SPACE HEATER ARCTIC (SHA)
OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS
OPERATING THE SHA IN SOLID FUEL MODE
Includes the setup, operation, shutdown, and disassembly of the SHA when operating in solid fuel mode
Do Not Leave Any Components Inside Heater Frame
All components stored in the storage compartment of the heater must be
removed prior to solid fuel operation. Components are stored in both the
upper and lower portions of the heater. Most of these items are liquid fuel
components which could be damaged by high heat when the heater is
operated with solid fuel.
PREPARATION FOR SOLID FUEL OPERATION
Ensure that all components have been unpacked as discussed earlier in this work package. Ensure that
the heater is positioned properly in the shelter and that the stack assembly has been installed as
described in the section entitled Assembling the Stack Assembly found earlier in this work package.
Open front door (1) and verify that the burner cover assembly (2) is installed over the burner. If the burner
cover assembly (2) is installed in the door frame, remove it from the door frame, lift the solid fuel grate (3)
and put the burner cover in position over the burner (4) as described earlier in this work package in the
section entitled Installing the Burner Cover Assembly and Solid Fuel Grate.
Make certain that the solid fuel grate (3) is in position on its feet.
PREHEATING THE FLUE
To help ensure that no smoke blows back into the shelter on heater startup, the flue should be preheated
by opening the door (1) and placing 2 or 3 crumpled pieces of paper on the solid fuel gate (3). Ignite the
paper with a match, close and latch the front door (1) and open the draft gate (5). When the paper has
burned completely, add solid fuel and start the heater as described below.
ADDING SOLID FUEL AND STARTING THE HEATER
Fire or Explosion
Do not use any type of accelerant (i.e. gas, kerosene, jet fuel etc.) to
help ignite solid fuel. Explosion or uncontrolled fire may result.