Vermont Castings 1450CE Specifications

Encore®
Non-Catalytic
Woodburning Stove
Model 1450CE
Homeowner’s
Installation and
Operating Manual
For use in Europe
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Safety Notice: If this appliance is not properly installed, operated and maintained, a house fire may result.
To reduce the risk of fire, follow the installation instructions. Failure to
follow instructions may result in property damage, bodily injury or even
death. Contact local building officials about restrictions and installation
inspection requirements in your area.
Do Not Discard This Manual: Retain for Future Use
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Encore® 1450CE Non-Catalytic Woodburning Stove
Welcome
Congratulations on your choice of a Vermont Castings Encore. With this purchase you have made a commitment to make
the hearth a place of warmth, beauty, and comfort in your home. At MHSC, we share that joy and appreciation for the
hearth. You may be assured that your cast-iron Vermont Castings stove has been made with the utmost care and will provide you with many years of service.
As you become acquainted with your new stove or fireplace, you will find that its visual appearance is matched by its functionality, due to cast iron’s unique capability to absorb and radiate heat.
Also, MHSC units are among the cleanest-burning wood stoves and fireplaces available today. As an owner of a Vermont
Castings stove, you make a strong statement for pollution-free energy. Clean burning, however, depends on both the manufacturer and the operator. Please read this manual carefully to understand how to properly operate and maintain your stove
or fireplace.
At MHSC, we are equally committed to your satisfaction as a customer. That is why we maintain an exclusive network of the
finest dealers in the industry. Our dealers are chosen for their expertise and dedication to customer service. They are factory-trained and knowledgeable about every MHSC product. Feel free to contact your Authorized Vermont Castings Dealer
anytime you have a particular question about your stove or its performance.
This manual contains valuable instructions on the installation and operation of your Vermont Castings stove. It also contains
useful information on maintenance and assembly of this product. We urge you to read the manual thoroughly and to keep it
as a reference.
Sincerely,
Accessories
All of us at MHSC
This manual describes the installation, operation, and
maintenance of the Vermont Castings Encore Model
1450CE non-catalytic wood burning heater. This heater
meets the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s emission limits for wood heaters sold on or after July 1, 1990.
Under specific test conditions this heater has been shown
to deliver heat at rates up to 12.5 kW (42,600 BTU/hr).
The Encore Model 1450CE has been tested to current
standards. The test standards are UL-1482 and UL-737
for the United States, EN13240:2001 + A2:2004 for Europe. The Encore is listed for burning wood. Do not burn
other fuels.
We recommend that you hire a professional installer to install your stove, or to advise you on the installation should
you attempt to install it yourself.
Please read this entire manual before you install and use
your new stove. Failure to follow instructions may result in
property damage, bodily injury, or even death.
Warming Shelves
#0200 Classic Black #0205 Biscuit
#0201 Bordeaux
#0206 Chestnut Brown
#0202 Sand
#0207 Ebony
#0203 Midnight Blue #0208 Brown Majolica
#0204 Suede Brown #0209 Vt. Classic Green
# 0127 Sparkscreen
# 0171 Horizontal Collar Heat Shield
# 0174 Vertical Collar Heat Shield
# 3265 Outside Air Kit
# 0336 Mobile Home Kit
# 2767 Variable Speed Fan Kit
# 0168 - 0169 Heat Shields for the Chimney Connector
- Matching Porcelain Stovepipe
- Matching 6” Flue Collar
Table of Contents
Specifications.................................. 3
Installation....................................... 4
Assembly....................................... 12
Operation....................................... 14
Draft Management......................... 19
Maintenance.................................. 21
Replacement Parts........................ 25
Warranty........................................ 28
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Specifications
Encore NC, Model 1450CE
Nominal heat output..............12.5 kW (42,600 BTU/hr)1
Minimum flue draught.......................12 Pa (0.048” WG)
Mean flue gas temp............................... 414° C (777° F)
Efficiency (space heating)....................................75.2%
Area heated.................... Up to 175 sq. m (1900 sq. ft.)1
Fuel size/type..................................508 mm (20”) wood
Flue mass gas flow . ........................................... 8.2 g/s
CO Emissions (@ 13% O2)............................ 1300 ppm
Loading........................................................ Front or top
Chimney connector:
for 8” oval flue collar................. 203 mm (8”) diameter
for optional 6” flue collar........... 152 mm (6”) diameter
Chimney flue size:
for 8” oval flue collar.................203 mm (8”) minimum
for optional 6” flue collar...........152 mm (6”) minimum
Flue exit position........................ Reversible, top or rear
Primary air.............................................. Manual control
Secondary air............................... Fixed, Self-regulating
Ash handling system...................... Removable ash pan
Glass panel......... High-temperature, IR coated ceramic
Weight................................................. 179 kg (395 lbs.)
Width (leg-to-leg)...................................... 686 mm (27”)
Depth (leg-to-leg)..................................... 381 mm (15”)
Height to top of flue collar, (6” or 8”)
Top exit............................................... 641 mm (25¹⁄₄”)
Rear exit............................................. 673 mm (26¹⁄₂”)
1. This value can vary depending on how the stove
is operated, the type and moisture content of the fuel
used, as well as the design, construction and climatic
location of your home. Figures shown are based on
nominal fuel consumption obtained under laboratory
conditions and on average efficiencies.
Drawings Not to Scale
578 mm
(226M")
95 mm
(36M")
44 mm
(16M")
394 mm
(1556O")
686 mm (27")
470 mm
(1856O”)
565 mm (2256M")
635 mm
(25")
Top exit
flue collar
height
654 mm
(256M")
127 mm
(5")
73 mm (2(6")
603 mm
(236M")
184 mm
(756M")
381 mm
(15")
686 mm (27")
Fig. 1 Encore dimensions.
Encore EU
dimensions
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Installation
Before you begin an installation, be sure that:
• Your stove and chimney connector will be far
enough from combustible materials to meet all
tested clearance requirements.
• The floor protector is large enough and is constructed properly to meet all tested requirements.
• You have all necessary permits from local authorities.
Your local building official is the final authority for approving your installation as safe and determining that it
meets local and state codes.
The metal label permanently attached to the back of
every Vermont Castings’ stove indicates the stove has
been tested and meets current standards. Clearance
and installation information also is printed on the label.
When the stove is installed according to the information
both on the label and in this manual, local authorities
in most cases will accept the label as evidence that the
installation meets codes and can be approved.
However, codes vary in different countries. 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.
All local regulations, including those referring to
national and European standards need to be complied with when installing this stove.
Outside Air
In some modern, super-insulated homes, there is
inadequate air for combustion because of insufficient
air infiltration into the building. Such air enters a home
through unsealed cracks and openings. Exhaust fans
for kitchen or bath can compete with the stove for available air and compound the problem.
When poor draft is caused by a low infiltration rate,
opening a ground floor window on the windward side
of the house and in the vicinity of the stove will usually
alleviate the problem.
For appliances with power outputs above 5 kW, a
permanently open air vent is required by Section 2 of
Document J. Air inlet grilles should be positioned so
they will not be blocked. Refer to local and national
codes for recommended configurations.
Pressure variations within the house do not affect a
stove equipped with an outside air supply, and improved stove performance often results. An Outside Air
Adapter Kit for the Encore is available from your local
Vermont Castings dealer.
Chimney Height
Altitude affects chimney performance. When using
a 152 mm (6”) flue collar on the Encore NC, refer to
Figure 2 for suggested chimney heights at various
altitudes. Chimney height should be measured from the
flue collar to the top of the chimney. The recommended
minimum chimney height is 4.9 m (16’).
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Height (ft.)
safety NOTICE: IF YOUR ENCORE IS NOT PROPERLY INSTALLED, A HOUSE FIRE MAY RESULT.
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE, FOLLOW THE
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS. CONTACT LOCAL
BUILDING OR FIRE OFFICIALS ABOUT RESTRICTIONS AND INSTALLATION INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS IN YOUR AREA.
25
6“
20
15
0
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4000
6000
8000
10000
12000
Altitude (ft.)
Fig. 2 Chimney height requirements for Encore when
equipped with a 6” chimney.
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What Kind of Chimney to Use
You must connect the Encore to a code-approved
masonry chimney with a flue liner, to a relined masonry
chimney that meets local codes, or to a prefabricated
metal chimney. The chimney and chimney connector
must be in good condition and kept clean.
If you use an existing masonry chimney, it must be
inspected to ensure it is in a safe condition before
the stove is installed. Your local professional chimney
sweep, building inspector, or fire department official will
be able to inspect the chimney or provide a referral to
someone who can.
The flue and chimney design must meet requirement
J2, Part J of the building regulations 2000 (Combustion
Appliances and Fuel Storage Systems).
A prefabricated doublewall insulated chimney
Prefabricated Chimneys
These should be an internal diameter of 150 mm (6”)
and be of the twin wall insulated construction that has
been approved for solid fuel use (e.g. Rite Vent ICS of
ICID Lite Chimney Systems). Diameters over 200 mm
(8”) are not recommended due to the large cross-section causing excessive cooling of the flue gases.
DO NOT CONNECT THIS UNIT TO A CHIMNEY FLUE
SERVING ANOTHER APPLIANCE.
Chimney Size
An Encore with an 203 mm (8”) flue collar is approved
for venting into a masonry chimney with a nominal flue
size of 203 x 203 mm (8” x 8”) or 203 x 305 mm (8”
x 12”), and into a round flue with nominal flue size of
203 mm (8”). An Encore with a 152 mm (6”) flue collar
is approved for venting into a masonry chimney with a
nominal flue size of 203 x 203 mm (8” x 8”), and into a
round flue with nominal flue of 152 mm (6”).
NOTE: When installed with a 152 mm (6”) flue collar, the Encore may not be operated with the front
doors open.
A tile-lined
masonry
chimney
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Fig. 3 Approved chimney types.
Masonry Chimneys
An inspection of the chimney
must confirm that it has
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a lining. Do not usechimney
an unlined
types chimney. The chimney
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should have no cracks,
loose
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.
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Whatever the flue collar size, an Encore may be vented
into larger chimneys as well. However, chimneys
with liners larger than 203 x 305 mm (8” x 12”) may
experience rapid cooling of smoke and reduction in
draft, especially if the chimneys 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 your Encore are
available through your local dealer.
Chimney Connector Guidelines
A chimney connector is the double-wall or single-wall
pipe that connects the stove to the chimney. The chimney itself is the masonry or prefabricated structure that
encloses the flue. Chimney connectors are used only to
connect the stove to the chimney, as in Figure 5.
Connecting Flue Pipes
Connector pipes should meet the requirements of the
building regulations. This can be achieved by the use
connecting fluepipes included in the following categories:
a)Vitreous enamelled steel pipe complying with BS
6999: 1989 (1996);
b)Pipes made from stainless steel as descirbed in BS
EN 1008-1:1995 grades 1.4401, 1.4404, 1.4432 or
1.4436 with flue wall thickness of at least 1 mm;
c)Mild steel fluepipes complying with BS 1449: Part 1:
1991, with a flue wall thickness of at least 3 mm;
d)Cast iron fluepipes complying with BS 41: 1973
(1998).
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Flue Pipes with a spigot and socket joint should be
fitted with the socket facing upwards, to contain condensates and moisture within the flue. Joints should be
made gas tight using proprietary jointing accessories,
or, where appropriate, by packing joint with noncombustible rope and fire cement.
Double-wall connectors must be tested and listed for
use with solid-fuel burning appliances. Single-wall connectors should be made of 24 gauge or heavier steel.
Do not use galvanized connector; it cannot withstand
the high temperatures that can be reached by the
stove’s exhaust gases, and may release toxic fumes
under high heat. The connector may be 152 mm (6”) or
203 mm (8“) in diameter.
If possible, do not pass the chimney connector through
a combustible wall or ceiling. If passage through a combustible wall is unavoidable, refer to the section on Wall
Pass-Throughs. Do not pass the connector through an
attic, a closet or similar concealed space. The whole
connector should be exposed and accessible for inspection and cleaning.
In horizontal runs of chimney connector, maintain a
distance of 610 mm (24”) from the ceiling. Keep it as
short and direct as possible, with no more than two 90°
turns. Slope horizontal runs of connector upward 6 mm
per meter (1/4” per foot) going from the stove toward
the chimney. The recommended maximum length of
a horizontal run is 914 mm (36”), and the total length
should be no longer than 2.4 m (8’). In cathedral ceiling
installations, extend the prefabricated chimney downward to within 2.4 m (8’) of the stove.
Wear gloves and protective eyewear when drilling,
cutting or joining sections of chimney connector.
Single-wall Chimney Connectors
• Begin assembly at the flue collar of the stove. Insert
•
the first crimped end into the stove’s flue collar, and
keep each crimped end pointing toward the stove.
(Fig. 4) Using the holes in
the flue collar as guides,
drill 3 mm (1/8”) 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.
Secure each joint between sections of chimney connector, including
Fig. 4 the crimped end
telescoping joints, with at
of the connector points
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screws. The pre-drilled
holes in the top of each section of chimney connector serve as guides when you drill 3 mm (1/8”) holes
in the bottom of the next section.
• Secure the chimney connector to the chimney. In•
structions for various installations follow.
Be sure the stove and chimney connector are installed at the correct distances from nearby combustible materials as per tested clearance. Refer to
Encore Clearance Diagrams.
NOTE: Special slip pipes and thimble sleeves that form
telescoping joints between sections of chimney connector are available to simplify installations. They often
eliminate the need to cut individual connector sections.
Consult your local dealer about these special pieces.
Double-wall Chimney Connectors
Information on assembling and installing double-wall
connectors is provided by the manufacturer of the
double-wall pipe. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions
exactly as you assemble the connector and attach it to
the stove and chimney. Using chimneys and connectors
from the same manufacturer makes the assembly and
installation straightforward.
NOTE: For installations using double-wall connectors,
minimum clearances must conform to the listed clearances in the clearance chart on Page 13.
If the Encore is equipped with the 203 mm (8”) flue
collar, an oval-to-round adapter will be needed. Doublewall oval-to-round adapters are available from some
manufacturers. Your local dealer can help you select
the right connector.
Securing the Single-wall 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 adapters are available from your local dealer
which connect the prefabricated chimney to the chimney connector. The top of such adapters attach directly
to the chimney or to the chimney’s ceiling support package, while the bottom of the adapter is screwed to the
chimney connector.
These adapters 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.
When assembled in this way, any soot or creosote falling from the inner walls of the chimney will stay inside
the chimney connector.
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Chimney
Flue
Elbow
Flue Liner
To install a thimble sleeve, slide it into the breech until
it is flush with the inner flue wall. Do not extend it into
the actual flue passage, as this could interfere with the
draft.
Slip Pipe
Thimble
Standard
Connector
Oval to
Round Adapter
The thimble sleeve should protrude 25-51 mm (1-2”)
into the room. (Fig. 6) 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.
Flue Collar
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Fig. 5 An exploded view of the chimney connection in a freestanding masonry installation.
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Securing the Single-wall
Connector to a
freestanding
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Both freestanding masonry
chimneys and fireplace masonry chimneys may be used for your installation.
Thimble Sleeve
Chimney Connector
Flue
Keep
sleeve
end flush
with flue
tile
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Fig. 6 The thimble, made of either ceramic or metal, must be
cemented securely in place.
Freestanding Installations
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chimney, follow the recommenconnection
dations in thethinble
Wall
Pass-Through
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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 cemented
securely in place. Most chimney breeches incorporate
thimbles, but the fit must be snug and the joint between
the thimble and the chimney wall must be cemented
firmly.
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A special piece called the “thimble sleeve,” slightly
smaller in diameter than standard connectors and
most thimbles, will facilitate the removal of the chimney
connector system for inspection and cleaning. Thimble
sleeves are available from your local dealer.
Without a thimble, a suitable length of chimney connector can be extended through the breech to the inner
face of the flue liner, and cemented securely in place.
Additional pieces of connector are then attached with
sheet metal screws.
Fireplace Installations
The chimney connector may be connected to the
chimney above the fireplace opening or through the
fireplace.
Above the Fireplace
The Encore may be connected to a chimney above
a fireplace opening. (Fig. 7) In such installations, the
stove is positioned on the hearth in front of the fireplace
and the chimney connector rises from the stove top and
then angles ninety degrees back into the chimney. The
chimney liner should extend to the point at which the
chimney connector enters the chimney.
If the chimney connector from your installation enters
the chimney above a fireplace, follow all the guidelines
mentioned above for freestanding installations. In addition, give special consideration to the following points:
• Check the clearance between the stove and the
chimney connector, and any combustible trim or the
mantel. Use the necessary combination of mantel, trim,
and connector heat shields to achieve the required
clearances.
• Check the clearance between the chimney connector and the ceiling. If no heat shields are used, the
clearance should be at least 610 mm (24”). To find out
how much this clearance may be reduced with heat
shields, refer to the clearance chart on Page 13.
• The fireplace damper must be sealed to prevent
room air from escaping up the flue. However, it must be
possible to re-open the damper to inspect or clean the
chimney.
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Chimney
Connector Shields
*
Flexible Connector
*
* Check These
Clearances
Mantel
Mantel Shield
Fireplace Adapter
Kit “Positive Connection”
Seal Damper
to Air Flow
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Fig. 7 In this installation, the chimney connector is attached
to the chimney above the fireplace opening.
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Through
the Fireplace
Plymouth
over mantel
If your fireplace openingfplcheight
is at least 675 mm
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(26¹⁄₂"), you may install an Encore through the opening
using a “positive connection” kit, available from your local dealer. These positive connection kits ensure a tight
fit between the stove flue collar and the chimney flue.
(Fig. 8)
Fig. 8 In this installation, the chimney connector enters the
firepalce opening and then connects to the chimney.
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18” (460mm) clear
fireplace
space all around
flex connector
the pipe
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Fireplace installations, whether connected to the flue
above or through the fireplace opening, have special
clearance requirements to adjacent trim and the mantel.
You’ll find the required safe clearances for Encore fireplace installations on Page 12 and Figure 14.
Floor protection requirements also apply to fireplace
installations. This information is on Page 19.
Wall Pass-Throughs
Whenever possible, design your installation so the connector does not pass through a combustible wall. If you
are considering a wall pass-through in your installation,
check with your building inspector before you begin.
Also, check with the chimney connector manufacturer
for any specific requirements.
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.
Figure 9 shows one recommended method. All combustible material in the wall is cut away from the single-wall
connector to provide the required 305 mm (12”) clearance. Any material used to close up the opening must
be noncombustible.
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Fig. 9 An approved wall pass-through for Canada.
Three other methods are also approved by the NFPA:
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• Using a section ofsteel
double-wall chimney with a
wallcombustibles.
pass thru
229 mm (9”) clearance to
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• Placing a section of chimney connector inside
a ventilated thimble, which in turn is separated from
combustibles by 152 mm (6”) of fiberglass insulating
material.
• Placing a section of chimney connector inside a
section of 229 mm (9”) diameter, solid-insulated, factory-built chimney, with 51 mm (2”) of air space between
the chimney section and combustibles.
Figure 10 shows one method of passing a connector
through a wall. All combustible material in the wall is cut
away to provide the required 457 mm (18”) clearance
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for the connector. The resulting space must remain
empty. 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 noncombustible spacers at least 25 mm (1”) clear of the wall.
Your local dealer or your local building inspector can
provide details for other approved methods of passing
a chimney connector through a combustible wall in your
area.
Do not connect an ENCORE to any air distribution duct or system.
Floor Protection for Fireplace Installations
Do not assume that your fireplace hearth is completely
noncombustible.
Many fireplace hearths do not meet the “completely
noncombustible” requirement because the brick or
concrete in front of the fireplace opening is supported
by heavy wood framing. (Fig. 11) Because heat passes
through brick or concrete readily, it can easily pass
through to the wood. As a result, such fireplace hearths
can be a fire hazard and are considered a combustible
floor.
Hearths
This appliance must be installed on to hearth that
meets the requirements of Part J of the Building Regulations 2000 (Combustion Appliances and Fuel Storage
Systems). This can be achieved by ensuring that the
hearth is constructed and sized in accordance with the
guidelines included in section 2 of approved document
‘J’. The size and clearances of the hearth are as follows:
The constructed hearth should be constructed in accordance with the recommendations in document J,
and should be of minimum width 840 mm and minimum
depth 840 mm (if a free standing hearth b) above) or
a minimum projection of 150 mm from the jamb (if a
recessed hearth a) above).
Costructional Hearth
Dimensions as below
Appliance
Doors
Hearth Surface
Free of Combustible Material
At least
150 mm
Perimeter should be
clearly marked e.g.
edge of superimposed
hearth
At least
300 mm
a) Fireplace recess
Fig. 10 Noncombustible hearth surface dimensions.
Wood framing requires protection from radiant heat
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Fig. 11 Combustible supporting timbers may lie beneath
fireplace hearths, requiring additional floor protection.
Keep in mind, also,
that many raised
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cases, sufficient floor
protection as described
above must be added
in front of the hearth
to satisfy the minimum
floor protector requirePerimeter should be
ment from the front of
clearly marked e.g.
the stove: 406 mm
edge of superimposed
hearth
(16”) from the front.
b) Free standing
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Hearth rugs do not satisfy the requirements
for floor protection.
Fireplace installations
also have special clearance requirements to the side
walls, side decorative trim, and fireplace mantel. This
information follows in the section on Fireplace and Mantel Trim Shields.
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Keep the Stove a Safe Distance
from Surrounding Materials
Both a stove and its chimney connector radiate heat in
all directions when operating, and dangerous overheating of nearby combustible materials can occur if they
are too close to the heat. A safe installation requires
that adequate clearance be maintained between the
hot stove and its connector and nearby combustibles.
Clearance is the distance between either your stove
(measured from the bottom edge of the stove’s top
plate) or chimney connector, and nearby walls, floors,
the ceiling, and any other fixed combustible surface.
Your stove has special clearance requirements that
have been established after careful research and testing to both US and European standards. These clearance requirements must be strictly observed.
In addition, furnishings and other combustible materials must be kept away from the stove. In general, a
distance of 1219 mm (48”) 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.
Summary of Clearances
Minimum recommended side clearances to noncombustible surfaces 125 mm (5”).
Minimum recommended rear clearance to noncombustible surfaces 50 mm (2”).
NOTE: The minimum thickness of solid noncombustible materials is specified in section 2 of Document ‘J’,
in relation to the clearance of the appliance from the
surface. As a general rule, the thickness of solid noncombustible material forming the recess of a fireplace is
a minimum of 200 mm.
Minimum rear clearance from combustible walls
(e.g. timber framed or studded walls) 750 mm (29Z\x”)
measured from the rear edge of the stove top. (Fig.
12, B)
Minimum side clearance from combustible walls
550 mm (21B\,”) measured from the side edge of the
stove top. (Fig. 12, A)
Minimum distance from stove to movable combustible materials (e.g. furniture, drying clothes, etc.)
1220 mm (48”).
Clearances
As with any solid fuel heating stove, extremely high
surface temperatures can occur, particularly in the
event of uncontrolled operation, e.g. if the doors
are inadvertently left open. It is crucial that sufficient clearances are allowed to any combustible
surfaces, e.g. wooden mantels or lintels, and to
timber framed (studded) walls even if they are faced
with noncombustible board. Detailed information
on fireplace and hearth construction is provided
in section 2 of Document J, all installations must
comply with these requirements or with the relevant
National or local building standards.
Clearances to timber framed (studded) walls are included below. There are no specific minimum clearances to solid noncombustible surfaces (e.g. the sides and
rear of Inglenook fire openings constructed from solid
masonry) other than to allow safe access to the controls
of the stove. For this reason minimum side clearances
of 125 mm, and a minimum rear clearance of 50 mm
are recommended.
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B
A
ST486a
Fig. 12 Minimum clearances.
ST486a
Defiant EU
Clearance
Diagrams
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Connecting Flue Pipe - Clearances
Single wall connecting fluepipes can reach extremely
high temperatures; therefore, clearances from the connecting fluepipe (chimney connector) must comply with
the requirements of Part J of Building Regulations 2000
(Combustion Appliances and Fuel Storage Systems).
This can be achieved by following the recommendations of Approved Document ‘J’. These are as shown in
Figure 13.
at least
3xD
at least 3 x D
D
at least
1.5 x D
D
at
3 lea
x st
D
at least
1.5 x D
Fluepipe
at least
1.5 x D
at least
1.5 x D
Plan Without
Shield
Elevation
Without
Shield
at least 1.5
xD
Elevation
With Shield
Air space of at least 12 mm
between noncombustible shield
and combustible material
Plan With
Shield
ST911
Fig. 13 Connecting fluepipe clearances.
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Assembly
Adjust the Leg Levellers
Set Up Your Stove
Cast iron stoves are heavy, and it will take two to four
people to move your Encore into position.
Wipe the protective
coating of oil from
the griddle with a
clean dry rag or a
paper towel.
Lift the stove slightly so there is no weight on the leg
while making the adjustment.
Reverse the Flue Collar (If Necessary)
Install the handle
on the griddle.
First, place the
griddle upside down
ST516
at the edge of a flat
Fig. 14 Attach the griddle handle.
surface and assemble the handle as shown.
ST516
With the handle pointing 45° from its final
position,
Attach
tighten the nut as far as possible with griddle
the pliers.
Move
handle
the handle to its final position while still
holding
the
11/17/00 djt nut
with the pliers.
Install the Bottom Heat Shield
NOTE: The Bottom Heat Shield is required in most
installations.
1. Remove the four 10-24 x 1/2” hex head bolts from
the corners of the ash drop on the stove bottom.
2. Align the bottom heat shield against the spacers with
the outside air knockout hole toward the rear of the
stove.
3. Secure the shield with the four (4) hex head bolts
removed from the stove bottom previously.
4. Tighten securely.
Reverse the flue collar by removing the two (2) screws
that attach it to the back of the stove. Be sure the gasket around the flue collar opening is in position when
you screw the collar back onto the stove.
Attach the Primary Air Thermostat Handle
The primary air thermostat handle is the smaller of the
two black handles. Secure the handle to the stub on
the right side of the stove with an 8-32 x 2” slot head
machine screw.
Attach the Damper Handle
Use the 1/4” -20 x 3” screw to attach the damper handle
to the damper stub on the left side.
Assemble the Removable Insert Handle
The white removable insert handle opens and closes
the front doors. Remove after each use so it won’t get
hot. Store it in the handle holder installed behind the
right front leg. Assemble the handle by passing the 3³⁄₈"
screw through the ceramic shaft and into the bright
metal nub. Tighten carefully until snug.
Bottom Heat
Shield
Rear
ST635
Fig. 16 Attach thermostat handle.
ST635
Encore
Install thermostat
handle
2/01
Bolts
ST853
Fig. 15 Use four (4) bolts to attach the bottom heat shield.
ST540
Fig. 17 Assemble the front door handle.
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Fan Kit Installation
1. Remove the sheet metal outer back shown in Figure
18.
2. Attach the fan assembly at the bottom edge of the inner back with two (2) 1/4-20 x 3/4” hex head screws
and one (1) 1/4” star washer.
3. Attach snapstat to the mounting holes on the underside of the bottom with two (2) 1/4-20 pan head
screws.
4. Attach the rheostat holder, (provided with stove),
under the right wing of the bottom heat shield with
two (2) #10 sheet metal screws.
5. Attach the rheostat to its holder by inserting the
rheostat control shaft through the holder hole. Install
the retaining ring and rheostat onto the shaft.
6. Secure the rheostat cable to the underside of the
bottom heat shield using the wire tie provided on the
hole at the right rear edge of the heat shield.
7. Fan will not operate until stove reaches approximately 43° C (109° F).
8. Replace the sheet metal outer back.
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Knob
Rheostat
Snapstat
Screws
ST848
Fig. 18 Fan installation (Kit # 2767).
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Operation
The Encore NC Controls
Two controls regulate the performance of the Encore
NC: a primary air control supplies oxygen for the
fire, and a damper directs air flow within the stove to
activate and deactivate the non-catalytic combustion
system. Except when starting or reviving a fire, adding fuel or when the stove doors are open, the damper
should always be closed. Operation for extended periods with the bypass open could result in overfiring of
the stove causing a possible safety hazard and damage
to the stove.
Low Heat
High Heat
Symbols cast into the stove indicate the correct directions for opening and closing the controls. The symbols
assume that you are facing the front of the stove.
Damper Handle
Griddle Handle
Door Handle
Air Control
Lever
Door Handle
Holder (Behind leg)
Ashdoor
Handle
Andirons
ST636
Fig. 19 The Encore controls are conveniently located and
easy to operate.
ST633
A Single Air
Control Regulates
Heat Output
and Burn Time
Encore
controls
The primary air control
lever, located on the right side
of the stove, controls 2/01
the amount of incoming air for
starting, maintaining, and reviving a fire.
More air entering the stove makes the fire burn hotter
and faster, while less air prolongs the burn at a lower
heat level. High and low settings appear in Figure 20.
For the greatest air supply and maximum heat output
(but the shortest burn time), move the lever toward the
front of the stove. For a fire that will last longer with less
heat, move the lever toward the rear of the stove.
A Damper Directs Air Flow
Within the Stove
The damper handle on the left side of the stove opens
and closes the damper to direct air flow within the
stove.
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ST637
Fig. 20 The handle may be positioned anywhere between the
two extremes for different heat levels.
The damper is open when the handle points to the
back of the stove, enabling smoke to pass directly into
the chimney. The damper must be open when starting
or reviving a fire, and before and whenever the griddle
or doors are opened.
ST637
encore
Air control
When closing the damper, be sure to pull firmly
enough to snap it into the locked position.
2/01
The damper is closed when the handle points forward.
Smoke from the fire is directed through the secondary
combustion system where it can be further burned for
greater efficiency, before passing up the chimney.
Damper Positions
Open
(Updraft Mode)
Closed
(High Efficiency
Mode)
ST638
Fig. 21 The damper is either open or closed. There are no
intermediate positions.
Two Ways to Add Fuel
ST638
Encore
In addition, however, the front doors open for adding an
occasional log to a fire. The
Encore is not
approved
damper
control
in Europe for operation with the front doors.
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The Encore’s griddle lifts for convenient top-loading of
logs, and is the easiest way to regularly add fuel.
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Andirons Help Protect the Glass
Handle
Your stove has andirons to keep logs away from the
glass panels. The andirons are essential to maintain
clear fire viewing, and should be left permanently in
place. Since the andirons may slightly hinder refueling
through the front doors, many stove owners will prefer
the convenience of top loading through the griddle.
Burn Only High-Quality Wood
The Encore is designed to burn natural wood only; do
not burn fuels other than that for which it was designed.
ST849
Fig. 22 The Encore’s hinged griddle makes it easy to topload wood.
To open the front doors, insert the handle into the door
latch stub and turn it clockwise. (Fig. 23)
To close them, always close the left door first. Turn
the handle in the right door first clockwise to the open
position and swing the door
closed. Finally, push on the
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door as you turn the handle
counterclockwise (down).
GRIDDLEOPEN
The doors will draw in slightly,
and the handle should offer some resistance as you turn it to the closed position.
Clockwise to
OPEN
Counterclockwise
to CLOSE
ST544
Fig. 23 To open the front doors, turn the handle clockwise.
To reduce the risk of breaking the glass, avoid striking
the glass or slamming the doors.
When not using the door handle, store it in the holder
behind the right front leg of the stove. (Fig. 19)
This stove id designed to operate efficiently with
the fire doors (front doors and griddle) closed. The
firebox and ash doors should be kept closed at all
times except when refueling or removing ashes.
Infrared Reflective Glass Panels
for Clear Fire Viewing
ST544
The inner surfaces of the infrared
reflective
glass
door
open
panels are kept at a higher temperature than the outer
surface. This design, along with a11/00
preheated ‘airwash,’
makes clear fire viewing possible at most levels of
operation.
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You’ll enjoy the best results when burning wood that
has been adequately air-dried. Avoid burning “green”
wood that has not been properly seasoned, or cordwood
dried more than two years. Do not burn construction
materials; they often contain chemicals and metals that
are harmful to the stove, chimney system and the environment. The wood should be 457-610 mm (18-20”) in
length.
The best hardwood fuels include oak, maple, beech,
ash, and hickory that has been split, stacked, and airdried outside under cover for at least one year.
If hardwood is not available, you can burn softwoods
which include tamarack, yellow pine, white pine, Eastern red cedar, fir, and redwood. These too should be
properly dried. The basic difference between hard and
soft wood is their density. Hardwoods, because of their
greater density, burn longer than softwoods and can
increase the time between refuelings.
Store wood under cover to keep it dry. The longer it
is stored in a dry condition, the better heating and fire
viewing performance you will enjoy. Even for short-term
storage, however, keep wood a safe distance from the
heater and keep it out of the areas around the heater
used for refueling and ash removal.
Use the Air Control Settings
that Work Best for You
No single air control setting will fit every situation. Each
installation will differ depending on the quality of the
fuel, the amount of heat desired, how long you wish the
fire to burn, climactic conditions; outdoor air temperature and pressure may also effect draft.
The control setting also depends 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 length, type, and location of the chimney,
local geography, nearby obstructions, and other factors.
Refer to Page 19 for details on how the installation affects performance.
Too much draft may cause excessive temperatures in
the Encore, and could even damage the stove. On the
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other hand, too little draft can cause backpuffing into
the room and/or the “plugging” of the chimney.
How do you know if your draft is excessively high or
low? Symptoms of too much draft include an uncontrollable burn or a glowing-red stove part. A sign of inadequate draft is smoke leaking into the room through the
stove or chimney connector joints, low heat output and
dirty glass.
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 will help
provide the fresh air needed.
In some areas provisions for outside combustion air
are required. Refer to section 2 of Document J which
requires an outside air vent for appliances with power
outputs over 5 kW. Always refer to national and local
codes to determine your specific requirements.
Your Encore is equipped to deliver outside air for combustion.
When first using the stove, keep track of the air control
settings. You will quickly find that a specific setting 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 settings.
Most installations do not require a large amount of combustion air, especially if adequate draft is available. Do
not attempt to increase the firing of your heater by
altering the air control adjustment range outlined in
these directions.
Use the following air control settings as a starting point
to help determine the best settings for your installation.
Each is described as a fraction of the total distance the
lever may be moved from right to left.
Encore Control Settings
Burn Rate Primary Air Control Low
From far right to 1/3 the distance to left
Medium
From 1/3 to 2/3 the distance to left
High
From 2/3 the distance to left to far left
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.
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Conditioning Your Stove
Cast iron is extremely strong, but it can be broken with
a sharp blow from a hammer or from the thermal shock
of rapid and extreme temperature change.
The cast plates expand and contract with changes in
temperature. When you first begin using your Encore,
minimize thermal stress by allowing the plates to adjust
gradually during three or four initial break-in fires.
Starting and Maintaining a Wood Fire
Burn only solid wood in the Encore, and burn it directly
on the grate. Do not elevate the fuel. Do not burn coal
or other fuels.
The bypass damper must be open when starting a
fire or when refueling.
Do not use chemicals or fluids to start the fire. Do
not burn garbage. Never use flammable fluids such
as gasoline, gasoline type lantern fuel, kerosene,
charcoal lighter fluid, naptha, engine oil 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.
During the break-in fires, do not let the stove get hotter than 260° C (500° F) as measured on an optional
stove-top thermometer. Adjust the air control lever as
necessary to control the fire.
Some odor from the stove’s hot metal, the paint, and
the cement is normal for the first few fires.
NOTE: Some chimneys need to be “primed,” or
warmed up, before they will draw sufficiently to start
a fire. To correct this situation, 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 will encourage smoke to rise rapidly,
encouraging a good draft.
ST263
Fig. 24 Start fire with newspaper and dry kindling.
ST263
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plenty of glowing embers to re-kindle the fire, and
include some smaller pieces of wood in the new fuel
load to help the stove regain its operating temperature
quickly. Use this sequence as a guide to successful
refueling.
NOTE: Door handles can be hot. A glove has been
included with your stove. We recommend using this
glove whenever operating door or damper controls and
especially when operating the top griddle.
ST264
Fig. 25 Add larger pieces of wood as the fire begins to burn
well.
Once the draft is established, open the front door and
light the rest of theST264
fuel from the bottom. Do not light
the main bed of fuel
untilfire
the chimney begins drawing,
good
and repeat the procedure as often as necessary if the
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initial attempt is unsuccessful.
If your Encore has been broken-in previously using,
continue to build the fire gradually. Add larger wood with
a diameter of 76-102 mm (3-4”). Continue adding split
logs of this size to the briskly-burning fire until there is
a glowing ember bed at least 76 mm (3”) deep. A good
ember bed is necessary for proper functioning of the
combustion system and may take an hour or more to
establish.
Refuel While the Embers Are Still Hot
When reloading, best results will be achieved if you first
de-ash the stove by stirring the fuel bed to allow ash to
fall through the grate into the ash pan.
Do not break the charcoal into very small pieces or
pound or compress the charcoal bed.
It is important that air can circulate through the charcoal
bed while the heater is in operation. Larger pieces of
charcoal allow more air to circulate under the wood,
resulting in the fire reviving more quickly.
For best results when refueling, wear stove gloves to
protect your hands, add fuel while the stove still has
1. Open the damper.
2. De-ash the stove as described above. Open the
front doors and check the level of ash in the ash
pan. Empty the pan if necessary and replace it in the
stove. Close the front doors.
3. Open the griddle, load the wood (smaller pieces
first), and close the griddle.
4. Allow the stove to regain its “thermal momentum”
before closing the damper. This may take 15--20
minutes.
5. Close the damper and set the air control lever for the
desired heat output. When the surface temperature
reaches 230° C (450° F), adjust the air control for
the amount of heat you desire.
NOTE: If the charcoal bed is relatively thick {about 5176 mm (2”-3”)} deep, and if your fuel is well seasoned, it
is possible to add fresh fuel (smaller pieces first), close
the door and damper, and reset the primary air control
for the desired heat output within five minutes.
Warning: FIREPLACE STOVES EQUIPPED WITH
DOORS SHOULD BE OPERATED ONLY WITH
DOORS FULLY OPEN OR DOORS FULLY CLOSED.
IF DOORS ARE LEFT PARTLY OPEN, GAS AND
FLAME MAY BE DRAWN OUT OF THE FIREPLACE
STOVE OPENING CREATING RISKS FROM BOTH
FIRE AND SMOKE.
Caution: The Encore will be 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 and to the catalytic combustor. If
any part of the Encore glows, you are overfiring.
ST264a
Fig. 26 Add full-size logs when the kindling has burned down
to a bed of embers.
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Ash Removal and Disposal
You should remove ash before it reaches the top of the
ash pan. Check the level at least once a day. Every few
days, clear any ash from the outer edges of the firebox
and the cavity areas of the stove. Most of the ash will
fall through the grate. Slice or stir the ash with a shovel
or poker so that it falls through the grate slots.
• Remove the ash pan, making sure to keep it level.
• To keep the cover from sliding off and to keep ash
•
•
•
Open
Close
ST545
Fig. 27 Turn the handle to the ash pan compartment clockwise to open and counterclockwise to close.
IMPORTANT: Check the level of ash in the ash pan
ST545
before reloading the stove. If the ash level is close to
the top edge ashdoor
of the pan, empty the pan according to this
procedure: 11/00
• Open the damper.
• Open the griddle or front doors, and use a shovel or
•
•
poker to stir excess ash through the ash slots in the
grate down into the ash pan.
Close the griddle or doors, and unlatch the ash door.
It will pivot, swinging the ash pan out of the stove.
Slide the cover onto the pan, making sure it is securely closed. (Fig. 28)
from falling on the floor, do not tilt the ash pan forward.
If the stove is in operation, close the ash door while
disposing of the ash.
Properly dispose of the ash in a metal container with
a tight-fitting lid. Store the container outdoors away
from all combustible material.
Return the ash pan to its original position in the
stove, and close and latch the ash door.
Do not operate the stove with the ash door open.
This will result in over-firing, and could cause damage to the stove, void the warranty, or even lead to a
house fire.
Empty the ash pan regularly, typically every one to
three days. The frequency will vary depending on how
you operate your Encore: ash will accumulate faster at
higher heat outputs.
Remove ash frequently and place it outdoors in a
metal container with a tight-fitting lid. Place the closed
container of ash on a noncombustible floor or on the
ground, well away from all combustible materials, pending final disposal. If the ash is disposed of by burial in
soil or otherwise locally dispersed, it should be kept in
the closed container until all cinders have thoroughly
cooled.
You can use wood ash as a garden fertilizer.
CAUTION: Never use your household or shop vacuum
cleaner to remove ash from the stove; always remove
and dispose of the ash properly.
ST566
Fig. 28 Be sure the cover is securely attached before removing the ash pan.
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Draft Management
A stove is part of a system which includes the chimney, the operator, the fuel and the home. Each part of
the system affects how well the stove operates. When
there is a good match between all the parts, the system
works well.
Wood stove or insert operation depends on natural
(unforced) draft. Natural draft occurs when the smoke
is hotter (and therefore lighter) than the outdoor air
at the top of the chimney. The larger the temperature
difference, the stronger the draft. As the smoke rises
from the chimney it provides suction or ‘draw’ that pulls
air into the stove for combustion. A slow, lazy fire with
the stove’s air inlets fully open indicates a weak draft.
A brisk fire, supported only by air entering the stove
through the normal inlets, indicates a good draft. The
stove’s air inlets are passive; they regulate how much
air can enter the stove, but depend entirely on the draft
of the chimney.
Depending on the features of your installation - (i.e.
metal or masonry chimney installed, inside or outside
the house, matched to the stove’s outlet or oversized) your system may warm up quickly or it may take a while
to warm up and operate well. With an ‘airtight’ stove or
insert, one which restricts the amount of air getting into
the firebox, the chimney must keep the smoke warm all
the way to the outdoors. Some chimneys do this better
than others. Here is a list of features and their effects.
Masonry Chimney
Masonry is a traditional material for chimneys, but it
can perform poorly when it serves an ‘airtight’ stove.
Masonry is a very effective ‘heat sink’ - it absorbs a lot
of heat. It can cool the smoke enough to diminish draft.
The bigger the chimney, the longer it takes to warm up.
It’s often very difficult to warm up an outdoor masonry
chimney, especially an oversized one, and keep it warm
enough to maintain an adequate draft.
Metal Chimney
Most factory-made metal chimneys have a layer of
insulation around the inner flue. This insulation keeps
the smoke warm. The insulation is less dense than masonry, so a steel chimney warms up more quickly than
a masonry chimney. Metal doesn’t have the good looks
of masonry, but it often performs much better.
Indoor / Outdoor location
Because the chimney must keep the smoke warm, it is
best to locate it inside the house. The relatively warm
house then surrounds the chimney keeping it warm.
This also means that heat from the chimney walls will
transfer to the house and not be wasted outdoors. An
indoor chimney will not lose its heat to the outdoors, so
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it takes less heat from the stove to heat it up and keep
it warm.
Flue Sizing
The interior size of a chimney for an ‘airtight’ stove
should match the size of the stove’s flue outlet. When a
chimney serves an airtight stove, “more” is not “better”;
in fact, it can be a disadvantage. Exhaust gases move
more slowly through larger chimneys and can lose
more heat to the chimney walls. This weakens the draft
strength. If an oversized flue is also outside the house,
the heat it absorbs gets transferred to the outdoor air
and the flue is further cooled.
It’s common for a masonry flue, especially one serving
a fireplace, to be oversized for the stove. It can take
quite a while to warm up such a flue, and the results
can be disappointing. The best solution to an oversized
flue is an insulated steel chimney liner, the same diameter as the stove or insert’s flue outlet; the liner keeps
the exhaust warm, and the result is a stronger draft. An
uninsulated liner is a second choice - the liner keeps
the exhaust path restricted to its original size, but the
air around the liner must still be heated. This makes the
warm-up process take longer.
Pipe & Chimney Layout
Every turn the exhaust must take as it travels to the
chimney top will slow it down. The ideal pipe and chimney layout is straight up from the stove, and into a vertical chimney. If you are starting from scratch, use this
layout if possible. If the stovepipe must turn to enter a
chimney, locate the thimble about midway between the
stove top and the ceiling. This achieves several goals:
it allows the exhaust gases to speed up before turning,
it leaves some pipe in the room for heat transfer, and
gives you long-term flexibility to install a future stove
without relocating the thimble.
There should be no more than 8 feet (2.4m) of singlewall stove pipe between the stove and a chimney; longer runs can cool the exhaust gases enough to cause
draft and creosote problems. Use double-wall stove
pipe for long runs.
Single venting
Each ‘airtight’ stove requires its own chimney. If an airtight stove is vented to a flue that also serves an open
fireplace, it is easier for the chimney draft to pull air
in through those channels than it is to pull air through
the stove, and performance suffers. Imagine a vacuum
cleaner with a hole in the hose to see the effect here.
In some cases the other appliance can even cause a
negative draft through the airtight, and result in a dangerous draft reversal.
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Creosote
Draft Testing
Creosote is a by-product of slow wood-burning. It is an
organic tar that can condense in the flue if the exhaust
gases cool too much. Condensed creosote is volatile,
and can fuel chimney fires if it gets hot enough. All the
factors that affect chimney draft also affect creosote
condensation - so use installation features and operational steps that will encourage good draft and minimize
creosote production.
Because letting the smoke cool off and slow down is
one of the keys to creosote production, it makes sense
to line a chimney to match the stove’s outlet size, for
safety reasons as well as performance. Consult a
qualifed installer and check local and national codes for
recommended chimney sizing.
An easy way to test your chimney draft is to close the
stove’s damper, wait a few minutes to let the airflow
stabilize, then see whether you can vary the strength
of the fire by swinging the air control open and closed.
Results are not always 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’s no change, then the
draft isn’t strong enough yet to let you close the damper,
and you’ll need to open it for a while longer and manage
the fire with the air inlet until the draft strengthens.
Test chimney draft with a draft gauge.
Fuel
Even the best stove installation will not perform well
with poor fuel. The best fuel is hardwood that has airdried 12-18 months and is stored, covered from the
elements. Softwoods burn well, but not as long as hardwood. ‘Green’ wood has more moisture in it; it will burn,
but more of the heat from the fire is needed to drive the
extra moisture off the wood. This reduces the amount
of heat that reaches your home and can contribute to a
creosote problem. There are moisture meters available
for firewood; you can also judge your wood by its appearance and weight. If you get it green, lift a piece and
get a sense of its weight; it can lose a third or more of
its weight as it dries. Also look at the ends of a log; as it
dries it shrinks and often cracks. The more weathered
and cracked a piece is, the drier it is.
Back-puffing
“Back-puffing” results when the fire produces volatile
gases faster than the chimney draft pulls them out of
the firebox. The gases back up in the firebox until they
are dense enough and hot enough to ignite. If your
stove back-puffs, you should open the damper to direct
more heat up the chimney to allow the smoke to rise
to the flue more quickly, let more air into the firebox.
Smaller loads of wood, larger pieces of wood and
avoiding overly dry wood loaded into a very hot stove
may help this problem. If back-puffing persists, contact
your dealer or qualified chimney sweep to help diagnose the problem.
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Negative Pressure
Good draft also depends on a supply of air to the stove;
a chimney can’t pull in more air than is available to it.
Sluggish draft results when a house is tight enough to
prevent the ready flow of air to the stove, or by competition between the stove and other equipment that
removes air from the house - especially power-driven
equipment like range hoods, clothes dryers, etc. If the
chimney draws well with all other equipment turned
off (or sealed, in the case of fireplaces and/or other
stoves), then you simply need to be careful with timing
the use of the other equipment. If you need to crack a
nearby window or door to enable the chimney to pull
well, that’s a sign that you should install an outside-air
intake to bring combustion air directly to the stove. For
most of our stoves, adapters are available to connect
an air duct for outdoor combustion air.
In many cases, local or national codes require the
installation of permanently open air vents, particularly
with larger appliances (i.e. above 5 kW). Refer to these
codes to determine specific requirements for your
installation.
Conclusion
Wood-burning is an art rather than a science. Once the
stove and chimney system are in place, you can only
vary your technique, mostly your timing, to achieve
good results. If you keep track of your burning habits
and relate them to their effects on the stove’s operation,
you’ll be rewarded with good performance and a safe
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Maintenance
Below you will find important information on general
care, inspection and maintenance of your Vermont
Castings stove. Should it become necessary, use only
replacement parts recommended by your authorized
dealer.
Keep Your Stove Looking New
and Working Its Best
Let the fire in the stove go out and allow the stove to
cool completely before beginning any maintenance
procedure.
Care of the Cast Iron Surface
An occasional dusting with a dry rag will keep the painted
cast iron of your Encore looking new.
The stove’s paint can be touched up as needed. First,
mask the areas, such as enamelled parts, glass, or
handles, around the area to be painted. Clean the area
with a wire brush to remove any loose paint or dust.
Remove the griddle and set it aside.
Then, touch up the stove with Vermont Castings’ high
temperature stove paint. Apply the paint sparingly; two
light coats of paint are better than a single heavy one.
Care of the Porcelain Enamel Surface
Removing the Glass
1. Remove the right and left door assemblies by raising
the door until the lower hinge pin clears its drilling;
then, angle the door bottom slightly outward and
pull down to release the upper hinge pin. Place the
doors face down on a padded work surface.
2. Remove the screws that hold the retainer clips in
place, and remove the clips.
3. Carefully lift the broken glass panel from the door.
Installing the Glass
Check the gasket around the window; it should be soft
and resilient so the glass will seal properly against the
door. Replace the gasket if it has hardened or if it is
compressed.
1. Center the first pane of glass on the gasket. Be sure
to place the glass so the infrared reflective coating is
on the exterior side.
Right Door
Gasket
Glass Panel
Use a dry or slightly damp rag or soft brush to remove
spills or stains. For difficult jobs that require a cleaning
agent, use only a kitchen appliance cleaner or polish
recommended for use on enamel surfaces.
Retainer
Clips (4)
Cleaning the Glass
Most of the carbon deposits on the glass will burn off
during hot fires.
However, the ash residue that accumulates on the
glass surface should be removed regularly to prevent
etching. To clean the glass, follow this procedure:
• Be sure the glass is completely cool.
• Clean the glass with water or a cleaner made especially for this purpose. Do not use abrasive cleaners.
• Rinse the glass thoroughly.
• Dry the glass completely.
Replace Broken Glass Immediately
Do not operate your stove if the glass in the doors is
damaged.
If you need to replace the glass, use only the high temperature ceramic glass supplied by Vermont Castings.
Do not use substitutes. Be sure to specify left or right
glass; the panels are not interchangeable.
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Fig. 29 Exploded view of the glass assembly for the right
door.
2. Secure the glass on both doors with the retainer
34a little loose.
clips, but leave the screws
3. Gradually tighten allGLASSXVIEW
the screws by hand a little at
a time in order to apply
even pressure to the glass
panel.
Adjust the Damper as Needed
The tension on the Encore’s damper is adjustable to
compensate for compression of the gasket that seals
the damper to the upper fireback. To adjust the damper:
1. Remove the griddle. Loosen the lock nut at the center of the damper.
2. Turn the pressure screw approximately one half turn
clockwise.
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3. Tighten the lock nut. Keep the pressure screw from
turning as you tighten the nut. Re-test the damper.
Lock Nut
Damper
Pressure Adjusting Screw
Replace the Stove Gaskets as Needed
Your Encore uses rope-type fiberglass gaskets to make
a tight seal between some parts. With use, particularly
on those parts that move, gaskets can become brittle
and compressed and can begin to lose their effectiveness. These will need periodic replacement.
All of the gaskets are made of fiberglass. The sizes of
replaceable gasket are listed below, along with their
applications.
ST642
Fig. 30 Adjusting the damper.
Tighten the Damper Handle as Needed
A handle on the left side of the stove controls the
damper. The handle
attaches to the damper rod with a
ST642
set screw. Periodically check the set screw and tighten
Encore
as necessary.
damper adjust
3/01
Adjust the Door Latches
Gasket Diameter
...And the Parts it Seals
5/16”
3/8” 3/16” 5/16” The griddle to the stove top (wire reinforced gasket)
The ash door to the front of the ash drop, flue collar to in-
ner back
The outer glass panes to the doors
The damper to the upper fireback; the front doors to the stove front; and the doors to each other.
The Encore’s front doors, as well as its ash pan door,
should close securely to prevent accidental opening and to keep air from leaking into the stove. On
adequately adjusted doors, the handles should resist
slightly as they are turned to the closed position and the
doors themselves should be drawn slightly toward the
stove.
If you need to change a gasket, first obtain an appropriate replacement from your Vermont Castings’ Authorized Dealer.
Over time, the gasket around the doors will compress
and the latches may need adjustment.
The procedure for replacing gaskets is the same regardless of the gasket location. Follow these steps:
To adjust the latches on the doors, loosen the small
lock nut, rotate the striker screw a half-turn, and retighten the small lock. Hold the striker screw to keep it
from turning as you tighten the lock nut. Make repeated
small adjustments until the setting is right.
1. Remove the existing gasket by grasping an end and
pulling firmly.
Wait until the fire is out and the stove has cooled. Be
sure to follow the standard safety procedure for working
with dusty materials: Wear safety goggles and a dust
mask.
2. Use a wire brush or the tip of a screwdriver to clean
the channel of any remaining cement or bits of gasket.
(Fig. 32) Remove stubborn deposits of cement with a
cold chisel if necessary.
Pawl
Small
Locking Nut
Striker Screw
Large Locking Nut
ST560
Fig. 32 Remove gasket then
clean channel with wire brush.
ST559
Set Screw
Handle Stub
ST531
Remove
gasket
11/30/00 djt
Fig. 31 Turn the door latch striker screw in or out to tighten or
loosen the door latch.
ST531
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3. Determine the correct length of the appropriatesized gasket by laying it out in the channel. Allow an
extra 25-51 mm (1-2”), and mark the spot to be cut.
(Fig. 33)
4. Remove the gasket from the channel, place it on a
wood cutting surface, and cut it at the marked spot with
a utility knife. Twist the ends slightly to keep the gasket
from unraveling.
5. Lay an unbroken 3 mm (1/8”) bead of gasket cement
in the newly-cleaned channel.
6. Starting at one end, press the gasket into the channel. (Fig. 33) Ensure a good joint where the gasket
meets before trimming any excess. Do not overlap the
gasket ends or leave ends with ragged edges.
et
ask
ve G ent
Sto Cem
ST561
Fig. 33 Lay a bead of gasket cement then press gasket in
place.
7. Press the gasketedST559
part firmly against its normal
mating surface to seat Remove
the gasket evenly in its channel.
gasket
Close and latch the door
to do this, or tap other parts
11/30/00
djt
with the rubber mallet (or
hammer/block
of wood).
8. Clean any excess cement from around the channel, then let the cement that holds the new gasket dry
thoroughly.
Adjust the Door If Necessary
The stove’s door(s) may need adjustment after you
have regasketed it. Initially, it may require loosening to
accommodate the new gasket; after a few weeks, it
may need tightening to compensate for compression of
the new gasket. The directions for adjusting the doors
are on Page 22.
All Gasketed Construction
Other gaskets form seals between non-moving parts,
but these are not subject to the same wear and deterioration as gaskets on moving parts. It is unlikely that
you will ever need to replace these gaskets unless the
involved parts are disassembled and then put back
together. If this is the case, the job should be done only
by a qualified service technician.
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5/16” diameter gasket seals the following parts:
• The flue collar to the stove back
• The lower fireback to the sides
• All connections between the major stove plates
The Chimney System
Creosote
Your Encore is designed to reduce creosote build-up
significantly. However, regular chimney inspection and
maintenance must still be performed. For safety, good
stove performance, and to protect your chimney and
chimney connector, inspect your chimney and chimney
connector on a regular schedule. Clean the system if
necessary. Failure to keep the chimney and connector
system clean can result in a serious chimney fire.
When wood is burned slowly, it produces tar, organic
vapors and moisture that combine to form creosote.
The creosote vapors condense in the relatively cool
chimney flue of a slow-burning fire. As a result, creosote residue accumulates on the flue lining. When ignited, this creosote makes an extremely hot fire within the
flue system that can damage the chimney and overheat
adjacent combustible material. If a significant layer of
creosote has accumulated —3 mm (1/8”) or more — it
should be removed to reduce the risk of a chimney fire.
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.
You should inspect the system every two weeks during
the heating season as part of a regular maintenance
schedule. To inspect the chimney, let the stove cool
completely. Then, using a strong light, sight up through
the flue collar into the chimney flue. If it is not possible
to inspect the flue system in this fashion, the stove must
be disconnected to provide better viewing access.
Clean the chimney using a brush the same size and
shape as the flue liner. Flexible fiberglass rods are used
to run the brush up and down the liner, causing any
deposits to 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. Reinstall the connector sections
after cleaning, being sure to secure the joints between
individual sections with sheet metal screws.
If you cannot inspect or clean the chimney yourself,
contact your local Vermont Castings’ Dealer or a professional chimney sweep.
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Maintenance Schedule
The Chimney Connector
The stove and chimney system should be inspected
and maintained by a qualified engineer and include the
following:
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 Vermont Castings
dealer or a chimney sweep can help determine when
replacement is necessary.
• Thoroughly clean the chimney.
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
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. 34)
Inspect and
Vacuum Both
Rear Corners
Ash Build-up
ST856
Fig. 34 Inspect and clean out ash accumulation on either side
of the non-catalytic combustion system.
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notice.
Encore Non-Catalytic Woodburning Stove
Model 1450CE
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Encore Woodburning Stove
Model 1450CE (continued)
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Flue Collar (8”)
See Chart Pg. 33
Inner Back
30002385
Left Heat Deflector
30002441
Right Heat Deflector
30002442
Left Griddle Quad
30002399
Right Griddle Quad
30002401
Griddle
30002386
Griddle Handle Assy
30002775
Top
See Chart Pg. 33
Damper Housing
30002413
Damper
30002389
Damper Tabs (3)
1601488
Damper Rod
1600851
Damper Handle Screw 1/4-20 x 3³⁄₈” NT 1201310
Damper Handle,Wood 1600664
Steel Handle Stub
30002720
Left Side
See Chart Pg. 33
Left Air Manifold (Inner side)
30002408
Right Air Manifold (Inner side)
30002409
Right Side
See Chart Pg. 33
Thermostat Handle Shaft w/set screw
30002716
Thermostat Handle Wood
1600660
Round Hd, Sl 8-32 x 2 Screw
1201243
Grate
30002390
Bottom Outer
30002391
Ashlip
See Chart Pg. 33
Andiron (2)
30002397
Leg
See Chart Pg. 33
Leg Leveler
1201745
Pawl Assembly Short Adjustment
30002362
Ashdoor
30002392
Ashdoor Handle (Wood)
1600663
Ashdoor Hinge Pin
30002473
Cotter Pin, Ashdoor
30001749
Ashdoor Hinge Lower
30002404
Ashpan
1601025
Ashpan Bracket
1601039
Ashpan Cover
1601027
Airwash Manifold
30002407
Front
See Chart Pg. 33
Left Door
See Chart Pg. 33
Door Hinge Strip (2)
1308634
Right Door
See Chart Pg. 33
Door Gasket 5/16 Med. Density 6ND
1203588
Glass Gasket
1203556
Left Door Glass1
30002476
Right Door Glass1
1408629
Spacer 3/8 x 1-Z 1201779
Damper Ramp
1301811
Socket Set Screw Adjuster
1200436
PH Flat Hd Screw
1200809
Hex Nuts
1203210
Handle Base Stub2
30002714
Ceramic Handle 2.78 Lg220006381
Handle Bolt2
1201294
Friction Spring
1201846
Washer
1202471
Pin, Long, Door
30002727
Inner Bottom
30002406
Primary Air Plate
30002415
Lower Brick Retainer
30002416
Hinge, Upper Ashdoor
30002403
Fountain Assembly CDW 30002100
Insul Gasket Shoe
30002418
Refractory Shoe
30002419
Refractory Lower
30002414
End Insulation
30002420
Right End Refractory
30002421
Left End Refractory
30002475
Primary Air Flap
30002443
Primary Air Shaft
30002841
Primary Air Linkage
30002445
Outer Back Assembly
30002450
Bottom Heat Shield
30002446
Griddle Gasket
1203668
Rear Side Bracket
30002457
Brick Support Bracket
30002480
Holder, Door Handle
30002909
Front Steel Handle w/Shaft
30002717
Ashdoor Handle Shaft
1600622
Hex Jam Nut
1203290
Bracket, Upper Side
30002667
Rheostat Bracket
30002863
Fountain Heatshield
30004572
1. Not interchangeable, due to a heat-reflective coating on the room
side of the panels.
2. Included in #0004345 ceramic handle assembly.
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Shell Enamel Parts Encore NC Model 1450
Part NameClassic
Top
30002387
Left Side
30002388
Right Side
30002405
Flue Collar
1304280
Front
30002393
Ashlip
3000240
Left Door
Subassy*
30003974
Left Door
30003938
Right Door
Subassy*
30003975
Right Door
30003939
Single Leg
30002396
Shell Enamel Parts - Encore NC Model 1450
Part NameBiscuitBordeauxBrownChestnutEbonyMidnight
Sand
SuedeVermont
MajolicaBrownBlueBrownGreen
Top
30003055 30002615 30004879 30003065 30003075 30002635 30002625 30002645 30003085
Left Side
30003052 30002613 30004876 30003062 30003072 30002633 30002623 30002643 30003082
Right Side
30003053 30002612 30004877 30003063 30003073 30002632 30002622 30002642 30003083
Flue Collar
300030082324280 30004868 30003020 300030322374280 1324280 30002527 30003045
Front
30003054 30002614 30004878 30003064 30003074 30002634 30002624 30002644 30003084
Ashlip
30003051 30002610 30004862 30003061 30003071 30002630 30002620 30002640 30003081
Left Door
Subassy*
30003984 30003976 30004882 30003986 30003988 30003980 30003978 30003982 30003990
Left Door
30003958 30003950 30004884 30003960 30003962 30003954 30003952 30003956 30003964
Right Door
Subassy*
30003985 30003977 30004881 30003987 30003989 30003981 30003979 30003983 30003991
Right Door
30003959 30003951 30004883 30003961 30003963 30003955 30003953 30003957 30003965
Single Leg
30003050 30002611 30004874 30003060 30003070 30002631 30002621 30002641 30003080
*NOTE: Does not contain glass or glass gasket.
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LIMITED LIFETIME Warranty
For Vermont Castings Encore, 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 part 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 Vermont Castings 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 pigments 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 Vermont Castings 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 Vermont Castings 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 Vermont Castings 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.
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