Trouble slowing the burn in our waterford wood stove


New Member
Sep 18, 2020
Ann Arbor, Mi
We are renting a house with a Waterford Erin wood stove and the issue we are having is that this stove has no dampers to shut when we want a slower burn.

The stove looks similar to this one

There is a single knob on top which (according to the manual) opens and closes a vent to let more or less heat into the room. I dont notice any difference so I leave it open most of the time but if I close it the flu temp does seem to go up.
When I light a fire, closing the main door visibly kicks the burn into high gear, so there's obviously some air-flow system that works well. My issue is that the only way I can figure to slow down the burn is to open the door, which I dont want to do when I'm not home.

Any advice?


Chimney sweep
Staff member
Jan 14, 2014
central pa
must be a different model because mine does not have that, there's not even any evidence of one ever being there
Is it a wood stove or a coal stove?


Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
South Puget Sound, WA
Post a picture or two of the stove.


Minister of Fire
Nov 8, 2011
North Central Idaho
Here is the link to manuals. Appears there is a primary and secondary air control. Primary is on the back right top and secondary is centered above the door. There looks like other settings as well as the manual states it will burn any solid fuel.