Croft103 by Mackays

Wood Burning Stove

The Jøtul wood burning stove is a delight and will keep the croft cosy. It is suitable ONLY for wood, and we ask that you please refrain from burning coal or plastics. In the back passage we have supplied you with newspaper, kindling and logs, and firelighters and matches are located on the stove shelf.

Wood Burning Stove

Please be careful with the stove and never leave unattended. We supply an eco-fan (sitting on top of the stove) to distribute heat throughout the building. If the glass becomes dirty the ash is a perfect cleaner; just rub with a damp paper and ash.

How To Light A Fire

  1. Step 1: Air & Logs of Wood

    Ensure that all air vents in the fireplace are open. Put the logs on the bottom of the fireplace. It is important that the wood is cleft and dry. The logs may be as thick as a fist or thicker.

  2. Step 2: Kindling Wood

    Add a layer of small logs of about 4 cm, and then one or two layers of kindling. Remember that air is important – approx. 1 cm between the pieces of wood is the perfect spacing.

  3. Step 3: Fire Briquettes

    Put a couple of fire firelighters on top of the layer of kindling wood or use some newspaper. Be aware that newspaper produces unnecessary amounts of ashes and contributes to more soot.

  4. Step 4: Light It!

    The last step is easy, just light it and close the door! Some chimneys take more time to create good draught than others. If the draught is insufficient, it might be an idea to open the door to the wood stove slightly until it is properly burning. If the house or cabin is “too” insulated, you might want to open a window. The same applies if the kitchen ventilator is on.