Bradford-White 238-44219-00J User Manual

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GAS-FIREDWATER HEATER

A Spanish language version of these instructions is available by contacting the company listed on the rating plate.

La version espanola de estas instrucciones se puede obtener al escribirle a la fabrica cuyo nombre aparece en la placa de especificaciones.

INSTALLATION & OPERATING INSTRUCTION

MANUAL For Flammable Vapor Ignition Resistant

System Equipped Water Heater

WARNING: If the information in these instructions is not followed exactly, a fire or explosion may result causing property damage, personal injury or death.

FOR YOUR SAFETY

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

WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS

Do not try to light any appliance.

Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any phone in your building.

Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s phone. Follow the gas supplier's instructions.

If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.

Installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer, service agency or the gas supplier.

For your family’s comfort, safety and convenience, we recommend this water heater be installed and serviced by a plumbing professional.

238-44219-00JREV 6/09

CONGRATULATIONS!

You have just purchased one of the finest water heaters on the market today!

This installation, operation and instruction manual will explain in detail the installation and maintenance of your new Flammable Vapor Ignition Resistant Gas Water Heater. We strongly recommend that you contact a plumbing professional for the installation of this water heater.

We require that you carefully read this manual, as well as the enclosed warranty, and refer to it when questions arise. If you have any specific questions concerning your warranty, please consult the plumbing professional from whom your water heater was purchased. For your records we recommend that you write the model, serial number and installation date of your water heater in the maintenance section in the back of this manual.

This manual should be kept with the water heater.

Special Flammable Vapor Ignition Resistant System:

This water heater is equipped with a Flammable Vapor Ignition Resistant System. In the event of improper usage or storage of gasoline or other flammable materials in the location where the water heater is installed, the technology will resist ignition of the flammable vapors outside the confines of the water heater.

The Flammable Vapor Ignition Resistant System features:

Advanced Flame Arrestor Design.

Re-settableThermal Switch to prevent burner/pilot operation with restricted airflow.

Piezo Igniter

Sight Window to observe operation of pilot and burner.

FOR YOUR SAFETY: Activation of the Flammable Vapor Ignition Resistant System occurs when flammable vapors are drawn into the water heater and are combusted. If flammable vapors are detected:

Do not try to light any appliance.

Do not touch any electrical switch; Do not use any phone in your building.

Leave the premises and immediately call the fire department from a neighbor’s phone. Follow the fire department’s instructions.

Once the flammable vapor has been evacuated, contact your plumbing professional or the manufacturer for further instructions. Replacement of a Flammable Vapor Ignition Resistant System equipped water heater due to a flammable vapor shutdown is not covered under the terms of the limited warranty.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

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GENERAL INFORMATION............................................................

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INSTALLATION .............................................................................

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Locating The Water Heater ....................................................

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Minimum Clearances..............................................................

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Venting.....................................................................................

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Combustion Air Supply..........................................................

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Water Connections.................................................................

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Gas Connections ....................................................................

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GENERAL OPERATION................................................................

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Lighting and Shutdown Instructions ....................................

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Thermostat Adjustment .........................................................

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Burner Flame Check...............................................................

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MAINTENANCE .............................................................................

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TROUBLESHOOTING ...................................................................

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INSTALLATION DRAWING FOR POTABLE WATER..................

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PARTS LIST DRAWING ................................................................

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PARTS LIST...................................................................................

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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR POTABLE WATER AND

 

SPACE HEATING ..........................................................................

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NOTES ...........................................................................................

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GENERAL INFORMATION

This gas-firedwater heater is design certified by CSA International under the applicable American National Standard, Z21.10.1 or CSA4.1-(asindicated on the rating plate), available from CSA International, 8501 East Pleasant Valley Road, Cleveland, OH U.S.A.44131-5575.

This water heater must be installed in accordance with local codes. In the absence of local codes, it must be installed in compliance with the National Fuel Gas Code (ANSI Z223.1-LatestEdition), or in Canada CAN/CGA B149.1 Natural Gas Installation Code (Latest Edition) or CAN/CGA B149.2 Propane Installation Code (Latest Edition). The warranty for this water heater is in effect only when the water heater is installed, adjusted, and operated in accordance with these Installation and Operating Instructions. The manufacturer will not be liable for any damage resulting from alteration and/or failure to comply with these instructions.

This water heater is not design certified for installation in a mobile home. Such an installation may create a hazardous condition and will nullify the warranty.

This water heater has been designed and certified for the purpose of heating potable water. The installation and use of this water heater for any purpose other than the heating of potable water may cause damage to the water heater, create a hazardous condition, and nullify the warranty.

CAUTION

Incorrect operation of this appliance may create a hazard to life and property and will nullify the warranty.

Do not use this appliance if any part has been submerged in water. Immediately call a qualified service technician to inspect the appliance and to replace any part of the control system and any gas control, which has been under water. Depending upon the individual circumstances, it may be necessary to replace the entire water heater.

DANGER

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

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IMPORTANT

Before proceeding, please inspect the water heater and components for possible damage. DO NOT install any damaged components. If damage is evident then please contact the supplier where the water heater was purchased or the manufacturer listed on the rating plate for replacement parts.

This water heater has been manufactured for operation at altitudes from sea level to 2000 feet (610m) (unless otherwise specified on the water heater rating plate). For use of this appliance at an elevation greater than 2000 feet (610m), contact the dealer or manufacturer listed on the rating plate for information on any necessary modification. Uncorrected operation of this appliance may create a hazard to life and property.

Make sure that you check the rating plate and combination gas control on the water heater to be certain that the type of gas being supplied corresponds with the marking on the rating plate and combination gas control.

A sacrificial anode is used to extend tank life. The removal of this anode, for any reason, will nullify the warranty. In areas where water is unusually active, an odor may occur at the hot water faucet due to a reaction between the sacrificial anode and the impurities in the water. If this should happen, an alternative anode may be purchased from the supplier that installed this water heater. This will minimize the odor while protecting the tank. Additionally, the water heater should be flushed with appropriate dissolvers to eliminate any bacteria.

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INSTALLATION

LOCATING THE WATER HEATER

WARNING

Water heaters are heat producing appliances. To avoid damage or injury there shall be no materials stored against the water heater or vent-airintake system and proper care shall be taken to avoid unnecessary contact (especially by children) with the water heater andvent-airintake components.UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL FLAMMABLE

MATERIALS, SUCH AS GASOLINE OR PAINT THINNER BE USED OR STORED IN THE VICINITY OF THIS WATER HEATER, VENT-AIRINTAKE SYSTEM OR IN ANY LOCATION FROM WHICH FUMES COULD REACH THE WATER HEATER ORVENT-AIRINTAKE SYSTEM.

This water heater MUST NOT be installed in any location where gasoline or flammable vapors are likely to be present, unless the installation is such to eliminate the probable ignition of gasoline or flammable vapors.

Water heaters in residential garages must be installed and located, or protected, to avoid physical damage. For other installations refer to local codes. In the absence of local codes, the water heater must be installed in compliance with the National Fuel Gas Code, (ANSI Z223.1- Latest Edition), or in Canada CAN/CGA B149.1 Natural Gas Installation Code (Latest Edition) or CAN/CGA B149.2 Propane Installation Code (Latest Edition).

The location of this water heater is of the utmost importance. Before installing this water heater read the Installation section of these instructions. After reading these Installation and Operating Instructions, select a location for the water heater where the floor is level and is easily accessible to gas and water supply lines. DO NOT locate the water heater where water lines could be subjected to freezing temperatures.Make sure the cold water pipes are not located directly above the gas control so that condensate during humid weather does not drip on the controls.

This water heater MUST be installed indoors out of the wind and weather.

To comply with NSF requirements this water heater is to be:

a)Sealed to the floor with sealant, in a smooth and easily cleanable way, or

b)Installed with an optional leg kit that includes legs and/or extensions that provide a minimum clearance of 6” beneath the water heater.

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Note: For California installation this water heater must be braced, anchored, or strapped to avoid falling or moving during an earthquake. See instructions for correct installation procedures. Instructions may be obtained from DSA Headquarters Office, 1102 Q Street, Suite 5100, Sacramento, CA 95811.

Water heater corrosion and component failure can be caused by the heating and breakdown of airborne chemical vapors. Examples of some typical compounds that are potentially corrosive are: spray can propellants, cleaning solvents, refrigerator and air conditioning refrigerants, swimming pool chemicals, calcium and sodium chloride, waxes and process chemicals. These materials are corrosive at very low concentration levels with little or no odor to reveal their presence. NOTE: DAMAGE TO THE WATER HEATER

CAUSED BY EXPOSURE TO CORROSIVE VAPORS IS NOT COVERED BY THE WARRANTY. DO NOT OPERATE THE WATER HEATER IF EXPOSURE HAS OR WILL OCCUR. DO NOT STORE ANY POTENTIALLY CORROSIVE COMPOUNDS IN THE VICINITY OF THE WATER HEATER.

WARNING

Liquefied petroleum gases/propane gas are heavier than air and will remain at floor level if there is a leak. Basements, crawl spaces, closets and areas below ground level will serve as pockets for accumulation of leaking gas. Before lighting, smell all around the appliance area for gas. Be sure to smell next to the floor.

IF YOU SMELL GAS:

Do not try to light any appliance.

Do not touch any electric switch; do not use any telephone in your building.

Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s telephone. Follow the gas supplier’s instructions.

If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.

DO NOT OPERATE APPLIANCE UNTIL LEAKAGE IS CORRECTED!

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Installation (Locating The Water Heater) continued-

WARNING

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO LIGHT ANY GAS APPLIANCE IF YOU ARE NOT CERTAIN OF THE FOLLOWING:

Liquefied petroleum gases/propane gas and natural gas have an odorant added by the gas supplier that aids in detection of the gas.

Most people recognize this odor as a “sulfur” or “rotten egg” smell.

Other conditions, such as “odorant fade” can cause the odorant to diminish in intensity, or “fade”, and not be as readily detectable.

If you have a diminished sense of smell, or are in any way unsure of the presence of gas, immediately contact your gas supplier from a neighbor’s telephone.

Gas detectors are available. Contact your gas supplier or plumbing professional for more information.

Proper venting practices must be considered when selecting a location for this water heater. For exact venting specifications, please consult the Venting section of these Installation and Operating Instructions.

This water heater must be located in an area where leakage of the tank, water line connections, or the combination temperature and pressure relief valve will not result in damage to the area adjacent to the water heater or to lower floors of the structure. When such locations cannot be avoided, a suitable drain pan must be installed under the water heater. The drain pan must have a minimum length and width of at least 4 in. (10.2 cm) greater than the diameter of the water heater and must not restrict proper combustion air flow to the water heater. The drain pan, as described above, can be purchased from your plumbing professional. The drain pan must be piped to an adequate drain. The piping must be at least 3/4 inch(1.9 cm) in diameter and pitched for proper drainage.

It is recommended that a minimum clearance of four (4) inches (10.2 cm) be provided on the side of the water heater for servicing and maintenance of the combination temperature and pressure relief valve.

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MINIMUM CLEARANCES

WARNING

Failure to adhere to these installation and operating instructions may create a hazard to life and property and will nullify the warranty.

This installation shall allow access to the front of the water heater and adequate clearance shall be provided for servicing and operating this water heater. The water heater may be installed on either a combustible or noncombustible floor. If the water heater is to be installed directly on carpeting, it shall be installed on top of a metal or wood panel (or equivalent) extending beyond the full width and depth of the appliance by at least three (3) inches (7.6 cm) in any direction or, if the appliance is to be installed in an alcove or closet, the entire floor shall be covered by the panel.If the rating plate or the label on the front of the heater specifies minimum clearances less than those listed in the below table, the water heater may be installed in accordance with the minimum clearances listed on the rating plate or the label on the front of the heater.

If it is necessary to install this water heater in an alcove, use the clearances listed in Figure 1.

Figure 1

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VENTING

WARNING

The venting system must be installed properly following all local codes or in the absence of local codes, the latest edition of the National Fuel Gas Code (ANSI Z223.1- latest edition), or in Canada, The Natural Gas and Propane Installation Code (B149.1-00latest edition). Failure to properly install the venting system could result in property damage, personal injury, or death.

WARNING

Carefully inspect the venting system of a replacement water heater installation before connecting to the venting system. All joints in the vent connector must be securely fastened with screws and fit tightly together. Inspect the venting system for signs of deterioration (rust and perforation) and replace any sections that are not in good condition.

The chimney must be lined and in good condition. Check to make sure the venting system is properly sized for the water heater. If the venting system was previously sized for another gas appliance that has been removed, the venting system may now be too large. Refer to the latest edition of the National Fuel Gas Code (ANSI Z223.1-latestedition), or in Canada, the Natural Gas and Propane Installation Code(B149.1-00latest edition) for the correct sizing of venting systems and common venting with another gas appliance.

Do not vent this water heater into the venting system of another gas appliance designed to vent under positive pressure.

The water heater should be installed as close as practical to the venting system to minimize the vent connector length required. Refer to local codes for the distance limitations on vent connector lengths.

At the completion of the water heater installation, the burner and venting system must be checked for proper operation with all other commonly vented appliances in operation. Check for spillage of flue products around the outside relief opening of the drafthood after several minutes of operation. The flame from a match should be drawn into the drafthood. Do not use the water heater or connected equipment if spillage is detected until the problem is corrected. Refer to the latest edition of the National Fuel Gas Code, or in Canada, the Natural Gas and Propane Installation Code for complete details on the “Procedure to Be Followed to Place Equipment in Operation”.

This water heater has been shipped with a draft diverter for which it was designed with reference to the horizontal and vertical planes. If removed, the draft diverter must be replaced in the same position and secured to the jacket top by the screws with which it was installed.

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