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Shutting Down The H-45 Type I (Solid Fuel) Heater
1. To remove ashes and clinkers (such as burnt coal), slide open the grate heater door (1) using the
poker (8), insert the shaker (3) in the shaker catch (5) on the draw grate (2), and gently push the draw
grate (2) back and forth with the shaker (3). Shake the burning coals into the ash pit (4). The poker
(8) can also be used through the lid opening (9) to move the coals around on the grate. The coals
that are too large to shake into the ash pit must be allowed to burn until they can be shaken through
the grate into the ash pit.
2. Fully open the front and back base heater doors (6), put the flue damper in the vertical position, and
allow the burning coals to burn out. Once the coals and ashes are cold, use the shovel (7) to shovel
them from the ash pit, and dispose of them outside the tent in an authorized disposal area.
SHUTTING DOWN THE H-45 TYPE I (SOLID FUEL) HEATER