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How to Light and Refuel Your Stove

How to Light and Refuel Your Stove

Posted on 12 Jan 2022 By Coal Hut

The colder months are well and truly here, and if you’re feeling a little out of practice lighting your wood burning stove, don't worry we have prepared an easy guide to give you a refresh! This guide is also great for burning logs on your multi-fuel stove.

Before you light your first fire, it’s a good time to give your wood burning stove some TLC to make sure it’s in perfect shape to heat your home. 

Choose the right fuel for your stove and place these in the bottom of your wood burning or multi-fuel stove. Make sure there is space between them for air to circulate. When you are ready to light your stove, keep the stove door ajar to ensure enough air can get in. Once the top pieces of kindling are burning, close the stove door making sure all the stove’s air controls are open.

Refuelling your wood burning stove

Once your logs have burnt down you should have a bed of hot embers, it’s now time to place more logs on the fire. Make sure you are wearing a protective fire glove, as your stove will now be hot!

  1. Before placing your logs in the stove, it can help to spread the embers a little with a fire tool to create an even base for the newly added wood.

  2. Wearing a protective fire glove, place two medium sized logs on the embers.

  3. Close the door and make sure the air controls are open.

Once the logs have caught, set your stove to normal running mode.

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