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Outdoor Wood Furnace Best Burn Practices

  1. Read and follow all operating instructions supplied by the manufacturer.

  2. FUEL USED: Only use listed fuels recommended by the manufacturer of your unit. Never use the following: trash, plastics, gasoline, rubber, naphtha, household garbage, material treated with petroleum products (particle board, railroad ties and pressure treated wood), leaves, paper products, and cardboard.

  3. LOADING FUEL: For a more efficient burn, pay careful attention to loading times and amounts. Follow the manufacturer’s written instructions for recommended loading times and amounts.

  4. STARTERS: Do not use lighter fluids, gasoline or chemicals.

  5. LOCATION: It is recommended that the unit be located with due consideration to the prevailing wind direction.

  1. Always remember to comply with all applicable state and local codes.

Provided by the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association (HPBA), Outdoor Furnaces Manufacturers Caucus.


Outdoor Wood Furnace Best Burn Practices EPA HH Phase 2 (0.32 LBS/MM Btu Output) For Stick Wood; Batch Load

  1. Read and follow all operating instructions supplied by the manufacturer.

  2. FUEL USED: Only use listed fuels recommended by the manufacturer of your unit. Never use the following: trash, plastics, gasoline, rubber, naphtha, household garbage, material treated with petroleum products (particle board, railroad ties and pressure treated wood), leaves, paper products, and cardboard.

  3. LOADING FUEL: For a more efficient burn, pay careful attention to loading times and amounts. Follow the manufacturer’s written instructions for recommended loading times and amounts.

  4. STARTERS: Do not use lighter fluids, gasoline or chemicals.

  5. LOCATION: It is recommended that the unit be located with due consideration to the prevailing wind direction.

    • If located within 300 feet to any residence not served by the furnace, it is recommended that the chimney be at least 2 feet higher than the peak of the residence served.
    • If located within 100 feet to any residence not served by the furnace, the chimney must be 2 feet higher than the peak of the residence served or not served, whichever is higher.


  1. Always remember to comply with all applicable state and local codes.

Be considerate of neighbors when operating your furnace. If you use your furnace in the summer months, be certain your chimney exhaust is not adversely affecting neighbors with open windows.

Outdoor Wood Pellet Furnace EPA HH Phase 2 (0.32 LBS/MM Btu Output) For Wood Pellets; Continuous Feed





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