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  • The bottom damper bar should be pulled out (open) when you start the fire
  • There is also a chimney damper bar (top right side) that should also be pulled out (open) when starting the fire.
  • Set your firewood in the stove and then light one stick of fatwood. It can drip so hold it in the stove when you light it.
  • Once the fatwood has caught fire, set it in the middle of your firewood, open both dampers and close the door. The fatwood will do the rest.
  • Once the fire is burning well, push both damper bars in to control and slow the burn.
  • If you want more heat, there is a blower switch on the bottom left side of stove. It is a variable speed blower, so you can set it at whatever speed you like. It will do a great job of warming up the entire room.
  • Before you start your fire, push the damper bar in the front in which is open.
  • In addition, the chimney flue damper should be open (vertical).
  • Set your firewood in the stove and then light one stick of fatwood. It can drip so hold it in the stove when you light it. Once it has caught fire, set it in the middle of your firewood, open both dampers and close the door. The fatwood will do the rest.
  • To slow the burning, turn the flue vent to the horizontal position and push front stove went out to slow the burn. Both flues should be open to start a fire and when you want to slow the fire, both should be closed
  • This wood stove, if left to burn wide open, will produce far more heat than you will need or want.
  • Once the fire is going well, you can pull it out (closed) to slow the burning of the wood.
  • Be sure you use the fire screen at all times to eliminate any possibility of a hot ember/coal popping out of the fireplace and onto the wood deck. Also, do not remove the fireproof carpet for any reason.
  • The damper in the fireplace is always left open, so you will not need do anything with it.
  • Like with the wood stoves, you can use one of the pieces of fatwood on the mantel to start a blazing fire.
  • If you order a supply of firewood, it can be found in the outside woodbin (on the porch). Feel free to “bring in” however much wood you want or need for either of the wood stoves or the pizza oven.
  • Should you need additional firewood during your stay, please notify Moondance at 812-988-6554 and an additional supply of wood can be delivered to the cabin.
  • The wood in the woodshed is the owner’s private supply. Please do not use any of their wood for your stay.
  • The heating system in the cabin is radiant heat under the floor of the main cabin.
  • The master bedroom has a freestanding heater that allows you to control the temperature in that room separately. The bedroom unit easily heats the entire bedroom even on the coldest winter days. Additionally, you have both wood stoves, which put out tremendous amounts of heat. Far more than you will likely want. The radiant heat thermostat has been set at 68 degrees.
  • Air conditioning is provided by two window units – one in the master bedroom and the other in the main cabin. Even on the hottest days, these two units will keep the cabin quite comfortable. Please feel free to use the air conditioners as you need them in the hottest parts of the summer.
  • The spring and fall rarely need either since the cabin retains its warmth or coolness for a long period of time. In these seasons, open the windows and listen to all the sounds that are going on outside!
  • The bathroom wall heater works by simply turning the knob to the setting you want. Please be sure to turn it off when done using it. It is not designed to run continuously.
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  • Get ready for a treat! The top handle controls the rainfall showerhead and the hand showerhead. You can run one, the other or both by how you set the handle. The lower handle controls the water flow and temperature of the water.
  • There is a continuous flow hot water heater, so you will never run out of hot water, even if you turn on all the hot water faucets all the same time, the water flow will slow but the temperature will be maintained.
  • The tub also has its own handheld showerhead that is controlled by the arm at the tub. The plug for the drain is in the overflow opening.
  • To lock the front door, you need to pull the handle up (hard) to set the dead bolt locks. Then turn the knob to the right a few times to lock the handle. To unlock, just turn the knob to the left and the door will be unlocked.
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  • Just in case you are tempted, the rope connected to the hay trolley on the ceiling is only for decoration and is NOT to be used for swinging or climbing.
  • The hay trolley is extremely heavy and if it were to be pulled down, it could kill someone! Enjoy the ambiance, but please DO NOT touch the rope!
  • Front Door Bank – (from left to right): outside spotlights, front porch, ceiling canister lights (w/dimmer on side), paddle fan lights (w/dimmer on side), paddle fans (w/speed control on side)
  • Utility Door Bank – (from left to right): top/outside overhead light, bottom/porch lights, connector lights, outside spotlights, ceiling canister lights. (The paddle fans are operated with the switch over by the loft ladder.)
  • Bedroom Bank – (from left to right): outside flood light, screened in porch light, press bottom button to turn on paddle fan light (holding it up or down dims or increase light), press top buttons to control the paddle fan and speed, the connector lights (w/button-dimmer on side).
  • Bump Out Bank (from left to right): outside floodlights, hanging light (w/button-dimmer on side)
  • The benches on the front porch can convert into a picnic table.
  • Simply remove the metal pins on both ends of the back of the bench, raise the back to level and then reinsert the metal pins into the holes to hold the back level.
  • If you wish, you can put the two tables together to make a full sized picnic table for outside dining. Enjoy!
  • There is a Kitchenaid for making bread and pizza dough in the lower corner cabinet.
  • Most of the kitchen utensils are in drawer right below stovetop.
  • We believe everything you might need is here for you.
  • There is a Kitchenaid for making bread and pizza dough in the lower corner cabinet.
  • Most of the kitchen utensils are in drawer right below stovetop.
  • We believe everything you might need is here for you.
  • The toilet is a water saver toilet.
  • The two buttons on the top are for flushing.
  • The button on the left is for a light flush and the button on the right is for a full flush.
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  • The iron and a small ironing board are both in the wardrobe in the master bedroom.
  • A lake well provides all the water for the cabin. In the basement is an extensive purification system that triple filters the incoming water to remove even the most microscopic material. The water is also chlorinated and de-chlorinated to remove all bacteria.
  • Annual testing of the water by the county health inspector confirms its safety.
  • Additionally, further purification is provided by a reverse osmosis filter from the small, brushed nickel facet at the kitchen sink.
  • The small loft over the bathrooms and the ladder that is used to get up there is open to guests. It is our grandchildren’s favorite place in the cabin. And as such there are toys up there to play with.
  • Please carefully manage your children and grandchildren as they ascend and descend on the ladder. There is obviously some degree of danger of falling.