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OWNER`S MANUAL
DROLET NG1800 WOODSTOVES:
AUSTRAL, BALTIC, LEGEND AND MYRIAD
US ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
AGENCY PHASE II CERTIFIED
WOODSTOVES
Verified and tested following
ULC S627 and UL 1482 Standards by:
Manufactured by: STOVE BUILDER INTERNATIONAL INC.
250, de Copenhague, Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures (Québec) G3A 2H3
Tel: ( 418 ) 878-3040
Fax: ( 418 ) 878-3001
www.drolet.ca
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................. 2
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS ......................................................................................... 3
TIPS ON WOOD HEATING ................................................................................................ 5
ASSEMBLY ......................................................................................................................... 6
BALTIC ........................................................................................................................................... 6
AUSTRAL, LEGEND AND MYRIAD .......................................................................................... 7
DOOR ADJUSTMENT ................................................................................................................... 8
INSTALLATION ................................................................................................................... 9
POSITIONING THE STOVE.......................................................................................................... 9
FLOOR PROTECTOR .................................................................................................................. 10
CLEARANCES FROM COMBUSTIBLES ................................................................................. 11
REDUCED CLEARANCES ......................................................................................................... 12
CHIMNEY..................................................................................................................................... 16
CHIMNEY CONNECTOR (STOVE PIPE).................................................................................. 17
TYPICAL INSTALLATIONS....................................................................................................... 18
OUTSIDE COMBUSTION AIR ................................................................................................... 22
WOODSTOVE UTILISATION ........................................................................................... 23
TESTING YOUR WOOD ............................................................................................................. 24
THE FIRST FIRES ........................................................................................................................ 24
IGNITION...................................................................................................................................... 24
HEATING...................................................................................................................................... 25
RELOADING ................................................................................................................................ 26
CREOSOTE FORMATION AND NEED FOR REMOVAL ....................................................... 26
USE OF THE BYPASS DAMPER ............................................................................................... 27
ASH DISPOSAL ........................................................................................................................... 28
MAINTENANCE ................................................................................................................ 29
GLASS........................................................................................................................................... 29
GASKETING ................................................................................................................................ 29
PAINT............................................................................................................................................ 29
DROLET LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY ...................................................................... 30
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stove.
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INTRODUCTION
SBI INC., one of the most important wood stove and fireplace manufacturers in Canada,
congratulates you on your purchase and wishes to help you get maximum satisfaction
from your wood stove. In the pages that follow, we will give you advice on wood heating
and controlled combustion as well as technical specifications regarding installation,
operation and maintenance of the model you have chosen.
The instructions pertaining to the installation of your wood stove comply with ULC-S627
and UL-1482 standards.
Read this entire manual before you install and use your new stove. If this stove is
not properly installed, a house fire may result. To reduce the risk of fire, follow the
installation instructions. Failure to follow instructions may result in property
damage, bodily injury, or even death.
Consult your municipal building department or fire officials about restrictions and
installations requirements in your area and the need to obtain a permit.
Keep this instructions manual for future references.
CAUTIONS:
HOT WHILE IN OPERATION. KEEP CHILDREN, CLOTHING AND FURNITURE AWAY. CONTACT MAY
CAUSE SKIN BURNS.
DO NOT USE CHEMICALS OR FLUIDS TO IGNITE THE FIRE.
DO NOT LEAVE THE STOVE UNATTENDED WHEN THE DOOR IS SLIGHTLY OPENED.
DO NOT BURN WASTES, FLAMMABLE FLUID SUCH AS GASOLINE, NAPHTHA OR MOTOR OIL.
DO NOT CONNECT TO ANY AIR DISTRIBUTION DUCT OR SYSTEM.
ALWAYS CLOSE THE DOOR AFTER THE IGNITION.
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Wood
2
500 to 2 100 ft
2
(46 to 195 m )
Combustible:
Recommended Surface
Heating Capacity* :
E.P.A :
Seasoned cordwood:
Optimum efficiency :
Emissions:
Colors :
Flue Pipe Diameter :
Chimney type :
Minimum Chimney Height :
Maximum Log Length :
30 800 BTU/h
(9.02 kW)
85 000 BTU/h
(24.91kW)
75 %
5.7 g/h
Flat Black
6’’ (152 mm)
2 100°F (650 °C)
12’ (3,66 m)
19 1/2’’ (495 mm)
Dimensions
Overall:
Baltic, Myriad :
Austral, Legend :
Combustion Chamber :
Width x Depth :
Volume :
Door Opening :
All Models :
Pyroceram Glass Door :
All Models :
Weight:
OPTIONS
Thermodisc
Outside air intake kit
Austral :
Baltic :
Legend :
Myriad :
LxPxH
23 ¾ x 26 ½ x 31 ½ "
(603 x 673 x 800mm)
23 ¾ x 26 ½ x 30 ¼ "
(603 x 673 x 768mm)
WxD
18 ¼ x 20 ¼ ’’
(464 x 514 mm)
3.228 pi3 (0,092 m3)
WxH
15 ½ x 12 1/4’’
(394 x 311 mm)
WxH
15 3/16 ’’ x 11 1/4 ’’
(386 x 286 mm)
342 lbs ( 116 Kg)
388 lbs ( 188 Kg)
383 lbs ( 188 Kg)
381 lbs ( 188 Kg)
PART NUMBER
All Models: AC05530
All Models: AC02080
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*Why is the BTU indicated on the EPA label smaller than the one advertised?
You will notice a difference between the BTU output as indicated on the unit’s white EPA label affixed to the glass and
the BTU as advertised on our web site and/or product literature. The maximum BTU output we advertise for this unit is
what will be obtained with a full load of seasoned cordwood inserted inside the firebox. The EPA output, on the other
hand, is what has been obtained during emissions testing. The EPA test procedure requires that a special type of wood
be used and positioned inside the firebox in a manner that does not represent the way the firebox volume would
normally be utilized using seasoned cordwood. The EPA test load is typically much smaller. Hence, the BTU as per the
EPA label is reduced. The BTU output that should be considered by a normal user is the one we advertise for seasoned
cordwood.
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TIPS ON WOOD HEATING
Wood is a renewable energy. It is also a very clean heat source when used with
appliances that are certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a
standard accepted in Canada as well.
EPA-certified wood stoves are different than conventional wood stoves. Burning with an
EPA-certified wood stove may therefore require that you modify some of your heating
habits. To get the most satisfaction out of your new wood-heating system, please make
sure you go through the following check list.
 The chimney is the engine that drives the wood-heating system. Use a chimney
that is UL-listed, with an inner diameter to match the stove’s outlet collar (6” for all
Drolet wood stoves);
 Try to run the chimney inside the building for as much length as you can. A tall and
warm chimney will produce a good draft;
 Try to install your chimney straight up and avoid 90 degree turns in the flue pipe
and offsets in the chimney;
 Make sure that the chimney is tall enough and its top is clear of obstacles so it can
produce a stable draft;
 Use a chimney thermometer installed at a distance of approximately 18 inches on
the flue pipe above the stove. Flue gases should reach at least 350oF before you
close the stove’s primary air intake completely. Operate your unit within the comfort
zone indicated on the thermometer;
 To reduce the risk of smoke spillage into the room upon reloading your stove, leave
the primary air intake completely open for a few minutes. This will heat up the
chimney and build up draft before you open the stove door;
 Maximize hot air circulation! Our wood stoves are designed to easily receive a
variable speed blower that will improve heat distribution in front of the stove;
 Remember that wood stoves produce radiant heat. Since heat rises, the use of
floor traps will greatly improve the heat transfer to rooms upstairs;
 Use a mobile home approved stove if you are going to install your wood-heating
system in a mobile home. A fresh air kit must be connected to the stove. Never
install your wood stove in a bedroom;
 Burn only dry cordwood;
 Make sure you have a good bed of red coals before you load your stove with logs
exceeding 3 inches in diameter;
 Read and keep you owner’s manual. It will provide you with tips on how to run a
successful wood-heating system.
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ASSEMBLY
BALTIC
Pedestal Base Installation:
1. Slide the front part of the pedestal
base around the pedestal and fix
the rear part with the two supplied
screws.
2. Slide the ash pan in position.
Side Panels and Ash Lip Installation:
1. Start by fixing the front part of the
decorative side in the two clips
welded on the sides of the fire box.
2. Then, fix the back of the decorative
side with two screws and washers
supplied. Line up the decorative
side parallel to the side of the
appliance.
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AUSTRAL, LEGEND AND MYRIAD
Ash Pan Installation:
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DOOR ADJUSTMENT
In order for your stove to operate properly, the door should be adjusted periodically to
provide an air tight fit. To adjust:
Remove the lock pin (spring pin) by pulling and turning it using pliers ("wise grip")
Turn the handle counter clock wise one turn to increase pressure
Re-install the lock pin (spring pin) with a small hammer
Figure 1: Door Adjustment
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INSTALLATION
SAFETY NOTICE
IF THIS STOVE IS NOT PROPERLY INSTALLED, A HOUSE FIRE MAY RESULT. TO REDUCE THE RISK
OF FIRE, FOLLOW THE INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS. FAILURE TO FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS MAY
RESULT IN PROPERTY DAMAGE, BODILY INJURY, OR EVEN DEATH.
CONSULT YOUR MUNICIPAL BUILDING DEPARTMENT OR FIRE OFFICIALS ABOUT RESTRICTIONS
AND INSTALLATIONS REQUIREMENTS IN YOUR AREA.
USE SMOKE DETECTORS IN THE ROOM WHERE YOUR STOVE IS INSTALLED.
KEEP FURNITURE AND DRAPES WELL AWAY FROM THE STOVE.
NEVER USE GASOLINE, GASOLINE-TYPE LANTERN FUEL, KEROSENE, CHARCOAL LIGHTER FLUID,
OR SIMILAR LIQUIDS TO START OR "FRESHEN UP" A FIRE. KEEP ALL SUCH LIQUIDS WELL AWAY
FROM THE STOVE.
IN THE EVENT OF A CHIMNEY FIRE, PUSH THE AIR CONTROL FULL CLOSED TO DEPRIVE THE FIRE
OF OXYGEN. CALL THE FIRE DEPARTMENT.
DO NOT CONNECT TO ANY AIR DISTRIBUTION DUCT OR SYSTEM.
A SOURCE OF FRESH AIR INTO THE ROOM OR SPACE HEATED SHALL BE PROVIDED WHEN
REQUIRED.
POSITIONING THE STOVE
It is very important to position the wood stove as close as possible to the chimney, and in
an area that will favor the most efficient heat distribution possible throughout the house.
The stove must therefore be installed in the room where the most time is spent, and in the
most spacious room possible. Recall that wood stoves produce radiating heat, the heat
we feel when we are close to a wood stove. A wood stove also functions by convection,
which is through the displacement of hot air accelerated upwards and its replacement with
cooler air. If necessary, the hot air distribution from the stove may be facilitated by the
installation of a blower.
The wood stove must not be hooked up to a hot air distribution system since an
excessive accumulation of heat may occur.
A wood stove must never be installed in a hallway or near a staircase, since it may
block the way in case of fire or fall to respect required clearances.
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FLOOR PROTECTOR
Your wood stove should be placed on a non-combustible surface with a R value of 1.0.
For multiple layers, add R-values of each layer to determine the overall R-value. The floor
protector should be under the stove, eighteen inches beyond the front and eight inches
beyond each side of the fuel loading and ash removal opening. If there is a horizontal
section of chimney connector, the floor protector should go under it and two inches
beyond each side.
Convert specification to R-value:
k-factor is given with a required thickness (T) in inches: R=1/k x T
C-factor is given: R=1/C
Example:
If the floor protector is 4” brick with a C-factor of 1.25 over 1/8” mineral board with a
k factor of 0.29 the total R-value of the system is:
4” brick C=1.25, R=1/1.25=0.8
1/8” mineral board K=0.29, R=1/0.29 x 0.125=0.431
Total R = Rbrick + Rmineral = 0.8 + 0.431 = 1.231
Total R is greater than 1.0, the system is acceptable.
The floor protector should exceed the stove as follows:
FRONT
SIDES
BACK
18’’
8’’
8’’
(460 mm)
(200 mm)
(200 mm)
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CLEARANCES FROM COMBUSTIBLES
It is of outmost importance that the clearances to combustible materials be scrupulously
respected upon installation of the stove you have selected. Refer to the tables below :
Single pipe / Double pipe
Model
AUSTRAL
BALTIC
LEGEND
MYRIAD
A
7/6
6/6
6/6
7/6
B
23/24
12/12
12/12
23/24
C
16/17
8.5/8.5
8.5/8.5
16/17
D
13.7/12.7
12.7/12.7
12.7/12.7
13.7/12.7
E
34.9/35.9
23.9/23.9
23.9/23.9
34.9/35.9
F
27.9/28.9
20.4/20.4
20.4/20.4
27.9/28.9
Floor to ceiling height must be at least 7' (84") in all cases.
The clearance between the flue pipe and a wall are valid only for vertical walls and for
vertical flue pipe.
The flue pipe must not go through roof trussing, an attic, a wardrobe, a floor, a
combustible partition, or similar spaces.
A flue pipe crossing a combustible wall must have a minimum clearance of 18".
To reduce flue pipe clearances from combustible materials, contact your local safety
department.
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REDUCED CLEARANCES
You may decrease the clearances by installing heat radiation shields between the walls or
the ceiling and the stove. These heat radiation shields must be installed permanently, and
can include sheet metal, a rigid non-combustible sheet or a masonry wall.
Clearances of not less than 1" (25 mm) and not more than 3" (76 mm) between the
bottom of the shield and the floor and not less than 3" (76 mm) between the top of the
shield and the ceiling must be respected to allow vertical air circulation behind the shield.
The shield must extend 20" (500 mm) above the stove top and 18" (450mm) to each side
of the stove (see Graphic 1).
Following the installation of such a heat radiation shield, the clearances mentioned on the
stove certification plate may be reduced as stated in the following table.
TYPE OF PROTECTION
Reducing Clearances With
Shielding
Sides and
Rear/Back
Top
Sheet metal, a minimum of 0,024" (0,61mm) spaced
out at least 1" (25mm) by non-combustible spacers
(see graphic 2).
67%
50%
Ceramic tiles, or an equivalent non-combustible
material on fire-proof supports spaced out at least 1"
(25 mm) by non-combustible spacers (see graphic 3).
50%
33%
Ceramic tiles, or an equivalent non-combustible
material on fire-proof supports with a minimum of
0,024" (0,61 mm) sheet metal backing spaced out at
least 1" (25 mm) by non-combustible spacers (see
graphic 4)
67%
50%
Brick spaced out at least 1" (25 mm) by noncombustible spacers (see graphic 5)
50%
N/A
67%
N/A
Brick with a minimum of 0,024" (0,61 mm) sheet metal
backing spaced out at least 1" (25 mm) by noncombustible spacers (see graphic 6).
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Graphic 1
A- Clearance to combustible material with no protection.
B- 500 mm (20 po.) minimum;
C- 25 mm (1 po.) minimum;
D- Between 25 mm (1 po.) and 75 mm (3 po.) ;
E- 75 mm (3 po.) minimum;
F- 450 mm (18 po.) minimum.
1- Wall shielding ;
2- Non-combustible spacers ;
3- Ceiling shielding ;
4- Combustible wall ;
5- Ceiling;
6- Heater (side view) ;
7- Heater (top view).
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Graphic 2
A- 25 mm (1 po.) minimum;
1- Combustible wall ;
2- Non-combustible spacer;
3- 0.61 mm (0.024") sheet metal.
Graphic 3
A- 25 mm (1 po.) minimum;
1- Combustible wall;
2- Non-combustible spacer;
3- Fire-proof support;
4- Ceramic tile or equivalent non-combustible material.
_____________________________________________________________________________
Graphic 4
A- 25 mm (1 po.) minimum;
1- Combustible wall;
2- Non-combustible spacer;
3- 0.61 mm (0.024") sheet metal;
4- Fire-proof support;
5- Ceramic tile or equivalent non-combustible material.
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Graphic 5
A- 25 mm (1 po.) minimum;
1- Combustible wall;
2- Non-combustible spacer;
3- Brick.
Graphic 6
A- 25 mm (1 po.) minimum;
1- Combustible wall;
2- Non-combustible spacer;
3- 0.61 mm (0.024") sheet metal;
4- Brick.
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CHIMNEY
Your wood stove may be hooked up with a factory built or masonry chimney. If you are
using a factory built chimney, it must comply with UL 103 or ULC S629 standards;
therefore it must be a Type HT (2100°F). It is extremely important that it be installed
according to the manufacturer's specifications.
If you are using a masonry chimney, it is important that it be built in compliance with the
specifications of the National Building Code. It must be lined with fire clay bricks, metal or
clay tiles sealed together with fire cement. (Round flues are the most efficient).
The interior diameter of the chimney flue must be identical to the stove smoke exhaust. A
flue which is too small may cause draught problems, while a large flue favours rapid
cooling of the gas, and hence the build-up of creosote and the risk of chimney fires. Note
that it is the chimney and not the stove which creates the draught effect; your stove's
performance is directly dependent on an adequate draught from your chimney.
The following recommendations may be useful for the installation of your chimney:
1. Do not connect this unit to a chimney flue serving another appliance.
2. It must rise above the roof at least 3' (0.9 mm) from the uppermost point of
contact.
3. The chimney must exceed any part of the building or other obstruction within a
10' (3.04 m) distance by a height of 2' (0.6 m).
4. Installation of an interior chimney is always preferable to an exterior chimney.
Indeed, the interior chimney will, by definition, be hotter than an exterior
chimney, being heated up by the ambient air in the house. Therefore the gas
which circulates will cool more slowly, thus reducing the build-up of creosote
and the risk of chimney fires.
5. The draught caused by the tendency for hot air to rise will be increased with an
interior chimney.
6. Using a fire screen at the extremity of the chimney requires regular inspection in
order to insure that it is not obstructed thus blocking the draught, and it should
be cleaned when necessary.
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CHIMNEY CONNECTOR (STOVE PIPE)
Your chimney connector and chimney must have the same diameter as the stove outlet. If
this is not the case, we recommend you contact your dealer in order to insure there will be
no problem with the draught.
The stove pipe must be made of aluminized or cold roll steel with a minimum thickness of
0.021" or 0.53 mm. It is strictly forbidden to use galvanized steel.
Your smoke pipe should be assembled in such a way that the male section of the pipe
faces down. Attach each of the sections to one another with three equidistant metal
screws.
The pipe must be short and straight. All sections installed horizontally must slope at least
1/4 inch per foot, with the upper end of the section toward the chimney.
To insure a good draught, the total length of the coupling pipe should never exceed 8' to
10' (24 to 3.04 m). (Except for cases of vertical installation, cathedral-roof style where the
smoke exhaust system can be much longer and connected without problem to the
chimney at the ceiling of the room).
There should never be more than two 90 degrees elbows in the smoke exhaust system.
Installation of a "barometric draught stabiliser" (fireplace register) on a smoke exhaust
system is not recommended.
Furthermore, installation of a draught damper is strictly prohibited. Indeed, with a
controlled combustion wood stove, the draught is regulated upon intake of the combustion
air in the stove and not at the exhaust.
Stove Pipe
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We recommend that you use
two 45 degree elbows instead
Avoid 90 degree eblows
TYPICAL INSTALLATIONS
FACTORY BUILT CHIMNEY:
RAIN CAP
ROOF FLASHING
18" CLEARANCE
RADIATION SHIELD
WALL RADIATION SHIELD
WALL SUPPORT
CEILING SUPPORT
Wall installation
Vertical installation
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MASONRY CHIMNEY:
Clay liner
Thimble
Clean out
door
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FACTORY BUILT THIMBLE:
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BRICK THIMBLE:
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OUTSIDE COMBUSTION AIR
Your DROLET stove is approved to be installed with an outside air intake which is
necessary for a mobile home. This type of installation is also required in air tight houses
and houses with negative pressure problems. You can purchase this option through your
DROLET dealer. Make sure to specify this part number: #AC02080. Installation
instructions are supplied with the air intake kit.
Outside combustion air may be required if:
1. Your stove does not draw steadily, smoke rollout occurs, wood burns poorly, or
back-drafts occur whether or not there is combustion present.
2. Existing fuel-fired equipment in the house, such as fireplaces or other heating
appliances, smell, do not operate properly, suffer smoke roll-out when opened, or
back-drafts occur whether or not there is combustion present.
3. Opening a window slightly on a calm (windless) day alleviates any of the above
symptoms.
4. The house is equipped with a well-sealed vapour barrier and tight fitting windows
and/or has any powered devices that exhaust house air.
5. There is excessive condensation on windows in the winter.
6. A ventilation system is installed in the house.
WARNINGS for use in MOBILE HOMES:
DO NOT INSTALL IN SLEEPING ROOM.
THE STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY OF THE MOBILE HOME FLOOR, WALL, AND CEILING/ROOF MUST BE
MAINTAINED.
THE STOVE MUST BE ATTACHED TO THE STRUCTURE OF THE MOBILE HOME USING THE FIXATION
HOLES ON THE LEGS OR .PEDESTAL.
INSTALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH 24 CFR, PART 3280 (HUD).
USE A FACTORY BUILT CHIMNEY THAT COMPLY WITH
THEREFORE IT MUST BE A TYPE HT (2100°F).
UL 103
OR
ULC S629
STANDARDS;
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WOODSTOVE UTILISATION
Your heating unit was designed to burn wood only; no other materials should be burnt.
Wastes and other flammable materials should not be burnt in your wood stove. Any type
of wood may be used in your stove, but specific varieties have better energy yields than
others. Please consult the following table in order to make the best possible choice.
Average Energy Yield Of One Air Dried Cord Of Cut Wood
Wood species
High energy yield
Medium energy yield
Low energy yield
Oak
Sugar Maple
Beech
Yellow birch
Ash
Elm
Larch (Tamarack)
Red Maple
Douglas red fir
Silver birch
Alder
Poplar
Hemlock
Spruce
Pine
Bass
Fir
Energy yield
(millions of BTU/cord)
29
28
26
25
24
23
23
23
23
22
18
17
17
17
17
16
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Data provided by Energy, Mines and Resources - Canada
IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THAT YOU USE DRY WOOD ONLY IN YOUR WOOD
STOVE. The wood must have dried for 9 to 15 months, such that the humidity content (in
weight) is reduced below 20% of the weight of the log. It is very important to keep in mind
that even if the wood has been cut since one, two or even more years, it is not necessarily
dry, if it has been stored in poor conditions; under extreme conditions, it may even rot
instead of drying. The vast majority of the problems related to the operation of a wood
stove are caused by the fact that the wood used was too damp or had dried in poor
conditions. These problems can be:
ignition problems
creosote build-up causing chimney fires
low energy yield
blackened windows
incomplete log combustion
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Smaller pieces of wood will dry faster. All logs exceeding 6" in diameter should be split.
The wood should not be stored directly on the ground. Air should circulate through the
cord. A 24" to 48" air space should be left between each row of logs, which should be
placed in the sunniest location possible. The upper layer of wood should be protected
from the element but not the sides.
TESTING YOUR WOOD
When the stove is thoroughly warmed, place one piece of split wood (about five inches in
diameter) parallel to the door on the bed of red embers.
Keep the air control full open by pulling on it and close the door. If ignition of the piece is
accomplished within 90 seconds from the time if was placed in the stove, your wood is
correctly dried. If ignition takes longer, your wood is damp.
If your wood hisses and water or vapour escapes at the ends of the piece, your wood is
soaked or freshly cut. Do not use this wood in your stove. Large amounts of creosote
could be deposited in your chimney, creating potential conditions for a chimney fire.
THE FIRST FIRES
The fresh paint on your stove needs to be cured to preserve its quality. Once the fuel
charge is properly ignited, only burn small fires in your stove for the first four hours of
operation. Never open the air control more than necessary to achieve a medium burn rate.
Make sure that there’s enough air circulation while curing the stove. The odours could be
smelled during the 3 or 4 first fires. Never start your stove outside. You will not be able to
see if you are over heating. The smoke resulting from the paint curing process is not
toxic.
IGNITION
After making sure that the stove air intake controls are fully open (completely pull-out
towards you), place several rumpled sheets of paper in the centre of the combustion
chamber. Place 8 to 10 pieces of small dry kindling wood over the paper in the form of a
tent. You may also place a few pieces of heating wood, but choose the smaller ones. No
chemical product should be used to light the fire.
Before igniting the paper and kindling wood, it is recommended that you warm up the
chimney. This is done in order to avoid back draft problems often due to negative
pressure in the house. If such is the case, open a window slightly near the stove and twist
together a few sheets of newspaper into a torch. Light up this paper torch and hold it as
close as possible to the mouth of the pipe inside the combustion chamber to warm up the
chimney. Once the updraft movement is initiated, you are ready to ignite the stove by
lighting the paper and kindling wood inside the combustion chamber.
We therefore advise you to leave the door slightly opened (1/4") for a 10 to 30 minutes
period, under supervision, in order to allow for good combustion. After this time, you
must close the door and progressively adjust the air control to obtain the desired
temperature.
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HEATING
Controlled combustion is the most efficient technique for wood heating because it enables
you to select the type of combustion you want for each given situation. The wood will burn
slowly if the wood stove air intake control is adjusted to reduce the oxygen supply in the
combustion chamber to a minimum. On the other hand, wood will burn quickly if the air
control is adjusted to admit a larger quantity of oxygen in the combustion chamber. The
air intake control on your stove is very simple. If you pull on it out completely towards you,
it is fully open. If you push on it until it stops the combustion air is reduced to a minimum.
Your DROLET stove burnt between .954 kg\h et 2.556 kg\h. of wood during EPA testing.
Real operating conditions may give very different results than those obtained in the lab
according to the species of wood used, its moisture content, the size and density of the
pieces, the length of the chimney, altitude and outside temperature.
WARNINGS
NEVER
OVERFIRE YOUR STOVE. IF ANY PART OF THE STOVE STARTS TO GLOW RED, OVER
FIRING IS HAPPENING. READJUST THE AIR INTAKE CONTROL AT A LOWER SETTING.
THE INSTALLATION OF A LOG CRADLE IS NOT RECOMMENDED IN YOUR DROLET WOOD STOVE.
NEVER PUT WOOD ABOVE THE FIREBRICK LINING OF THE FIREBOX.
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RELOADING
Once you have obtained a good bed of embers, you should reload the unit. In order to do
so, open the air controls to maximum a few seconds prior to opening the stove's door.
Then proceed by opening the door very slowly; open it one or two inches for 5 to 10
seconds, before opening it completely to increase the draught and thus eliminate the
smoke which is stagnant in a state of slow combustion in the stove. Then bring the red
embers to the front of the stove and reload the unit.
For optimal operation of your wood stove, we recommend you to operate it with a wood
load approximately equivalent to the height of fire bricks.
It is important to note that wood combustion consumes ambient oxygen in the room .In the
case of negative pressure, it is a good idea to allow fresh air in the room, either by
opening a window slightly or by installing a fresh air intake system on an outside wall.
Refer to page 16 of the present manual.
In order to achieve an optimum efficiency from your unit, we suggest that you operate it
with the air control completely closed. Make sure that you have a good fire going and an
adequate ember bed before you completely close the air control. Use a chimney
thermometer if necessary. Closing the air control too soon will lower combustion
efficiency and may cause the fire to die out. The addition of a blower (if not already
included) is highly recommended to maximize your unit’s efficiency.
CREOSOTE FORMATION AND NEED FOR REMOVAL
When wood is burned slowly, it produces tar and other organic vapours, which combine
with expelled moisture to form creosote. The creosote vapours condense in the relatively
cool chimney flue of a slow-burning fire. As a result, creosote residue accumulates on the
flue lining. When ignited this creosote makes an extremely hot fire. When burning wood,
the chimney connector and chimney should be inspected at least once every two months
during the heating season to determine if a creosote build-up has occurred.
We strongly recommend that you install a magnetic thermometer on your smoke exhaust
pipe, approximately 18" above the stove. This thermometer will indicate the temperature
of your gas exhaust fumes within the smoke exhaust system. The ideal temperature for
these gases is somewhere between 275o F and 500o F. Below these temperatures, the
build-up of creosote is promoted. Above 500 degrees, heat is wasted since a too large
quantity is lost into the atmosphere.
TO PREVENT CREOSOTE BUILD UP
Always burn dry wood. This allows clean burns and higher chimney temperatures,
therefore less creosote deposit.
Leave the air control full open for about 10 min. every time you reload the stove to
bring it back to proper operating temperatures. The secondary combustion can only
take place if the firebox is hot enough.
Always check for creosote deposit once every two months and have your chimney
cleaned at least once a year.
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USE OF THE BYPASS DAMPER
Your stove is equipped with a bypass damper. This feature should be used, if needed,
upon start-up of the stove to help heat-up the chimney faster. The bypass damper should
be closed as soon as there is a fire going inside the firebox and smoke is moving upward
through the exhaust system. The bypass damper should also be used upon reloading to
avoid smoke spillage into the room. Before reloading your stove, open the primary air
intake control completely and then, open the bypass damper. Wait for approximately 10 to
15 seconds and open the stove door. Close the bypass damper when you are finished
reloading. Never leave the bypass damper open under any condition unless you are
building a fire or reloading the unit. To open the by-pass damper, insert the removable
handle into the small rod extension located on the left-end side of the unit(Figure 1). Turn
the handle toward the left to open the damper(Figure 2). Turn the handle toward the right
to close the damper(Figure 3). If you have children, we suggest that you remove the
handle and store it away.
Figure 1
Figure 2
Figure 3
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ASH DISPOSAL
Ashes should be removed from the stove every few days or when ashes get to 2 to 3
inches deep. Always empty the stove when it is cold, such as in the morning.
Always dispose of ashes in a metal container with a tight fitting lid. Place this container on
a non combustible 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 close container until all cinders have thoroughly
cooled.
CAUTIONS:
ASHES COULD CONTAIN HOT EMBERS EVEN AFTER TWO DAYS WITHOUT OPERATING THE STOVE.
THE ASH PAN CAN BECOME VERY HOT. W EAR GLOVES TO PREVENT INJURY.
NEVER BURN THE STOVE WITH THE ASH TRAP OPEN. THIS WOULD RESULT IN OVER FIRING THE
STOVE. DAMAGE TO THE STOVE AND EVEN HOUSE FIRE MAY RESULT.
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MAINTENANCE
Your Drolet stove is a high efficiency stove and therefore require little maintenance. It is
important to perform a visual inspection of the stove every time it is emptied, in order to
insure that no parts have been damaged, in which case repairs must be performed
immediately.
GLASS
Inspect the glass regularly in order to detect any cracks. If you spot one, turn the stove
off immediately. Do not abuse the glass door by striking or slamming shut. Do not use
the stove if the glass is broken.
If the glass on your stove breaks, replace only with glazing supplied from the Drolet
dealer.
To replace the glass, remove the screws retaining the glass mouldings inside the door.
Remove the mouldings and replace the damaged piece with a new one. Perform the
procedure backwards after replacing. When replacing the glass, you should change
the glass gasket to make sure you keep it sealed.
Never wash the glass with a product that may scratch. Use a specialized product,
available in the stores where wood stoves are sold.
The glass should be washed only when cold.
GASKETING
It is recommended that you change the door gasket (which makes your stove door air
tight) once a year, in order to insure good control over the combustion, maximum
efficiency and security. To change the door gasket, simply remove the damaged one.
Carefully clean the available gasket groove, apply a high temperature silicone sold for this
purpose, and install the new gasket. You may light up your stove again approximately 24
hours after having completed this operation.
WARNING:
NEVER
OPERATE THE STOVE WITHOUT A GASKET OR WITH A BROKEN ONE.
STOVE OR EVEN HOUSE FIRE MAY RESULT
DAMAGE
TO THE
PAINT
Only clean your stove with a dry soft cloth that will not harm the paint finish.
If the paint becomes scratched or damaged, it is possible to give your wood stove a brand
new look, by repainting it with a 1200o F heat resistant paint. For this purpose, simply
scrub the surface to be repainted with fine sand paper, clean it properly, and apply thin
coats (2) of paint successively. Refer to page 18 of the present manual for the paint
curing process.
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DROLET LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY
The warranty of the manufacturer extends only to the original consumer purchaser and is not transferable. This warranty
covers brand new products only, which have not been altered, modified nor repaired since shipment from factory. Proof of
purchase (dated bill of sale), model name and serial number must be supplied when making any warranty claim to your
DROLET dealer.
This warranty applies to normal residential use only. Damages caused by misuse, abuse, improper installation,
lack of maintenance, over firing, negligence, accident during transportation, power failures, downdrafts, or
venting problems are not covered by this warranty.
This warranty does not cover any scratch, corrosion, warping, or discoloration caused by over firing, abrasives or chemical
cleaners. Any defect or damage caused by the use of unauthorized parts or others than original parts void this warranty. An
authorized qualified technician must perform the installation in accordance with the instructions supplied with this product
and all local and national building codes. Any service call related to an improper installation is not covered by this
warranty.
The manufacturer may require that defective products be returned or that digital pictures be provided to support the claim.
Returned products are to be shipped prepaid to the manufacturer for investigation. If a product is found to be defective, the
manufacturer will repair or replace such defect. Transportation fees to ship the product back to the purchaser will be paid
by the manufacturer. Repair work covered by the warranty, executed at the purchaser’s domicile by an authorized qualified
technician requires the prior approval of the manufacturer. Labour cost and repair work to the account of the manufacturer
are based on predetermined rate schedule and must not exceed the wholesale price of the replacement part. All parts and
labour costs covered by this warranty are limited according to the table below.
The manufacturer at its discretion may decide to repair or replace any part or unit after inspection and investigation of the
defect. The manufacturer may, at its discretion, fully discharge all obligations with respect to this warranty by refunding
the wholesale price of any warranted but defective parts. The manufacturer shall in no event be responsible for any special,
indirect, consequential damages of any nature, which are in excess of the original purchase price of the product. A onetime replacement limit applies to all parts benefiting from a lifetime coverage. This warranty applies to products purchased
after March 1st , 2009.
DESCRIPTION
Combustion chamber (welds only) and castings.
Stainless steel firebox components, secondary air tubes*, surrounds and heat
shields, ash drawer, steel legs, pedestal, trims (aluminum extrusions), plating*
(defective manufacture), and convector air-mate.
Carbon steel firebox components, glass retainers, handle assembly, C-Cast
baffle*, and vermiculite baffle*.
Standard blowers, heat sensors, switches, rheostat, wiring, and other controls.
Optional blowers, ceramic glass (thermal breakage only*), paint (peeling),
gaskets, insulation, and ceramic fibre blankets.
Firebrick
*Pictures required
WARRANTY APPLICATION
PARTS
LABOUR
Lifetime
3 years
5 years
3 years
3 years
1 year
2 years
1 year
1 year
n/a
n/a
n/a
Shall your unit or a components be defective, contact immediately your DROLET dealer. Prior to your call make sure you
have the following information necessary to your warranty claim treatment:
Your name, address and telephone number;
Bill of sale and dealer’s name;
Serial number and model name as indicated on the
nameplate fixed to the back of your unit;
Nature of the defect and any relevant information.
Before shipping your unit or defective component to our plant, you must obtain from your DROLET dealer an
Authorization Number. Any merchandise shipped to our plant without authorization will be refused
automatically and returned to sender.
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