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Over firing

Your stove fuel should burn with a bright energetic flame but you should avoid a furnace-like roaring fire, this is known as 'over firing'.

Over firing a stove is generally the result of excessive air supply to the stove via the air controls for prolonged periods of time but can be related to loading the stove with too much fuel or using the wrong fuel types such as treated wood / builders waste or restricted solid fuels such as house coal, petro coke and anything with a high petroleum or bitumen content.

Over firing will cause damage to the stove components quite quickly, especially the throat plate and liners. In time the integral features in the stove, such as side landings, rear grate bar support, and fuel retainer will start to deteriorate. Eventually, the body of the stove may be severely damaged and any warranty voided.