3, 5, 6.5 , 8 , 14 & 25kw
Installation and Operating
Please hand these instructions to the stove user when the
installation is complete. Leave the system ready for operation
and instruct the user in the correct use of the appliance and
operation of controls.
Installation – Must be installed by a qualified plumber or
suitably qualified fitter
All local regulations, including those referring to national and
European standards need to be complied with when installing
the appliance.
Assembly Instructions
It is important that your stove is correctly installed, as Tripp TR
Stoves cannot accept responsibility for any fault arising through
incorrect installation.
Your TR Stove comes
packed in a plywood crate
Carefully remove the steel straps
and lift off the upper crate
Remove the plastic bag, open door
And remove all the contents
1. Tip the Stove onto its back and remove
the 2 X M8 set screws using a 14mm spanner.
2. Sort out the legs and fixings.
3. Ensure the tapped holes, on the base, is free from obstruction. Use a sharp
screwdriver to remove any fire cement.
1. Fit the Flue Collar using the 4-M6 set screws and washers supplied.
If the Top Flue position is required remove the Tertiary Air Baffle Plate and the
fitted blanking plate and refit blanking plate on the rear opening.
2. To remove and fit the Tertiary Air Baffle:
Grasp the handle on the baffle locking device shown. Push the Tertiary Air baffle
up; unclip the locking device from the holding bracket on the rear of the air
Grasp and lift the baffle off the ledge at the rear of the combustion chamber,
turning the baffle as you remove it through the door.
To insert the Tertiary Air baffle, turn upside down, as shown, ensuring the locking
device goes through the door as shown. Turn the baffle as you fit it, so that the edge
that you are holding is placed on the ledge at the back of the combustion chamber.
Slide the locking device into the bracket on the rear of the air chamber. Ensure that
the baffle is sealed to the air chamber. The locking device is adjustable if necessary
List of Components
Description of Parts
Door Handle
Airwash Control Handle
Tertiary Air Handle
Primary Air Caps
Riddling Handle
Ash Pan
Ash Pan Tool
Coal Guard
Tertiary Air Baffle Plate
Leg Height Screws M17
Leg Screws M14
Leg Washers
Flue Collar
Flue Collar Screws M10
Flue Collar Nuts M10
Flue Collar Washers
Flue Blanking Plate
Stove Glove
Installation Instructions
These instructions cover the basic principles to ensure satisfactory installation of the stove, although
detail may need slight modification to suit particular local site conditions. In all cases the installation
must comply with current Building Regulations, Local Authority Byelaws and other specifications or
regulations as they affect the installation of the stove.
Health And Safety Precautions
Adequate facilities must be available for unloading and site handling.
Fire Cement
Some types of fire cement are caustic and should not be allowed to come into contact
with the skin. In case of contact, wash immediately with plenty of water.
This stove contains no asbestos. If there is a possibility of disturbing any asbestos in the
course of installation then please seek specialist guidance and use appropriate protective
Metal Parts
When installing or servicing this stove, care should be taken to avoid the possibility of
personal injury.
Please note:
Any white deposits on the stove joints are caused by humidity reacting with the joint
sealant. These deposits may be brushed off and, if necessary, blackened with a stove
Important Warning
This stove must not be installed into a chimney that serves any other heating appliance.
There must not be an extractor fan fitted in the same room as the stove as this can cause
the stove to emit fumes into the room.
No purpose provided ventilation is required for stoves rated under 5KW. For each KW
above 5KW, 550 sq mm of fixed ventilation is required i.e. a stove rated at 8KW would
ideally require 3 x 550 sq mm = 1650 sq mm of fixed ventilation (refer to building
regulations document J).
The chimney height and the position of the chimney terminal should conform to Building
Check that the chimney is in good condition, dry, free from cracks and obstructions. The
diameter of the flue should not be less than 125mm and not more than 200mm. If any of
these requirements are not met, the chimney should be lined by a suitable method. The
chimney must be swept before connection to the stove.
Where the chimney is believed to have previously served an open fire installation, it is
possible that the higher flue gas temperature from the stove may loosen deposits that
were previously firmly adhered, with the consequent risk of flue blockage. It is therefore
recommended that the chimney be swept a second time within a month of regular use
after installation.
If you have any doubts about the suitability of your chimney, consult your local
If there is no existing chimney then either a prefabricated block chimney or a twin-walled
insulated stainless steel flue to BS 4543 can be used. These chimneys must be fitted in
accordance with the manufacturer‟s instructions and Building Regulations.
Flue Draught
A flue draught of minimum 1.2mmwg (12 pascals) to a maximum 2.5mmwg (25 pascals)
is required for satisfactory appliance performance. The flue draught should be checked
under fire at high output and, if it exceeds the recommended maximum, a draught
stabiliser must be fitted so that the rate of burning can be controlled to prevent overfiring.
Connection to the Chimney
An existing fireplace opening can be bricked up or sealed with a register plate. A short
length of flue pipe of a minimum 125mm internal diameter may then be used to connect
the stove to the chimney. This flue pipe should conform to Building Regulations. Ensure
that the pipe end is no closer than 76mm to the side or rear chimney walls.
Ideally, the old fireplace should be filled in so that there is a smooth streamlined entry
into the flueway. The length of any horizontal run of flue pipe must not exceed 125mm. It
is essential that all connections between the stove and chimney-flue are sealed and made
Both the chimney and flue pipe must be accessible for cleaning and if ANY parts of the
chimney cannot be reached through the stove (with baffle removed), a soot door must be
fitted in a suitable position to enable this to be done.
Material Clearances
The stove can be recessed in a suitable sized fireplace but a permanent free air gap of at
least 150mm must be left around the sides and top and at least 50mm at the back of the
stove to obtain maximum heat output and for access to the rear of the stove.
All non-combustible walls closer than 400mm to the stove should be at least 75mm thick.
In all instances the back wall of the fireplace recess and the hearth should be made of
non-combustible material. Allow an apron of at least 300mm at the front of the stove and
150mm on either side. The hearth on which the stove is to be placed should not be less
than 125mm thick and should be in accordance with the current building regulations.
Care should be taken to level the stove using the adjusting screws in the feet.
The appliance shall be installed on a floor with adequate load-bearing capacity. If the
existing construction does not meet this prerequisite, suitable measures (e.g. load
disturbing plate) should be taken to achieve it.
Safety Distances from Combustible Surfaces:
TR Midi (6.5)
TR 8
Commissioning and Handover
Upon completion of the installation, allow a suitable period of time for any fire cement
and mortar to dry out. A small fire may then be lit and checked to ensure the smoke and
fumes are taken from the stove up the chimney and emitted safely to atmosphere. Do not
run the stove at full output for at least 3 – 4 days.
On completion of the installation and commissioning, ensure that the operating
instructions and operating tools for the stove are left with the customer. Ensure to advise
the customer on the correct use of the appliance with the fuels likely to be used on the
stove and warn them to use only the recommended fuels for the stove.
Advise the user on what to do should smoke or fumes be emitted from the stove. The user
should be warned to use a suitable fireguard in the presence of children, aged and/or
infirm persons.
Appliance weight:
Flue gas mass flow: g/s
*Flue Temp:
Deg C
*under nominal heat output
TR 3
TR 5
TR Midi
TR 8
Operating Instructions
This appliance is not suitable for use in a shaped flue.
This appliance should not be operated with the doors open.
This appliance should be serviced regularly (at least annually) by a competent engineer.
Any unauthorised modifications to the appliance render the guarantee null and void and
may represent a fire hazard.
Only use replacement parts recommended by the manufacturer.
Aerosol Sprays
Do not use an aerosol spray on or near the stove when it is alight.
Air Controls
This stove has been designed to burn cleanly with high efficiency. If used correctly this
stove will burn very efficiently with the obvious notable features of CLEAN GLASS.
Never clean glass when stove is hot. Always use stove glass cleaner which is available
from your stove retailer.
However, for this product to work properly it must be used correctly.
It is essential that the stove has an adequate air supply for combustion and ventilation.
The primary, secondary and tertiary air inlets must be kept clear from obstruction.
Warning! This appliance will be hot when in operation and due care should be taken
When operating the controls
Air Controls
Primary Air
Primary air is controlled via the two rotary air controls on the bottom of the door.
This provides a conventional air draught to the bed of the fire. The primary air intakes
can be adjusted to give the best possible results when burning different fuels.
Secondary Air
The cast iron stove is fitted with a sophisticated “air wash” system. This secondary air
supply to the stove is controlled through a slider assembly located on the top right hand
corner of the stove.
Tertiary Air
This appliance is also fitted with a unique tertiary air system (patent pending) which
burns uncombusted gasses in the smoke improving its efficiency and increasing its heat
output. The Tertiary air supply to the stove is controlled through the slider assembly
located on the top left hand corner of the stove. When switched on, you will notice a “jet”
of flame emerging to the rear of the firebox, behind the glass.
Multifuel Grate
Your Firewarm Stove is fitted with a rotary style grate, which is operated from the front
of the stove via a riddle rod. This rotary grate is located in the centre of a cast iron flat
bed with suitable air slots that assist the burning of most fuels. It is important to use the
rotary grate to de-ash regularly, to ensure that the primary airflow is not impeded, as a
build-up of ash can damage the cast iron bed.
It is essential that you empty the ashpan regularly. Use the “T” end of tool to lift the
ashpan out of the stove.
Notes on Wood burning
With a full load of wood, the stove will need to be refuelled approximately every 1.5
hours. Wood can be stacked higher in the stove than solid mineral fuel but care must be
taken that logs do not touch the baffle.
Wood burns most efficiently with the primary air controls closed and the secondary and
tertiary controls partially open. Moving the secondary and tertiary air controls will
control the burn rate of the stove. Note – primary and secondary air is needed to light the
stove, see section entitled „Lighting the Stove‟.
Wood burns best on a bed of ash and it is therefore only necessary to remove surplus ash
from the stove occasionally.
Burn only dry, well-seasoned wood, which should have been cut, split and stacked for at
least 12 months, with free air movement around the sides of the stack to enable it to dry
out. Burning wet or unseasoned wood will create tar deposits in the stove and chimney
and will not produce a satisfactory heat output.
Size of Fuel
Log Size
up to 205mm
up to 260mm
up to 300mm
up to 340mm
up to 390mm
Lighting the Stove
We recommend that you have two or three small fires before you operate your stove to its
maximum heat output. This is to allow the paint to cure in steadily and to give a long
service life of the paint finish. During this curing in process you may notice an unpleasant
smell. It is non-toxic, but for your comfort we would suggest that during this period you
leave all doors and windows open.
First, load the fire with starting fuel, i.e. paper, dry sticks and/or firelighters in the mode
chosen, either wood or solid mineral fuel.
Light the fire at the base leaving all air controls open. Allow the fuel to reach a steady
glow and build the fire up gradually. Once you have a good fire established across the
grate bed, further fuel can be added as required.
Shutting Down
In order to shut down the stove, close the primary air controls, then close the secondary
and tertiary air sliders. If the controls are left in this position, the fire will be starved of air
and will go out. If you want to revive the fire it is recommended that the primary air
controls are open first, and then open the secondary and tertiary air sliders.
Warning! - The stove will remain hot for a considerable time after the fire has been
Warning!- Petroleum coke fuels or household waste must not be burnt on this appliance.
Should any difficulties arise over fuel quality or suitability, consult your local approved
coal merchant.
Safety Notes for your guidance
FIRES CAN BE DANGEROUS – Always use a fireguard in the presence of children,
the elderly or the infirm.
DO NOT OVERFIRE – it is possible to fire the stove beyond its design capacity, this
could damage the stove, so watch for signs of over firing – if any part of the stove starts
to glow red, the fire is in an over fire situation and the controls should be adjusted
accordingly. Never leave the stove unattended for long periods without first adjusting the
controls to a safe setting – careful air supply control should be exercised at all times.
Properly installed and operated, this appliance will not emit fumes. Occasional fumes
from de-ashing and refuelling may occur. Persistent fume emission must not be tolerated.
If fume emission does persist, then the following immediate action should be taken: 1.
Open doors and windows to ventilate room
Let the fire out, or eject and safely dispose of fuel from the appliance.
Check for flue chimney blockage and clean if required.
Do not attempt to re-light the fire until the cause has been identified and
If necessary, seek professional advice.
Important! – Do not fit an extractor fan in the same room as this appliance.
Raise the alarm to let others in the house know.
Call the Fire Brigade
Reduce the appliance-burning rate by closing all air controls.
Move furniture and rugs away from the fireplace and remove any nearby
Place a fireguard or spark guard in front of the stove.
Feel the chimneybreast for sign of excessive heat.
If the wall is becoming hot, move the furniture away. Ensure that the Fire Brigade can
gain access to your roof space in order to check this area for signs of fire spread.
Frequently Asked Questions
1 Do stoves require a chimney?
All of our multi fuel and wood burning stoves require a suitable chimney or
professionally installed flue system.
2 How do I clean the chimney?
You will require a chimney sweep to clean the chimney. It is best to provide a
dedicated chimney cleaning access door when installing the flue of the stove.
3 Who should install my stove?
Tripp TR Stoves want you to enjoy the maximum performance from your appliance.
To ensure this, it is essential that they are installed correctly.
We strongly recommend that your Tripp TR Stove products are installed by a
qualified plumber or suitably qualified person.
4 How do I regulate the heat output?
Each stove will have spin valves, which will allow you to easily regulate the heat
5 What warranty policy do I get?
Tripp TR Stoves will replace, free of charge, any working part that fails (under
normal operating conditions) within 12 months of purchase. Consumables such as
glass or stove rope are not guaranteed.
A call out charge will apply if our engineer attends any stove problem that is not
related to product failure.
6 Where can I get spare parts?
Your local Tripp TR Stove retailer will be pleased to supply spare parts and to
provide any other information you require.
7 Can the doors be left open while burning?
For safety and heat efficiency the doors should remain closed at all times.
8 Why is the stove smoking when lit?
A smoking stove can be caused by a flue with back draught problems. A qualified
fitter should complete a smoke test prior to fitting the stove to ascertain the integrity
of the flue.
9 Why should I “Run in” my stove?
To begin, light a series of small fires over a period of a few days to allow the paint
finish to cure. The stove is finished with a heat resistant paint and this can be
cleaned with a soft brush. Do not clean whilst the stove is hot; wait until it has
cooled down. The finish can be renovated with stove paint available from your local
Tripp TR Stove retailer.
If the stove is not “run in” correctly, this may cause the paint to discolour and flake.
10 What is Over Firing?
Your stove should never be used in a manner to cause over firing. Over firing can be
caused by over loading the stove with fuel, and with primary controls open. If any
part of stove glows "red" your stove is over firing and your draught control should
be adjusted to restrict airflow to stove. Over firing can cause permanent damage to
the appliance which is not covered by warranty.
Tripp TR Stoves
60 Hawthorn Road
Dublin 12