.
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This Vogelzang heating appliance is safe when installed properly and will provide you with years of service.
However, always exercise good judgement when you are using this stove. You are dealing with FIRE! Fire is
inherently dangerous and must be treated with respect. Stay warm and in good health!
Respectfully yours,
Proprietor
DO NOT INSTALL THIS STOVE IN A
MOBILE HOME, MANUFACTURED HOME,
TRAILER OR TENT — NO EXCEPTIONS!
COMPANY TESTIMONY:
“FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, THAT WHOEVER
BELIEVES IN HIM SHALL NOT PERISH BUT HAVE ETERNAL LIFE”
JOHN 3:16
MADE IN CHINA
Vogelzang International Corporation
400 West 17th Street
Holland, Michigan 49423
www.vogelzang.com
Phone: 1-616-396-1911
Fax: 1-616-396-1971
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