Instruction Manual

TREAT HEATER WITH CAUTION!    (Heater must be serviced annually).

DO NOT TOUCH HEATER WITH BARE HANDS.

1. THE PERFOMANCE OF THE HEATER WILL DEPEND ON THE QUALITY OF ANTHRACITE USED.

2. DO NOT OVERFIRE HEATER OR LEAVE HEATER ON HIGH SETTING FOR LONG PERIODS. THIS CAN DAMAGE CAST IRON PARTS IN HEATER.

3. REMEMBER WHEN LIGHTING A COLD HEATER THERE IS ALWAYS COLD AIR IN THE CHIMNEY THIS COLD AIR WILL PREVENT SMOKE FROM EXITING THE CHIMNEY, PRE-WARMING THE HEATER USING FIRELIGHTERS WILL HELP.

4. SHOULD YOUR CHIMNEY BE INSTALLED ON A OUTSIDE WALL ITS ADVISABLE TO PAINT THE CHIMNEY WITH A GOOD QUALITY P.V.A. PAINT.

5. PLEASE CHECK ALL WATERPROOFING AND FIX BEFORE RAINY SEASON, IT IS A GOOD IDEA TO COVER COWL WITH A PLASTIC COVERING (DURING RAINY SEASON ONLY) TO AVOID WATER COMING IN.

6. FREQUENT DE-ASHING AND REMOVAL OF ASH IS IMPORTANT

Your Heater must be serviced and chimney cleaned once a year.

Do not use any flammable liquids such as petrol, paraffin, etc. to light heater.

Use the poker to de-ash heater frequently and remove ash from as ash-pan.

Do not place clothes in front or on top of heater. Keep at least a 2 metre clearance.


INSTRUCTION MANUAL

î) Heater Controls: There is only one control. It is on the right hand side of the heater, and controls the rate of burning and therefore the heat output.

ii) Fuel: The best fuel to use is small anthracite nuts.

* Note: COAL MUST NOT BE USED - It reduced efficiency, causes sooty deposits on the inside of the heater and on the glasses - also chokes the flues with soot.

iii) Fire Chamber: THE HOPPER PLATE MUST ALWAYS BE KEPT IN POSITION 3 FOR South Africans FUELS.

It is most important that the retaining Strap is facing downward holding the Hopper Plate in the correct position.

Note: THE HOPPER PLATE MUST FALL TOWARDS THE BACK OF THE FIREBOX (see diagram). THE BOTTOM GRATE IS LOOSE AND CAN MOVE OUT OF POSITION WHEN THE HEATER IS BEING DELIVERED - CHECK THAT THE FOUR FEET ON THE UNDERSIDE OF THE GRATE ARE RESTING IN THE NOTCHES IN THE GRATE REST (see diagram). WHEN THE GRATE IS IN THE CORRECT POSITION IT IS AT AN ANGLE - LOWER AT THE FRONT. THERE SHOULD BE A SPACE OF APPROX 150MM BETWEEN THE TEETH OF THE BASKET GRATE AND THE BOTTOM GRATE (see diagram).

iv) Lighting the Fire

(1) Pull out control on the right hand side of the heater to its fullest extent,

(2) Open bottom door slightly +- 50mm and ensure that feed door is tightly closed.

(3) Open glass door and place 2 blocks (+- 30mm x 40mm) “BLITZ” firelighters on edge in the grate approximately 10cm apart. Fill the grate with charcoal (preferably briquettes) and allow the lighter blocks to protrude slightly, light the blocks and close the glass door.

(4) When the flames have died down and charcoal is glowing close the bottom door.

(5) Open feed door and fill hopper with Anthracite.

(6) Close feed door and lock, Open air control lever fully until anthracite has ignited.

(7) Adjust air control lever to required heat.  When the heater is lit for the first time do not exceed the medium heat setting during the first few hours of operation.


Daily Attention

Morning:

(1) Push control is fully (This is essential to prevent excess dust being drawn into flues and bend of heater).

(2) Remove ash from ash-pan using poker. To do this insert the poker through the two poker holes above the ashpit door (see diagram). With an 11 ln-Out sawing action* at the same time working the poker gradually from one side of the grate to the other side. Having done this through the left hand poker hole transfer poker to right hand poker hole and repeat action until all ash has fallen through the grate into the ash-pan.

(3) Open ashpit door - with key provided, lift out ash-pan to empty. Ash-pan comes out through door opening at an angle.

(4) Replace ash-pan and ensure that the door is properly closed.

(5) Open glass door - when glasses are cool to the touch – wipe glass gently with a warm damp cloth (not wet cloth) then dry with a clean duster - if glasses become hazy use detergent on damp cloth.

(6) Fill to top with fuel.

(7) Adjust control for desired warmth.

Late Afternoon:

(1) Push in control.

(2) De-ash with poker.

(3) Check fuel level - top up with fuel if necessary.

(4) Adjust control for desired warmth.

Late Evenings:

(1) Push in control,

(2) De-ash with poker.

(3) Empty ash-pan.

(4) Refuel if necessary.

(5) Adjust control for slow burning as desired, if draught in chimney is less than average, it will not be possible to leave the control in the fully closed position.
 
The ashpit door must never be left open once the fire is burning leaving the door open will cause overheating. This will damage firebox castings and the glasses will distort and discolour.

The high heat position must be used with caution, If heater is on this position for several hours, overheating and damage may occur.

 

If it is found necessary to burn heater continuously on high for long periods, this is due to one of the following reasons:

(1) Heater is too small for area to be heated.

(2) Incorrect installation - (see installation instruction sheet).

(3) Faulty chimney - lack of draught - down draught or air leaking into chimney through cracks in brickwork in chimney or because fireplace has not sealed correctly.

(4) The heater requires servicing - the flues and bends are blocked with soot. Important: This can happen after one winters use.

vii) Maintenance:

Cleaning:
The outside of the heater may be cleaned at anytime after it has been burning at low heat and is no more than warm to touch, remove any marks on enamel or glass with damp cloth, The glass should be cleaned daily to prevent dust from being burnt onto the glass. The door may be opened for this purpose while the heater is burning, ensure that the row of holes along the entire width of the basket grate are kept clear of ash at all times, otherwise the door glasses may distort – these holes an easily be seen by opening the main glass door.

After Winter:
At the end of winter clean heater thoroughly inside and out, every year remove heater, clean chimney elbow of dust and remove the two cleaning covers at the back of the heater, clean all dust an deposits from flues of heater replace cleaning covers and reseal fire cement seal between heater and flue outlet.

PLEASE NOTE: if at any time you detect a strong smell throughout the house - at the same time the heater is not burning well - the heater must be serviced immediately.

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