Two combustion chambers and spark arrester
Spark arrester divide combustion chamber into 2 parts: main combustion of fuel in lower part, small particles and sparks burn in upper.
Two combustion chambers have several advantages in comparison with single chamber:
- Efficiency of combustion and heat transfer increased by 10-15%;
- Cooking surface temperature increased by 35-50 deg C°;
- Equal heat distribution over the cooking surface;
- Duration of burning wood in average longer up to 35%;
- Duration of burning for one tab of the fuel reach 6-9 hours;
- Spark arrestor prevent tent damage.
«Fireplaces» are made of 1.0 mm stainless steel «AISI – 430» and solid 4 mm heat-resistant ceramic glass panels. Lower part of main chamber welded by argon. The door and a special cup adjusting air supply made exactly to the size of each stove. The junction of metal and glass ceramic parts has a fire-resistant seal.
Side ceramic panels equipped with steel removable screens for safety, radiation tuning, air convection and glass protection during transportation. Back and bottom panels covered by fixed screens for tent wall and floor safety. Bottom screen prevent snow and ice melting below the stove. The height of side screens is adjustable to the level of cooking surface or about 50 mm higher (if you want to place grill or stones for dry sauna). Side removable screens adjustable laterally to regulate air convection and screen temperature. Side and back screens reduce stove safety zone in two times, increasing at the same time living area. This feature is very important in small or medium size tents. In addition, two metal plates are coming in stock, which, if you need, can replace one or both glass ceramic panels.
Attention! During transportation of stove removable screens should be tightly pressed to side walls.
Strong aluminum legs provide excellent stability, easily assembled, mounted with wing screw for quick fastening and fine length adjustment.
Attention! Do not touch hot legs without working leather gloves when stove is in use!
«Fireplaces» has two carrying handles for easy cleaning of chambers and safety. Thanks to handles and side screens even hot stove can be moved out of your tent with due precautions.
Attention! Do not touch hot handles without working leather gloves when stove is in use!
To move hot stove out of your tent close the cup to reduce oxygen intake to minimum, wait a few minutes until living fire down to smoldering, let the pipe to chill, disconnect the pipe wearing working leather gloves and get the stove out.
Attention! Do not touch hot pipe without leather working gloves when stove is in use!
All our tents can be used as sauna. "Fireplace" can make dry sauna only.
Attention! Getting a lot of water on the hot ceramic glass can damage it! For wet sauna look for our stoves without ceramic glass.
Attention! Proper ventilation of hot tents and fire safety rules shall always apply! Never close completely ventilation of your hot tent whatever air temperature outside! Despite wood stoves are much safer than gas heaters they also consume oxygen. Never sleep in hot tents with completely closed ventilation! Thanks to high disposition of windows in our hot tents due ventilation do not affect your thermal comfort.
«Fireplaces» allow the pipe and legs to fit inside main chamber for easy packing and transportation. Before transportation let the stove to chill.
Power and Size
Smoldering fire provide the highest coefficient of efficiency (up to 85%, living fire – up to 35%), so ideal stove size should be enough to heat the tent in smoldering fire mode (with fully closed adjustment cup).
"Fireplace Large " (42 ltrs) is recommended for heating (and sauna) following double - wall hot tents: «UP-5», «UP-5 Deluxe », «MFP-5», «Universal Tent Cube Hexagon», «Universal Tent Cube 4.40 Double-Wall» It also good for «UP-2», «UP-2 Deluxe», «MFP-4», «Universal Tent Cube Pentagon» in extreme cold for longest unattended use.
In fact, bottom screen of «Fireplaces» prevent floor heating, but embers that may come out of the stove when you are feeding the fire, dirt, mud, ash, cooking and dirty cookware require floor protection under wood stove - Fireproof Mat (supplied with double wall tents or sold separately).
Wood Stove Care and Use
Using a wood stove in a tent requires research to safely set-up and operate the stove. All our hot tents come equipped with a stove jack, allowing you to use a wood stove. It is your responsibility to read and review all instructions and warnings provided to you regarding safe usage of hot tents and wood stoves, as well as any other fire dangerous equipment you may have brought into the tent. It is your own responsibility to know how to operate your hot tent and wood stove safely.
Attention! Make sure that the vent windows remain open at all times! These vent windows provide fresh air circulation and prevent carbon monoxide buildup. Never close completely ventilation of your hot tent whatever air temperature outside! Despite wood stoves are much safer than gas heaters they also consume oxygen. Never sleep in hot tents with completely closed ventilation! Thanks to high disposition of windows in our hot tents due ventilation do not affect your thermal comfort.
Burn off your stove outside of the tent before attempting to use it in your tent. Do not burn a new stove off in your tent - you could damage the tent, as well as put yourself in danger of inhaling noxious smoke.
Always try to use dry seasoned wood or pellets. If dry seasoned wood is not available, be aware that the stove's operation will be negatively affected. Creosote buildup in the stove pipe can combust into a “chimney fire” or reduce stove performance.
Attention! If you detect reducing of stove performance check the pipe for creosote buildup! To avoid dangerous creosote buildup clean the stove pipe each 1-2 days!
Your stove pipe must be assembled properly. Nesting pipes are made to be stacked one on top of another.
Please follow our directions to avoid having a stove pipe collapse while the stove is burning. Proper tent tie out and stove pipe assembly are key. We do not recommend to use wood stove in strong wind situations (above 10 m/sec) but in fact many customers use our hot tents and stoves in extreme conditions at their own risk. In high wind conditions you may at your own risk stretch the last (top) pipe segment (top segment coming with lugs) to the tent by steel wire (sold separately). Please note that vertical nesting pipe is much more stable than inclined or bended. All our hot tents and forward position of pipe on our stoves designed for vertical pipe installation and minimum safe area of the stove in tent.
Despite all our stoves have bottom screen we strongly recommend to use a stove mat (sold separately). Mat is required to protect the floor and ground from hot embers coming out of the stove while adding fuel to the fire.
In some cases, an additional section of pipe may be needed to ensure clearance of the top of stove pipe above the tent. Check your tent's peak height or measure it yourself. Measure your stove's height with the pipe to determine if you have proper clearance. Our hot tents requires about 50 cm of clearance above the stove jack and do not require additional sections for recommended stoves.