Woodsman | AS/NZ 2918:2001 APP E | Specifications | Woodsman AS/NZ 2918:2001 APP E Specifications

Issued: March 2013 V2.32
Specifications, Installation and
Operating Instructions for Woodsman
Solid Fuel Burners
KEEP THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
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Contents
PAGE
Testing and Certification
3
Clearances
4&5
Flue Shields
6
Ceiling Heights
6
Flue Shield Deflector
6
Floor Protector/Hearth Graph (Graph 1)
7
Dimensions
8
Reducing Clearances
9
Installation Instructions
10
Floor Protector Materials
10
Minimum Flue Height
11
Flue Installation Details
11
HeatSaver Flue Kit Installation Instructions
12 & 13
Operation Instructions Wood
14
Operation Instructions Multi-Fuel
15
Creosote Formation
15
Storage of Fuel
15
Caring for your Fire
16
Consumables
16
Air Tubes
17
Baffles
18
Fire Bricks
19
Useful Tips
20
Trouble Shooting
21
Warranty Details
22
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Testing and Certification
AS/NZS
2918:2001
AS/NZ
2918:2001, APP E
AS/NZS
4012:1999
AS/NZS
4013:1999
ECan Cert
Number
Brunner
Complies
N/A
71%
0.5g/kg
111242
Brunner WB
Complies
N/A
65%
0.5g/kg
111243
Tasman
Complies
N/A
71%
0.5g/kg
111475
Tasman WB
Complies
N/A
65%
0.5g/kg
111477
Aspen
Complies
N/A
71%
0.5g/kg
111306
Aspen WB
Complies
N/A
65%
0.5g/kg
111307
Totara
Complies
Complies
67%
0.9g/kg
110220
Matai ECR MkIII
Complies
N/A
71%
0.7g/kg
102148
Matai ECR MkIV
Complies
N/A
75%
0.8g/kg
102149
Matai ECR MkV
Complies
N/A
65%
0.7g/kg
102454
IMF
Complies
Complies
N/A
3.9g/kg
N/A
Flare - Wood
Complies
N/A
68%
0.97g/kg
134775
Flare - Wood WB
Complies
N/A
65%
0.89g/kg
135021
Flare - Multi
Complies
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
RMF
Complies
N/A
83%
3.9g/kg
N/A
Strongman
Complies
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Tarras MKII
Complies
N/A
69%
0.37g/kg
120925
Tarras MKII WB
Complies
N/A
65%
0.5g/kg
120927
MODEL
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Minimum Safe Installation
Clearances to COMBUSTIBLE
Materials
ECR MkIII,
MkIV, MkV
FLARE-WOOD
TARRAS MKII
See Flue Shield
requirements
See Flue Shield
requirements
BRUNNER &
TASMAN
ASPEN
A
100
100
198
255
B
400
320
530
C
300
300
D
150
E
FLARE-MULTI
See Flue Shield
requirements
RMF
STRONGMAN
255
100
125
300
435
435
350
500
875*
300
300
300
300
300
GRAPH 1
110
67
118
118
110
150
150
200
120
210
190
230
150
180
380
F
251
281
340
404
404
281
276
441
G
690
635
913
743
743
665
790
1233**
H
512
449
554
481
521
479
492
711
J
880
850
898
850
850
850
880
1015
K
807
933
1020
1084
1084
933
832
1364
L
1280
1287
1464
1360
1417
1329
1252
1928
M
1110
1122
1276
1159
1219
1152
1060
1616
N
556
652
680
680
680
652
556
923
O
580
600
600
615
615
600
580
715
Dimensions A, B & E are taken from the combustible wall to the closest point of the appliance including panels
Dimension C is measured from the edge of the hearth to the closest point of the door frame.
All dimensions are given in millimetres .
*610mm with firebox side panels fitted.
**968mm with firebox side panels fitted.
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Minimum Safe Installation
Clearances to COMBUSTIBLE
Materials
IMF
Totara
P
980
1060*
Q
Graph 1
Graph 1
R
Graph 1
Graph 1
S
50
50
T
840
840
* Dimension P can be 920mm with a factory supplied heat deflector fitted
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Ceiling Heights
All Woodsman free standing fires have been tested and approved to ASNZ 2918:2001
with a ceiling height of 2.4m and with the factory flue shield fitted in the below configurations. In some cases, the top of the flue shield terminates within 600mm of the ceiling
height (refer to ASNZ 2918:2001 4.5.2) but all ceiling temperatures did not exceed the
allowable limit in these cases and are therefore able to be installed. Reports are available on request for Councils.
If the ceiling height is less than 2.4m, then heat shielding is required as per ASNZ
2918:2001 Table 3.2
Factory Flue Shields
Standard 900mm high flue shield:
ECR & RMF
Standard 1200mm high flue shield:
Brunner, Tasman, Aspen & Strongman
1200mm high flue shield with flue shield deflector (REQUIRED)
Tarras MKII & Flare (All Variants) - See Below
*IMPORTANT - Flue shields should be no further than 10mm off the top of the fire box*
Fitting the Flue Shield Deflector
for Tarras MKII and Flare
(All Variants)
150mm Diameter Flue
To fit the heat shield deflector:
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Flue Shield Deflector
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Place the deflector on top of the
heat shield and ensure no large
gaps
Fix in place by securing the tabs
with rivets to the heat shield
WARNING
Flue Shield
This part is required to be installed on
the listed models with ALL types of flue
kits. Failure to do so, may cause the
ceiling to over heat. The part is located
in the fire itself and not the flue kit
packaging.
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Hearth Graph
Graph 1
Depth of hearth (mm)
(Figures C, Q & R)
Hearth Sizes
Thickness of hearth (mm)
This graph refers to Page 4 figure C and Page 5 figures Q & R.
The hearth distance out in front of the fire (taken from the door), is dependent on the
thickness of the hearth. The thicker the hearth is above the surrounding combustible
floor, the less this distance is out in front of the fire.
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Dimensions
TOTARA
ECR
MKIII, V
STRONGMAN
RMF
IMF
Deluxe
FLARE
WOOD
FLARE
MULTI
BRUNNER,
TASMAN &
ASPEN
TARRAS
MKII
642
580
715
580
590
630
630
615
765
A
Overall Stove
Width
B
Stove Depth
Door to Rear
407
550
407
550
550
554
547
C
Overall Stove Depth
Ledge to rear
450
590
450
602
602
633
627
D
Overall Stove
Height
620
695
620
764
764
730
772
E
Insert Fascia Height
650
740
F
Insert Depth
506
480
G
Insert Maximum
Height
570
590
H
Insert Fascia Width
840
850
J
Flue Centre to
Back of Unit
136
181
181
149
142
K
Insert Fascia Depth
L
Wetback Height
283
502
502
450
479
M
Wetback Centres
130
65
65
65
65
N
Wetback Position
290
133
133
106
181
150
62
141
150
115
120/6
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Disclaimer;
While every attempt is made to ensure this information is as accurate as possible, a
tolerance of +/- 5mm should be allowed for in these dimensions
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Reducing Clearances
The clearances that are provided on page 4 are to combustible materials. You can safely reduce
those clearances by following the instructions located in AS/NZS 2918:2001 table 3.1 and 3.2
You can reduce the clearances by placing a non-combustible heat shield, with an air gap behind it
and vented top and bottom, between the fire and the combustible wall. Masonry may be used as a
heat shield material. The heat shield must extend a minimum of 450mm beyond the top of the appliance and must be of appropriate width to ensure that the unshielded rear clearance is adhered to
beyond the sides of the heat shield. See example below.
Clearance factors for heat shields which are within 45 degrees of the vertical
Heat Shield Construction
Minimum Air Gap
Dimension
Clearance
Factor
Single layer of continuous
material
12mm
0.4
Single layer of continuous
material
25mm
0.3
Two spaced layers of
continuous material
12mm + 12mm
0.2
Unshielded Dimension for
Woodsman Tarras MKII
Rear Clearance - 198mm (combustible to
stove)
Heat shield with 25mm air gap with
Woodsman Tarras MKII
Heat Shield - Single layer of continuous
material with 25mm air gap.
Size 1018mm wide x 1222mm high
Reduced Rear Clearance - 59mm
(combustible to stove)
Calculation: 198mm x 0.3 = 59mm
WARNING - This is only an example, you must refer to the full AS/NZS 2918:2001
document for more details and consult your local building inspector. Where heat shields
are used to reduce appliance dimensions, additional flue shielding may be required
(refer 4.5.2).
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Installation Instructions
This appliance should only be installed by a trained and NZHHA qualified installer.
Warning: the appliance and flue system shall be installed in accordance with AS/NZS 2918 and the appropriate requirements of
relevant building code/codes.
Warning: appliances installed in accordance with this standard shall comply with the
requirements of AS/NZS 4013 where required by the regulatory authority, i.e. the appliance shall be identifiable by a compliance
plate with the marking “Tested to AS/NZS 4013”.
Any modification of the appliance that has not been approved in writing by the testing
authority is considered to be in breach of the approval granted for compliance with
AS/NZS 4013.
Caution: mixing of appliance or flue system components from different sources or modifying the dimensional specification of components may result in hazardous conditions. Where such action is considered, the manufacturer should be consulted in the first instance.
Caution: cracked and broken components e.g. glass panels or ceramic tiles, may render the installation unsafe.
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Maintain a clearance of at least 1 metre between front of the appliance and building structure or any other substantial immovable object.
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If the appliance is installed on a heat sensitive floor, the floor should be protected with an insulation floor protector, which
shall extend entirely beneath the heater. For the correct floor protector extension, refer to dimension C in FIG 1 & 2.
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Your appliance shall be seismically restrained, including the floor protector using the provided holes or brackets. The restraints should be sufficient enough to resist a seismic loading equal to 0.4 times the mass of the appliance. We recommend a
minimum of 8mm dynabolts on concrete floors and 8mm coach screws for wooden floors of appropriate length.
WETBACK WARNINGS:
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Do not connect to an unvented hot water system.
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NEVER burn the appliance without the wetback connected to the water system. This will immediately damage the wetback
and void the warranty.
Install in accordance with AS 3500.4.1 or NZS 4603 and the appropriate requirements of the relevant building code/codes.
Minimum Material Specifications
For Floor Protectors on a Floor
of Combustible Material
MODEL
SPECIFICATION
BRUNNER
TASMAN
ASPEN
TARRAS MKII
9mm Eterpan LD +
8mm ceramic tiles
FLARE (All Variants)
ECR (MkIII, IV, V)
RMF
TOTARA*
8mm ceramic tiles only
STRONGMAN
24mm Eterpan LD
*The Totara is also approved with 1mm sheet
steel with a 10mm spacing above combustible
material. For use when extending hearths.
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Minimum Flue Height
The top of the flue system should be at least
600mm above the highest point of the roof
ridgeline, if the point of
intersection of the flue system and the roofline is less than 3 metres from the ridgeline
horizontally.
If the point of intersection of the flue system
and the roofline is greater than 3 metres
horizontally, the top of the flue system shall
be at least 1 metre above the point of intersection with the roofline. (refer FIG 3)
These are considered to be minimum dimensions, and depending on local conditions,
taller flue system heights may be required for satisfactory performance.
Flue Installation Detail
Your Woodsman appliance should be installed with a HeatSaver Flue System.
A HeatSaver Flue System is available from all authorised Woodsman dealers throughout New Zealand.
The HeatSaver Flue System contains a complete installation drawing and correct
clearances from the ceiling level up. Minimum clearances from the appliance to nearby
combustible surfaces are given in FIGS 1 & 2.
Use of a flue system other than a genuine HeatSaver Flue System may affect the safety of the installation, and may affect your Woodsman warranty.
Insist on a genuine HeatSaver Flue System.
Installation requirements for Woodsman fireplace inserts and flue system where timber
framing is less than 50mm from the chimney structure.
Installation should be carried out by a qualified installer who will ensure:
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That the minimum clearances determined by tests in accordance with AS/NZS 2918:2001 are
complied with to prevent overheating of nearby combustibles.
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That the minimum opening size of 600mm wide x 600mm high x 500mm deep is available when firebricks are removed, and that extra provision also be made for plumbing where
a hot water booster is fitted (where permitted).
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That any flue requirements specific to the model being installed are met in full - refer HeatSaver Flue System Instructions.
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Where the fireplace opening is in a heat sensitive wall, a non-metallic heat
resistant material shall extend not less than 50mm beyond each side of the
appliance and 150mm beyond the top of the appliance.
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Clearance of at least 1 metre between the front of the appliance and building structure, or
any other substantial material object.
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That the insulating floor protector of non-combustible material is provided,
extending not less than the dimensions shown in the chart. (Refer Table 2)
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A fireplace appliance shall not be connected to a flue common with an open
fireplace.
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HeatSaver Flue Kit Installation
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
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This HeatSaver flue system is tested and certified to AS/NZS 2918:2001 Appendix F,
which means it is approved for use on all solid fuel appliances with a flue diameter
of 150mm.
A copy of the Laboratory Test Certificate for this HeatSaver Flue System is included as
part of these Installation Instructions, (refer to paperwork with flue kit).
Installation of any solid fuel appliance should only be carried out by suitably trained
and qualified personnel.
Position the stove to the desired position, always ensuring that the manufacturer’s
minimum clearances to combustibles are complied with.
Check that there are no roofline ridges or valleys in the way, or if they cannot be
avoided, that the installer knows how to weatherproof the penetration and reinstate
the full strength of the structure.
At the ceiling level, construct a square frame of 300mm x 300mm internal dimensions
and cut away the ceiling materials from the inside of this frame.
Lower the 300mm flue pipe casing into this frame and nail in place when the bottom
edge is 25mm below the ceiling level and the 8 nail holes provided are touching the
timber frame. Ensure that the spacer brackets are at the top of the casing as shown in
the diagram.
Check all 4 locating brackets are securely in place and drop 250mm diameter lower
casing in place. This will naturally settle so it protrudes 25mm below the ceiling.
Make roof penetration, assemble and fit required flue length and install with upper
casing. Secure all joins with at least 3 stainless steel rivets or self tapping screws.
Frame and brace upper installation as required and flash the roof to shield penetration.
Fit ceiling plate to ceiling.
When trimming the stainless steel flue length, remember to allow for expansion when
flue is hot.
Fix HeatSaver Columbian Cowl in place. Fixings are not required as the cowl clips into
place.
Secure the flue to the fire—drill through flue neck on fire and secure with 2 to 3 s/s
screws or rivets.
All flue joints should be sealed using a flue cement.
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HeatSaver Flue Kit Installation
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Operating Instructions
Wood Burners
Keep these instructions for future reference
Important: ensure installation instructions have been adhered to before lighting the
appliance.
Important: firewood should be loaded in a front to back direction when operating this
appliance, except Matai ECR MkIII, MkIV which should be loaded left to right.
Warning: any modification of the appliance that has not been approved in writing by
the testing authority is considered as breaching AS/NZS 4013.
Warning: do not use flammable liquids or aerosols to start or rekindle the fire.
Warning: do not use flammable liquids or aerosols in the vicinity of this appliance when
it is operating.
Warning: do not store fuel within heater installation clearances.
For your comfort, it is advised that you light your first fire with the windows open to allow the escape of paint fumes. This will normally happen for the first 30 minutes of the
first burn.
Fully open the heat control. Place wood kindling and paper or firelighter in the firebox.
Ignite and leave the door partially open by resting on the catch until the fire is blazing
(4-5 minutes), and burns well with the door closed. Do this only from a cold start. Once
the fire is underway, adjust the heat control to suit. If the firebox or the flue becomes
visible red-hot, adjust the heat control to a lower heat position to avoid being unnecessarily harsh on the unit as well as wasting excessive heat up the flue.
Warning: always open the heat control before opening the fire door.
For long holding operation in a Clean Air Zone, level the ashes and load with the firewood lying front to back, or left to right in a Matai ECR MkIII, MkIV. After loading new
wood, operate the fire with the heat control fully open for 20 minutes before closing the
heat control to the lower burning position. By following this simple method of low burn
firing, you will achieve very low emission rates and obtain the high efficiency burn that
is associated with the Woodsman product.
The fuel approved for use in Clean Air Zones in this appliance is wood with a moisture
content of less than 25% of dry weight. This usually means green timber left for at least
three months to air dry.
Caution: the use of some types of preservative-treated wood as a fuel can be hazardous.
Caution: this appliance should not be operated with cracked glass.
Caution: this appliance should be maintained and operated at all times in accordance
with these instructions.
The door must be closed at all times during the operation, except during
refuelling and occasional poking of the fire when necessary. Ensure door seals
are maintained in good condition.
Your appliance and flue system should not be modified in any way without the
approval of the manufacturer.
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Operating Instructions
Multi-fuels
Your Woodsman Multi-fuel will operate perfectly well burning coal, wood, briquettes or a
mixture of any of these. Often the hottest temperatures are achieved by burning a mixture of wood with coal laid over the top.
The appliance has two heat controls. The High - Low control to the left of the ash pan
door is for use when burning coal, briquettes, or a mixture of wood and coal. The High Low control above the fire door is for use when burning wood only.
Set the fire using kindling wood and paper (or a solid fuel lighter), light and close the
door; set the lower High - Low control on High and the upper High - Low control on Low.
Once the fire is burning brightly, decide if wood or coal is to be used. If coal is to be
burned, lay the coal over the burning fire and adjust to suit. If wood is to be burned,
place dry logs on the fire and set the lower control to Low and the upper control to suit
the required burning rate.
Important: Ensure the ash pan door is closed firmly before lighting, and remains so
during use. Do not have both controls fully open at the same time, ensure that one of
the two air controls is always closed during operation. If burning wood, the lower control
should be fully closed; if burning coal, the upper control should be set to Low.
If the ash pan door knob is removable, it should be removed while the stove is in use.
This is a safety feature designed to avoid the ash pan door being opened by children in
particular, and risking any overheating of nearby combustibles by the increased combustion rate.
Creosote Formation
A small intense fire is preferable to a large smouldering one, to reduce the amount of
creosote. When wood is burned slowly it produces tar and other organic vapours, which
combine with expelled vapour to form creosote. These creosote vapours condense in the
relatively cool flue of a slow burning fire. As a result, creosote residue accumulates on
the flue. When ignited, this creosote makes an extremely hot fire.
The flue should be checked at least every 2 months, during the burning season, to
determine if a creosote build up has occurred. If this is the case, it should be removed
by a chimney sweep to reduce the risk of an unexpected flue fire.
Your appliance has been designed to produce low levels of creosote at high and low
settings.
In the event of a chimney fire, close the firebox door, fully close the heat
control, vacate the premises and call the fire service.
Storage of Fuel
Do not store fuel within installation clearances or within the space required for refuelling
or ash removal.
Wood should always be stored in a dry place out of the rain. We recommend your wood
be seasoned for at least 3 months before use. Dry wood also burns hotter and more efficient than wet wood.
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Caring for your Fire
Cleaning your Glass
Wiping your glass regularly with a damp cloth when cold will keep the glass clean. If a
thick build up of creosote builds up, oven cleaner works well to remove it.
Cleaning the Outside of the Fire
Woodsman fires are finished in a high temperature paint. Only use a damp cloth (no
chemicals) when cleaning the outside of the fire. If any scratches occur, you can easily
touch up the fire with an aerosol can of matching paint. This is available from your retailer or Harris Home Fires.
Cleaning the Flue
Keeping your flue clean is important. We recommend that you have your chimney swept
at least once a year. A blocked flue not only effects the performance of the fire, but can
also be a hazard as you are susceptible to chimney fires.
Ash Level
It is important to maintain a 2 - 3cm level of ash in the bottom of the fire for insulation
purposes. But do not let the level get too high as you run the risk of logs and coals falling out of the fire. You also get less wood in the firebox.
Disposal of Ashes
Ashes should be placed in a metal container with a tight-fitting lid. The closed container
of ashes should be placed on a non-combustible floor or on the ground well away from
all combustible materials, pending final disposal once cooled.
Consumables
Some parts of your Woodsman fire are considered consumable. They are designed to be
replaced as they will degrade over time. The life of the consumables will vary depending
on;
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Frequency of use
Rate of burn
Type of fuel
Level of ash
General items that are considered consumables:
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Air tubes (see page 17)
Baffles (see page 18)
Fire bricks (see page 19)
Glass and door ropes
It is very important that you replace these parts when they show signs of wear. They
effect how the fire runs and you may increase your fuel consumption or lower your efficiency if not replaced, and can in some cases, damage the firebox. It is generally obvious once a part is in need of replacement. Steel components may split or large holes
may appear and fire bricks may disintegrate. Fire bricks that are cracked but still remain
in place are completely safe to use and only need to be replaced when they no longer
remain in place. A cracked fire brick may still last years of use.
We recommend you check your fire visually several times a year for damaged
components.
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Air Tubes
ECR-165 & MKII,
DVI-165
(2118)
Brunner, Tasman, Aspen
(AIR-12398)
Tarras (MKI)
(FI-12294)
Flare
(AIR-12672)
ECR MKIII & V, Totara
(AIR-12271)
Tarras MKII
(AIR-12450)
Blaze, Boston, Manhattan
(2119)
The air tube in your Woodsman fire is an integral part of the appliance and helps ensure
a clean, efficient and controllable burn. However, air tubes are a consumable item and
are designed to be replaced as they are likely to degrade with use due to the exposure
to the extreme heat of the fire.
The life of the air tube will depend on what is burnt in the fire, how hot the fire usually
burns and also the ash level. If the ash level is allowed to build up, this can push ashes
up and into the holes stopping the air cooling effect. It also means hot embers are in
closer proximity to the tube, increasing the temperature exposure. Keep ash levels to
the recommended height of no more than 2 - 3cm.
At the risk of damaging the fire box, the air tube should be replaced as soon as
it shows signs of damage and cannot perform its intended function.
Replacing Air Tubes
Replacing air tubes is a simple task and can be carried out by the user.
Replacing all air tubes, except Tarras (MKI)
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Remove bricks from both sides
Remove the pins from each end of the old tube
Slide tube to one side, this will release the opposite end
Pull released end up and towards the door and remove
Reverse process for new tube
Replacing the Tarras (MKI) air tube
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Remove outer rear panels of the fire by removing the 4 nuts
Remove the air tube pin from behind the panels
Pull air tube towards you to release from the two holes
The top rear brick will be loose
Position the top rear brick and then place the new tube in the locating holes
Replace rear pin and panels
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Baffles
Blaze, Boston, Manhattan
(BF-10993)
Brunner, Tasman, Aspen
(2410)
ECR-165, MKII, MKIII,
MKV, DVI-165
(2137)
Flare (Wood Only)
(FI-12671)
Tarras (MKI)
(FI-12295)
Tarras MKII
(BAF-12449)
Tarras (MKI)
(SKA-2307& SKA-2306)
The baffle in your Woodsman fire is an integral part of the appliance and helps ensure a
clean, efficient and controllable burn. However, baffles are a consumable item and are
designed to be replaced as they are likely to degrade with use due to the exposure to
the extreme heat of the fire.
The life of the baffle will depend on what is burnt in the fire and how hot the fire usually
burns.
At the risk of damaging the fire box, the baffle should be replaced as soon as it
shows signs of damage and cannot perform its intended function.
Replacing Baffles
Replacing baffles is a simple task and can be carried out by the user.
Replacing all baffles, except Tarras (MKI)
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Remove side bricks from the fire
Pull the old baffle out of the locater hole in the rear of the fire
Allow the front of the baffle to drop forward and down to the bottom of the fire
Rotate and remove through the door
Reverse process to install new baffle
Replacing the Tarras (MKI) baffle
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Raise the front brick and position on top of the rear
Lift the left hand side of the s/s triangular tube and pull the right hand side out of
the hole, this will release it, lower one side and remove
The bricks are now able to be removed
Place new bricks back in place on the ledge with the front brick on top of the rear
Drop in new air tube
Reposition the front brick in place on top of the new air tube
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Fire Bricks
2105 (2x)
SKA-12419 (2x)
2207 (2x)
2104 (2x)
2207
SKA-12418
SKA-12416 (2x)
SKA-12417
Blaze, Boston, Manhattan
ECR-165, MKII,
DVI-165
Brunner, Tasman, Aspen,
Flare (Wood only)
SKA-12518 (2x)
SKA-12340 (2x)
SKA-2308 (2x)
SKA-2309 (dry)
SKA-2310 (wet)
SKA-12517 (2x)
SKA-12522 (wet)
SKA-12339 (2x)
SKA-12521 (wet)
SKA-2311 (2x)
SKA-2311 (2x)
SKA-12519 (2x dry, 1x wet)
ECR MKIII, MKV, Totara
Tarras (MKI)
Tarras MKII
The fire bricks in your Woodsman fire are an integral part of the appliance and helps
ensure a clean and efficient burn. However, fire bricks are a consumable item and are
designed to be replaced as they are likely to degrade with use due to the exposure to
the extreme heat of the fire.
The life of the fire bricks will depend on what is burnt in the fire and how hot the fire
usually burns and also any damage sustained from wood not being positioned carefully.
At the risk of damaging the fire box, fire bricks should be replaced when they
are damaged enough that they no longer remain in place and cannot perform
their intended function. Fire bricks which are only cracked but still remain in
place do not need to be replaced and are safe to use.
Replacing Fire Bricks
Replacing fire bricks is a simple task and can be carried out by the user.
The configuration of the fire bricks in your Woodsman fire will vary depending on the
model, but removing and replacing them is very similar:
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Remove side bricks first, you may need to bend the metal tab at the top to release
the bricks
Once removed, the rear bricks are released and will come out
Some models may have a second upper brick in the rear, this should be released
once side bricks are removed, but in some models, removing the rear air tube
may be required (see air tube section)
Reverse process to fit new bricks
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Useful Tips
Get the most out of your Woodsman
Tips for lighting the fire
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Use finely cut, dry kindling wood.
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Firelighter cubes or gel work best when ensuring ignition of the kindling.
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Cross stack kindling over and around fire lighter like a small tower.
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Use ample kindling wood to ensure a good fire, you want to get the fire hot as
fast as you can.
Tips to help get the highest heat output:
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Open the air slide to increase the amount of combustion air to the combustion
zone.
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Use smaller pieces of wood and lots of it. Small pieces of wood have a larger
surface area compared the same volume of wood but in larger pieces.

Feed the fire regularly. Keep the fire topped up with fresh wood to keep the
temperature up in the combustion zone.
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Use dry wood. Wood with a moisture content of less than 16% will burn much
hotter than damp wood. Use a moisture meter to determine the moisture content of the wood.
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Use a soft wood. Soft woods like Radiata Pine burn fast and hot.
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Warning, extended periods of running your fire extremely hot will damage the consumable components at a faster rate and can risk damage to
the firebox.
Tips for increasing the burn time:

Shut down the air slide to decrease the amount of combustion air to the
combustion zone.
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Use large pieces of wood. Large pieces have a smaller surface area compared
to small pieces of the same volume and will burn slower.

Use a hard wood like Blue Gum (where permitted). Hard woods are denser and
take longer to burn.
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Completely fill the fire box with large pieces of wood. The more wood in the fire,
the longer it takes to burn.
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Load the wood at the right time. If you load the fire when there is a large
amount of red embers, the wood will all combust at the same time. A good idea
is to let the fire burn down quite considerably and push the embers off to one
side. Stack the wood in the firebox and the wood will ignite on one side only
and slowly burn from one side to the other.
Tips for using the wet-back:
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The hotter the fire burns, the more hot water the wetback will produce.

If you require some hot water but not too much heat into the room, try
burning a small fire at the back of the firebox below the wetback.
Tips for using the cook top:

The cook top is hotter in the middle than at the sides and hotter at the
front than at the back.
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Like the wetback, the cook top’s temperature is linked to the output of the fire.
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Any stains from pots or mugs can easily be touched up with matching high
temperature paint.
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Trouble Shooting
My fire won’t turn down
The first thing to be aware of is that some new clean air fires do not shut down like old fires.
Old fires used to shut all the way off and the wood would just smolder.
Other reasons for this problem may be:

Rear air tube has burned out and needs replacing, visually check.
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Door seal is not sealing properly and may need replacing. Take a thin strip of news pa
per, close the door on it at various spots, if the paper can be easily pulled out, then
either a new door rope is needed or door latch needs adjusting by redistributing the
washers on the door latch.
There is rust on my fire
Rust appearing on your fire can only occur when moisture or water is present and has began
to oxidize the steel.

Identify where the water or moisture has come from and fix the problem.

Lightly sand the effected area and use matching Woodsman aerosol high temperature
paint to touch up.
My glass is dirty
Your glass can get dirty easily if you use poor quality or wet wood or spend a lot of time with
the fire on the low setting.

Give the fire a good hot run on the high setting to burn off the residue on the door

If that fails, there are special cleaners especially for this purpose or oven cleaner works
well. Do not get chemicals on the paint work.
My fire smokes when I open the door
There are many reasons which may cause this symptom and it is often a process of elimination to remedy the problem.
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Your flue length may be too short. Even though it may be of legal length, every installation is different and you may require an additional length of flue.
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Your flue may be blocked, have the flue looked at.
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The baffle may not be in place correctly, visually check to see if it has moved.
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You may need a cowl like the Woodsman Columbia cowl to help encourage draw, especially where there are environmental problems like high winds.
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Your flue may be getting too cold. If the flue gases get too cold, they can struggle to be
exhausted and when the door is opened, they find it easier to exit via the door than the
flue. If you suspect your flue is getting cool, turn the fire up onto high for a few minutes
before reloading, this will increase the temperature of the flue and increase the flue
draught. Additional insulation may be required.

Check that the installer has sealed ALL the flue joints and there are no gaps which will
leak air into the flue, reducing the draw.
The paint has been damaged
Paint finishes are not as durable as enameled finishes, but they are extremely quick and easy
to touch up and the fire can look new in minutes.

If damage has occurred to the paint, lightly sand the effected area and touch up using
Woodsman High Temperature Paint.
My fire seems to be performing poorly, not burning well on high
If your fire doesn’t seem to burn well at the high level, check the following:

Negative pressure, make sure there are no extraction devices like fans creating a negative pressure in the home.
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The flue length is long enough.
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The wood is dry and of good quality.
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The flue is clean.
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15 Year Firebox Warranty - Wood fires
10 Year Firebox Warranty - Multi-Fuels
1 Year Parts Warranty - All Fires
Your WOODSMAN fire is warranted for a period of 1 year to the original purchaser, from the
date of purchase, against defective materials and workmanship which includes the firebox
and all parts.
If a part defect occurs, return the part to the retailer or directly to Harris Home Fires along
with a copy of the retailers receipt and the part will be replaced at no cost.
If a firebox defect occurs, either contact the retailer or Harris Home Fires and it will be repaired or replaced at our discretion with all costs covered.
This warranty does not cover damage caused by mishandling, misuse, failure to follow the
manufacturer’s installation and operating instructions, or work done by others, such as installers, or plumbers etc. The manufacturer shall not be responsible for site conditions such
as insufficient draught, downdraughts, or routine servicing and adjustments.
Damage caused by the failure to replace consumables like air tubes, baffles and fire bricks
may void the warranty.
Your WOODSMAN firebox is then covered by a further 9 year warranty against defective
materials and workmanship during normal domestic use.
In the case of a claim after the first year, this warranty covers the replacement or repair at
the manufacturer’s discretion and includes freight, painting and all required refurbishment
but does not cover the cost of having the appliance disconnected and reconnected.
It shall be the owner’s responsibility to have the fire available and ready for pickup from
onsite or another suitable location or deliver the WOODSMAN fire to either the dealer from
whom it was purchased or directly to Harris Home Fires.
Your WOODSMAN WOODFIRE ONLY is then covered by a further 5 year warranty on the
fire box against defective materials and workmanship during normal domestic use.
In the case of a claim after the first 10 years, it shall be the owner’s responsibility and expense to deliver the WOODSMAN fire directly to Harris Home Fires, and the reinstallation
after any repair has been made. Harris Home Fires will repair and refurbish the fire, including painting as necessary and deliver the back to the customer.
Harris Home Fires
41 Braddon St
Addington
Christchurch 8024
New Zealand
Email sales@hhf.co.nz
P O Box 4043
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand
Phone 03 366 1796
Freephone 0800 3661796
Fax 03 366 1795
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