Man Make Fire
It’s one of the skills that set us apart from the animals. You’ve got a stunning fireplace, a great bottle of wine and some kind of rug upon which to get bare, all that’s missing is the romantic flames. So what is the right way to light a fire?
- Make sure you have the right fuel. Both split logs and firelighters are necessary for a quality burn.
- Check your settings. If applicable, move the fireplace’s combustion air control to the ‘full air supply’ position before opening the shaking grate.
- Put your split logs into the chamber. If there is enough room, arrange the fuel wood crosswise, then place the firelighter on top to ensure the wood burns top to bottom. In narrow and high chambers, place the split logs against the back wall of the chamber.
- Make sure there is room to breathe. Ensure there is sufficient distance between the logs – at least one centimetre is a good rule to follow.
- Light your fire. Light the firelighter on top of your split logs and get ready to enjoy your fire. To speed up the heating phase, leave the door of your fireplace ajar of a few minutes to allow more oxygen to reach the fire. Note that this applies to stoves for which this practice is approved and does not include stoves certified for room-air dependent operation.
- Enjoy the manly, romantic vibes emanating from your fireplace, signalling your domination over the elements.
If you want to get some more tips on how to light a fire (privately of course) or you are interested in learning more about how a handsome, contemporary Skantherm wood heater can bring a touch of German sensuality to your living room, get in touch today. We’d love to hear from you.