SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

CURING THE CHIMNEY BEFORE USE.

-WE RECOMMEND YOU SEAL YOUR CHIMNEY AFTER PURCHASE WITH A CURER/SEALER, TO PREVENT MOISTURE FROM PENETRATING THE CLAY. THIS SHOULD BE DONE EVERY YEAR DEPENDING OF THE USAGE AND WEATHER EXPOSURE.

-WE SUGGEST YOU BRING YOUR CHIMNEY INDOORS WHEN FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE PREDICTED. CLAY IS BREAKABLE AND EXTREME COLD CAUSE DAMAGE.

PREPARATION.

-PUT YOUR CHIMNEY IN ITS STAND ON A NON-FLAMMABLE STABLE SURFACE OUT OF THE WAY OF CHILDREN AND PETS.

-INSERT SAND IN THE BOTTOM OF THE CHIMNEY, ABOUT 2-5 INCHES FROM THE BOTTOM LIP OF THE OPENING.

-TO CURE YOUR CHIMNEY YOU MUST START SLOWLY A SMALL FIRE OF A FEW TWIGS AND KINDLING AND A SMALL PINION WOOD LOG. START WITH A SMALL FIRE AND LET THE CLAY GET USE TO THE HEAT.

-ALLOWS THIS FIRE TO GO COMPLETELY OUT. LET YOUR CHIMNEY COLD COMPLETELY FOR AT LEAST A FEW HOURS. BUILD YOUR NEXT FIRE THE SAME WAY USING SMALL TWIGS AND KINDLING, LET BURN COMPLETELY, AND AGAIN LET YOUR CHIMNEY COOL COMPLETELY. AFTER THREE OR FOUR SMALL FIRES, YOU CAN BUILD A NORMAL SIZE FIRE.

-THE CURING PROCESS ALLOWS SOOT AND RESIN TO BUILD UP ON THE INSIDE OF YOUR NEW CHIMNEY. THIS PROCESS PROLONGS THE LIFE OF IT.

-BE WARNED. EXCESSIVE FIRES WILL CRACK THE CHIMNEY