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Duraflame Stax®
 


Duraflame Stax®
 
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How are duraflame stax® logs different from duraflame fire logs?
 

Unlike fire logs, you start a stax fire with 2 logs, because they're specially formulated to be stacked for a more wood-like fire experience.  A third log can be added after about 2 hours to prolong the fire experience. The logs have less energy/lb than traditional fire logs, and are formulated to remain solid while burning, allowing more than one log to be burned at the same time. The logs are also shaped like split wood and burn with the charred and ashed appearance of real wood. In addition to fireplaces, stax logs can be burned in a wood stove and outdoors in a fireplace or firebowl.  And because more than one log can be burned at a time, stax logs put out more heat per fire (50% more BTU energy) than just one fire log. 
 

How many stax® logs may I burn at once?
 

Always start your stax fire using exactly two logs (never 1 or 3), propped one on top of the other as you might set up a real wood fire in an X configuration. After about 2 hours when the flames have diminished, if you wish to prolong your fire, you may add another log (ONLY ONE).  Additional logs may be added to extend the fire even longer, but never add more than ONE log per hour.  Just three stax logs are enough for one evening's fire (about 3 – 3.5 hours). Stax logs aren't intended to be used as a single log fire. They're specifically formulated to burn with two logs as instructed.
 

May I use stax® fire logs in my woodstove?
 

Yes, duraflame stax logs were designed for use in all sizes and types of closed combustion wood stoves.  Be sure to read lighting and usage instructions on package before burning in a wood stove.
 

How do I light a stax® fire in my wood stove?
 

Open air intake controls or set controls to high burn setting.  Remove individual stax fire logs from and discard the plastic shrink-wrap. (Dispose of plastic wrap in recycle bin).  Without tearing, carefully pull on wrapper seam to separate it from the log inside.  Do NOT remove the paper wrapper from the individual logs.  Place two logs on the grate in an X formation, with the top angling up toward the back of the firebox.  Ensure that the seam on the wrapper is facing the opening of the firebox and the arrows are facing down.  Light seam at arrows of the bottom log. Once the logs have begun burning, close stove door.  Leave air intake controls on medium to high burn setting.  After starting the fire, if you wish to open the stove doors to check or add logs, first adjust air intake controls to fully open or a high burn rate setting.  Wait a few minutes to allow the fire to adjust to the new burn setting and then open door(s) slowly. Add another stax log as needed (ONLY ONE AT A TIME) after flames of existing fire have diminished.  Never add more than ONE log per hour.  Careful adjustment of the logs with a fireplace tool is acceptable, but make sure no burning particles stick to the tool when it's taken away from the firebox.
 

How do I light a stax® fire in my fireplace or outdoor fire pit?
 

Remove individual stax fire logs from and discard the plastic shrink-wrap. (Dispose of plastic wrap in recycle bin).  Do NOT remove the brown paper wrapper from the individual logs.  Before you place the logs on the grate carefully pull the wrapper seam to separate it from the log inside.  Place two logs on the grate in an X formation, with the top angling up toward the back of the firebox.  If you're burning stax outdoors, a grate is not required.  Ensure that the seam on the wrapper is facing the opening of the firebox and the arrows are facing down.  Light seam at arrows of the bottom log.  After about 2 hours when the flames have diminished, if you wish to prolong your fire, you may add another log (ONLY ONE).  Additional logs may be added to extend the fire even longer, but never add more than ONE log per hour.  Careful adjustment of the logs with a fireplace tool is acceptable, but make sure no burning particles stick to the tool when it's taken away from the firebox.
 

Can I roast marshmallows or cook other food over stax® logs?
 

No, stax logs were not designed to be a cooking fuel, and might leave a bad taste on food directly cooked over the logs.
 

Are stax® logs toxic if my pet eats part of them?
 

Stax logs are made of sawdust, agricultural fibers, waxes and oils; we are not aware of any ingredients that would cause a chemically toxic reaction should your pet consume a small amount of these products.  However, the wood fibers in the product are not digestible.  Depending on how much of the log is eaten, your pet may become constipated or have an upset stomach.  If you have a small pet or the pet has eaten a large amount of the product you should consult a veterinarian as the pet may experience complications with its digestive system.  We can send your vet a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) by fax if they require that information.
 

Is it ok to use pokers or tongs when tending to stax® logs?
 

Yes, unlike traditional fire logs, it is okay to gently stoke or adjust your stax logs, but make sure no burning particles stick to the tool when it is withdrawn from the firebox.
 

What makes the crackling sound when duraflame stax® logs burn?
 

Stax logs contain a patented, safe, all natural additive that provide the natural crackling sound of a wood fire as it burns.
 

In an emergency, how can I extinguish the logs?
 

Carefully douse fire with water or sand or use a dry chemical fire extinguisher.