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8 steps to the perfect fire

Getting it right is easy once you know how – you can have a great fire, pollution will be minimised, you’ll save money and your chimney will be cleaner and safer.

chimney will be cleaner and safer

Getting it right is easy once you know how – you can have a great fire, pollution will be minimised, you’ll save money and your chimney will be cleaner and safer.

Step 1: Use plenty of small kindling

Step 2: Set all air controls to fully open

Step 3: Allow reasonable burn for 10 to 15 minutes

Step 4: Re-fuel with slightly larger logs

Step 5: When it’s hot enough you may be able to close off the air control but not too much.

Step 6: Keep it hot, if you are using a flue thermometer, aim for the middle of “best operation”

Step 7: Maintain a good bright flame with medium sized logs

Step 8: Check the top of the chimney – if you see smoke – adjust the air controls

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