Blue Rhino 223600 User Manual

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Owner’s Manual

Manual del Usuario

M o d e l N o .

223600

WARNING

FOR YOUR SAFETY:

For Outdoor Use Only

(outside any enclosure)

Solamente Para Uso En Exteriores

(fuera de cualquier recinto)

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WARNING

FOR YOUR SAFETY:

For Outdoor Use Only

(outside any enclosure)

WARNING

FOR YOUR SAFETY:

If you smell gas -

1.Shut off gas to appliance.

2.Extinguish any open flame.

3.If odor continues, contact your gas supplier or local fire department.

WARNING

FOR YOUR SAFETY:

1.Gas leaks may cause a fire or explosion which can cause serious bodily injury or death, or damage to property.

2.You must follow all leakchecking procedures as outlined in step 15 before operating this unit.

3.Never use an open flame to check for leaks.

WARNING

FOR YOUR SAFETY:

Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors or liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.

WARNING

FOR YOUR SAFETY:

Improper installation, adjustment, alteration, service or maintenance can cause injury or property damage. Read the installation, operation and maintenance instructions thoroughly before installing or servicing this equipment.

WARNING

California Proposition 65:

Chemicals Known To The State

Of California To Cause Cancer,

Birth Defects, Or Other

Reproductive Harm Are Created

By The Combustion Of Propane.

WARNING

FOR YOUR SAFETY:

Purchaser assumes all risk in the assembly and operation of this unit. Failure to follow this manual’s warnings and instructions can result in severe personal injury, death or property damage.

Do not use in an explosive atmosphere. Keep heater away from areas where flammable liquids, gasoline, vapors, or explosives are stored or used.

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Table of Contents

Safety First! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3

Assembly Instructions

Components & Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 General Components & Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Additional Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Step 1 Attach Legs to Base . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Step 2 Attach Platform to Legs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Step 3 Attach Weight Plate to Base . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Step 4 Insert Gas Line Through Platform / Attach Shroud Cover . .8 Step 5 Attach Engine to Post . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Step 6 Attach Engine/Post to Platform . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Step 7 Connect Gas Line to Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Step 8 Assemble Dome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Step 9 Attach Dome to Emitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Step 10 Secure Gas Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Step 11 Connect Gas Line to Cylinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Step 12 Check for Leaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Step 13 Replace Engine Access Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Step 14 Install Igniter Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12

Operation

Before Turning Gas Supply ON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

Before Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Re-Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14

Shutdown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14

Operation Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15

Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16

Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17

Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18

Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18

Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19

Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

The use and installation of this product must conform to local codes. In absence of local codes, us the National Fuel and Gas Code, ANSI Z223, 1/NFPA 54, Storage and Handling of Liquid Petroleum Gases, ANSI/NFPA 58 or CSA B149.1, Natural Gas and Propane Installation Code.

Save these instructions for future reference.

If you are assembling this unit for someone else, give

this manual to him or her to save for future reference.

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Before you do anything else, read and understand all precautions in Safety First!

WARNING

FOR YOUR SAFETY:

Purchaser assumes all risk in the assembly and operation of this unit. Failure to follow this manual’s warnings and instructions can result in severe personal injury, death or property damage.

Do not use in an explosive atmosphere. Keep heater away from areas where flammable liquids, gasoline, vapors, or explosives are stored or used.

Ceiling or Overhang

36"

36"

Wall

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Safety First!

Read and become familiar with this entire manual, especially the following precautions.

If you are unsure of anything in these instructions, STOP and contact 1-800-762-1142for assistance.

Caution: This appliance is for outdoor use only (outside any enclosure). Always make sure there is fresh air ventilation.

Always maintain at least 36” clearance (top) and 24” clearance (side) from combustible materials.

Always place heater on a hard and level surface.

Do not use if the wind velocity is greater than 10 miles per hour.

Unit will operate at reduced efficiency below 40ºF (5ºC).

Keep sprinklers and other water sources away from burner and controls.

Always use extreme caution when near heater. Alert both children and adults to the hazards of high temperatures, especially to avoid burns or clothing catching fire.

Young children and pets should be carefully supervised when they are in the area of heater.

Do not hang clothing or other flammable materials either on or near heater.

Any guard or other protective device removed for servicing the heater must be replaced prior to operating the heater.

Certain materials or items, when stored under heater, will be subjected to radiant heat and could be seriously damaged.

Do not alter heater in any manner.

The pressure regulator and hose assembly supplied with the appliance must be used and replacements must be those specified by the manufacturer.

Inspect heater before each use. If a damaged part is detected, do not operate until an original equipment replacement part has been properly installed. Use of unauthorized parts will void warranty and create an unsafe condition.

Do not attempt to use this appliance without a functional factory-suppliedgas regulator in place. If regulator becomes damaged, use only afactory-suppliedreplacement.

Prior to operating heater, replace any guards or protective devices removed for servicing.

During operation, do not touch burner assembly. The surface of heater’s emitter can reach temperatures approaching 1600ºF.

After shutdown, do not touch burner assembly until heater has cooled (approximately 45 minutes after use).

Notice: This product should not be used with any fuel other than liquid propane. Use of other fuels will detract from heaters performance and will void your warranty.

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Caution: Liquid propane (LP) gas is flammable and hazardous if handled improperly. Become aware of the characteristics before using any LP product.

LP Characteristics – Flammable, explosive under pressure, heavier than air - settles in pools in low areas.

In its natural state, propane has no odor. For your safety, an odorant is added that smells like rotten cabbage.

Contact with LP can cause freeze burns to skin.

This heater is shipped from the factory for LP gas use only.

Use only Department of Transportation (DOT) approved “20 lb.” LP gas cylinders (same as those commonly used on gas grills) with Acme / Type 1 / QCC safety valves. These valves can be quickly identified because they have external and internal threads.

Never use an LP cylinder with a damaged body, valve, collar, or footring.

Dented or rusted LP cylinders may be hazardous and should be checked by your LP gas supplier.

The cylinder supply system must be arranged for vapor withdrawl.

The cylinder used must include a collar to protect the cylinder valve.

When heater is not in use, turn LP cylinder OFF.

Always perform a leak test on gas connections whenever a cylinder is connected. Never use a flame to test for leaks. Do not smoke while performing a leak test.

Caution: It is essential to keep the heater’s valve compartment, burners, and circulating air passages clean.

Spiders and insects can create a dangerous condition that may damage heater or make it unsafe. Keep burner area clean of all spiders, webs, or insects.

Inspect heater before each use.

Have heater inspected annually and repairs should be made by a qualified service person.

Check heater immediately if any of the following conditions exist:

The smell of gas in conjunction with extreme yellow tipping of burner flames.

Heater does not reach proper temperature.

Note: At temperatures less than 40ºF, heat output will be reduced.

Heater’s glow is excessively uneven

Burner makes popping noises during use.

Note: A slight pop is normal when burner is extinguished.

Carbon deposits may create a fire hazard. Keep dome and emitter clean at all times.

Do not clean heater with combustible or corrosive cleaners. Use warm, soapy water.

Do not paint engine, engine access panel or dome.

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“20 lb.” LP Cylinder

Collar

Valve

Body

18”-19”

Foot

FOR YOUR SAFETY:

Beware of Spiders

Spiders or small insects can get into the burner tube or other openings of your heater, and spin webs or build nests. These obstructions can lead to gas flow problems. It is important to make frequent inspections of these areas and clean them when necessary.

Before operating your heater for the first time, be sure to check for obstructions that may have occurred during shipment.

Need a cylinder or gas?

Try Blue Rhino cylinder exchange service. It’s easy, fast, safe, and available at tens of thousands of conveniently located retail outlets nationwide. You can purchase a new full cylinder or exchange your empty for a precision filled one. For your nearest Blue Rhino retailer visit www.bluerhino.com.

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Components

Hardware

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Used in

 

Picture

Qty

Description

Step(s)

 

 

1

Carage Bolt

3

 

 

12

Large Bolt

1 & 2

 

 

1

Large Screw

2

 

 

4

Small Screw

5

 

 

3

Dome Screw

8

 

 

12

Small Lockwasher

1 & 2

 

 

1

Large Lockwasher

3

 

 

1

Large Nut

3

 

 

3

Cap Nut

9

 

 

12

Small Nut

1 & 2

 

 

1

Clip

2

 

 

1

Finial

8

 

 

1

Dome Bolt

8

 

 

1

Hex Wrench

6

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Assembly Instructions

General Components & Features

Familiarize yourself with all components before proceeding. Refer to page 5 for hardware and components, and page 21 for specifications.

The white ceramic cone in the top of the engine is an important piece. DO NOT REMOVE.

Do NOT attempt assembly unless all components are available. If you believe a component is missing or damaged, contact 1-800-762-1142for assistance.

Note: All hardware is mounted on a cardboard pack and numbered to match their assembly step.

Additional Requirements

The following items are not included, but are necessary for the proper assembly of your heater. Do NOT attempt to assemble without proper tools. A hex (Allen) wrench is necessary and is included in the parts bag.

(1) 7/16” Wrench

(1) 9/16” Wrench

(1) 7/16” Socket Wrench

(1) #2 Phillips Head Screwdriver

(1) Leak Detection Solution (Instructions on how to make solution are included in step 12)

(1) Precision Filled LP Gas Grill Cylinder with Acme Type 1 external threaded valve connection (4-5gallon size)

Note: You must follow all steps to properly assemble heater.

Step 1 – Attach Legs to Base

• Secure Legs to Base using (2) Large Bolts, (2) Small lock washers and (2) Small nuts per leg. Finger tighten only.

• Do not fully tighten until Step 2.

• Attach small ‘s’ hook on Cylinder Restraint Chain to left leg.

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Step 2 – Attach Platform to Legs

• Line up hole in Clip with small threaded hole on bottom of Platform.

• Attach Clip loosely to Platform with (1) Large Screw.

Note: Do not tighten until step 10.

Using 7/16” wrench, secure Platform to Legs using (2) Bolts, (2) Small Lock Washers and (2) Small Nuts per Leg. Tighten fully.

• Fully tighten all nuts and bolts from Step 1.

TIP:

To tighten use a 7/16” wrench on Bolt and a 7/16” socket wrench on Nut.

Step 3 – Attach Weight Plate to Base

Lay Base Assembly on its side.

Line up slots at outside edge of Weight Plate with hooks on Wheel Bracket.

• Place Weight Plate in Base, feet out.

Insert Carriage Bolt through center holes of Base and Plate.

Using 9/16” wrench, secure Plate to Base using a (1) Large Lock Washer and (1) Large Nut.

Place Base Assembly upright.

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Step 4 – Insert Gas Line through Platform/Attach

Shroud Cover

• Insert Gas Line up through large hole in Platform from underneath between center and left leg as shown in illustration.

• Slide Shroud Cover over Gas Line, then over Platform/Leg assembly until bottom of Shroud rests on Base.

Step 5 – Attach Engine to Post

• Lay Engine Assembly on its side, using shipping carton for support.

• Remove and save Control Knob.

Remove and save Engine Access Panel by unscrewing (1) black Thumbscrew from bottom of Access Door.

Disconnect wire from Igniter by gently pulling wire from back of box.

Align (4) holes in top of Post with (4) holes in bottom of Engine.

Note: One hole is at a different level than the rest. Make sure that all 4 holes line up properly.

• Insert (4) Small Screws enough to hold Engine in place. They will be fully tightened at the end of Step 7.

Note: Do not replace Engine Access Panel until Step 13.

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Step 6 – Attach Engine/Post to Platform

Insert end of Post without holes over Gas Line, being careful not to bend Gas Line.

Slide Post into collar of Platform so Post rests completely on Platform.

Tighten bottom three setscrews with hex (Allen) wrench supplied.

Make sure Post is perpendicular to Base.

Use top three setscrews to adjust Post’s angle as necessary.

Tighten all six setscrews.

Note: Post must be perpendicular to Base. Failure to do so will adversely affect burner performance.

Step 7 – Connect Gas Line to Engine

Attach Gas Line to Control Valve:

Pull collar of Gas Line back.

Insert Gas Line over Control Valve.

Release collar and it should lock in place. (Tip – push Gas Line up from

bottom of Post to make a good seating before releasing the collar.)

Gently tug on line to test for proper connection. If Gas Line moves you are not properly connected. Do not proceed until you have a proper connection.

Fully tighten the (4) screws from Step 5.

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