(6) Clean out the ashes frequently. Do
c. Starting (Wood or Coal).
not allow ashes to accumulate below the
(1) Stack kindling crisscross over pa-
grate, since hot ashes will warp or melt
per on the grate.
(2) Ignite the paper and close the door.
Do not use oil or gasoline to start
In areas of extreme cold, proper
ventilation is necessary, in- s p i t e
( 3 ) When the kindling catches fire,
o f outside temperatures, to pre-
put one shovel of coal or a few sticks of
vent the accumulation of noxious
wood on top of the kindling. Coal or wood
g a s e s from the incomplete com-
may be fed to the fire through the burner
bustion of the fuel.
hole on top or through the door in the front.
Keep the burner hole cover plate and front
door closed except when refueling the fire.
a. Liquid Fuel. To stop burning, close
(4) Regulate the heat output by varying
the valve by turning the handle clockwise.
t h e draft slide opening. To start a coal.
Do not force the valve handle. Watch the
fire, the draft should be wide open. _
(5) Add coal or wood at intervals nec-
glass gage until the fuel flow stops.
essary to maintain the fire. When adding
coal, push the live coals to the rear and
Do not attempt to light the burner
add fresh coal at the front. The escaping
while the burner and heater are
gases from the fresh coal will be burned
warm. If the flame is accidently
off as they pass over the live coals. Add
extinguished, turn the drip valve
a shovel of coal after each previous shovel
handle to the OFF position immed-
of coal starts to burn, until the desired fuel
iately. Allow the burner to cool;
load is reached.
wipe up excess fuel from the bot-
tom of the heater before relight-
Do not build a hotter fire than
needed, since the heater body will
b. Coal or Wood. Remove burning coal
be in danger of warping if fired
or wood from the stove body.
OPERATOR'S AND ORGANIZATIONAL MAINTENANCE
3-16. Organizational Repair Parts
3-15. Special Tools and Equipment
O r g a n i z a t i o n a l maintenance repair parts
No special equipment is required by opera-
t o r and organizational maintenance per-
sonnel for maintaining the space heater.
Section VII. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES
during opera tion of the unit will be noted
for future correction to be made as soon
To insure that the space heater is ready
as operation has ceased. If a deficiency is
for operation at all times, it must be in-
found during operation that would damage
spected systematically so that defects may
the equipment, stop the operation of the unit.
b e discovered and corrected before they
r e s u l t in serious damage or failure. The
All deficiencies and shortcomings will be
preventive maintenance checks and services
recorded together with the corrective ac-
tion taken on DA Form 2404 (Equipment
item numbers indicate the sequence of in-
Inspection and Maintenance Worksheet) at
the earliest possible opportunity.
spection requirements. Defects discovered
Section VIII. OPERATOR'S MAINTENANCE
ator maintenance of the heater. The main-
tenance includes a visual check of the space
This section contains information for oper-