Curing a Tent Stove
CURING THE PAINT ON A NEW CAMPING WOOD STOVE
Set your new stove up in your backyard or driveway and burn wood in the stove for 2-3 hour to cure the paint. Burning wood in your new stove will cause a burning paint smell.
You will have this burning smell on your hunting clothes if you do not cure the stove at home before hunting season.
Entire stove package, except top 2 sections of pipe and rain cap/ spark arrestor, should be set up to insure the stove and accessories are cured.
Top 2 sections of pipe and rain cap/spark arrestor will cure during normal stove use.
Put your paper, kindling and wood as far back as possible when starting a fire in your stove. You will be burning your stove at low heat initially. You want the heat to go up the stove pipe opening in your stove so there is enough heat to cure the stove pipe. The stove pipe will turn a dull gray when cured.
HAVE AIR INTAKE ON DOOR ONLY AT ONE THIRD OPEN AT THE BEGINNING. Increase air intake opening after 2 hours if all the stove paint has not turned a dull color. Different air intake adjustment is required on different stoves due to customers using different quality of wood hard vs soft and completely dried vs incompletely dry wood.
HAVE STOVE HALF FULL OF WOOD DURING CURING. Otherwise, the stove will get too hot and the stove paint will melt.
THE STOVE AND PIPE IS NOT CURED UNTIL THE ENTIRE TENT STOVE AND PIPE TURNS A DULL COLOR.