What is a Turboslide and how do I use it?
The Turboslide is the part on the front of your fire with the Pyroclassic® name plate on it.
The purpose of the Turboslide is to cover the air inlet hole, which allows air to enter quickly when lighting a fire to get it going. To open the hole move the Turboslide to either the left or right. When your fire has caught and is going well, cover the hole with the Turboslide by putting it back into the middle position. To make sure your Turboslide is working at its peak, remember to keep the small area around the hole (i.e. the very front part of the fire chamber) free of ash or char. Simply push back the build-up a little with the rake. If the hole is clogged it will not work as it should and the fire may be hard to start. A little bit of housekeeping pays off with a quick starting, free breathing hot fire.
IMPORTANT: The Turboslide is for the initial start-up of fires and to help ignite fresh fuel if required ONLY. Once a hot fire is established, close off the Turboslide air supply hole by sliding the Turboslide to the middle position. With this method you will enjoy low emissions, high thermal efficiency and conserve your wood supply.
NOT FOLLOWING THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAN RESULT IN DAMAGE TO THE AIR TUBES AND OTHER METAL COMPONENTS INSIDE THE FIRE CHAMBER.