Lotus Quickguide

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Place the kindling as a block house at the bottom of the fire chamber with a briquette in the middle. Use plenty of kindling.

 Light the briquette and leave the door open about 1 cm. (If smoke comes out of the door, then open the air damper completely – and close the door. Now go to point 4).

After about 10 minutes. Or when you can clearly feel the heat 15-20 cm from the window, open the stove’s air damper completely – and then close the door.
 When the fire has burned to embers, or when there are no visible flames – put new firewood into the stove. Open the door carefully 1 cm. and after about 5 seconds open it completely. Now put 1-2 pieces of dry firewood in the stove – possibly spread out the embers before putting the wood into the stove.

 Repeat point 4.
The stoking of the fire can be stopped as you like.