Stoves - Maintenance advice
Use of the stove in the tent is at your own risk. A burning or incompletely burnt out stove should never be left unattended. We take no responsibility for any damage caused by the use of a stove inside or outside the tent.
Before first use
Make sure that all parts of the stove and chimney fit together properly.
ATTENTION! When rolling the chimney pipe to the titanium stove, use gloves to avoid cuts. The first time it can be difficult to get the shape of the chimney. Therefore, we recommend that there are two of you who help each other. Try to avoid making dents or damage to the chimney so that you maintain a higher strength against the chimney being able to bend in strong winds. After the first burn-in, the short stone pipe will take its shape more easily.
Clean the entire stove with cleaning spirit, e.g. white spirit or other to remove any fingerprints and other things that may be on the stove and pipe. This results in an aesthetically pleasing stove. Any fingerprints left on the stove during the first burn-in will burn in and be impossible to wash/scrub off afterwards.
Ensure good ventilation before lighting the stove.
1. Use only dry wood when burning. Avoid soot burning.
2. Ensure good ventilation and that the stove stands firmly.
3. Feel free to use a carbon monoxide meter to ensure your safety.
4. In case of strong wind, you should not use the stove in the tent, the chimney for the titanium stove is made of very thin titanium sheet, which can bend due to the forces of strong wind.
5. When using in wind, you should use the top hat together with extra storm lines to stabilize the chimney.
6. Make sure you have enough distance between the stove and the chimney for combustible materials such as outer fabric, clothes, equipment or other things.
7. Burn adequately in the stove. Stoves in tents are very efficient as a heat source and Nortent's stoves are incredibly efficient at creating high combustion which creates enormous heat. Keep an eye on the stove. Do not heat so hard that the stove becomes red hot.
8. All parts belonging to the stove and the stove pipe become incredibly hot when burning. Avoid burns by using gloves or utensils when handling the stove.
9. Use the rear entrance of the tent when exiting if you have one to avoid the risk of falling out or coming into contact with the stove.
Stabilization of the chimney
You can advantageously stabilize the chimney by using the optional top hat. There are 3 rings for attaching storm lines.
When you stretch the storm lines from the top hat/short stone, you should leave a little "slack" on the storm lines, unlike the tent's storm lines, which should be taut.
If you stretch the storm cables so that they become taut, you risk the chimney pipe giving way because you "pull" the short brick pipe down towards the stove. When you then fire, the chimney will become hot and the titanium will become more "moldable". And then the risk of the chimney bending where it has become more malleable increases!
Leave enough slack in the storm lines so that the chimney can move with the wind a bit and then be "caught" by the storm line.
Make sure the stove is completely burnt out before you pack it away. Do not put out the stove with snow or water, risk of the titanium breaking unnecessarily. Clean the stove if necessary. If there is a lot of soot on the glass panes, you can wash the panes. Normally, sooty glass panes usually "wash" themselves when you start the fire in the stove next time.
Store the stove and chimney in its storage bags. When transporting, you should pack the chimney pipe on the outside in a backpack or other protected place to avoid "squeezing" damage to the short stone.