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Starting a fire in a Steel-cored, air-cooled RMH-style stove

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Here's a few pics of how easily a burn is begun in a Steel-cored air-cooled RMH.

(1) After opening the flue to the chimney, 2 pieces of wood are placed in the burn tube and then pine cones  (which make excellent kindling!)
(2) One crumpled sheet of newspaper is placed on top and, once a downdraft is confirmed in the burn tube, one match to the newspaper gets the blaze going.
(3) The cleanout door is opened and the air baffle within forces air at the base of the flame preventing any coals from collecting and augmenting the already strong draft.
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