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Have a 10yr old woodburning stove made by les radiantes trying to find any manual about this fire as i need to replace main flue. thanks mike

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Get your product pr model number then use this site to download pdf file.
http://safemanuals.com/brand-user-guide-instructions-owner-manual/LES%20RADIANTES

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