SPACE HEATER ARCTIC (SHA)
OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS
ADDING ADDITIONAL SOLID FUEL
The SHA becomes extremely hot while operating. Touching operating
equipment without protective clothing when adding fuel may cause
Add fuel as needed to maintain fire as follows.
Open door (1). Using a piece of wood or the cleaning tool (2), push the live burning fuel back into heater
and position new fuel in front. Allow the new fuel to ignite before adding more. Add fuel until desired burn
rate is reached, but do not overfuel. It will take 5 or 10 minutes for the heater to operate at maximum after
adding additional fuel. It may take some time to become familiar with the heaters burner rate as different
types of wood and coal have varying moisture levels.
After adding fuel, shut and latch door (1). Keep lid (3) and door (1) assemblies shut except when fueling
fire or removing ashes.
SHUTDOWN FROM SOLID FUEL OPERATION
Shut sliding draft gate (4) on door (1) until fire is extinguished.
Burn and Fire Hazard
If ashes are still live when being removed, be sure to wear safety
clothing/gloves to prevent burns. Dispose of coals safely so that they
dont pose a fire hazard. Use caution when disposing of ashes. Clear an
area to bare subsoil and empty the ashes. Drench the area with water,
stir the ashes, and drench with water again. Cover the area with dirt.
Allow the equipment to cool down. Perform AFTER OPERATION PMCS as detailed in WP 0010.