LavaBox is EASY!
The best part about LavaBox is the simple design. Just like your grill at home, the LavaBox runs off propane. No firewood to collect. No smoke in your face. No charcoal to heat up. No ashes to pack out. No worries about starting a wildfire.
All LavaBoxes connect with a common 3/8” Flare fitting.
Quick Start Guide
Remove cap and LID from ammo can. The lid for the Tabletop will slide out.
Click HERE to learn how to remove Tabletop Lid.
Be sure the valve on the gas source and regulator are in the OFF position.
Connect the regulator to the gas source. If using the adapter for a 1LB canister, connect the adapter to the regulator and then to 1lb tank.
Connect the hose to campfire. Hand-tighten 3/8s connection until secure.
If using any tank besides the 1LB tank, open the gas valve--NOT the regulator.
Test gas flow by turning the regulator on and off. Listen for the sound of gas flow.
Locate the first outlet hole in burner. It is the hole closest to the hose/ can connection inside the can.
Using a long lighter (like the one included with your campfire), light the first hole while slowly turning on the gas at the regulator.
Adjust the height of fire at the regulator.
Don’t Forget to Remove the Lid!
You love your LavaBox, don’t you? We know you do. So be sure to take it’s top off.
Instructions and Warnings
The warnings and safety instructions in this manual MUST be understood and followed to provide reasonable safety and efficiency while using your appliance. Read the assembly, operation, and storage instructions thoroughly before operating or servicing this equipment.
FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS COULD RESULT IN FIRE, EXPLOSION OR BURN HAZARD, WHICH COULD CAUSE PROPERTY DAMAGE, PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH.
QUICK START INSTRUCTIONS
1. Use ONLY on a level, stable, non-combustible surface like bricks, concrete or dirt or established fire ring. Do NOT use this appliance on any surface that will burn or melt like wood, asphalt, vinyl, or plastic.
3. Be sure the valve on the gas source and regulator are in the OFF position.
4. Connect the regulator to the gas source. Hand tighten plastic connection. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN! If using the adapter for a 1LB canister, connect the adapter to the regulator and then to 1lb tank.
5. Connect the brass hose to flare fitting. Tighten brass nut until secure with a wrench.
6. Fully open the gas valve at propane tank connection--NOT the regulator.
7. Light long lighter and place flame by the burner hole closest to fittings (marked with yellow).
NOTE: YOU MUST LIGHT LONG LIGHTER FIRST BEFORE TURNING ON GAS! FAILURE TO DO THIS MAY RESULT IN FIRE, EXPLOSION OR BURN HAZARD, WHICH COULD CAUSE PROPERTY DAMAGE, PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH.
8. VERY SLOWLY open regulator valve until first burner hole ignites. Continue slowly opening the regulator until LavaBox is producing desired flame height.
1. Do NOT leave this appliance unattended while in use. The user must remain in the immediate area of the product and have a clear view of the product at all times during operation. 2. Keep children and pets away from appliance at all times.
3. The use of alcohol, prescription or non-prescription drugs may impair your ability to properly assemble or safely operate this appliance.
4. For OUTDOOR use only. Do NOT use in a building, garage or any other enclosed area. Do NOT use in or on recreational vehicles or boats. NEVER use this appliance as a heater indoors. 5. Do not operate appliance under ANY overhead construction. Keep a minimum clearance of 10 feet (3 m) from the sides, front and back of the appliance to ANY construction. Keep the area clear of all combustible material and flammable liquids, including wood, dry plants and grass, brush, paper and canvas.
6. Use ONLY on a level, stable, non-combustible surface like bricks, concrete or dirt or established fire ring. Do NOT use this appliance on any surface that will burn or melt like wood, asphalt, vinyl, or plastic.
7. Keep the fuel supply hose away from any heated surfaces.
8. To prevent accidental fires, before using the appliances ensure that the hose is not damaged and all joints and connections are not leaking by turning on the cylinder valve, leave the burner valve closed and apply a soapy solution to the joints and connections. If a continuous hissing sound is heard, or if the soapy solution bubbles, there is a leak. Do not use the appliance if there is a leak. Replace the faulty parts.
9. Extinguish all open flames before connecting or disconnecting the gas supply to the appliance and before checking for leaks.
10. Do NOT cook with this appliance.
11. Do NOT move the appliance when in use. Allow the unit to cool to 115°F (45°C) before moving or storing.
12. . This appliance will be hot during and after use. Use insulated oven mitts or gloves for protection from hot surfaces.
13. In case there is a fire, call the local fire department or dial 911. Stay clear from flames.
14. This product is not intended for commercial use.
15. After appliance has cooled to 115°F (45°C) and hose has been removed, replace lid. Always cover the appliance when not in use.
16. DO NOT replace lid while in use.
17. In the event the appliance has been exposed to water, tilt the appliance forward and allow water to drain from the burner before attempting to ignite.
18. Use appliance only with LP (propane) gas and the regulator/valve assembly supplied. • Installation must conform with local codes, or in their absence with National Fuel Gas Code, NFPA 54/ANSI Z223.1. Handling and storage of LP cylinders must conform to LP Gas Code NFPA/ANSI 58. Appliance is not for use in or on recreational vehicle and/or boats.
• Do not modify this appliance. Modifications will result in a safety hazard.
• Apartment Dwellers: Check with management to learn the requirements and fire codes for using and LP Gas appliance at an apartment. If allowed, use outside on the ground floor with a 10 foot clearance from walls or tails. Do NOT use appliance on or under any apartment, condominium balcony or deck.
• Before opening LP tank valve, check the coupling nut for tightness. When appliance is not in use, turn off control knob and LP tank valve on supply cylinder.
• Never use LP tank if visibly rusted, damaged, or out of date.
• If you notice grease or other hot material dripping from appliance onto valve, hose or regulator, turn off gas supply at once. Determine the cause, correct, clean and inspect valve, hose and regulator before continuing. Perform a leak test.
• The regulator may have a humming or whistling noise during operation. This will not affect the safety or use of appliance.
• Clean and inspect the hose before each use of the appliance. If there is evidence of abrasion, wear, cuts or leaks, the hose must be replaced prior to the appliance being put into operation. See product sheet for hose and regulator information.
• Do not block holes in bottom or sides of appliance. Hose is a trip hazard.
LP GAS CYLINDER SPECIFICATIONS
This appliance can produce carbon monoxide which has no odor.
Using it in an enclosed space can kill you.
Never use this appliance in an enclosed space such as a camper, tent, car or home.
LP GAS CYLINDER (NOT SUPPLIED WITH THIS APPLIANCE)
The LP (Liquid Propane) gas cylinder specifically designed to be used with LavaBox must have a Type-1 cylinder valve and an over-filling protection device (OPD).
DO NOT connect this appliance to an existing #510 POL cylinder valve with Left Hand Threads. The Type-1 valve can be identified with the large external threads on the valve outlet.
DO NOT connect to a propane cylinder exceeding 20lb capacity.
DO NOT connect to a cylinder that uses any other type of valve connection device.
LP GAS CYLINDER
To check your local codes, see your local LP gas dealer or natural gas company. This appliance is not intended to be connected to a natural gas supply line.
When purchasing or exchanging a cylinder for your LavaBox, it must be constructed and marked in accordance with the specifications for LP gas cylinders by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) or the National Standard of Canada, CAN/CSA-B339, Cylinders, Spheres and Tubes for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods as applicable with a listed over-filling device (OPD).
The cylinder must also be equipped with:
• A shut-off valve terminating in a Type-1 gas cylinder valve outlet.
• A Type-1 valve that prevents gas flow until a positive seal is obtained.
• An arrangement for vapor withdrawal.
• A collar to protect the cylinder shut-off valve.
• A safety relief device having direct communication with the vapor space of the cylinder.
• A listed Overfilling Prevention Device (OPD).
• A protective cap on cylinder Type-1 Outlet.
• Turn off the cylinder valve when your LavaBox is not in use.
• Handle the LP gas cylinder with care.
• Always secure the LP gas cylinder in an upright position.
• Never connect an unregulated LP gas cylinder to your fryer.
• DO NOT expose LP gas cylinders to excessive heat or ignition sources.
• DO NOT store a spare LP gas cylinder near your fryer.
• Allow only qualified LP gas dealers to fill or repair your LP gas cylinder
• DO NOT allow the LP gas cylinder to be filled beyond 80% capacity.
• Read and follow all warnings/instructions that are on the cylinder and that accompany this product.
Never store spare LP gas cylinder near your LavaBox. This could cause excess pressure to be expelled through the vapor relief valve resulting in fire, explosion, or severe personal injury, including death.
NOTE: PROPANE GAS IS HEAVIER THAT AIR AND WILL COLLECT IN LOW AREAS. PROPER VENTILATION IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT
• Keep the ventilation opening(s) of the LP gas cylinder enclosure free and clear from obstruction and debris.
• DO NOT insert any foreign objects into the valve outlet. Damage to the back-check could result. A damaged back-check can cause a leak, possibly resulting in explosion, fire, severe personal injury, bodily harm or death.
FILLING THE LP GAS CYLINDER:
Allow only qualified LP gas dealers to properly fill or repair your LP gas cylinder.
• New tanks should be purged prior to filling; inform LP gas dealer if you are using a new tank.
• DO NOT allow the cylinder to be filled beyond 80% capacity. Over-filled tanks can create a dangerous condition. Over-filled tanks can build up pressure and cause the relief valve to expel propane gas vapors. The vapor is combustible and if it comes in contact with a spark source or flame; an explosion causing severe burns, bodily harm, or death could occur.
• Always use a protective cylinder cap when LavaBox is not connected to cylinder.
• If you exchange a cylinder with a qualified exchange program, be sure the cylinder has a Type-1 valve and an over-filling prevention device (OPD).
INSTALLATION SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
If you smell gas:
1. Shut off gas to the appliance at the tank.
2. Extinguish any open flame.
3. If odor continues, keep away from the appliance and immediately call the fire department (911).
Failure to follow these instructions could result in fire, explosion or burn hazard, which could cause property damage, personal injury or death.
REGULATOR HOSE ASSEMBLY
Only use hose supplied with your LavaBox. It is designed to work with a LP Gas Cylinder and is a Type-1 connection device with the following features:
1. The system will not allow gas flow from the cylinder until a positive connection to the cylinder valve has been made. NOTE: The cylinder valve must be turned off (clockwise) before any connection is made or removed.
2. A flow limiting device, when activated, restricts the flow of gas. To reset, turn the regulator valve to off position.
If you have any issues with your hose or regulator, please contact LavaBox Portable Campfire: firstname.lastname@example.org
INSPECTING REGULATOR HOSE ASSEMBLY
The Regulator Hose Assembly is a pre-assembled unit. Do not take apart. Prior to each use, visually inspect the regulator hose assembly. If there is evidence of abrasion, wear, cuts or leaks, the hose must be replaced prior to the appliance being put into operation. To remove, use a wrench to loosen the brass connector on the hose. To reattach, wrench tighten the brass connector back to the burner assembly.
CONNECTING REGULATOR HOSE ASSEMBLY TO LP GAS CYLINDER
1. Check that cylinder is upright and the valve is closed by turning the knob clockwise.
2. Check that the Regulator Control Valve is also closed by turning the knob clockwise.
3. Remove the protective safety caps from the cylinder valve and the Type-1 Coupling Nut on the regulator.
4. Insert the nipple of the large coupling nut into the cylinder valve outlet. Ensure that the coupling nut is centered properly.
5. Turn the large coupling nut clockwise by hand and tighten to a full stop. Take care not to cross thread the coupling nut onto the cylinder valve. Do not use tools to tighten connection.
NOTE: If you are unable to make the connection, repeat steps 4 and 5.
6. Check that the hose does not contain kinks, does not come into contact with sharp edges, and does not contact surfaces that may become hot during use.
GAS LEAK TEST INSTRUCTIONS
Note: The gas leak test must be performed in an area that has adequate lighting in order to see if bubbles are developing. DO NOT use a flashlight to check for bubbles.
1. Create a mixture of 50% water and 50% liquid dishwashing soap.
2. Turn the gas cylinder valve to the OFF position (clockwise). Then turn regulator control valve to OFF position (clockwise).
3. To turn ON the fuel supply, turn the cylinder valve knob one turn counter-clockwise. Gas will flow through and stop at the regulator.
4. Using a clean brush, apply the soap water mixture to the following: Cylinder Valve to Cylinder Connection Nut to Cylinder Valve Back side of Connection Nut to Brass Nipple Control Valve next to Regulator Regulator connection to Gas Supply Hose LP Cylinder Welds Gas Supply Hose connection to Burner on Fryer Full length of Gas Supply Hose
5. Check each junction for growing bubbles which indicates a leak.
6. Next, turn ON regulator valve (clockwise) to permit gas to pass through the hose. Apply soap water mixture to full length of gas supply hose and connection to burner on fryer. Check each place for growing bubbles which indicates a leak.
7. Turn OFF gas supply valve (clockwise) on LP Gas Cylinder.
8. Turn regulator control valve to OFF position (clockwise).
9. Tighten any leaking connections.
10. Repeat soap water mixture test until no leaks are detected.
11. After you are certain there are no leaks, turn the tank valve and regulator control valve to OFF position. Wait 5 minutes for any gas fumes to evacuate before lighting the burner.
CLEANING AND CARE
Little care is required for your LavaBox. If you own a Naked Tabletop or Naked Krakatoa, occasionally wipe down the outside of your LavaBox to remove the outer layer of rust.
With very heavy use, dump out your LavaBox occasionally to remove soot from the body of the box. You can also wipe out the inside of LavaBox if so desired.
Have Questions, Concerns or Feedback?
Please contact LavaBox Portable Campfire: email@example.com