Stovax flue and chimney protector improves the efficiency of your fire by gradually reducing the hard coatings of tar and creosote that build up in the chimney flue thereby improving combustion by keeping them cleaner. However, regular sweeping and inspection are essential. It is very important to get the chimney/flue swept either just before or soon after you start to use flue and chimney protector to ensure free flow of gases and fumes. If used on a regular maintenance basis, the protector will gradually restore chimney flue aperture and reduce the need for sweeping. Inspect regularly and get chimneys flue swept if in doubt. If no improvement is detected, increase the dosing or frequency. Sold in a sachet.
Directions for use:
- For peak effectiveness use on low fire and with ashtray emptied. With the fire lit but almost burnt out, using suitable tongs carefully place the entire packet in the centre of the fire,
- After the flue and chimney protector sachet has caught fire, to accelerate the action, close the fire damper and close the stove door and/or place a fireproof metal sheet across the fire opening,
- Let the fire burn out and dispose of cooled ash in normal way,
- Use 2 sachets for larger fires or boilers over 65,000 BTU’s or where chimney flue area is abnormally large and dirty.
Note - Do not use on gas or electric fires. Stovax flue and chimney protector works by rising on the gases created when burning. Normal sweeping will not remove or dislodge accumulated tar and creosote build-up in the chimney flue. On contact with deposits in the chimney flue, flue and chimney protector will react to produce granules that can be dislodged during normal operation and are also more easily removed when sweeping. The loosened deposits can cause chimney flue blockage, especially if the protector is used excessively on a very dirty, poorly maintained system.
Established in 1981 Stovax was setup to design, manufacture and distribute stoves, fireplaces and accessories across the UK and Ireland. Based in Exeter, in 1988 the decision to incorporate gas and electric models into the range and to build them onsite in the heart of Devon was taken. Gazco was born. Today the two companies work side by side and have expanded their product portfolio ten-fold.