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I bought a house with a wood burning stove but I don't know how to operate it

I've tried googling every number I could find with no results... Someone please help

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First make sure everything is clean,from the chimney to the stove.insure all metal flues are tight from stove to chimney. Open damper on top of stove(some are in metal pipes). Open your draft vents, usually on clean out door at bottom. Depending on chimney draft you may need to open clean out door to get it started. Load your kindling and get it started. Add bigger wood as it catches. Turn down venting and drafting as the fire roars. Just don't shut draft before vents. You'll get used to balancing draft and vent as you go. I hope this helps

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Make and model would help.

Posted on Nov 19, 2014

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    ElizaBeth Coonrod Nov 19, 2014

    sorry the only numbers i could find said it was s14xe, or s17xe, or s18xe and it says on the bottom haughs

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