It is important to regularly maintain your Lopi wood heater. Minimum maintenance is suggested below every day during operation with some additional monthly maintenance and at the end of the season or prior to the following one.
Daily Maintenance (while stove is in use)
Remove Ash (if necessary)
Ash removal is not required once it builds up. A layer of ash 13mm to 25mm may be desirable because it will slow the burn rate. Generally, remove ash once it has built up over 25mm. Follow the directions below to remove ash.
– 1 Let the stove cool completely (at least two hours after the last coal has extinguished).
– 2 Place a cloth or cardboard protector over the hearth to catch ash and protect against scratching.
– 3 Open the doors and scoop the ash into a metal container with a tight fitting lid. The closed container of ashes should be placed on a non-combustible floor or on the ground, away from all combustible materials, pending final disposal.
Improperly disposed ashes lead to fires. Hot ashes placed in cardboard boxes, dumped in back yards, or stored in garages, are recipes for disaster.
Wood-burning stoves are inherently dirty. During cleaning have a vacuum ready to catch spilled ash (make sure ash is entirely extinguished).
Clean the Glass (if necessary)
This appliance has an air-wash to keep the glass clean. However, burning un-seasoned wood or burning on lower burn rates leads to dirtier glass (especially on the sides). Clean the glass by following the directions below.
Do not use abrasive cleaners.