Establish a kindling base fire or use a firestarter. For best results arrange logs 2 over 2. Once fire is established the logs can be positioned closer together to maximize efficiency, and can later be repositioned to maintain heat and desired flame.
From a cold start follow the directions above for fireplaces remembering that an ash base is needed. Warm starts, just add to existing hot coal base.
IMPORTANT! You must have an established ash base before starting your fire. The air-tight nature of woodstoves will sometimes produce "clinkers" or black, lava-type pieces. These "clinkers" could adhere themselves to your grate or bottom of stove. A good ash base before burning and regular stove cleaning can prevent clinkers from adhering. NOTE: As a wood stove can be over fired using cordwood, it can be over fired using this product. If necessary, burn less than 4 logs at a time.
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Chop logs into discs with hammer and chisel (or screwdriver). Place together and light with kindling. Add whole logs later to increase heat.
Please note that the fire will burn much like a cordwood fire in the initial stages. The logs will eventually turn into red-hot coals. At this point you can position them together to optimize the heat.
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