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THE DURANGO™
High-Efficiency Woodstove
EPA Certified (3.6 grams/hr)
Model TR008 Owners Manual
(save this manual for future reference)
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 1482-1996
Report No. 180-S-04-2
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.
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400 West 17th Street
Holland, Michigan 49423
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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 figures 5–7). Do
not place fuel, furniture or any other objects within
the clearance area.
2. Verify that the stove is properly assembled and
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 5–7 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 heat shield
provided, attached as shown in the instructions. DO
NOT OPERATE Without Bottom heat shield
in place – No Exceptions. 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. CAUTION: Do not alter combustion air
control range to increase firing or
for any reason. Altering or tampering with air
control beyond normal capacity will create unsafe
and hazardous conditions.
8. Always connect this stove to a chimney and vent to
the outside. Never vent to a room or inside a building.
DO NOT CONNECT THIS UNIT TO A CHIMNEY
FLUE SERVING ANOTHER APPLIANCE.
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9. Do NOT connect a Wood burning stove
to an aluminum Type B gas vent. This is
not safe. Use code-approved masonry chimney
with flue liner or an Underwriters Laboratories
Listed UL 103 HT (US)/ULC-S629 (CDN) Residential Type and Building Heating Appliance Chimney system. 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 controls 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 lower primary air orifice (LPAO, air vent
at front of firebox, just inside of door).
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.
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
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of elevating the fire and must not be used.
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. When adding fuel be careful not to smother the fire.
Do not build fires against glass and do not load fuel to
a height or in such a manner that it creates a hazard
when opening the door.
28. NEVER LEAVE THE STOVE UNATTENDED with
door open. Always close the door after ignition.
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TION WITH ANY AIR DISTRIBUTION DUCT WORK
UNLESS SPECIFICALLY APPROVED 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, electrical 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-10-1978. Write
NFPA, 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
Fire brick Assembly ..................................................................................... 8
Connector Pipe Installation.................................................................... 8
Chimney Sizing ................................................................................................. 9
Chimney Connections/Draft............................................................... 9 –12
Chimney Connection Systems & Clearances.................................... 12
Operating Instructions
House Fire Hazards, Operating Precautions, Warnings....................... 13
Wood Types/Sizes..................................................................................... 13
Optimal Fuel Consumption..................................................................... 13
Starting a Fire, Adding Fuel.................................................................... 14
Service hints
Creosote Formation, Prevention, Removal ........................................... 15
Chimney Draft .......................................................................................... 16
Glass Care & Replacement, Glass Gasket Replacement .................... 17
F-6 Blower Wiring Diagram....................................................................... 18
Parts – Durango™ ...................................................................................... 19
Parts – Fire Brick......................................................................................... 20
Parts – Glass Door (Glass Replacement)................................................. 21
Floor Protector Calculations............................................................ 22
Chimney & Stove Maintenance Log........................................................ 23
NOTE: A licensed professional heating and cooling contractor should
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 your wood
stove and assumes no responsibility of any incidental or consequential damages.
Tools and Materials Required for Installation
tools
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Pencil
6 foot Folding Rule or Tape Measure
Tin Snips
Drill: Hand or Electric
1/8” dia. Drill Bit (for sheet metal screws)
Screwdrivers (blade and Phillips type)
14mm Nut Driver or Ratchet with 14mm Socket
Safety Glasses
Gloves
materials
(NOTE: The following items are not included with your stove)
Flooring Protection: 29˝ x 48˝ as specified (see page 4)
Chimney Connection Pipe: 6˝ black steel (24 ga. min.) straight
stove pipe or elbow (as required)
1/2” Sheet Metal Screws
Chimney: Existing 6˝ Lined Masonry Chimney or 6˝ Inside Dia.
Listed Type HT chimney.
Furnace Cement (manufacturer recommends Rutland Code 78
or equivalent)
CAUTION: Stove is heavy. Make sure you
have adequate help and use proper
lifting techniques whenever moving
stove.
chimney. DO NOT REMOVE the ceramic blanket
or your stove will not operate properly.
2. Remove parts from inside stove. Parts include:
Blower Assembly (#F-6), Legs (#5) and Hardware
Pack (#08-HP) located inside firebox.
NOTE: Stove body is HEAVY. Make sure you have
adequate help to lift stove body and use proper
lifting techniques. Stove may be lightened during
installation by removing fire brick. Replace firebrick
before using. There are five different sizes of brick.
Note the location of each while removing or refer
to figure 6 for proper location inside firebox.
3. Place flattened carton on floor to protect stove finish
and lay stove onto it’s side.
4. Remove the hex nuts (#28) from the leg mounting
studs on the four corners of the bottom of the stove.
5. Position the bottom heat shield, figure 2, aligning
the corner holes with the four leg mounting studs.
The smaller cutout must align with the air intake in
NOTE: Reference numbers correlate to exploded view and
parts list shown on pages 18 & 19.
1. Uncrate the stove and remove cardboard packing
and protective poly bag. Remove bottom heat shield
(#16) from carton. (Save cardboard for further assembly.)
NOTICE: DO NOT remove ceramic blanket
material from inside stove pipe opening (Fig. 1).
This blanket provides an air seal on the side walls
of the stove to direct combustion gasses over the
secondary combustion tubes before exiting via the
DO NOT
REMOVE!
Figure 1 – DO NOT remove ceramic blanket from
inside stove pipe opening. This is NOT packing
material but an integral component of the stove
combustion system.
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Fig. 2 – LEG ASSEMBLY
Bottom Heat Shield and Leg assembly
the bottom front of stove. NOTE: The stove MUST
NOT be operated without the bottom heat shield
in place.
6. Align each leg with the mounting stud and slide into
place. Replace the leg mounting hardware (hex nut,
fig. 2) after installing the leg. After all four legs have
been installed, tighten all mounting hardware.
7. Return the stove to the upright position.
8. Attach the back heat shield assembly (#2) to the
rear of the stove. The closed end is positioned to
the bottom of the stove with the open end up, fig. 3.
Secure the back heat shield with four Phillips head
machine screws using the threaded holes located
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in the rear side corners of the stove.
9. Attach the heat shield deflector (#17) to the top of
Fig. 3 – Back Heat Shield and Deflector Assembly (top
view)
the back heat shield assembly with three Phillips
head machine screws. The angled lip of the deflector should face toward the front of the stove.
10.Attach blower assembly to rear of the back heat
shield with four Phillips head machine screws
from the hardware pack. Make sure to position the
ceramic gasket between the back heat shield and
the blower assembly so it does not block the fan
opening.
11. After properly locating floor protector (fig 5) to accommodate minimum stove clearances, place stove
in position on floor protector.
Fig. 4 – Blower attaches to rear heat deflector
12. Route the power cord away from stove. Do not allow the power cord to touch any hot surfaces. Keep
power cord at least 12” from stove surfaces.
13. Check to make sure that the bottom fire bricks (#13)
and ceramic fiber boards (parts #18 & #19) above
the air tube assembly (#6) have not shifted during
shipping or assembly.
14. Once stove is positioned, plug power cord into a
grounded 120v outlet.
Locating Stove
1. The stove must be placed on solid concrete, solid
masonry, or when installed on a combustible floor,
on a UL1618 Type 2 listed floor protector with
minimum dimensions of 29˝ x 48˝, such as Hy-C
or Imperial Model UL3048BK or equivalent. Floor
protector must be 1/2” minimum thickness (R value
= 0.84, see page 22 for calculation formulas) noncombustible material or equivalent. The base must
extend at least 16” beyond the front of the access
door, 8” to the sides of fuel opening. It must extend
under and 2 inches beyond either side of the stove
pipe if it is elbowed towards a wall. (See figures 5 &
7 and consult local building codes and fire protection ordinances.)
CAUTION: (Fire Hazard) Carpeting and
other combustible material shall
not cover the floor protector.
These materials must remain outside
of combustible clearances, see fig.
5 – 7.
2. The stove must have its own flue. Do not
connect this unit to a chimney flue
serving other appliances.
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3. After observing the clearances to combustible materials (figures 5–7), locate your floor
protector accordingly (figure 5) and carefully place the stove in your selected location.
Install stove pipe, elbows, and thimble as
required, utilizing either a recently cleaned and
inspected 6” masonry chimney or a 6” i.d. listed
type HT chimney.
4. 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
pipe as a connector. Secure pipe sections
with three (3) sheet metal screws no more than
a maximum of 3˝/76mm apart 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.
5. Recheck clearances from the stove, connector
stove pipe, and corner clearances using the illustrations in figures 5-7 and your local building codes or
fire protection ordinances.
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NOTE: Any wall containing combustible material such as wooden studs or
drywall and faced with brick or stone
must be considered a combustible
surface.
CAUTION: Failure to follow these
minimum clearance re q uire ments may result in an unsafe
installation and could cause a fire.
6. Do Not install this stove in a mobile
home, manufactured home, trailer or
tent – NO EXCEPTIONS! (HUD Federal
Standard: 24 CFR Ch.xx)
7. T h e c l e a r a n c e s p r o v i d e d a r e m i n i m u m
dimensions determined by Omni-Test Laboratories, Inc., the manufacturer’s testing
laborator y. Installation of this stove must
comply with the latest edition of NFPA 211 for
reduced clearances and/or your local building code rulings. Use whichever minimum
dimensions are LARGEST.
8. T h i s s t o v e m e e t s U. S . Te s t S t a n d a r d :
UL 1482-1996.
9. Always locate stove to provide a source of fresh
air into the room where the unit is installed.
Failure to do so may result in air starvation of other
fuel burning appliances and the possible development of hazardous conditions.
CAUTION: Keep furnishings and
other combustible materials
away form the stove AND OUTSIDE
Minimum Clearances.
TOP VIEW
COMBUSTIBLE CONSTRUCTION PER NFPA 211
14"
min.
11"
min.
DASHED LINES SHOW HORIZONTAL CHIMNEY CONNECTOR
AND ADDITIONAL FLOOR PROTECTOR REQUIRED BENEATH
AND EXTENDING 2” BEYOND EACH SIDE
BACKWALL
29"
CORNER CLEARANCES
25.8"
min.
SIDEWALL
4 8"
TR008
31"
19"
13"
19"
22"
min.
FLOOR
PROTECTOR
17"
16"min.
6"min.
Fig. 5 – Top View Minimum Clearance Dimensions from
Combustible Surfaces
13"
Fig. 6 – Minimum Corner Clearance
Dimension from Combustible Surfaces
Fig. 7 – Front & Side Views: Minimum Clearance Dimensions
from Combustible Surfaces
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Locating Stove
Firebrick Assembly
CAUTION: REPLACE FIREBRICKS Before
firing woodstove. Position firebricks
so no gaps remain between bricks.
Firebrick protects the stove body, extends the
life of your stove and radiates heat more evenly.
Check to see that all firebricks are in their correct
positions and have not become misaligned during shipping or assembly. If removed for ease of
locating stove, firebrick must be replaced before
firing. There are four different full-sized bricks
(A, K, F, D) and three (E, G, H) with notches.
See diagram, fig. 8, for proper positioning.
Fig. 8 Firebrick
Installation
CAUTION: NEVER OPERATE STOVE WITH
MISSING OR CRACKED FIRE BRICKS!
CONNECTOR Pipe Installation
Connector pipe is used to make the connection from
the final positioning of your stove to a code-approved
masonry chimney with flue liner or a manufactured UL
103 HT listed chimney system. Connector pipe is NOT
included as part of the stove. Connector pipe must be
6” diameter minimum of 24 MSG (minimum standard
gauge) black or 26 MSG blue steel stove pipe. 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 tapered end of the connector stovepipe fits into
the stove flue collar. Secure with three sheet metal
screws. Notice: For side or rear venting, you must
have a minimum 24” vertical rise from top of stove
to horizontal pipe sections (see fig. 7).
2. Horizontal pipe runs must slope upwards
towards the chimney at least 1/4” per foot of horizontal run.
3. You must have at least 18 inches of clearance
between any horizontal piping and the ceiling.
4. The pipe cannot extend into the chimney flue (fig.
9).
5. Secure pipe/elbow sections with three sheet metal
screws at each joint to make the piping rigid. Screws
may be no more than a maximum of 3˝/76mm apart.
6. It is recommended that no more than two (2) 90
degree bends be used in the stovepipe installation. The use of more than two 90 degree bends
may decrease the amount of draw and possibly
cause smoke spillage. Where possible, use only
corrugated (nonadjustable) elbows. These provide
a better seal.
7. The connector pipe must not pass through an attic
or roof space, closet, or any concealed space, or
floor, ceiling, wall or combustible construction. (See
Chimney Connector Systems & Clearances, page
22). A UL 103 HT Listed Chimney System must be
used from the first penetration of ceiling or wall to
the chimney cap. Installation must conform to the
latest edition of NFPA 211.
WARNING: Do Not use single wall connector pipe as a chimney - A house fire
could result.
Fig.9 – Stovepipe/Flue Connections
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NOTE: Connector pipe is NOT INCLUDED.
To purchase, Visit your local hardware, home or building center. See
“Locating Stove” page 6 for additional
specifications.
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Chimney Sizing
Today’s solid fuel heating appliances are much
more efficient than those made in the past. Your heating appliance has been designed to provide the most
efficient transfer of heat possible from the least amount
of fuel.
Controlled combustion is the key to optimum heating performance. Controlled combustion requires a flow
of fresh air into the appliance, across the fuel and is
finally exhausted up the chimney.
Today’s high efficiency stoves transfer more heat
into the living area and less up the chimney. Exhaust
gases are typically at a lower temperature than traditional type stoves. With lower exhaust temperatures, it
is important that the chimney is correctly sized to the
stove. If the chimney diameter is too large, it will be difficult to raise the chimney flue temperature to provide for
adequate draft. This may result in a poor burn, smoke
spillage, and rapid creosote creation. A 6” diameter
chimney is best suited for this stove.
Your heating appliance must have a minimum of
a 6” diameter (152mm) chimney. Maximum chimney
diameter must not exceed 10” (254mm) or have a cross
sectional area greater than 85 sq. in. (550cm2.)
Proper draft for this heating appliance is minimum of
0.05 w.c. (water column measurement) and is required
to prevent back puffing, smoke spillage and prevent
safety hazards.
Chimney connections
The stove must be connected to either a codeapproved masonry chimney with flue liner or manufactured metal chimney system 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, fire or death.
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 11–13. 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.
For a more in-depth explanation see Chimney Draft
on page 15.
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IMPORTANT Installation Points
1. Size chimney flue to stove collar. This stove
requires a minimum of a 6” 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. Contact your local building authority for approved
methods of installation and any necessary permits
and/or inspections.
Masonry Chimney
THIMBLE
6˝ ROUND
24 ga. BLACK
CONNECTOR
STOVEPIPE
COLLAR
CHIMNEY
FLUE
5/8" TILE
CHIMNEY
LINER
8˝ MIN.
LINER
BELOW
ENTRY
HOLE
MASONRY
CHIMNEY
Fig. 10 - Masonry Chimney Connection
Connection may be made to a code-approved masonry chimney with flue liner. 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 lined masonry chimney are shown in
figure 10.
If the connector stove pipe must go through a
combustible wall before entering the masonry chimney,
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consult a qualified mason or chimney dealer. The installation must conform to local building and fire codes and
latest edition of NFPA 211.
If there is a clean out opening in the base of the
chimney, close it tightly.
Manufactured Chimney
Refer to chimney and chimney connector maker’s instructions for installation
and use.
Use only 6” diameter chimney listed to UL 103
HT. Chimney made to this listing is High Temperature
rated to 2100 degrees Fahrenheit. 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 thimble when
passing through a combustible wall. Do not use makeshift compromises during installation. WARNING: DO
NOT use a single-wall connection pipe as
a chimney!
When using a pre-existing chimney, have it’s 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 of the UL 103 HT type.
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
listing is available from most home centers, hardware
stores, and HVAC supply stores.
If you have access to the internet, you may wish
to view chimney manufacturers’ information on-line.
See, www.duravent.com, www.selkirkinc.com, or
www.mtlfab.com.
Fig. 11 - Chimney Construction Through Attic Space
Chimney Minimum Height Requirements:
(1) Overall Height – 15 ft. min.
(2) Height above roof – 3 ft
(3) Height above slope – 2 ft. min. within 10 ft.
(4) Minimum rise before horiz. section – 24 in.
NOTICE: If minimum chimney requirements are
not met, your stove will not operate properly.
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
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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.
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 14 “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
by 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”
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” below the ceiling should
insure proper clearance for a 6” stovepipe.
2. Install a fire clay (5/8” 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 10 on page 9).
3. Secure the thimble with refractory mortar. The
thimble should be surrounded by 12” of solid unit
masonry brickwork or 24” of stone.
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Figure 13 - Chimney Connection to Firebox
through Masonry Wall
4. Install the stovepipe into the thimble as far as possible without extending past the flue lining (see
figures 9 & 10 on pages 8 & 9).
5. A small airspace (about 1/2”) 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.
Fig. 14 - Fireplace Conversion
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Chimney Connector Systems & Clearances
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˝/25.4cm 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
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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.
• Overfiring may cause a house fire.
You are overfiring If a unit or chimney
connector glows Red.
Operating Safety Precautions
1. Never overfire this stove by building excessively hot fires as a house/
building fire may result. You are overfiring 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. Do not build fire too close to
glass.
4. 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.
5. Provide air into the room for proper combustion.
6. Inspect stovepipe every 60 days.
Replace immediately if stovepipe is
rusting or leaking smoke into the
room.
WARNING: Explosion Hazard
• Never use chemicals, gasoline,
gasoline-type lantern fuel, kerosene,
charcoal lighter fluid, or similar
flammable liquids to start or “freshen-up” a fire in the stove.
• K eep a ll fl a mm a ble li q u ids ,
especially gasoline, out of the
vicinity of the stove— whether in use
or in storage.
This stove is designed to
burn WOOD FUEL ONLY!
This stove is designed to burn
WOOD FUEL ONLY!
Hardwood, 18”/46cm to 26”/66cm must be air dried
(seasoned) for a minimum of 6 months. Logs greater
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
- blackened glass
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. Do not
elevate fire or use grates or andirons. Build fire directly on bottom
of firebox.
OPTIMAL FUEL CONSUMPTION
This stove is designed to get the most efficient
transfer of heat energy from the wood fuel and radiate
it into your living environment. The fire box introduces
combustion air through three sources. (1) Immediately
beneath the door opening below the window is a Lower
Primary Air Orifice (LPAO). (2) The door air inlet control brings air into the firebox and controls the rate of
burn (and the amount of heat the stove radiates). (3)
The secondary air tubes at the top of the firebox are
designed to ignite the combustion gases (smoke) given
off by the burning wood and increases the efficiency of
the stove and reduces chimney emissions.
Smoke given off by burning fuel consists of very
small organic liquid droplets. If these droplets condense,
they form a sticky tar-like substance called creosote.
When operated properly, this stove is designed to burn
these droplets. Burning these droplets releases heat
that would otherwise be lost up the chimney as smoke.
Following the instructions below will help you operate
your stove properly to maximize the stove’s performance. Actual performance is dependent on chimney
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height, weather, log size, wood species and moisture
content. Some experimentation will initially be required
to find that “sweet spot” where your stove performs best.
The following will give you a starting point to find your
optimum settings.
When first loading fuel set the door air inlet control
at the wide open position for at least 15–20 minutes.
When the stove is working properly you should be able
to observe secondary combustion flames above the fuel
pieces in front of the secondary air tubes at the top of
the firebox. These secondary flames should continue to
burn after the primary air inlet is reset from wide open
to the desired operating setting. If the flames do not
continue to burn, open the air control to re-establish the
secondary flames then slowly reset the air control to the
desired setting. Initially it may take several attempts to
figure your stove out. But once you find the operating
“sweet spot” and the correct mix of procedures to get
there, only minor adjustments will be necessary.
The best indicator of a properly operating stove
is to look for smoke coming out of the chimney. You may
see steam emissions that will quickly dissipate. Smoke
will thin but continue to drift without totally disappearing.
If you do detect smoke emissions, open the air control
a little bit, let the stove adjust for 10–15 minutes and
re-check your chimney. Remember – visible smoke
represents lost heat.
beyond firebrick area.) An ideal coal bed of 1 –2”
should be established to achieve optimum performance.
6. This unit is designed to function most effectively
when air is allowed to circulate to all areas of the
firebox. TIP: If ash or coals remain in the stove,
make sure to clear them away from the Lower Primary Air Orifice (LPAO) and rake a slight (1-to-2
inch wide) trough down the center of the coal bed
from front to back prior to loading the fuel.
7. Once fuel has been loaded, close the door and
leave the air inlet control fully open until fire is well
established (at least 15–20 minutes) being careful
not to overfire (if any of the exterior parts of the
stove or chimney connections begin to glow you
are overfiring the stove).
8. Re-adjust the door air inlet control to desired burn
rate. (If excessive smoke fills the firebox, open air
inlet control slightly until flames resume and wood
is sufficiently ignited.) The basic rule of thumb is
“closed - low,” “half way open - medium” and “fully
open - high.”
NOTICE - INITIAL BURNS to Cure PAINT
If the coal bed is not hot and glowing, rake the coals
to the front of the stove, close the door and adjust the air
inlet control to the wide open position. Let the coals reheat for 10–15 minutes. When hot and glowing, spread
them out and place your next fuel load into the stove
(make sure no coals or ashes block the LPAO). Leave
the door air inlet control in the wide open position for
15–20 minutes.
Fuel load size can vary but should be kept 1–2
inches below the secondary air tubes. Also position the
fuel to leave space so the air from the inlet can work
down between the pieces of fuel. This reduces the time
it takes for new fuel to burn properly.
1. When refueling, adjust air inlet control to the fully
open position. When fire brightens, slowly and
carefully open the door. This procedure will prevent
gases from igniting causing smoke and flame spillage.
2. When adding fuel be careful not to hit, bump or
damage the ceramic baffle board located at the top
of the firebox. Be careful not to overload or over fire
the stove.
3. When adding fuel be careful not to smother the fire.
Do not build fires against glass and make sure the
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 degrees F) for
a duration of 20 minutes each. The third fire should be at a
medium-high temperature (500 F to 700 F) for twenty
minutes. Provide adequate cross ventilation to clear any
smoke or odor caused by initial firings.
STARTING a Fire
1. Set air inlet control to fully open position.
2. Open the feed door and place several wads of
crushed paper in the firebox.
3. Cover the paper with a generous amount of kindling
in a teepee fashion and a few small pieces of wood.
4. Ignite the paper and leave the door open slightly.
DO NOT LEAVE STOVE UNATTENDED WITH
DOOR OPEN!
5. Add large pieces of wood as the fire progresses
being careful not to overload. (Do not fill firebox
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NOTE: The four (4) inlet holes in the primary air inlet
control slide are designed to remain partially open
with slide in the closed position.
Adding Fuel
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4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
coal bed does not obstruct the air inlet. Do not load
fuel to a height or in such a manner that it creates
a hazard when opening the door.
Close the feed door and secure tightly.
Adjust the air inlet control as described above.
Empty ashes regularly. Do not allow ashes
to pile up (see Safety Instructions #14 on
page 2.)
Properly dispose of hot ashes (see Safety
Instructions, item #14 on page 2.)
Do not over fire the stove (over firing is when
any par t of the stove exterior or chimney
connections glow).
CAUTION: DO NOT OVER FIRE appliance.
You are over firing if the chimney
connectors or stove glows red. Close
the door and shut damper immediately
to reduce the air supply and slow
down the fire.
CAUTION: Slow burning fires and
extended use may cause excessive
creosote buildup. Ignition of creosote or over firing may cause a
chimney fire. Chimney fires burn
extremely h ot and may i g nite
surrounding materials. In case of a
chimney fire call the fire department
immediately.
Blower Operation
If your stove is equipped with the blower
attachment, follow these instructions for optimal operation.
LOW (door air control is fully closed to 1/4 open):
Turn the fan on 30 minutes after fuel has been added
and set the fan speed at low.
MEDIUM (door air control 1/4 to 3/4 open): Wait
15 minutes after fuel has been added and set the fan
speed control at high.
HIGH (door air control wide open): Wait 5 minutes
after fuel has been added and set the fan speed at high.
Service Hints
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 slow-burning
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.
2. BURN ONLY SEASONED WOOD that has dried
for at least one year.
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.
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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. Burn the stove with the air inlet control wide open
for 10-25 minutes every time fresh wood is loaded
into the stove. 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
creosote-producing smoke.
7. Burn with the control open for several minutes at numerous intervals throughout the day, being careful
not to over fire the unit. Following this process will
help to warm the chimney and reduce the amount of
creosote forming condensation within the chimney.
8. 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 weekly
cleanings may be necessary in mild weather even
though monthly cleanings may be enough in the
colder months.
WARNING: In case of chimney fire
(1) Close air inlet control (2) Get out
of the house (3) Call the fire department.
Chimney Draft
The chimney is critical to the proper operation of
the stove. It is the chimney that creates draft; THE
STOVE DOES NOT AND CANNOT CREATE DRAFT.
The chimney provides two vital functions for proper
stove operation. First, it is the passage to exhaust
smoke and hot gases created in the combustion process. Secondly, it supplies the draft (or pressure) to
bring oxygen to the fire to sustain combustion. Draft is
the natural movement of air or gases through a chimney.
Chimney draft comes from the natural tendency for
hot (less dense) air to rise. As the hot air rises within
the chimney it creates a lower pressure at the bottom
of the chimney to which the stove is connected. The
higher pressure air outside the stove then rushes into
the stove where the lower air pressure level exists, thus
bringing oxygen to the fire. This constant flow of air is
referred to as the draft. Many factors or combination
of factors can act together to build or impede the draft.
Without the correct amount of draft, the stove will not
operate properly.
If there is excessive draft, an unsafe condition will
arise with too much air being drawn into the stove and
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creating an excessively hot fire. This could cause over
firing which runs the risk of igniting structural elements
around the stove and chimney.
The most common experience is that of insufficient
draft. Under insufficient draft conditions, the fire will be
starved for oxygen, improper or incomplete combustion
occurs resulting in smoke spillage into the area around
the stove. A fire that is starved for oxygen will not burn
well. Such a fire will produce excessive smoke that will
cool and condense in the chimney creating creosote.
Excessive amounts of creosote buildup can ignite
causing a chimney fire with the possibility of structural
elements igniting as well.
Correct any draft related issues before using the
stove. The following are some possible causes of
insufficient draft. Please note that one or more factors
may play a role in a draft issue and certain factors may
change over time as conditions vary.
1. Atmospheric Pressure and Air Supply
Atmospheric pressure that affects the draft may occur from outside the structure, inside the structure,
or both. High pressure weather (clear and cold)
usually produces a better chimney draft than low
pressure (overcast and damp) conditions. Negative
pressure can be created inside a home by appliances that expel air from within such as bathroom
vents, range hoods, clothes dryers, and forced air
furnaces. Do not allow such appliances to overcome the natural draft. Note that newer homes
tend to be built more tightly allowing less make up
air to seep freely in. Negative pressure may be
overcome by opening a nearby door or window. In
extreme conditions of negative draft, the airflow in
the chimney will reverse direction. This is known
as “down drafting.”
2. Environmental Factors
Wind or air deflecting off external objects such
as the roof, neighboring structures, trees, or hills.
These can cause a pressure change in the air surrounding the chimney.
3. Chimney Temperature
The temperature of the chimney is an important
factor in how well it drafts. Warm chimneys draft
better than cold chimneys. This is based upon the
principle that hot air rises while cold air sinks. Hot
gases going up a cold chimney will cool rapidly.
Warm the chimney by allowing a hot fire to burn for
the first fifteen to thirty minutes after starting the fire.
Be careful not to over fire the stove. If any part of
the stove or chimney starts to glow, you are over
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firing the stove. Masonry chimneys will take longer
to warm than manufactured chimneys on account of
their greater structural mass. Chimneys that have a
flue diameter larger than the stove outlet take more
heat to warm, thus resulting in a faster cooling of
the hot gases needed to build or maintain draft.
4. Chimney Installation and Maintenance
Confirm that all four minimum chimney height
requirements listed in the Chimney Connections
section of the manual have been met. The physics
that link chimney height with draft creation are vital
to the proper operation of the stove. Failure to meet
each of these minimum requirements will have an
adverse affect on draft. Avoid long horizontal runs
or multiple elbows. Use stove cement to seal joints
in the connector pipe section. Regularly clean the
chimney, connector pipe, rain cap, and spark arrestor screen. Creosote build up can reduce the
chimney draw and possibly create a chimney fire.
5. Temporarily out of Operation
After the fire has burned out, open the air control
to its fully open position. This will allow warm room
air to enter the chimney and keep it as warm as
possible until the stove is used again.
For assistance involving chimney draft issues, contact a knowledgeable licensed heating and cooling
contractor in your area. For questions regarding
manufactured chimney, contact the manufacturer
of the chimney.
NOTE: A draft reading of 0.05 to 0.06 w.c.
(Water column) is required for proper
burning of this stove.
Glass Care
Caution: Do not operate with cracked
or broken glass.
Periodic cleaning of glass will be necessary to
prevent accumulations of ash. Acidic ash buildup can
eventually etch and weaken glass. Creosote accumulations should burn off during hot fires. The following
usage and safety tips should be observed:
1. Inspect the glass regularly for cracks and breaks.
If you detect a crack or break, extinguish the fire
immediately and contact the manufacturer for a
replacement before re-firing the stove.
2. Do not slam the door or otherwise impact the glass.
When closing doors, make sure that logs or other
objects do not protrude to impact the glass.
3. Do not build fires against (or that might fall against)
the glass.
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4. Do not clean the glass with materials that may
scratch (or otherwise damage) the glass. Scratches
on the glass can develop into cracks or breaks during operation.
5. Never attempt to clean the glass while the unit is hot;
allow to dry thoroughly before reuse. If deposits are
not very heavy, normal glass cleaners are adequate
using a soft, non-abrasive cleaning pad.
6. Never put substances which can ignite explosively
in the unit. Even small explosions in confined areas
can blow out the glass.
Glass Replacement
WARNING: Replace glass ONLY with 5mm
High Temperature ceramic glass of
the proper size. Do not use substitute
materials such as tempered glass
or double thickness window glass!
Contact the stove manufacturer for
replacement glass.
Gasket and Glass cleaning products are available
at local retail home centers. Manufacturers of cleaning
products include, A.W. Perkins Co. (www.awperkins.
com) or Rutland Products (www.rutland.com).
After extensive use, the gasket material which
provides glass and door seal may lose it’s resiliency
and will need to be replaced. Inspect glass and door
gaskets periodically to ensure proper seal; if gaskets
become frayed or worn, replace immediately.
Glass Replacement Procedure:
1. Ensure appliance is not in operation and is thoroughly cooled.
2. Remove screw and glass clips. (See parts list and
diagram.)
3. Remove glass from door frame.
4. If glass is broken, carefully remove and discard
each broken piece to avoid cuts. Discard window
gasket. Replace window and gasket with original
factory replacement parts.
5. Replace new gasket starting at the bottom of glass
working along edges, being sure to center gasket
channel on glass.
6. Trim to length and butt ends together.
7. Perform replacement procedure in reverse order
after replacing glass and gasket.
8. When replacing glass into door, be sure not to
overtighten screws and clips.
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Door Gasket Replacement
Caution: Do not operate a stove that
is missing door gasket material. Over
firing and unsafe operating conditions may result.
Procedure:
1. Ensure appliance is not in operation and is thoroughly cooled.
2. Remove old door gasket and clean channel.
3. Using an approved, high temperature gasket cement, apply a thin coat in bottom of channel.
4. Starting at hinge side of door, work gasket into
channel around door unit, end butt and trim to
length.
5. Close door and allow three to four hours for cement
to set before firing appliance.
Blower Maintenance
The blower is maintenance free other than periodic
cleaning. Lightly vacuum motor and air inlet to keep free
of dust and dirt.
Wiring Diagram - TR008 F-6 Blower Assembly
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Part Number, and Part Description. Use the illustrations and part lists provided to identify parts.
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DANGER: Shock hazard. Disconnect
power source before installation
and whenever servicing blower
assembly.
Caution: Moving parts can cause
injury. Do not operate with cover
removed.
NOTICE: Any replacement wiring must have
e q uivalent insula tion and temperature
rating (105°C).
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Parts - TR008 Durango High-Efficiency stove
When ordering missing or replacement parts, always give the Model Number of the stove,
Part Number, and Part Description. Use the illustrations and part lists provided to identify parts.
Contact us at 616-396-1911 to order parts.
Part No.
DescriptionQty.
08-1
Main Fire Box Assembly...................................1
08-2
Back Heat Shield Assembly.............................1
08-3
Door Assembly (see pg 20 for parts)................1
08-4
Front Heat Shield Curtain.................................1
08-5
Leg....................................................................4
08-6
Secondary Air Duct Frame...............................1
08-7
Air Pipe “A”.......................................................1
08-8
Air Pipe “B”.......................................................2
08-9
Air Pipe “C”.......................................................1
08-10
Air Pipe “D”.......................................................1
08-11
Air Pipe Retainer..............................................5
08-12
SS Air Pipe Retainer Screw..............................5
08-13
Fire Bricks
08-13A Fire Brick “A” (9”x4.5”x1.25”).......................16
08-13D Fire Brick “D”.................................................5
08-13E Fire Brick “E”.................................................1
08-13F Fire Brick “F”.................................................2
08-13G Fire Brick “G”.................................................1
08-13H Fire Brick “H”.................................................1
08-13K Fire Brick “K”.................................................1
Part No.
DescriptionQty.
08-14
08-15
08-16
08-17
08-18
08-19
08-20
08-21
Hearth Trim...................................................1
Top Trim.........................................................1
Bottom Heat Shield.......................................1
Back Heat Shield Deflector...........................1
Ceramic Fiberboard, Rear - 14”x 14”............1
Ceramic Fiberboard, Front - 14”x 9-5/8”.......1
KAO Wool Insulating Pad..............................2
Door Pin........................................................2
08-HPHardware Pack ...........................................1
08-26
Phillips Head Machine Screw (lg)..............4
08-27
Phillips Head Machine Screw (sm)............3
08-28
Hex Nut......................................................4
F-6 Blower Assembly........................................1
F-6G
Ceramic Gasket.........................................1
F-6S
Phillips Head Machine Screw (sm)..............
4
Firebrick Layout
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Parts - TR008 Durango High-Efficiency stove
When ordering missing or replacement parts, always give the Model Number of the stove,
Part Number, and Part Description. Use the illustrations and part lists provided to identify parts.
Contact us at 616-396-1911 to order parts.
Part No. DescriptionQty.
08-03 Door Assembly (complete)
1
08-41 Door Casting 1
08-42 Air Wash Casting............................................. 1
08-43 Door Vent Slider............................................... 1
08-44 Slide Retainer.................................................. 2
08-45 Slide Handle..................................................... 1
08-46 Door Glass....................................................... 1
08-47
08-48 Glass Retainer................................................. 2
08-49 Flat Head Phillips Screw.................................. 6
08-50 SS Hex Screw................................................. 12
08-51 SS Washer...................................................... 12
08-52 Window Gasket ............................................... 1
08-53 Door Gasket..................................................... 1
08-54 Door Handle Assembly.................................... 1
08-55 Door Latch....................................................... 1
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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 on page 3, “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 the required
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,
Steve Vogelzang
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
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400 West 17th Street
Holland, Michigan 49423
www.vogelzang.com
Phone: 1-616-396-1911
Fax: 1-616-396-1971
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