Safe use of wood-burning fireplaces

In order to work efficiently and in complete safety, the following safety requirements must be observed:


Fire protection beyond the heating range of the fireplace.

  1. Easily flammable objects or objects (such as wooden shelves) must be a minimum of 5 cm away from the fireplace.
  2. When the fireplace door is open, do not place flammable objects (such as furniture, carpets, flowers, etc.) within 80 cm of the fireplace.
  3. Never leave the door open when the fireplace is running, this can cause a fire.
  4. The door must be tightly closed at all times. When operating with the door open, the fireplace must be continuously monitored to avoid fire due to flying sparks or embers.

Protection from burning

  1. The door ensures safe operation of the fireplace without supervision.
  2. During operation of the fireplace, the surface and handles get hot.
  3. Use the gloves provided for each operation.
  4. Spending a long time within a radius of less than 50 cm from the fireplace glass can cause a burn.
  5. Keep children away from the fireplace!

Other measures for safe fireplace operation

– Foreign substances should never be put into the combustion chamber or tank, and no flammable products should be used to clean the Dimo-waste.

– Glass should only be cleaned when WASHED with a suitable product.

– NEVER use liquid fuel to light the fireplace or relight the embers.

– Do not block the outside air inlets in the room where the fireplace is installed or the air inlets of the fireplace itself.

– Do not wet the fireplace.

– Do not use reducers on Dimo outlets.

Lighting wood-burning fireplaces

– Place a pile of medium-thin dry wood in the fireplace and light the fire.

– Wait a few minutes until they are well heated.

  • Close the door.

– Adjust the combustion setting by controlling the damper at the top right of the fireplace.

  • The valve must be open above 50% for normal fireplace function.

– When the door is closed, the damper automatically transfers the smoke, thus improving efficiency.

  • During burning, never leave the door and/or ashtray slightly ajar, as this will cause a violent flame that could damage the hearth or the finish.


  • The fireplace is designed to burn wood.
  • Maximum efficiency is achieved when the fireplace is closed.
  • Wood should always burn with a flame – smouldering should be avoided.
  • Preferably, the amount of wood provided for one hour should not be burned in one load.
  • Burn dry wood (with a maximum moisture content of 20%), without chemicals and/or plastic packaging.
  • Dry twigs, paper, and sawdust can only be used for kindling.
  • Using wetter wood means lower heat output. What’s more, damp wood causes the fire to smoulder with increased tar and condensate formation, leading to chimney damage.
  • Burning waste and especially plastic, packaging or painted/treated wood will damage the chimney cap and generate harmful emissions.