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Maintenance

Everything needs maintenance in life! 
The fence gets a lick of oil once in a while and your shoes are cleaned every now and then.
The same goes for the Burnies, but your Burnies actually deserves more than your fence or your shoes because it gets twice as hot as a normal indoor heater (500-800°C) and is outside in all weathers. In fact, the Burnies burns its lacquer at these high temperatures, making it lighter in colour. By applying a thin layer of topcoat, it is well protected again and everything looks like new again.

Maintenance Burnies in Stainless Steel 316L
Maintenance is not necessary when it comes to corrosion resistance.
This is because RVS316L is extremely corrosion resistant!

The only reason for maintenance is for aesthetic reasons.

Maintenance Burnies in Steel
The steel variants can be maintained by repainting the edges and edges once every 3-4 months. The full surfaces should be repainted as they become lighter in colour. 
If you start to see stains, it is certainly advisable to wipe the stove with a damp cloth and to spray the stove with the Top Coating. Depending on the heating behaviour and the temperatures achieved, this can happen faster in some cases than in others.

If there is rust, it is good to sand down the rust with our special sanding block and then provide it with our heat-resistant Primer and Top Coating. 

Do you have a lot of rust?
Use the rust-dissolving gel, this works wonderfully well and removes the rust pores deep, after which you can primer and varnish it and your Burnies will be as good as new in no time at all.

Use of paint and primer
Do not use paint or primers of other brands than Burnies to prevent unexpected results.
Only use primer on steel and NOT on stainless steel 316L.
Use only the Top Coating on RVS316L (but first degrease well with bio-ethanol for example).

Since 2012, the chimneys are made of stainless steel 316L and provided with a dark anthracite topcoat. You can simply spray them with the Top Coating to bring them back to colour.

Stove pipe sweeping
Do you have a layout with a double-walled chimney through the roof? Then it is necessary to sweep it annually.

If you have a simpler installation with only single walled stove pipe system and you do not pass through a roof or wall, then you do not necessarily have to sweep it.