How to Light a Wood Burning Stove | Log Burner Lighting Instructions

Lighting instructions

Here you will find the lighting instructions in PDF format for our stoves. It is important that the correct amount of wood is used, especially when lighting. Note that if too little kindling is used when lighting, or if the wood is too thickly cut, the firebox will not reach the correct operating temperature.

Lighting in the right way

It is important that the correct amount of wood is used, especially when lighting. If you are lighting the fire for the first time you should use a set of scales to see how much 2.0 kg kindling is. Also check what the normal and maximum weights look like.

It is important that the wood catches fire quickly. Quick lighting is achieved by opening the combustion air damper fully or by leaving the hatch ajar for a moment. Pyre lighting produces a lot of smoke and can cause quick gas ignition in the worst instance resulting in hearth damage.

If you want to see a video instruction of how to manage your stove from Contura, please visit our lighting video guide section.