Vermont Castings Non-Catalytic Convection Heater 2477CE Specifications

Vermont Castings Non-Catalytic Convection Heater 2477CE Specifications
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Non-Catalytic
Convection
Heater
Model 2478
Homeowner’s Installation and Operating Manual
2278 SAFETY NOTICE
Dutchwest
If this heater is not properly installed, operated, and maintained, a house fire may result.
noncat
For safety, follow all installation, operation and maintenance directions. Contact local
cover and installation inspection requirements in your
building officials about restrictions
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area.
DO NOT DISCARD THIS MANUAL: Retain for future use
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The Dutchwest Model 2478 covered in this Owner’s Guide has been tested and
listed by OMNI­ - Test Laboratories, Inc. of Portland, Oregon. The test standards utilized were UL 1482 for the United States and ULC S-627 for Canada.
Dutchwest Model 2478 is not listed for mobile home installations.
This heater meets the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s emission limits for wood heaters sold on or after July 1, 1990.
PLEASE NOTE
Read this entire manual before you install and use
your new room heater. Failure to follow instructions
may result in property damage, bodily injury or loss of
life. Save these instructions for future use.
Accessories
Table of Contents
Specifications............................................................. 3
Installation...........................................................4
Clearances........................................................10
Assembly...........................................................16
Operation...........................................................18
Maintenance......................................................23
Illustrated Parts List...........................................30
• Clearance-reducing Right Side Heat Shields
• Clearance-reducing Heat Shields for single-wall
stove pipe
•
•
•
•
Variable-speed Blower
Outside Air Termination Kit
Clearance Reducing Rear Exit Flue Heat Shield
Clearance Reducing Top Exit Flue Heat Shield
Warranty............................................................32
Proposition 65 Warning: Fuels used in gas, woodburning or oil fired appliances, and the products of
combustion of such fuels, contain chemicals known
to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects and other reproductive harm.
California Health & Safety Code Sec. 25249.6
Patents:
U.S.: D288357, 4502395, 4646712
Resolute Acclaim: 4683868,D308246
Canada: 1235969. Other foreign mechanical patents issued.
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Specifications
A
D
C
G
F
H
B
E
Model 2478
A
26³⁄₄” (683 mm)
B
27¹⁄₄” (695 mm)
C
29³⁄₄” (756 mm)
D
23” (584 mm)
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E
17¹⁄₂ ” (445 mm)
Dutchwest
F
noncat27¹⁄₄”
specs(692 mm) Center of Flue Collar, Rear Exit
G
30¹⁄₂”
(775 mm)
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H
5C\v” (146 mm)
Log length
22” (560 mm)
Maximum burn time1
Up to 10 hrs.
Average area heated (sq. ft.)2 800 - 1600 (74 - 149 m2)
Range of heat output4 10,600 - 25,300 Btu/hr.
Maximum heat output1
40,000 Btu/hr.
EPA emissions rating4 (g/h, non-catalytic)
1.49
Weight
420 lbs. (191 kg)
Loading Side or front
Flue exit position (reversible)
Top or rear
Air control
One
Fig. 1 Dutchwest Convection Heater specifications.
1. Maximum burn times and heat outputs are based on laboratory testing using full loads of seasoned hardwoods, and may vary in individual use
depending on how the stove is operated, type and moisture content of fuels, and other factors. Maximum burn times are achieved under different
operating conditions than are maximum heat outputs.
2. These values are based on operation in building code-conforming homes under typical Winter climate conditions in the northeastern U.S. If your
home is of nonstandard construction (e.g. unusually well-insulated, not insulated, built underground, or if you live in a more severe or more temperate climate), these figures may not apply. Since so many variables affect performance, consult your Dutchwest Authorized Dealer to determine
realistic expectations for your home.
4. Under specific conditions used during EPA emissions testing.
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Installation
SAFETY NOTICE: IF YOUR DUTCHWEST CONVECTION HEATER IS NOT PROPERLY INSTALLED,
OPERATED AND MAINTAINED, A HOUSE FIRE MAY
RESULT. FOR SAFETY, FOLLOW ALL INSTALLATION, OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE DIRECTIONS. CONTACT LOCAL BUILDING OFFICIALS
ABOUT RESTRICTIONS AND INSTALLATION
INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS IN YOUR AREA.
Before you begin the installation, review your plans to
confirm that:
• Your stove and chimney connector will be far enough
from combustible material to meet all clearance requirements.
• The floor protector is large enough and is constructed
properly to meet all requirements.
• You have obtained all necessary permits from local
authorities.
Your local building official is the final authority for approving your installation as safe and for determining
that it meets local and state codes.
Clearance and installation information is printed on the
metal label attached to the rear of the stove. Local authorities generally will accept the label as evidence that,
when the stove is installed according to the information
on the label and in this manual, the installation meets
codes and can be approved.
Codes vary in different areas, however. Before starting
the installation, review your plans with the local building
authority. Your local dealer can provide any additional
information needed.
Important: Failure to follow these installation instructions may result in a dangerous situation, including a
chimney or house fire. Follow all instructions exactly,
and do not allow makeshift compromises to endanger
property and personal safety.
Masonry Chimneys
If you use an existing masonry chimney, it must be
inspected to ensure safe condition before the stove
is installed. Your local professional chimney sweep,
building inspector, or fire department official will be able
either to make the inspection or to direct you to someone who can.
An inspection of the chimney must confirm that it has
a lining. Do not use an unlined chimney. The chimney should also be examined for cracks, loose mortar,
other signs of deterioration, and blockage. Repair any
defects before the chimney is used with your stove.
Unused openings in an existing masonry chimney must
be sealed with masonry to the thickness of the chimney
wall, and the chimney liner should be repaired. Openings sealed with pie plates or wallpaper are a hazard
and should be sealed with mortar or refractory cement.
In the event of a chimney fire, flames and smoke may
be forced out of these unused thimbles.
The chimney should be thoroughly cleaned before use.
A newly-built masonry chimney must conform to the
standards of your local building code or, in the absence
of a local code, to a recognized national code. Masonry
chimneys must be lined, either with code-approved
masonry or pre-cast refractory tiles, stainless steel
pipe, or a code-approved, “poured-in-place” liner. The
chimney’s clean-out door must seal tightly.
Prefabricated Double-Wall
Insulated Chimney
Chimney Types
Your Dutchwest Convection Heater must be connected
to 1) a chimney complying with the requirements for
Type HT chimneys in the standard for Chimneys, Factory-Built, Residential Type and Building Heating Appliance, UL 103, or 2) a code-approved masonry chimney
with a flue liner.
Whatever kind you use, the chimney and chimney connector must be in good condition and kept clean.
Tile Lined
Masonry
Chimney
ST241
Fig. 2 If in sound condition and approved for use, either a
masonry or a prefabricated chimney may be used.
ST241
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Prefabricated Chimneys
A prefabricated metal chimney must be one tested and
listed for use with solid-fuel burning appliances.
A horizontal connector run should be inclined 1/4” per
foot (20 mm per meter) from the stove toward the
chimney. The recommended maximum length of a horizontal run is 3 feet (1m) and the total length of chimney
connector should be no longer than 8 feet (2.5m).
Chimney Height
For proper draft and good performance, the chimney
should extend at least 16’ (5 m) above the flue collar of
the stove.
The chimney must also extend at least 3’ (914 mm)
above the highest point where it passes through a roof,
and at least 2’ (610 mm) higher than any portion of a
building within 10’ (3 m). (Fig. 2)
DO NOT CONNECT THIS UNIT TO A CHIMNEY
FLUE SERVING ANOTHER APPLIANCE.
0 To 10'
2' Min.
The chimney connector is the single-wall pipe, or listed
and approved double-wall pipe that connects the stove
to the chimney. The chimney itself is a masonry or
prefabricated structure that encloses the flue. Chimney
connectors are used only to make the connection from
the stove to the chimney.
Do not pass the chimney connector through a combustible wall, floor, or ceiling, through an attic or roof space,
or through a closet or similar concealed space. If passage through a combustible wall is unavoidable, follow
the recommendations in the following section on Wall
Pass-Throughs. Keep the passage as short and direct
as possible, with no more than two 90 degree turns.
Two Types of Connector
You may use either a single-wall steel connector of the
size and gauge described below, or a listed and approved double-wall connector.
Single-Wall Connector
The single-wall chimney connector should be made of
24 gauge or heavier steel, and must have a minimum
internal diameter of 6” (150 mm) for model 2478.
0 To 10'
3'
Min.
Guidelines for Installing
the Chimney Connector
Install single-wall chimney connector not less than 18”
(450 mm) from the ceiling.
2' Min.
3'
Min.
Reference
Point
AC246
Fig. 3 The 2/3/10 rule for chimneys.
AC246
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Chimney Size
The Model 2478 heater should be vented into a masonry chimney with a square flue with nominal flue size
of 8” x 8” (203 x 203 mm), or a round flue with nominal
flue size of 6” (152 mm).
Chimney liners larger than 8” x 12” (203 x 305 mm)
may promote rapid cooling of smoke and reduction in
draft, especially if they are located outside the home.
These large chimneys may need to be insulated or
have their flues relined for proper stove performance.
Accessories to help make the connection between
stainless steel chimney liners and the stove are available through your local dealer.
In cathedral ceiling installations, extend the prefabricated chimney downward to within 8 feet (2.5 meters)
of the stove. The entire chimney connector should be
exposed and accessible for inspection and cleaning.
Do not use galvanized chimney connector; it cannot
withstand the high temperatures that can be reached
by smoke and exhaust gases and it may release toxic
fumes under high heat.
Chimney
Flue Liner
Flue
Elbow
Thimble
Slip Pipe
Standard Connector
Flue Collar
Floor Protector
ST418
Fig. 4 Sections of a steel chimney connector of at least 24
gauge thickness are fastened together with screws to
ST418
connect the stove to the chimney.
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Double-Wall Connector
Information on assembling and installing double-wall
connectors is provided by the manufacturer of the
double-wall pipe. Follow the manufacturer’s installation
instructions exactly. Most manufacturers of prefabricated double-wall insulated chimneys also offer doublewall connector pipes. Using a chimney and connector
pipe from the same manufacturer helps simplify the
assembly and installation.
NOTE: For installations using double-wall connectors, minimum clearances must conform to listed
clearances in the Stove and Chimney Connector
Clearance Charts on Page 12 and 13 of this manual.
Assembling Single-Wall
Chimney Connector
SAFETY NOTE: Always wear gloves and safety
goggles when drilling, cutting or joining sections of
chimney connector. For double-wall connectors, follow the manufacturer’s
instructions exactly. For single-wall connectors, follow
the instructions below.
1. Insert the crimped end of the first section into the
stove’s flue collar, and keep each crimped end pointing
toward the stove (Fig.5). Using the holes in the flue collar as guides, drill 1/8” (3 mm) holes in the bottom of the
first section of chimney connector and secure it to the
flue collar with three #10 x 1/2” sheet metal screws.
Toward
Stove
2. Secure each joint between sections of chimney connector, including telescoping joints, with at least three
sheet metal screws.
3. Secure the chimney connector to the chimney. Instructions for various installations follow below.
4. Confirm that the installed stove and chimney connector are correct distances from nearby combustible
material. See the clearance charts on pages 12 and 13.
NOTE: Special slip pipes and thimble sleeves that form
telescoping joints between sections of chimney connector are available to simplify installations. They can
eliminate the need to cut individual connector sections.
Consult your local dealer about these special pieces.
Securing the Connector to a
Prefabricated Chimney
Follow the installation instructions of the chimney
manufacturer exactly as you install the chimney. The
manufacturer of the chimney will supply the accessories to support the chimney, either from the roof of
the house, at the ceiling of the room where the stove is
installed, or from an exterior wall.
Special adaptors are available from your local dealer
to make the connection between the prefabricated
chimney and the chimney connector. (Fig. 6) The top
of such adaptors attach directly to the chimney or to the
chimney’s ceiling support package, while the bottom of
the adaptor is screwed to the chimney connector.
These adaptors are designed so the top end will fit
outside the inner wall of the chimney, and the bottom
end will fit inside the first section of chimney connector.
Any soot or creosote falling from the inner walls of the
chimney will stay inside the chimney connector.
Prefab (Insulated)
Chimney
Flue Gas
Direction
Ceiling Support
Package
ST242
Fig. 5 Crimped sections always point toward the stove so
that any liquid condensation will not leak out.
ST242
Chimney connector
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Prefab Chimney
Adapter
Chimney Connector
(Stovepipe)
ST419
Fig. 6 Joining the chimney connector to a prefabricated
chimney.
ST419
Joining the chomney
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Securing the Connector
to a Masonry Chimney
The Dutchwest Convection heater may be connected
to either a freestanding masonry chimney or a masonry
fireplace chimney.
Thimble
Sleeve
Flue
Elbow
Thimble
Keep
Sleeve
End Flush
with Flue
Tile
Freestanding Installations
If the chimney connector must pass through a combustible wall to reach the chimney, follow the recommendations in the wall pass-through section that follows.
The opening through the chimney wall to the flue
(the “breech”) must be lined with either a ceramic or
metal cylinder, called the “thimble”, which is securely
cemented in place. (Fig. 7) Most chimney breeches
incorporate thimbles, but check to be sure the fit is snug
and the joint between thimble and chimney wall firmly
cemented.
A special piece called the “thimble sleeve,” slightly
smaller in diameter than the standard connector and
most thimbles, will ease the removal of the chimney
connector system for inspection and cleaning. Thimble
sleeves should be available from your local dealer.
To install a thimble sleeve, slide it into the breech until
it is flush with the inner flue wall. Don’t extend it into
the actual flue passage, as that could interfere with the
draft.
The thimble sleeve should protrude 1-2” (25-50 mm)
into the room. Use furnace cement and thin gasketing
to seal the sleeve in place in the thimble. Secure the
chimney connector to the outer end of the sleeve with
sheet metal screws.
Fireplace Installations Above the Fireplace
In this installation, the chimney connector rises from
the stove, turns ninety degrees, and goes back into the
fireplace chimney. The liner of the fireplace chimney
should extend at least to the point at which the chimney
connector enters the chimney. Follow all the guidelines
for installing a chimney connector into a freestanding
masonry chimney, and pay special attention to these
additional points:
Chimney
Connector
Flue Liner
Fig. 7 The thimble, made of either ceramic or metal, must be
cemented in place securely.
Masonry Wall
ST243
thinble connection
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Liner djt
Chimney Connector
Shield
Block-Off Plate
Chimney Connector
ST796as
Fig. 8 The connector enters flue above the fireplace. If the
clearance between the chimney connector and either the
ST796
mantel and/or the ceiling is inadequate,
special protective
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shields will be required.
flue over mantel
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Flue Liner
Extend Chimney Connector to the First Tile of
the Flue Liner
• Check the stove and chimney connector clearances
•
•
to combustible mantel or trim materials. Use the
necessary combination of mantel, trim, and connector heat shields to provide the required clearances.
(Fig. 8)
Double-check connector clearance from the ceiling.
The fireplace damper must be closed and sealed
to prevent room air from being drawn up the flue,
reducing the draft. However, it must be possible to
re-open the damper to inspect or clean the chimney.
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Observe
Miniumum Clearances
Damper
Plate is
Removed
or Locked
in Open
Position
Close Off
the Damper
Opening with
Sheet Metal
and Sealant
ST797
Fig. 9 The connector passes through the fireplace to enter
flue. Special Fireplace Adapter Kits to simplify fireplace instalST797
lations are available from
your local dealer.
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Fireplace Installations Through the Fireplace
The Convection heater may be installed either without
legs* as a fireplace insert, or with standard legs attached - depending on the safety regulations that apply
to your situation, the height of the fireplace opening and
your own preference. For either situation, the chimney
connector/positive connection kit extends back from the
stove, enters the fireplace cavity, and turns upward. It
then passes through the fireplace damper opening and
smoke chamber and connects to the chimney flue.
In such installations, a “positive connection” must be
made to the chimney flue with a special kit available
from your local dealer. Also, special clearance and floor
protection provisions must be observed. These provisions are discussed in the Clearance and Floor Protection sections respectively.
12”
(305 mm)
Chimney
Connector
12”
(305 mm)
ST420
Fig. 10 Wall pass-through enclosed with noncombustible
materials.
Wall Pass-Throughs
Whenever possible, design your installation so the connector does not pass through a combustible wall. If you
must use a wall pass-through in your installation, check
with your building inspector before you begin and construct it in accordance with local building codes. Also
check with the chimney connector manufacturer for any
specific requirements.
18” (450 mm)
Empty Space
All Around the
Chimney Connector
Sheet Metal
ST420
Cover
wall pass through
(One side
with noncombust
only)
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Accessories are available for use as wall passthroughs. If using one of these, make sure it has been
tested and listed for use as a wall pass-through.
All combustible material in the wall is cut away a sufficient distance from the single-wall connector to provide
the required 12” (305 mm) clearance for the connector.
Any material used to close up the opening must be noncombustible.
The following wall pass-through methods may be approved in your area: • Use a section of listed factory-built chimney with a
nine-inch clearance to combustibles.
• Place a chimney connector pipe inside a ventilated
thimble, which is then separated from combustibles
by 6” (152 mm) of fiberglass insulating material.
• If the stove is installed without legs, we recommend
the use of noncombustible tiles or pavers as shims to
allow air flow into the convection air inlets under the
stove. Make sure not to block air slots instove bottom
with shims or remove fan cover.
• Place a chimney connector pipe inside a section of
listed solid-insulated, factory-built chimney, with an
inside diameter 2” (51 mm) larger than the chimney
connector and having 1” (25 mm) or more of insulation and maintaining a minimum 2 inch air space
between the outer wall of the chimney and combustibles.
ST421
Fig. 11 Hollow wall pass-through.
DO NOT CONNECT THE HEATER TO ANY AIR
DISTRIBUTION DUCT OR SYSTEM
In Canada: The Canadian Standards Association has
ST421 Figure 11 shows one
established different guidelines.
hollow wall pass through
method, in which all combustible
material in the wall is
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cut away to provide the required 18” (450 mm) clearance for the connector. The resulting space must
remain empty.
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A flush-mounted sheet metal cover may be used on one
side only. If covers must be used on both sides, each
cover must be mounted on non-combustible spacers
at least 1” (25 mm) clear of the wall. Your Dutchwest
dealer or your local building inspector can provide details of other approved methods of passing a chimney
connector through a combustible wall. In Canada, this
type of installation must conform to CAN/CSA-B365,
Installation Code for Solid Fuel Burning Appliances and
Equipment.
NOTE: Do not vent your Dutchwest stove into a factorybuilt (zero-clearance) fireplace. These appliances and
their chimneys are specifically designed as a unit for
use as fireplaces. It may void the listing or be hazardous to adapt them for any other use.
Floor Protection
A tremendous amount of heat radiates from the bottom
plate of your Dutchwest stove. The floor area directly
under and around the stove will require protection from
radiant heat as well as from stray sparks or embers that
may escape the firebox.
Heat protection is provided by the MHSC Bottom Heat
Shield. Spark, ember and thermal protection must be
provided by a floor protector constructed with noncombustible material as specified.
C
B
B
A
B
B
A
A
A
A.
B. C. U.S.
16”
6”
10”
Canada
18” (457 mm)
8” (203 mm)
10” (254 mm)
ST798
Minimum Dimensions for Noncombustible Floor
ST798
Protectors (Width x Depth):
DW non cat
(5/8” /16mm thick min. with an
R-value of at least 0.744)
floor protection
Model
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Canada
2478 49¹⁄₂” x 45” 53¹⁄₂” x 49” (1359 mm x 1245 mm)
Fig. 12 Be sure to follow exactly the minimum floor protection
requirements on all four sides of the stove.
In the US and Canada most installations will require
that the bottom heat shield must be attached. Only
when the stove is placed on a completely noncombustible surface such as unpainted concrete over earth may
it be used without the heat shield.
Even when the bottom heat shield is installed, you
must provide special protection to the floor beneath.
For installation with the heat shield attached, use an
approved 5/8” (16mm) noncombustible hearth pad with
K = 0.84 BTU/in ft2 hr °F or an equivalent material with
an R-value of at least 0.744. (Refer to “How to Determine if Alternate Floor Protection Materials are Acceptable” section)The floor protector may be covered with
a decorative noncombustible material if desired. Do not
obstruct the space under the heater.
Protection requirements vary somewhat between the
United States and Canada as follows:
U.S. Installations: The floor protector is required under
the stove and must extend at least 16” from the front
and left (loading door) side of the stove, and at least 6”
from the right side and rear. (Fig. 12)
In Canada: a noncombustible floor protector is required
under the heater also. The floor protector must extend
18” (457mm) from the front and left (loading door) side
of the stove, and at least 8” (203mm) from the right side
and rear. (Fig. 12)
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ST799
Fig. 13 Combustible supporting timbers (A) may lie beneath
fireplace hearths; such situations require additional floor
protection.
Due to the side loading door, floor protector requireST799
ments call for more protection on the left side than on
the right. If you wish acombustible
more balancedsupport
look, increase
the other side of the hearth
as well. Do not reduce side
timbers
protection under any circumstances.
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How to Determine if Alternate Floor Protection Materials are Acceptable
All floor protection must be noncombustible (i.e. metals, brick, stone, mineral fiber boards, etc.). Any organic
materials (i.e. plastics, wood paper products, etc.) are
combustible and must not be used. The floor protection
specified includes some form of thermal designation
such as R-value (thermal resistance) or k-factor (thermal conductivity).
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Procedure:
1. Convert specifications to R-value:
i. R-value given - no conversion needed.
ii. k-factor is given with a required thickness (T) in
inches: R = 1 x T
k
iii. K-factor is given with a required thickness (T) in
inches: R = 1
xT
K x 12
iv. r-factor is given with a required thickness (T) in
inches: R = r x T
2. Determine the R-value of the proposed alternate
floor protector:
i. Use the formula in Step 1 to convert values not
expressed as R.
ii. For multiple layers, add R-values of each layer to
determine overall R-value.
3. If the overall R-value of the system is greater than
the R-value of the specified floor protector, the alternate is acceptable.
EXAMPLE: The specified floor protector should be 5/8inch thick material with k-factor of 0.84. The proposed
alternate is 4” brick with an r-factor of 0.2 over 1/8”
mineral board with a k-factor of 0.29
Step a: Use formula above to convert specification to
1
R-value: R = x T = 1 x 0.625 = 0.744
k
0.84
Step b: Calculate R of proposed system.
4” brick of r = 0.2, therefore:
Rbrick = 0.2 x 4 = 0.8
1/8” mineral board of k = 0.29, therefore
1
Rmineralboard =
x 0.125 = 0.431
0.29
Rtotal = Rbrick + Rmineralboard = 0.8 + 0.431 = 1.231
Step c: Compare proposed system Rtotal of 1.231 to
specified R of 0.744. Since proposed system Rtotal
is greater than required, the system is acceptable.
Definitions
To install the heater without legs as a fireplace insert,
the floor must be completely noncombustible, such as
an unpainted concrete floor over earth.
Many fireplaces do not satisfy the “completely noncombustible” requirement because the brick or concrete hearth in front of the fireplace opening usually is
supported by heavy wooden framing as in Figure 13.
Because heat passes readily through brick or concrete,
it can easily pass through to the wood. As a result, such
fireplace hearths are considered a combustible floor.
You may not install a heater on a combustible hearth
without legs. Standard leg installations must include the
bottom heat shield. The floor protector must also meet
standard requirements for freestanding installations.
Floor Protection for Fireplace
Installations with Standard Legs
Fireplace installations with the standard legs and the
bottom heat shield must have a floor protector of the
same construction as that specified for freestanding
installations: use an approved 5/8” (16mm) noncombustible hearth pad with K = 0.84 BTU/in ft2 hr °F or an
equivalent material with an R-value of at least 0.744
(that may be covered with a decorative noncombustible
material if you desire). (Refer to “How to Determine if
Alternate Floor Protection Materials are Acceptable”
section) The floor protector must extend at least 16”
(406 mm) [18” / 457 mm in Canada] from the front of
the stove and from the left (loading door) side, and at
least 8” (203 mm) from the right side and rear. It must
also provide protection beneath any horizontal runs of
the chimney connector, including 2” to either side.
Many raised hearths will extend less than the required
distance from the front of the heater when it is installed.
In such cases, sufficient floor protection, as described
above, must be added to extend the hearth 16” (406
mm) [18” (457 mm) in Canada].
R=
(ft2)(hr)(°F)
Btu
Hearth rugs do not satisfy the requirements for floor
protection.
k=
(Btu)(in)
= K x 12
(ft2)(hr)(°F)
K = (Btu)(ft)
(ft2)(hr)(°F)
Fireplace insert installations also have specific clearance requirements to the side walls, side decorative
trim, and fireplace mantel. This information is found in
“Fireplace Installation Clearances” in this section.
(ft2)(hr)(°F) 1
r = (Btu)(in) =
k
Fireplace Installations
REMINDER- FIREPLACE INSERT INSTALLATIONS
WITHOUT LEGS ARE PERMISSIBLE ONLY IF THE
HEARTH IS COMPLETELY NONCOMBUSTIBLE,
SUCH AS UNPAINTED CONCRETE OVER EARTH.
The Dutchwest Model 2478 has a reversible flue collar
to allow for either top exit or rear exit installations.
You may install your Dutchwest Model 2478 in an existing fireplace as a fireplace insert with no legs, or with
the standard legs attached.
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Clearances
Keep the Stove a Safe Distance
From Surrounding Materials
Both a stove and its chimney connector radiate heat
in all directions when operating. A safe installation requires that adequate clearance be maintained between
the stove and nearby combustible materials to ensure
that such materials do not overheat.
Clearance is the distance between either your stove or
chimney connector, and nearby walls, floors, the ceiling,
and any other fixed combustible surface. Keep furnishings and other combustible materials away from the
stove as well. In general, a distance of 48” (1220 mm)
must be maintained between the stove and moveable
combustible items such as drying clothes, furniture,
newspapers, firewood, etc. Keeping those clearance
areas empty assures that nearby surfaces and objects
will not overheat.
Safe Ways to Reduce Clearances
Your stove has specific clearance requirements that
have been established through careful research and
testing to UL and ULC standards.
Clearance requirements have been established to meet
every installation possibility, and they involve the combination of basic variables:
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•
•
•
•
When the stove has no listed heat shield When the stove has a listed heat shield When the wall has no heat shield
When the wall has a heat shield When the stove has a double-wall chimney connector
ST809
Fig. 14 Extra floor protection may be required for the fireplace hearth, even if your stove is installed with the legs and
ST809
the bottom heat shield.
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Fireplace Installation Clearances
A fireplace installation requires special clearance between the:
• Side of the stove and the right and left walls
• Side of the stove and the decorative side trim on
the fireplace face
• Top of the stove and the mantel
In addition, both Fireplace Adaptor and Fireplace Insert
installations have special floor protection requirements
that are addressed in the section on Floor Protection.
M
• When the stove has a single-wall connector
TT
with heat shields, or without heat shields
In general, the greatest clearance is required when you
locate a stove with no heat shield near a wall with no
heat shield. The least clearance is required when both
the stove and the wall have heat shields. Reducing a
stove clearance may require a listed heat shield on the
chimney connector as well, or a double-wall connector.
Clearances may be reduced only by means approved
by the regulatory authority and in accordance with the
clearances listed in this manual. The charts and sample
installations that follow list all the clearances required
for the various installation configurations of Dutchwest
Convection Heaters.
T
S
ST800
Side Walls (S)................. 14¹⁄₂” (368 mm)
Trim (T)........................... 8” (203 mm)
ST800
Top Trim (TT)..................
11” (294 mm)
fireplace
Mantel (M)......................
17¹⁄₂” (445 mm)
install
Fig. 15 Minimum clearances for fireplace installation. Recommended clearances must be maintained between stove and
the surrounding combustible components.
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Designing a Safe Installation
Clearance Chart Reference Diagrams
The section that follows contains charts with the information that you’ll need to make your installation safe.
Included are a chart to tell you exactly where to cut the
hole in the ceiling so that the stove will meet clearance
requirements, a chart that gives stove clearances for
all installations, and a chart to illustrate the required
sizes of wall shields for various installations.
Refer to the diagrams below when using the Stove and
Chimney Connector Clearance Chart that follows. For
example, the letter “A” gives the minimum side clearance for installations in which the stove is not equipped
with any heat shield and the wall beside the stove is not
protected. “D” gives the minimum side clearance when
the stove does not have any heat shield, but the wall is
protected.
Refer to these charts as you plan the installation and do
not compromise on any of the dimensions listed.
Measure clearance distances from the top plate of the
stove or chimney connector to the wall, not the wall
protector.
Unprotected Surfaces
Parallel Installations
Protected Surfaces
Corner Installations
C
B
Parallel Installations
F
E
A
Corner Installations
D
C
F
Installations with no stove heat shields
H
G
J
N/A
N/A
I
Rear exit, flue collar heat shield installations
L
M
O
K
P
N
M
P
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Top exit, flue collar heat shield, right side heat shield and chimney connector heat shields or double wall
connector
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Stove and Chimney Connector Clearance Charts
Model 2478 Medium Convection Heater
UNPROTECTED SURFACES
PROTECTED SURFACES
Corner
Corner
Parallel Installations
Installations Parallel Installations
Installations
Stove Clearance
Side
Rear3
Corner
Side
Rear3
Corner
No heat shields
(A) 20”
(B) 25”
(C) 15¹⁄₂”
(D) 7”
(E) 19”
(F) 10¹⁄₂”
(508 mm)
(635 mm) (394 mm)
(178 mm) (483 mm)
(267 mm)
Rear exit,
(G) 16”
(H) 12”
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
flue collar heat shields
(406 mm)
(305 mm)
Top exit1,2, flue collar
(K) 14”
(L) 15”
(M) 7¹⁄₂”
(N) 7”
(O) 11”
(P) 7”
Single-wall connector
(356 mm)
(381 mm) (191 mm)
(178 mm) (279 mm)
(178 mm)
w/connector heat shield
Right Side
Right Side
and right side heat shield
Only
Only
1
Top exit , flue collar
(K) 17”
(L) 15”
(M) 7¹⁄₂”
(N) 8”
(O) 14¹⁄₂”
(P) 7”
heat shield,
(432 mm)
(381 mm) (191 mm)
(178 mm) (368 mm)
(178 mm)
Double wall connector
Chimney Connector Clearance:
Single-wall connector
20” 14” No connector heat shield
(508 mm)
(356 mm)
Single-wall2 connector
10”
6”
w/connector heat shield
(254 mm)
(152 mm)
& flue collar heat shield
Double-wall connector
10”
9¹⁄₂”
& flue collar heat shield
(254 mm)
(241 mm)
Front Clearance to Combustibles­­: (All Installations)
48” (1219 mm)
1. Shielding for a top exit stove must include a flue collar shield to protect the area behind the flue collar.
2. Chimney connector heat shields must extend exactly 24” (610 mm) above the flue collar of the stove.
3. Dimension is to the top plate of the stove, not the back wall of the stove.
Important:
When choosing an installation utilizing the side loading door located on the left side of the stove, follow the
minimum dimensions given in the Stove and Chimney Connector Chart on Page 13 and the Minimum Dimensions for Noncombustible Floor Protectors given on Page 9, Figure 12.
For operation of the side loading door, the minimum clearances on the left side of the stove for usable operation is 13” (330 mm) in a corner installation and 18” (457 mm) in a parallel installation.
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Distance from Center of Flue Collar to Wall in Top-Exit Installations
Dutchwest Convection Heater Model 2478
NOTE: These are not clearance distances. These measurements indicate where the centerline of the flue collar will be for various installations. Measurements are from the centerline of the flue collar to the wall, not the
wall protector. B
A
C
E
C
D
F
F
ST427
ST427
UNPROTECTED SURFACES
PROTECTED SURFACES
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Corner
Corner
flue centerline
Parallel Installations
Installations Parallel Installations
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Chimney Connector
Side
Rear
Corner
Side
Rear
Corner
Listed, Approved
(A) 30”
(B) 13”
(C) 18¹⁄₂”
(D) 21”
(E) 12¹⁄₂”
(F) 18”
Double-wall, with
(762 mm)
(330 mm) (470 mm)
(533 mm)
(318 mm)
(457 mm)
flue collar shield
Single wall, with
(A) 27”
(B) 13”
(C) 18¹⁄₂”
(D) 20”
(E) 9”
(F) 15”
Connector heat shields
(686 mm)
(330 mm) (470 mm)
(508 mm)
(229 mm)
(381 mm)
and flue collar shield
Single wall with no
(A) 33” (B) 23”
(C) 26¹⁄₂”
(D) 20”
(E) 17”
(F) 21¹⁄₂”
heat shields
(838 mm)
(584 mm) (673 mm)
(508 mm)
(432 mm)
(546 mm)
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Wall Heat Shield Dimensions
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48”
(1220 mm)
48” (1220 mm)
Rear Exit
ST801
48” (1220 mm)
Centered Behind Stove
Spaced 1”
(25 mm)
from Floor
Fig. 16 Rear wall protection.
60” (1525 mm)
Spaced 1”
(25 mm)
from Floor
ST802
Fig. 17 Sidewall protection.
ST802
sidewall protection
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rear wall protection
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Wall Shields
Meet at
Corner
60”
(1525 mm)
48”
(1220 mm)
Spaced 1”
(25 mm)
from Floor
ST803
Fig. 18 Corner wall protection.
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Assembly
Your convection heater requires some assembly.
Follow the directions carefully and refer to the parts
diagram at the back of this manual.
Bottom Heat Shield
Unpack the Parts
Remove the bottom heat shield strapped to the top of
the stove and all loose parts from the firebox and the
ash pan. Check to make sure all the parts are included
and intact. You should have received:
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•
•
•
•
1 fully assembled heater body
1 bottom heat shield*
4 legs
1 Lower Load Door Refractory
1 ash pan
1 handle assembly
1 hardware bag, containing the following parts:
• (3) #10 x 1/2” sheet metal screws, (to attach the
chimney connector to the flue collar)
• (1) 1/8” Allen wrench, (to tighten the door latch)
• (1) 5/32” Allen wrench, (to tighten the damper
handle)
• (4) washers, (used with the leg bolts to attach
legs to the stove)
• (1) door handle insert holder (for storing the
handle assembly when it is not in use.)
• (4) 3/8-16 x 1” hex head screws, (to attach legs)
If any parts are missing or damaged, immediately notify
your Dutchwest dealer for replacements. Do not install
your stove without having all necessary parts or using
damaged parts.
ST813
Fig. 19 Remove bands holding stove to pallet and remove
heat shield from to of stove.
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Leg
Bolt
* A Bottom Heat Shield is required in many installations. Refer to the floor protection information
found in the Installation Section of this manual.
Attach the Legs and Heat Shield
NOTE: To avoid damaging the sheet metal components, do not place the stove on its back to install the
legs. Follow the instructions below.
1. Remove the band that holds the stove to the pallet
and remove the bottom heat shield that was positioned on top of the stove. (Fig. 19)
2. Rotate the stove counterclockwise until the front left
corner overhangs the pallet and the leg-mounting
hole is accessible. (Fig. 20)
3. Remove and discard the (4) 3/8-16 x 1/2” round
head bolts that are in the leg holes on the bottom of
the stove.
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Handle Insert
Holder
ST814
Fig. 20 Rotate stove on pallet to expose front left corner.
ST814
front left leg
4. In the hardware
bag, locate the four legs, the door
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handle insert holder, (on this leg only, the door
handle insert holder is used along with a washer),
(4) 3/8-16 x 1” leg bolts and four (4) washers.
5. Place the bolt through a washer and then the door
handle insert holder and align the leg with the bolt
hole in the bottom of the stove. Tighten securely.
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Lower Load Door
Refractory
6. Reposition the stove so the other front corner overhangs the pallet and remove the leg bolt from the
bottom of the stove. Align the leg with the bolt hole
in the bottom of the stove, and attach it with the bolt
and washer. Tighten securely.
7. Reposition the stove so the first rear leg can be attached. Attach the leg using the procedure described
in Step 6. (Fig. 21)
8. Reposition the stove so the remaining leg can be
attached. Attach it using the procedure described in
Step 6. Remove the pallet from beneath the stove.
9. Remove the (4) 1/4-20 x 3/8” hex head bolts from
the mounting bosses and attach the bottom heat
shield using the same bolts.
Carefully move the stove to its final position. One way
to lessen the effort of moving the stove over smooth
flooring is to slide it on a piece of inverted carpet. Move
it slowly to ensure the floor is not scratched.
Retighten all leg fastening hardware.
ST1191
Fig. 22 Install lower load door refractory. (Cutaway view for
clarification.)
3. Attach the rheostat to the door handle insert holder
near the front left leg. Insert the rheostat control
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shaft through the handle holder hole. Install the
load door brick
retaining ring and rheostat knob onto the shaft.
4. Place cables where they won’t be harmed by traffic.
5. Fan will not operate until stove reaches approximately 109°F.
ST816
Fig. 21 Reposition stove so one rear leg can be attached.
Install Lower Load Door Refractory
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up against the inside of the
left end. (Fig. 22)
Rheostat
Knob
Fan Kit Installation
1. Secure the fan assembly to the inner back with two
(2) 1/4-20 x 3/4” hex head screws and one (1) 1/4”
star washer as shown in Figure 23.
2. Attach snapstat to the mounting holes on the underside of the bottom with two (2) 1/4-20 pan head
screws.
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Rheostat
ST813
Fig. 23 Fan installation.
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Operation
Heater Controls and Features
Air Control
The Dutchwest Convection Heater Model 2478 has a
control that regulates the amount of air drawn into the
stove. Generally, more air entering the stove allows the
fire to burn hotter and faster, while less air decreases
heat output and prolongs the overall burn time.
The Air Control Lever is located at the lower front
edge of the left side (looking from the front of the
stove). (Fig. 24) The lever operates two internal shutters. Opening the inlet shutters provides air for primary
combustion.
Primary Air
Control Lever
ST811
Fig. 25 Turn primary air control lever clockwise to open.
Damper
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Side Loading
Door
Primary
Air Control
Lever
ST812
Front Loading Door
ST810
Fig. 26 Turn primary air control lever counterclockwise to
close.
Fig. 24 The heater controls.
To open the shutters, turn the lever clockwise. The
ST810
shutters are all the way open when the lever points toDutchwest
ward the rear at a “9:00” position. (Fig. 25) To close the
heat control The shutters
shutters, turn the lever counterclockwise.
are fully closed when the 5/04
lever points straight down.
(Fig. 26)
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Damper Function
Successful Wood Burning
The Damper is operated by moving the handle on
the upper left side of the stove. (Fig. 27) It has two
positions: OPEN, to start the fire and load fuel, and
CLOSED, for greatest efficiency and heat. When the
damper is closed, exhaust gases travel through a
secondary combustion chamber at the rear of the stove
before flowing into the chimney.
Woodburning is often said to be more of an art than a
science. You’ll easily master the art if you start by using
good, dry fuel and by understanding how the stove’s air
supply system operates.
Use the door insert handle to rotate the damper handle.
Turn it counterclockwise to open the damper and clockwise to close it. You will feel resistance as the damper
mechanism engages into the open (counterclockwise)
position.
Burn Only High-Quality Fuel
Your heater is designed to burn natural wood only. Do
not burn other fuels. Never burn pressure-treated wood,
painted or stained wood, or glossy newsprint.
High efficiencies and low emissions are only possible
when burning air-dried, seasoned woods. Avoid burning
“green” wood that has not been properly seasoned.
The best hardwood fuels include oak, maple, beech,
ash, and hickory that has been split, stacked, and
air-dried outside under cover for at least one year. If
hardwood is not available, tamarack, yellow pine, white
pine, Eastern red cedar, fir, and redwood are softwoods
Load Doors
that are commonly burned. They too should be propA Side Loading Door allows the easiest loading of
erly dried. The length of the wood should be the same
wood logs. The Front Door opens for adding an occaas that specified for your particular stove. Avoid using
sional log to the fire. Always be sure to open the stove
wood that has been dried more than two years. Often
damper before opening either door.
gray in color, this wood burns very quickly, resulting in
short burn time and diminished stove performance.
If you must burn it, mix it in
with greener wood to slow
Open
Closed
the burn.
Door Insert Handle
The stove damper must be open when you start a
fire, load fuel, or before you open either door for
any reason.
Store your firewood under
cover to keep it dry. Even
for short-term storage, keep
wood outside of the heater’s
installation clearances and
outside of the space around
the heater required for refueling and ash removal.
ST804
Fig. 27 Damper operating positions.
ST804
damper positions
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Use the Air Control Settings
that Work Best for You
No single control setting will fit every situation. Each
installation will differ depending on the quality of the
fuel, the amount of heat desired, and how long you wish
the fire to burn.
Control settings also depend on your particular installation’s “draft,” or the force that moves air from the
stove up through the chimney. Draft is affected by such
things as the height, type, and location of the chimney,
local geography, nearby obstructions, and other factors.
Too much draft may cause excessive temperatures in
the stove. On the other hand, too little draft can cause
backpuffing into the room and/or insufficient heat.
How do you know if your draft is excessively high or
low? Symptoms of too much draft include an uncontrollable burn or a part of the stove or chimney connector glowing-red. Inadequate draft may is indicated
by smoke leaking into the room through the stove or
chimney connector joints.
When first using the stove, keep a record of the results
you achieve from different control settings. You will
find that specific settings will give you a fixed amount
of heat. It may take a week or two to determine the
amount of heat and the length of burn you should expect from various control settings.
Notice that changes in the weather have a strong effect
on chimney draft. Higher outdoor temperatures and
lower air pressure both weaken draft; lower temperatures and higher air pressure encourage a stronger
draft. An exception to this is in installations with outdoor
chimneys; since these lose heat to the outdoors, it
takes longer to warm them up initially, and it takes more
heat to keep them warm, especially when temperatures
are very low outdoors.
Most installations do not require a large amount of
combustion air, especially if adequate draft is available.
Do not attempt to increase the firing rate of your heater
by altering the air control adjustment range outlined in
these directions.
In some newer homes that are well insulated and
weather-tight, poor draft may result from insufficient
air in the house. In such instances, an open window
near the stove on the windward side of the house (side
against which the wind is blowing) will provide the fresh
air needed. Another solution is to equip the stove with
an Outside Air Kit, available from your local dealer.
Use the air control settings indicated in Figure 28 as
a starting point to help determine the best settings for
your installation.
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High
Medium
Low
Closed
ST817
Fig. 28 Position the primary air control lever for different burn
rates.
DO NOT OPERATE THE STOVE WITH THE ASH
DOOR OPEN. OPERATION WITH THE ASH DOOR
OPEN CAN CAUSE AN OVERFIRING CONDITION
TO OCCUR. OVERFIRING THE STOVE IS DANGEROUS AND CAN RESULT IN PROPERTY DAMAGE,
INJURY, OR LOSS OF LIFE.
ST816
air
settings
Loading Wood
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How to Build and Maintain a Wood Fire
Heater through either the front or side doors. Front
loading is useful for kindling a new fire and adding an
occasional log; however, we recommend side-loading
as most convenient when adding several logs at a time.
Always be certain that the stove damper is open before
opening either door.
WARNING: OPERATE YOUR DUTCHWEST CONVECTION HEATER ONLY WITH THE DOORS FULLY
CLOSED EXCEPT WHEN REFUELING.
THIS STOVE IS HOT WHILE IN OPERATION! KEEP
CHILDREN, CLOTHING, AND FURNITURE AWAY.
CONTACT MAY CAUSE SKIN BURNS.
Break-in Fires
If your stove is new or has new cast iron replacement
parts, “season” the new cast iron with a few break-in
fires. Follow Steps 1-3 below. Then let the fire burn
out. Do not close the damper. Maintain a small but not
smoky fire by adjusting the air control. After the breakin fires, continue with Step 4.
The stove’s paint and cement will emit a slight odor
as these materials cure during the first few fires. You
may wish to provide extra ventilation near the stove by
partially opening a door or window until the odor disappears
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Lighting the Fire
Step 1. Open the stove damper. Open the primary air
control fully.
Step 2. Lay some crumpled newspapers in the stove.
Place six or eight finger-width size pieces of dry kindling on the paper. On the kindling, lay two or three
larger sticks of split dry wood approximately 1-2” (25-50
mm) thick.
DO NOT USE CHEMICALS OR FLUIDS TO START
THE FIRE. DO NOT BURN GARBAGE OR FLAMMABLE FLUIDS SUCH AS GASOLINE, NAPTHA, OR
ENGINE OIL.
Also, never use gasoline-type lantern fuel, kerosene,
charcoal lighter fluid, or similar liquids to start or
“freshen up” a fire in this heater. Keep all such liquids
well away from the heater while it is in use.
Step 3. Light the newspaper and close the door. The
fire soon will be well-established and you may gradually
build it up by adding a few sticks at a time of a progressively larger size. For your initial three or four break-in
fires, let the fire burn brightly for a short time, then let it
die out.
NOTE: An especially large, outdoor, or cold chimney
may need to be “primed,” or warmed up, before it will
draw sufficiently to start a fire. If this is the case, roll up
a couple pieces of newspaper, place them on top of the
kindling and toward the back of the stove, light them,
and close the doors. This should heat the chimney
enough to initiate a draft.
Once the draft is established, open the front door and
light the rest of the fuel from the bottom. Do not light
the main bed of fuel until the chimney begins drawing. Repeat the procedure as often as necessary if the
initial attempt is unsuccessful.
You’ll soon find that this stove is HOT WHILE IN OPERATION! KEEP CHILDREN, CLOTHING, AND FURNITURE AWAY. CONTACT MAY CAUSE SKIN BURNS.
DO NOT OVERFIRE THIS HEATER. Overfiring may
cause a house fire, or can result in permanent damage
to the stove. If a part of the stove or the chimney connector glows, you are overfiring.
Reloading and Reviving the Fire
Reload your stove while it is still hot and there are
plenty of embers to re-kindle the fire quickly. Include
some smaller pieces of wood in the new load of fuel to
help the stove regain high temperatures quickly.
Follow this procedure when you reload the stove:
• Open the damper and move the primary air lever to
•
•
•
•
•
the “HIGH” position.
Open the front door and check the ash level on the
grates and in the ash pan. Clear excess ash from
the grates, particularly at the rear area. Level the
ember bed. Empty the ash pan if necessary.
Replace the ash pan and close the front door.
Load wood, smaller pieces first, and close the loading door.
Allow the stove to regain its “thermal momentum”
before closing the damper. This may take 15-20
minutes.
Close the damper and set the air control lever for the
desired heat output.
NOTE: If the charcoal bed is relatively thick and your
fuel is well-seasoned, it is possible to add fresh fuel
(smaller pieces first), close the door and damper, and
reset the air control within five minutes.
Step 4. Once the fire is burning steadily, continue
adding fuel until a thick bed has been established on
the grate. The bed should be about 2” (51 mm) deep
and should cover the throat opening into the secondary
combustion chamber that is located in the lower center
fireback.
Step 5. Once the ember bed is formed, prepare the
stove for high-efficiency operation. Load it with fuel, first
with smaller splits of wood and then larger ones.
Close the damper and set the air control lever to the
“HIGH” position. Operate the stove for 15-20 minutes at
this maximum air setting to guarantee the new load of
fuel has fully ignited. Once the fuel is burning steadily,
you may adjust the air supply to provide the desired
heat output. Refer back to the air control settings chart
on Page 20.
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Remove Ashes Frequently
Safe Ash Handling
Wear heavy stove gloves when removing ashes. Check
the ash compartment before reloading the stove. If the
ash pan is nearly full, empty the pan. Before replacing
the ash pan, clear away any ash that may have spilled
over the sides and back of the pan.
Ashes may contain hot coals and must be treated with
extreme care. Ashes should be placed outdoors in a
metal container with a tight-fitting lid. 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,
keep them in the closed container until all cinders have
thoroughly cooled. Note: It may take days for these
coals to stop burning. Wood ash may be used as a
garden fertilizer.
Empty the ash drawer regularly - typically every one
to three days. The frequency will vary depending on
what kind of wood you use and how hot you run your
stove­­—the hotter the fire, the more wood you burn, and
the faster ash will accumulate.
CAUTION: Never use a vacuum cleaner to remove
ash from the stove; always remove and dispose of the
ashes properly.
ST805
Fig. 29 Check the ash compartment before reloading the
stove.
ST805
remove ashes
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Fig. 30 Hot ashes can be dangerous and must be stored
outdoors on a noncombustible surface in a metal container
with a tight-fitting lid.
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Maintenance
Keep Your Stove Looking New
And Working Its Best
Care of the Cast Iron Surface
An occasional dusting with a dry rag will keep the
painted cast iron of your Dutchwest Convection Heater
looking new.
If the paint needs retouching, allow the stove to cool
completely. Wire-brush areas needing to be painted.
Remove non-painted components such as air controls
or cover them with masking tape. Touch up the stove
with high temperature stove paint available from your
local dealer. Apply the paint sparingly. Two light coats
are better than one heavy one.
Cleaning the Glass
You will find that most of the carbon deposits on the
glass will burn off regularly during hot fires. You can
wipe fly ash from the glass when hot using a crumpled
piece of dry newspaper. Never use liquid cleaning
agents on hot glass. If you wish to clean the glass
more thoroughly, follow this procedure:
• Be sure the glass is completely cool.
• Use a glass cleaner especially made for this pur•
pose.
Dry the glass completely.
Adjust the Door Latch
The door latches must close tightly to ensure a good
seal between the each door and the stove plates. With
time and use, the door latches will require periodic
adjustment. Follow this procedure: (Fig. 31)
1. Loosen the small locking nut with an open end
wrench.
2. Use the allen wrench (included with the stove) to
turn the striker screw clockwise one quarter-turn
and close the door to test the engagement. The
door latch should engage tightly when closed. Make
further adjustments in small increments.
3. When the striker screw is properly adjusted, tighten
the small locking nut against the pawl without allowing the striker screw to turn.
Small Locking
Nut
Large Locking Nut
Pawl
Striker
Screw
Door
ST806
Fig. 31 Door latch adjustment.
Test and Repair the Door Gaskets
Air leaks can be caused by low spots in the door gaskets. To locate such low spots,
close each door on a
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slip of paper and attempt todoor
pulllatch
the paper free. If the
paper slips out without tearing,
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enough at that spot.
If the seal cannot be improved by adjusting the door
latch, try shimming the gasket. Pack a small quantity of
cement or a smaller diameter gasket into the channel
beneath the gasket to lift the main gasket and thereby
improve its contact with the door frame.
If shimming does not improve the seal, replace the
gasket following these steps:
1. Remove the original gasket by grasping an end and
pulling firmly.
2. Wearing safety goggles, use a wire brush or the tip
of a screwdriver to clean the channel of any remaining cement or bits of gasket.
Remove the old gasket by
pulling gently, but firmly.
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Fig. 32 Door gasket.
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3. Apply a thin bead of stove cement in the newlycleaned groove.
4. Lay the gasket into the groove. Wait until you are a
couple inches from the end before you cut it.
5. Test the gasket by closing the door on a slip of paper
as described above. Adjust the gasket in any areas
where an inadequate seal is evident.
All rope-type gasketing used in the Dutchwest Convection Heater is made of fiberglass. The gasket is 3/8”
diameter for front and side doors and the ash door and
3/8” for the top plate. 3/16” gasket is used behind the
glass.
Adjusting Bolt
(on underside)
Front of
Stove
Lock Nut
Anchor Bolt
Damper Rod
Avoid Damaging the Glass Door Panel
Do not abuse the glass by slamming the door or striking
the glass with a log. Never operate your stove if it has
damaged or broken glass. If you need to replace the
glass, use only replacement glass provided by your local Dutchwest dealer.
Damper Adjustment
With time, you may need to adjust the damper linkage to ensure that the damper plate seals tightly when
closed. Test the damper when the stove is cold. When
turned into the closed position, the damper should be
feel “snug” but not too tight. It will become a little tighter
as the stove heats up. Use a 7/16” socket wrench with
socket extension to adjust the linkage:
1.From inside the stove, first loosen and then remove
the two (2) nuts on the threaded rods that secure the
top plate to the inner top of the stove.
2.Remove the top plate and open the damper.
3.Loosen the adjusting bolt’s lock nut. (Fig. 33)
4.Loosen the anchor bolt’s lock nut, located on the
underside of the damper.
5.Loosen the anchor bolt a turn or two.
6.Tighten the adjusting bolt.
7.Test the damper. Make further adjustments if necessary.
8.When final adjustment has been made, tighten the
adjusting bolt lock nut, the anchor bolt, and the anchor bolt lock nut.
ST441
Fig. 33 Damper adjustment.
Over time, the air control may tighten or loosen. To
adjust the tensionST441
on the control, let the stove cool to
room temperature.
Open therod
side-loading door and look
damper
in toward the inner side of the front panel of the stove.
7/7/00
djthead bolts (A) on the pri(Fig. 34) Locate the
lower hex
mary air manifold rods on either side of the door. Adjust
with a 7/16” wrench.
Note that the mechanism may tighten slightly as the
stove heats up. Your adjustment should leave the air
control snug, but not overly tight.
Air Manifold
Adjustment
Screw
Air
Control
ST808
Fig. 34 Primary air control adjustment.
Primary Air Control Adjustment
Simple spring-loaded tabs maintain tension on the
primary air control lever. The air control should be loose
enough for you to easily set its position by hand, but
also snug enough to remain in that position until you
change it.
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Cleaning the Chimney System
The chimney system is composed of the chimney and
the pipe that connects the stove to the chimney. Inspect
the chimney and chimney connector at least twice
monthly, and clean if necessary.
When you first begin using the stove, check daily for
creosote — a substance that can look like either thick
tar or black, crisp flakes. Experience will show how
often you need to clean to be safe. The frequency
may even vary during the year. In the colder months
when the hottest fires producing the least creosote are
burned, you may need to clean only every couple of
months. During the warmer months when creosote is
more likely to result from cooler-burning fires, weekly
cleaning may be necessary.
At the very least, inspect the chimney connector and
chimney at least once every two months during the
heating season to determine if a buildup of creosote
or soot has occurred. If a significant layer of creosote
has accumulated (1/8” [3 mm] or more), or if soot has
accumulated, either should be removed to reduce the
risk of a chimney fire. Failure to keep the chimney and
connector system clean can result in a serious chimney
fire.
The conditions for a chimney fire develop as follows:
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. Creosote is flammable and, when ignited, makes
an extremely hot fire within the flue system which can
damage the chimney and overheat adjacent combustible material.
To reduce the amount of creosote that may form, remember to provide adequate air for combustion and to
strive for small, intense fires rather than large, smoldering ones.
You can never be too safe. Contact your local fire
authority for information on what to do in the event of
a chimney fire, and have a clearly understood plan on
how to handle one.
Inspect Regularly, Clean As Required
Inspect the chimney and chimney connector twice
monthly and clean if necessary. Let the stove cool
completely before you inspect the chimney. Use a flashlight and mirror to sight up the flue through the chimney
clean-out door or chimney connector inspection tee. If
no inspection access is available, disconnect the pipe
from the stove.
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Clean the chimney using a specially designed chimney
cleaning brush, the same size and shape as the flue
liner, attached to flexible fiberglass rods designed for
this purpose. Run the brush up and down the liner
so that any deposits fall to the bottom of the chimney
where they can be removed through the clean-out door.
Clean the chimney connector by disconnecting the sections, taking them outside, and removing any deposits
with a stiff wire brush. You can use a chimney brush of
correct size to clean chimney connector pipe. Reinstall
the connector sections after cleaning, being sure to
secure the individual sections with three sheet metal
screws per section.
If you are unable to inspect and/or clean the chimney
system yourself, contact your local Dutchwest dealer or
hire a qualified chimney sweep in your area to do the
job.
Maintenance Schedule
The Stove
DAILY:
• Clear any ash build-up from around the air holes and
combustion flow path in the lower fireback.
• Ashes should be removed before they reach the top
of the ash pan. Check accumulation at least once a
day.
• Keep the area around the stove clear of any combustible materials such as wood, furniture or clothing.
TWO MONTHS:
• Check door handle to be sure it is working properly.
Gasketing becomes compressed after a period of
time. Adjust handle tightness if necessary.
• Check leg bolts and heat shield screws; tighten if
necessary.
Annual Spring Cleaning:
• Check gasketing for wear, and replace if necessary.
• Remove ashes from the ash pan and replace with a
moisture absorbing material (such as kitty litter) to
keep the interior of the stove dry.
• Clean the dust from the inner sides of bottom, rear or
pipe heat shields if your stove is equipped with them.
Clean surfaces are better heat reflectors than dirty
surfaces.
• Touch up the black paint.
• Inspect for and remove ash build-up behind the combustion package. This should be done in conjunction
with annual cleaning of the chimney connector since
this inspection is most conveniently done through the
flue collar opening. Inspect the passages to either
side of the combustion package (a mirror will be
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helpful) and vacuum away ash using a flexible vacuum hose inserted into each passage. Care should be
taken not to damage the white fibrous material in this
rear chamber. (Fig. 35)
The Chimney Connector
TWO WEEKS:
• Inspect the chimney connector and chimney. Clean if
necessary.
TWO MONTHS:
• Inspect the chimney and chimney connector. Pay
particular attention to the horizontal runs of chimney
connector, and the elbows. Clean the system if necessary.
Annual Spring Cleaning:
• Disassemble the chimney connector and take it
outdoors for inspection and cleaning. Replace weak
sections of connector.
• Inspect the chimney for signs of deterioration. Repairs to a masonry chimney should be made by a
professional mason. Replace damaged sections of
prefabricated chimney. Your local Dutchwest dealer
or a chimney sweep can help determine when replacement is necessary.
• Thoroughly clean the chimney.
Inspect and
Vacuum Both
Rear Corners
ST876
Ash Build-Up
Fig. 35 Inspect and clean out ash accumulation on either
side of the non-catalytic combustion system.
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Draft Management
Your stove is only one part of a system that includes
the chimney, the operator, the fuel, and the home. The
other parts of the system will affect how well the stove
works. When there is a good match between all the
parts, the system works well.
Wood stove operation depends on natural (unforced)
draft. Natural draft occurs when exhaust gas is hotter
(and therefore lighter) than the outdoor air at the top of
the chimney. The greater the temperature difference,
the stronger the draft. As the hot exhaust gas rises out
of the chimney, it generates suction that draws air into
the stove for combustion. A slow, lazy fire when the
stove’s air inlets are fully open indicates a weak draft.
A brisk fire, supported only by air entering the stove
through the air inlets, indicates a good draft. The inlets
are passive; they regulate how much air can enter the
stove, but they don’t force air into it.
The efficiency of a modern woodburning appliance,
(in which the amount of air available for combustion is
regulated), depends on the chimney to keep exhaust
gases warm all the way outdoors. The characteristics
of your chimney - whether it is steel or masonry, interior
or exterior, matched or mismatched to the stove outlet,
- determine how quickly it will warm up and how well
it will sustain the optimum temperatures necessary to
maintain strong draft and efficient combustion. Here follows a description of various flue system characteristics
and the related effects on stove performance.
Masonry Chimney
Although masonry is the traditional material used for
chimney construction, it can have distinct performance
disadvantages when used to vent a controlled-combustion woodstove. Masonry forms an effective ‘heat sink’
- that is, it absorbs and holds heat for long periods of
time.
The large mass, however, may take a long time to
become hot enough to sustain a strong draft. The
larger the chimney (in total mass), the longer it will take
to warm up. Cold masonry will actually cool exhaust
gases enough to diminish draft strength. This problem
is worse if the chimney is located outside the home or
if the chimney flue has a cross-sectional volume much
larger than the stove outlet.
Steel Chimney
Most factory-made ‘Class A’ steel chimneys have a
layer of insulation around the inner flue. This insulation
keeps the smoke warm and protects the surrounding
structure from the high flue temperatures. Because the
insulation is less dense than masonry, the inner steel
liner warms up more quickly than a masonry chimney;
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this makes the steel chimney support a good draft
more quickly than masonry does. Steel chimneys are
not as attractive as masonry, but they are very durable
and generally outperform masonry.
Indoor/ Outdoor Location
Because the chimney’s function is to keep the smoke
warm, it is best to locate it inside the house. This
location uses the house as insulation for the flue and
allows some radiant heat release from the flue into the
home. Since an interior chimney doesn’t continuously
lose its heat to the outdoors, less heat from the stove is
required to get it warm and keep it warm.
Flue Sizing
The flue size for a controlled-combustion appliance
should be based on the cross-sectional volume of the
stove flue outlet. In this case, more is definitely not
better. Hot gases lose heat through expansion; if a
stove with a six-inch flue collar (28 square inch area)
is vented into a 10” x 10” flue, the gases will expand to
over three times their original volume. As gases cool
with expansion, draft strength decreases. If an oversized flue is also outside the house, the heat it absorbs
will be conducted to the outdoor air and the flue will
remain relatively cool.
It is common for a masonry flue to be oversized for the
stove. Such a chimney can take quite a while to warm
up and the stove performance will likely be disappointing. The best solution to an oversize flue problem is
the installation of an insulated steel chimney liner of
the same diameter as the appliance flue outlet. The
liner keeps the exhaust gas warm and the result is a
stronger draft. An uninsulated liner is a second choice
- although the liner will keep the exhaust restricted to
its original volume, the air around the liner will require
time and heat energy to warm up.
Check your local codes. You may be required to install
a flue liner in any oversize or masonry flue.
Pipe & Chimney Layout
Every bend in the flue will act as a brake on the exhaust as it flows from the firebox to the chimney cap.
The ideal pipe and chimney layout is straight up from
the stove through a completely straight chimney. Use
this layout if at all possible as it will promote optimum
stove performance and simplify maintenance.
If the stovepipe must elbow to enter a chimney, locate
the elbow about midway between the stove top and
the chimney thimble. This configuration lets the smoke
speed up before it must turn, keeps some pipe in the
room for heat transfer, and allows long-term flexibility
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for installing a different appliance without relocating the
thimble.
There should be no more than eight feet of single-wall
stove pipe between the stove and a chimney. Longer
runs can cool the smoke enough to cause draft and
creosote problems. Use double-wall stove pipe for
longer runs.
Single Venting
Your stove requires a dedicated flue. Do not connect
the stove to a flue used by any other appliance. Chimney draft is a natural form of energy and follows the
path of least resistance. If the stove is vented to a flue
that also serves an open fireplace or another appliance,
the draft will also pull air in through those avenues.
The additional air flow will lower flue temperatures,
reduce draft strength and promote creosote development; overall stove performance will suffer. The effect
is similar to that of a vacuum cleaner with a hole in the
hose. In some extreme instances, the other appliance
can even impose a negative draft and result in a dangerous draft reversal.
Fuel
Even the best stove installation will not perform well
with poor fuel. If available, always use hardwood that
has been air-dried (“seasoned”) 12-18 months. Softwood burns more rapidly than hardwood and has a high
pitch content that can result in creosote. Decayed wood
of any type has little heat value and should not be used.
Unseasoned (‘green’) wood has a high moisture content. Much of its heat value will be used to evaporate
moisture before the wood can burn. This significantly
reduces the amount of energy available to warm your
home, as well as the intensity of the fire and temperature of the exhaust gas. Incomplete combustion and
cool flue temperatures promote creosote formation and
weak draft.
You can judge the moisture content of wood by its appearance and weight or use a commercially available
moisture meter for an exact measurement. Unseasoned wood will be a third heavier than dry wood. Also,
look for cracks (“checking”) in the ends of the log that
result from contraction as the wood dries. The longer
and wider the cracks are, the dryer the wood is.
Creosote
Creosote is a by-product of low-temperature stove
operation, weak draft, or both. It is a tar that results
when unburned gases condense inside the flue system at temperatures below 290˚ F. Creosote is volatile
and can generate a chimney fire. All of the installation
characteristics that adversely affect chimney draft also
promote creosote condensation. Consequently, you can
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minimize creosote accumulation with an effective chimney design and the use of operational techniques that
encourage good draft and complete combustion.
Inspect your chimney frequently and clean it whenever
accumulation exceeds 1/4”.
Backpuffing
Backpuffing is a condition that results when the draft is
too weak to pull flue gases out of the chimney system
as fast as the fire generates them. Volatile gases build
up within the firebox until reaching a density and temperature at which they ignite. With this ignition, you may
hear a muffled popping sound and see a bit of smoke
forced out of the stove.
This condition is most likely to occur in the Spring or
Fall when moderate outdoor temperatures and low
intensity fires produce weak draft. If your stove backpuffs, open the damper to let the smoke rise to the flue
more quickly. Also, open the air inlets to induce a livelier
fire and speed airflow through the stove. Avoid large
loads of firewood at one time. You should always see
lively, dancing flames in the firebox; a lazy, smoky fire is
inefficient and will promote draft problems.
Draft Testing
An easy way to determine whether your chimney draft
is strong enough is to close the stove damper, wait a
few minutes to let the airflow stabilize, and then test
whether you can vary the strength of the fire by swinging the air control open and closed. Results here are
not instant; you may need to wait a few minutes for a
change in the air control setting to have an effect on
the fire. If there is no change, the draft is not yet strong
enough to let you close the damper. You will need to
open it for a while longer and manage the fire with the
air inlet until the draft strengthens.
Keep a record of your operating habits and relate them
to their effects on the stove’s function. You’ll be rewarded with safe and efficient performance.
Negative Pressure
Good draft also depends on a sufficient supply of air
to the stove. The chimney can’t pull in more air than is
available to it. Sluggish draft can be caused by a house
that is tight enough to prevent the ready flow of air to
the stove, or by competition between the stove and
other appliances that vent indoor air to the outside; i.e.,
exhaust fans for range hoods, clothes dryers, bathroom
fans, etc.
If the chimney draws well when all such equipment is
turned off (or sealed, in the case of fireplaces and/or
other stoves), you need to be attentive in timing the use
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of the other appliances. If you need to crack a nearby
window or door to enable the chimney to pull well, you
should install an outside-air intake to bring combustion
air into the room.
Conclusion
Woodburning is more an art than a science. Art includes technique; and since installations, homes, and
fuel vary, the stove operator must also vary technique,
(mostly timing), to achieve satisfying results. Over time,
you will become familiar with the features of your particular installation; you will be able to identify cause and
effect in a variety of seasonal circumstances, and adapt
your operating habits to changing conditions.
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Primary Air to Inner Bottom Gasket (1/4” Rd Fiberglass)
Inner Back
Right Side
Left Side
Outside Air Bracket
Fountain Assembly
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Brick Support Bracket
Shoe Refractory
Shoe Gasket
Lower Fireback Refractory
Upper Fireback Refractory
Lower Retainer
Right End Insulation
Right End Refractory
Lower Load Door Refractory
Primary Air Flap Assembly
Inner Top
Fireback Retainer
Damper
Damper Adjuster
Damper Crank
Damper Operating Rod
Ash Door
Ash Lip
Front Door
Door Gasket (Front, Ash and Load Doors)
Kaowool
Inner Door
Wood Handle w/Lifter
Load Door (to June 2005)
Load Door II (replaces above)
** When using to replace original door, use new refractory and load door insulation
Grate
Damper Handle
Top
Flue Collar
Flue Collar Gasket
Outer Back
Ash Pan
Ashdoor Handle
Glass
Glass Gasket
Glass Clips
Leg
Pawl Assembly 3/4” Short Adjuster
Front & Side Door Handle
Bottom Heat Shield
Primary Air Manifold
Front
Andirons (2)
Bracket, Rheostat
Pawl Assembly 3/4” short adj.
Fountain HS
Left Deflector HS
Right Deflector HS
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30004465
30002101
30002286
30002102
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30002272
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30002213
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30002735
30002080
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LIMITED LIFETIME Warranty
For Dutchwest Non-Catalytic Wood Stove
Limited Lifetime Warranty
MHSC warrants that all refractory brick and material
used in this product will be warranted against
deterioration not resulting from physical damage or
overloading of the woodstove for the lifetime of this
product. This coverage includes the components of
the EverBurn System: “shoe, fountain, and fireback.
Coverage is provided only to the original purchaser.
Limited 3 Year Warranty
All cast iron parts are warranted for a period of three
years against breakage, cracking or burn-through.
Limited 1 Year Warranty
The following parts of the woodburning stove are
warranted to be free of defects in material and workmanship for a period of one year from the date you
receive it: The handles, glass door panels, door
gasketing and porcelain finish. Any of these items
found to be defective will be repaired or replaced at
no charge, upon the return of the part with postage
prepaid to a Dutchwest Authorized Dealer.
Any parts repaired or replaced during the limited
warranty period will be warranted under the terms
of the limited warranty for a period not to exceed the
remaining term of the original limited warranty or six
(6) months, whichever is longer.
Exclusions & Limitations
1. This warranty is non-transferable.
2. This warranty does not cover misuse of the stove.
Misuse includes overfiring, which will result if the stove
is used in such a manner as to cause one or more
of the plates to glow red. Overfiring can be identified
later by warped plates and areas where the paint pigment has burned off. Overfiring in enamel stoves is
identified by bubbling, cracking, chipping and discoloration of the porcelain enamel finish. MHSC offers no
warranty on chipping of enamel surfaces. Inspect your
woodburning stove prior to accepting it for any damage to the enamel.
3. This warranty does not cover misuse of the stove as
described in the Owners Guide, nor does it cover a
stove which has been modified unless authorized by
a MHSC representative in writing. This warranty does
not cover damage to the stove caused by burning salt
saturated wood, chemically treated wood, or any fuel
not recommended in the Owners Guide.
4. This warranty does not cover a stove repaired by
someone other than a Dutchwest Authorized Dealer.
5. Damage to the unit while in transit is not covered by
this warranty but is subject to a claim against the common carrier. Contact the Dutchwest Authorized Dealer
from whom you purchased your stove or MHSC if the
purchase was direct. (Do not operate the stove as
this may negate the ability to process the claim with
the carrier).
6. Claims are not valid where the installation does not
conform to local building and fire codes or, in their absence, to the recommendations in our Owners Guide.
7. The salt air environment of coastal areas, or a highhumidity environment, can be corrosive to the porcelain enamel finish. These conditions can cause rusting
of the cast iron beneath the porcelain enamel finish,
which will cause the porcelain enamel finish to flake
off. This warranty does not cover damage caused by
a salt air or high-humidity environment.
8. MHSC shall have no obligation to enhance or update
any unit once manufactured.
IN NO EVENT SHALL MHSC BE LIABLE FOR
INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ALL
IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS,
ARE LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF THIS WRITTEN
WARRANTY. THIS WARRANTY SUPERCEDES ALL
OTHER ORAL OR WRITTEN WARRANTIES.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitations of
incidental and consequential damages or limitations on
how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations may not apply to you. This warranty gives you
specific rights and you may have other rights, which vary
from state to state.
How to Obtain Service
If a defect is noted within the warranty period, the
customer should contact a Dutchwest Authorized Dealer
or MHSC if the purchase was direct with the following
information:
1. Name, address, and telephone number of the purchaser
2. Date of Purchase.
3. Serial number from the label on the back
4. Nature of the defect or damage.
5. Any relevant information or circumstances, e.g., installation, mode of operation when defect was noted.
A warranty claim will then start in process. MHSC reserves the right to withhold final approval of a warranty
claim pending a visual inspection of the defect by authorized representatives.
MHSC
149 Cleveland Drive • Paris, Kentucky 40361
www.mhsc.com
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