In order to ensure emission low combustion as well as soot free glass panes while the fire is burning, we recommend that the wood be burned from the top to the bottom during the heating-up phase. In addition to ordinary split logs, a so-called firelighter module is needed.
This module, for example, consists of 4-6 dry split fir tree logs with a diameter of approx. 3 x 3 cm and a length of 20 cm as well as a firelighter such as wax impregnated wood wool. Make sure not to use oak for lighting your fire.
Move combustion air control to “full air supply” position before opening the shaking grate (depending on stove type).
Put the split log into the fire chamber. If the fire chamber geometry is large enough, the fuelwood can be arranged crosswise.
Then place the firelighter module on top of the split logs. The bottom split logs of the firelighter module are to be positioned diagonally to the top split logs.
In narrow and high fire chambers the split logs are placed against the fire chamber backwall in an upright manner.
Wide fire chambers with little depth are to be filled with the long side facing forward.
Sufficient distance between the logs is important and should be around one centimetre.
Then, light firelighter and close the door.
The fire will now slowly spread from the firelighter module to the split logs. This method offers the advantage of smoke free combustion.
And it will take some time before you will have to put another log on the fire.
In order to accelerate the heating-up phase, you can leave the door ajar for some minutes*.
This will provide more oxygen to the fire.
(*this does not apply for stoves certified for room-air independent operation)