SPACE HEATER ARCTIC (SHA)
OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS
PREPARATION FOR MOVEMENT AFTER SOLID FUEL OPERATION
REMOVE ASHES AND UNBURNED FUEL
After operating the SHA in Solid Fuel mode, any ashes and/or unburned fuel must be removed from the
heater. To remove ashes from the interior of the heater, slide the latch (1) to the left and open the front
Remove the solid fuel grate (3) and empty any ashes and unburned fuel into an approved container with
a small pack shovel or scoop (not included with SHA). Clean all ashes that have accumulated on the
burner cover assembly (4) or upper deck; empty into the container. Dispose of all ashes in an approved
DISASSEMBLING THE STACK ASSEMBLY
Do not disassemble a hot heater. Allow the heater to cool completely
before handling or moving. Handling a hot heater may result in severe
Untie shelter lines (5) from ground stakes (6). Remove ground stakes (6) and stow.
Lift exhaust stack (7) with stack cap assembly (8) and attached lines (5) from stack adaptor opening (9).
Pull through shelter exhaust opening (10), and set on piece of wood to prevent gouging of shelter floor.
Pull in shelter lines (1) and close the exhaust opening closure (6).
Disassemble and nest the stack assembly (11). Set stack cap (8) with attached shelter lines (5) aside for
REPACKING THE SHA AFTER SOLID FUEL OPERATION
Two Person Lift
The SHA weighs approximately 40 pounds (18 kg). Two persons must
carry the SHA when lifting or lowering the unit from 3 feet or more. Be
sure to lift with legs, not back, to prevent injury.
Repack the SHA components as detailed earlier in this work package in the section entitled Repacking