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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS AND OWNER'S MANUAL

LOG SET FOR UNVENTED GAS LOG

HEATER

MODELS

VFP32FP(20,21,30,31)L(N,P)-1

VFP36FP(20,21,30,31)L(N,P)-1

EFFECTIVE DATE

AUGUST 2006

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

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

WHAT TO DO IFYOU 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 yourgas supplier, call the fire department.

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

Installer: Leave this manual with the appliance.

Consumer:Retain this manual for future reference.

Log sets comply with ANSI Z21.11.2 Unvented Heaters. State or local codes may only allow operation of log sets in a vented configuration. Check your state or local codes.

WARNING: If not installed, operated and maintainedinaccordancewiththemanufacturer's instructions, this product could expose you to substances in fuel orfrom fuel combustion which can cause death or serious illness.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Section

Page

Important Installation Guidelines............................................................................................

3

General Information ................................................................................................................

4

Log Placement.........................................................................................................................

4

VFP32FP(20,21,30,31)L(N,P) Photos.....................................................................................

5

VFP36FP(20,21,30,31)L(N,P) Photos.....................................................................................

6

Parts List & Parts View............................................................................................................

7

How to Order Repair Parts ......................................................................................................

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IMPORTANT INSTALLATION GUIDELINES

Proper Log Placement

Log placement is critical to proper burner performance. Logs must be correctly positioned onto the burner. The photos in this manual show the proper pinned position for logs on this set. Owners need to be shown proper log placement and instructed not to move the logs.

Logs must fit firmly onto the burner when positioned as shown in the photos. Malformed logs or logs with sloppy pin holes must be replaced.

Proper Placement of Rock Wool and Decorative Lava Rock

Rock wool can be added to burners for a glowing ember effect. It must be positioned only on the front portion of the burner. The photos in this manual show the proper placement of rock wool.

Decorativelavarockorsmallwoodpiecesshouldneverbeplaced on the burner. These items are only for placement on the floor of the fireplace or firebox.

Proper Primary Airflow into Burner

For proper burner operation and flame appearance, the flow of primary air into the venturi tube, located on the rear of the burner, mustnotbereduced.Thisflowofairisreducedifdirt,lintorother obstructionsbuild-uparoundorinsidetheventuri.Anyobstructionin the venturi tube area must be removed. The flow of air into the venturiisalsoreducedifthegasorificeisn’tcenteredintheventuri inlet and/or is not aligned with the venturi. Any misalignment of the burner orifice may be corrected by bending the shutter cap holding the orifice to the inlet of the venturi tube.

Ceiling Fans, Portable Fans or Logs Installed Near Cold Air Returns

Ceiling fans or oscillating floor type fans need to be monitored during the operation of vent-freelogs. If the air blows directly into the flame causing it to impinge on the log set, or firebox, it should be turned off or redirected. Ceiling fans could be reversed to possibly eliminate flame impingement, and the floor fan could be redirected. Upon installation, be aware of any cold air returns or vents in the proximity of the log set. Any draft created around avent-freelog set can cause the flame to impinge on the log and create a sooting situation.

WARNING:Donotallowfanstoblowdirectlyintothefireplace. Avoid any drafts that alter burner flame patterns.

WARNING: Do not use a blower insert, heat exchanger insert or other accessory not approved for use with this heater.

Candles

Avoid the use of scented or decorative candles while the fireplace is in operation. Candles produce a residue in the air that creates a soot like substance. Burning candles while the fireplace is operating magnifies the problem. It should be noted that candles, in general, produce soot. The amount of time burned and the quantity of candles burned will determine the amount of soot produced and deposited.

Make Owners Aware of Proper Log Set Operation

Properlyinstalledandproperlymaintainedlogsetsdonotdeposit soot on the logs. If users see soot appear on a log, call for service. Do not continue to operate the log set.

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Qualified Installing Agency

Installation and replacement of gas piping, gas utilization equipment or accessories and repair and servicing of equipment shallbeperformedonlybyaqualifiedagency.Theterm"qualified agency"meansanyindividual,firm,corporation,orcompanythat either in person or through a representative is engaged in and is responsible for (a) the installation, testing, or replacement of gas pipingor(b)theconnection,installation,testing,repair,orservicing of equipment; that is experienced in such work; that is familiar with all precautions required, and that has complied with all the requirements of the authority having jurisdiction.

The installation must conform with local codes or, in the absenceoflocalcodes,withtheNationalFuelGasCode,ANSI

Z223.1/NFPA54.*

*AvailablefromtheAmericanNationalStandardsInstitute,Inc.11West42nd St., New York, N.Y. 10018.

State of Massachusetts: The installation must be made by a licensed plumber or gas fitter in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Sellers of unvented propane or natural gas-firedsupplemental room heaters shall provide to each purchaser a copy of 527CMR-30upon sale of the unit.

LOG PLACEMENT

Beforeyoubegin:Donot,handletheselogswithyourbarehands! Alwayswearglovestopreventskinirritation.Afterhandlinglogs, wash your hands gently with soap and water.

All Logs

The positioning of the logs is critical to the safe and clean operation of this heater. Sooting and other problems may result if the logs are not properly and firmly positioned in the appliance.

Refer to Figure 1 for the following warning.

Warning: Failure to position the parts in accordance with this diagram or failure to use only parts specifically approved with this appliance may result in property damage or personal injury.

PROPER INSTALLATION SEQUENCE: VFP(32.36)FP

(Figure 1)

1.Place rear (#1) log onto two (2) pins on rear log support.

2.Placeleft,front(#2)logontotwo(2)left,frontpinsonburner pan.

3.Place right, front (#3) log onto two (2) right, front pins on burner pan.

4.Place Y Branch (#4) onto 2 pins on rear log.

5.Compare the completed log installation with the appropriate photo from pages 4 and 5. Review previous steps to make any necessary adjustments.

6.Log placement is completed.

Attention:DonotuseFigure1toorderreplacementlogs.Referto Page6PartsListandPartsViewtoorderlogsforyourappropriate model number.

Applyloosematerial(glowingembers)perappropriateInstallation Instructions and Owner's Manual. Replacement of loose material (glowing embers) must be purchased from Empire Comfort Systems, Inc. Application of excess loose material (glowing embers) may adversely affect performance of the heater.

WARNING: All previously applied loose material must be removed prior to reapplication.

Replacement Loose Material (glowing embers) Part Number

VFP(32,36)FP

15970

Platinum Bright Embers

PE-20-1

Note: A single layer of embers is to be used when applying PlatinumBrightEmbers(aloneorincombinationwithproduction embers) to the burner.

4

1

3

2

Log Placement

VFP(32,36)FP

Figure 1

The following WARNING applies when log set is installed onto an unvented gas burner assembly.

WARNING: This appliance is equipped for (natural or propane) gas. Field conversion is not permitted.

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VFP32FP(20,21,30,31)L(N,P)

rear ports with embers)

 

 

 

 

Photo 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do not cover any large loose material (glowing

 

 

Photo 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo 1

Photo 3

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VFP36FP(20,21,30,31)L(N,P) PHOTOS

rear ports with embers)

 

 

 

 

Photo 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do not cover any large loose material (glowing

 

 

Photo 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo 1

Photo 3

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PARTS LIST & PARTS VIEW

Attention: When ordering parts, it is very important thatpart number anddescription of part coincide.

Index

Part Number

Description

No.

 

 

 

VFP32FP(20,21,30,31)L(N,P)

1

R-8306

BACK LOG

2

R-8304

LEFT FRONT LOG

3

R-8305

RIGHT FRONT LOG

4

R-8307

Y BRANCH

 

VFP36FP(20,21,30,31)LN,P)

1

R-8310

REAR LOG

2

R-8308

LEFT FRONT LOG

3

R-8309

RIGHT FRONT LOG

4

R-8311

Y BRANCH

 

 

 

4

1

3

2

USE ONLY MANUFACTURER'S REPLACEMENT PARTS. USE OFANY OTHER PARTS COULD CAUSE INJURY OR DEATH.

HOW TO ORDER REPAIR PARTS

Parts can be ordered only through your service person or dealer. For best results, theservice person or dealer should order parts through the distributor. Parts can be shipped directly to theservice person/dealer.

All parts listed in the Parts List have a Part Number. When ordering parts, first obtain the Model Number from the name plate on your equipment. Then determine the Part Number (not the Index Number) and the Description of each part from the following appropriate illustration and list. Be sure to give all this information.

Appliance Model Number

 

 

 

Part Description

 

 

Appliance Serial Number

 

 

 

Part Number

 

 

 

Type of Gas (Propane or Natural)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do not order bolts, screws, washers or nuts. They are standard hardware items and can be purchased at any local hardware store. Shipments contingent upon strikes, fires and all causes beyond our control.

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Empire Comfort Systems, Inc.

918 Freeburg Ave. Belleville, IL 62220 PH: 618-233-7420or800-851-3153FAX:618-233-7097or800-443-8648info@empirecomfort.com

www.empirecomfort.com

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