How can I fill in the seams of my Cast Iron Stove?

These stoves are made of cast iron components and do not have welded seams. The seams are gasket and stove cemented and used for cosmetic purposes. This cement can dry out and flake off. Any black stove cement available at a local hardware store can be used to fill in these seams.

How do I properly break in a cast iron stove?

To season the cast iron and paints it is imperative to build at least three small fires to help cure the paint. Allow the stove to cool between these small fires. This will ensure that the stove is ready to be used normally.

How can I extend the life of a cast iron stove?

It is imperative to have something in bottom of the stove to protect it. This can be sand, firebrick, and/or a grate.