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The right handling

How do I heat with REKORD BRIQUETTES?

The right fuel, supply of oxygen and optimal development of the temperature in the combustion chamber are essential to ensure clean and efficient burning. The correct starting heat is important when lignite briquettes are used. To achieve this, suitable firelighters and a sufficient amount of kindling should be used.

Briquettes are best ignited on an even and hot fire bed. Therefore, when heating up a combustion chamber which is still cold, it is especially important to ensure an appropriately strong starting heat by using suitable lighters and kindling.

1. Light the fire

Place 2 to 3 wood logs on the grate. Stack about 2 layers of kindling and igniter on top. Set the air control to the position “ignite” or “max”. Light the igniter and close the firebox door. Adjust the air supply as soon as all the fuel is lit.

2. Put on the briquettes

Once a bed of embers has formed, place 3 to 4 briquettes one finger-width apart on the embers. Set the air control  to the lighting position for fully air intake. Once the briquettes are fully ignited, reduce the air supply to normal operation.

3. Refuel the heater

For refueling rake the embers. Add some briquettes and wood logs and fully open the air control. Once the fuel is alight, reduce the air supply to the required heat or to night operation.

Good to know!

Due to the high portion of solid matter, more combustion air needs to be supplied through the grate at the bottom of the combustion chamber when lignite briquettes are burned than is required to burn wood. Therefore, lignite briquettes are approved only for fireplaces which have a grate in the bottom of the combustion chamber and an ash pan. If the air is correctly controlled, a part of the necessary combustion air flows around the briquettes from below. The rest of the combustion air is supplied to the secondary air, as in the case of firewood.

For low emissions and optimal fuel usage, the gases created by the combustion must stay in the hot combustion chamber until they have burnt as completely as possible. Optimal air supply is very important for this. An insufficient quantity of air causes a lack of oxygen and incomplete combustion. On the other hand, too much air may result in an overload of the fireplace or, depending on kind and place of supply, lower the temperature in the combustion chamber and in this way reduce efficiency. Be sure to observe the operating instructions provided by your appliance manufacturer.