Empire Comfort Systems CAST IRON VENTED FIREPLACE HEATER CIBV-30-2 User Manual

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APRIL, 2000

WARNING: If the information in this manual is not followed exactly, a fire or explosion may result causing property damage, personal injury or loss of life. Installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer, service agency, or the gas supplier. Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.

FOR YOUR SAFETY: What to do if you smell gas:

Do not touch any electrical switches

Do not try to light any appliance.

Do not use the 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.

AVERTISSEMENT: Quiconque ne respecte pas à la lettre les instructions dans le présent manuel risque de déclencher un incendie ou une explosion entraíant des dommages matériels, des lésions corporelles ou la perte de vies humaines. Installation ou modification, consulter le manuel des usagers fourn avec ce générateur d'air chaud. Ne pas entreposer ni utiliser d'essence ni d'autres vapeurs ou liquides inflammables dans le voisinage de cet appareil ou de tour autre appareil.

POUR VOTRE SÉCURITÉ: Que faire si vous sentez une odeur de gaz:

Ne pas tenter d'allumer d'appareil.

Ne touchez à aucun interrupteur. Ne pas vous servir des téléphones se trouvant dans le bâtiment où vous vous trouvez.

Évacuez la pièce, le bâtiment ou la zone.

Appelez immédiatement votre fournisseur de gaz depuis un voisin. Suivez les instructions du fournisseur.

Si vous ne pouvez rejoindre le fournisseur de gaz, appelez le service dos incendies.


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Always consult your local Building Department regarding regulations, codes or ordinances which apply to the installation of a vented fireplace heater.

Instructions to Installer

1.Installer must leave instruction manual with owner after installation.

2.Installer must have owner fill out and mail warranty card supplied with heater.

3.Installer should show owner how to start and operate heater and thermostat.

WARNING:Any change to this fireplace heater or its controls can be dangerous. Any safety screen or guard removed for servicing a fireplace heater must be replaced prior to operating the fireplace heater.

General Information

This appliance is design certified in accordance with American National Standard /Canadian Gas Association Standard ANSI Z21.88-1998and CSA2.33-M98by the American Gas Association and Canadian Gas Association, as a Vented Fireplace Heater and must be installed according to these instructions.

Any alteration of the original design, installed other than as shown in these instructions or use with a type of gas not shown on the rating plate is the responsibility of the person and company making the change.


All correspondence should refer to complete Model No., Serial No. and type of gas.

Notice: During initial firing of this unit, its paint will bake out and smoke will occur. To prevent triggering of smoke alarms, ventilate the room in which the unit is installed.

Installation on Rugs and Tile

If this appliance is to be installed directly on carpeting, tile, or other combustible material, other than wood flooring, the appliance shall be installed on a metal or wood panel extending the full width and depth of the appliance.

The base referred to above does not mean the fire-proofbase as used on wood stoves. The protection is primarily for rugs that may be extremely thick andlight-colortile that can discolor.

WARNING: If not installed, operated and maintained in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions, this product could expose you to substances in fuel or from fuel combustion which can cause death or serious illness.







Input BTU/HR (KW/H) Max. (LP/NAT)

30,000 (8.7)

BTU/HR (KW/H) Min. (LP)

22,000 (6.4)

BTU/HR (KW/H) Min. (NAT)

19,500 (5.7)



27 3/4" (8.7cm)



25 1/2" (64.8cm)

Depth including diverter

21" (53.3cm)

Gas Inlet


1/2" (13mm)

Size Draft Diverter Collar

4" (10.16cm)

Floor to top of collar on vertical


position of Draft Diverter

27 3/8" (69.5cm)



Floor to center of collar on horizontal


position of Draft Diverter

23 1/2" (59.7cm)



Stove Casting (Must be ordered with Firebox.)





Flat Black



Porcelain Black



Porcelain Green



Porcelain Sand



Porcelain Navy



Porcelain Red








750 Millivolt Thermostat


Battery Operated Remote Control


Battery Operated Remote Control


with Thermostat






Electric Remote Control



Wall Switch



Automatic Blower


Stone Inlay Replaces Standard Grille Top






Stone Inlay

Empress Green


Stone Inlay

Hunan Jade


Stone Inlay

Gray Botticino


Stone Inlay



Stone Inlay



Stone Inlay

Black Swan

WARNING: Do not operate appliance with the glass front removed, cracked or broken. Replacement of the glass should be done by a licensed or qualified service person.



• Due to high temperatures, the fireplace heater should be located

• S'assurer que le brûleur et le compartiment des commandes sont

out of traffic and away from furniture and draperies.


propres. Voir les instructions d'installation et d'utilisation qui

• Children and adults should be alerted to the hazards of high


accompagnent l'appareil.

surface temperature and should stay away to avoid burns or

DO keep the appliance area clear and free from combustible

clothing ignition.


material, gasoline and other flammable vapors and liquids.

• Young children should be carefully supervised when they are in

• DO examine burners periodically. Clean and replace damaged

the same room as the fireplace heater.



• Clothing or other flammable material should not be placed on or

• CAUTION: The glass used in your heater is a special high

near the fireplace heater.


temperature ceramic glass. If the glass is cracked or damaged

• Surveiller les enfants. Garder les vêtements, les meubles, l'essence


in any way, it should be replaced only with a complete glass

ou autres liquides à vapeur inflammables lin de l'appareil.


frame assembly from Empire. See parts list on Page 18 for

• Due to high surface temperatures, keep children, clothing and



furniture away.

DO NOT use this heater if any part has been under water.

• The glass front or any part removed for servicing the appliance


Immediately call a qualified service technician to inspect the

must be replaced prior to operating the appliance. Work


heater and to replace any part of the control system and any gas

should be done by a qualified service person.


control which has been under water.

• Keep burner and control compartment clean.

Ne pas se servir de cet appareil s'il a été plongé dans l'eau,

• Installation and repair should be done by a QUALIFIED SER-


complètement ou en partie. Appeler un technicien qualifié pour

VICE PERSON. The fireplace heater should be inspected before


inspecter l'appareil et remplacer toute partie du système de

use and at least annually by a qualified service person. More


contrôle et toute commande qui ont été plongés dans l'eau.

frequent cleaning may be required due to excessive lint from

• Under no circumstances should any solid fuels (wood, coal,

carpeting, bedding material, etc. It is imperative that control


paper or cardboard etc.) be used in this appliance.

compartments, burners and circulating air passageways of the



fireplace heater be kept clean.






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Propane (LP-Gas)is a flammable gas which can cause fires and explosions. In its natural state, propane is odorless and colorless. You may not know all the following safety precautions which can protect both you and your family from an accident. Read them carefully now, then review them point

by point with the members of your household. Someday when there may not be a minute to lose, everyone's safety will depend on knowing exactly what to do. If, after reading the following information, you feel you still need more information, please contact your gas supplier.


If a gas leak happens, you should be able to smell the gas because of the odorant put in the LP-Gas.That's your signal to go into immediate action!

Do not operate electric switches, light matches, use your phone. Do not do anything that could ignite the gas.

Get everyone out of the building, vehicle, trailer, or area. Do that IMMEDIATELY.

Close all gas tank or cylinder supply valves.

LP-Gasis heavier than air and may settle in low areas such as basements. When you have reason to suspect a gas leak, keep out of basements and other low areas. Stay out until

firefighters declare them to be safe.

Use your neighbor's phone and call a trained LP-Gasservice person and the fire department. Even though you may not continue to smell gas, do not turn on the gas again. Do not reenter the building, vehicle, trailer, or area.

Finally, let the service man and firefighters check for escaped gas. Have them air out the area before you return. Properly trainedLP-Gasservice people should repair the leak, then check and relight the gas appliance for you.


Some people cannot smell well. Some people cannot smell the odor of the chemical stench put into the gas. You must find out if you can smell the odorant in propane. Smoking can decrease your ability to smell. Being around an odor for a time can affect your sensitivity or ability to detect that odor. Sometimes other odors in the area mask the gas odor. People may not smell the gas odor or their minds are on something else. Thinking about smelling a gas odor can make it easier to smell.

The odorant in LP-gasis colorless, and it can fade under some circumstances.For example, if there is an underground leak, the movement of the gas through soil can filter the odorant. Odorants in LP-Gas also are subject to oxidation. This fading can

occur if there is rust inside the storage tank or in iron gas pipes.

The odorant in escaped gas can adsorb or absorb onto or into walls, masonry and other materials and fabrics in a room. That will take some of the odorant out of the gas, reducing its odor intensity.

LP-Gasmay stratify in a closed area, and the odor intensity could vary at different levels. Since it is heavier than air, there may be more odor at lower levels. Always be sensitive to the slightest gas odor. If you detect any odor, treat it as a serious leak. Immediately go into action as instructed earlier.


Learn to recognize the odor of LP-gas.Your local LP-Gas Dealer can give you a "Scratch and Sniff" pamphlet. Use it to find out what the propane odor smells like. If you suspect that your LP-Gas has a weak or abnormal odor, call your LP-Gas Dealer.

If you are not qualified, do not light pilot lights, perform service, or make adjustments to appliances on the LP-Gassystem. If you are qualified, consciously think about the odor ofLP-Gasprior to and while lighting pilot lights or performing service or making adjustments.

Sometimes a basement or a closed-uphouse has a musty smell that can cover up theLP-Gasodor. Do not try to light pilot lights, perform service, or make adjustments in an area where the conditions are such that you may not detect the odor if there has been a leak ofLP-Gas.

Odor fade, due to oxidation by rust or adsorption on walls of new cylinders and tanks, is possible. Therefore, people should be particularly alert and careful when new tanks or cylinders are placed in service. Odor fade can occur in new tanks, or reinstalled old tanks, if they are filled and allowed

to set too long before refilling. Cylinders and tanks which have been out of service for a time may develop internal rust which will cause odor fade. If such conditions are suspected to exist, a periodic sniff test of the gas is advisable. If you have any question about the gas odor, call your LP-gas dealer. A periodic sniff test of the LP-gas is a good safety measure under any condition.

If, at any time, you do not smell the LP-Gasodorant and you think you should, assume you have a leak. Then take the same immediate action recommended above for the occasion when you do detect the odorizedLP-Gas.

If you experience a complete "gas out," (the container is under no vapor pressure), turn the tank valve off immediately. If the container valve is left on, the container may draw in some air through openings such as pilot light orifices. If this occurs, some new internal rusting could occur. If the valve is left open, then treat the container as a new tank. Always be sure your container is under vapor pressure by turning it off at the container before it goes completely empty or having it refilled before it is completely empty.


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Qualified Installing Agency

Installation and replacement of gas piping, gas utilization equipment or accessories and repair and servicing of equipment shall be performed only by a qualified agency. The term "qualified agency" means any individual, firm, corporation,or company which whether in person or through a representative is engaged in and is responsible for (a) the installation or replacement of gas piping or (b) the connection, installation, repair or servicing of equipment, who is experienced in such work, familiar with all precautions required and has complied with all the requirements of the authority having jurisdiction.

The installation must conform with local codes or, in the absence of local codes, the current National Fuel Gas Code-ANSIZ223.1* (NFPA 54) orCAN1-B149-GasAppliance Installation Code.

Installer l'appareil selon les codes ou règlements locaux, ou, en l'absence de tels règlements, selon les Codes d'installation CAN/CGA-B149.

*Available from the American National Standards Institute, Inc., 11 West 42nd St., New York,

N.Y. 10036.

Locating and Venting the Fireplace Heater (Figures 1, 2 and 3)

Clearances: When facing the front of the fireplace heater the minimum clearances to combustible construction (material) are the following:

Open in front to provide service, access, and clearance to construction.

Top of appliance (ceiling)



Draft Diverter to Rear Wall



Side Wall



Heater Corners (45° angle) to Wall






Figure 1

Figure 2

Figure 3

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Appliance Hardware Package Parts List














1/4-20x 1" Phillips Head Bolt










1/4-20x 3/8" Phillips Head Bolt





1/4-20x 1/2" Leveling Bolt





No. 10 x 1/2"





Hex Washer Head Screw





1/4-20Washer Head Nut





Leg Pad "A"

(see Figure 5)





Leg Pad "B"

(see Figure 5)





1-1/4"x 1/2" Retaining Tab





(see Figure 8)





1/4 x 9/32 Washer (Not Shown)










Appliance Hardware Package (Figure 4)

Figure 4

Assembly of Cast Iron (Outer Casing) Stove Casting (Figures 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9)

Attention: Included in the hardware package are (8) 1/4" inside diameter washers. A 1/4" washer may be used with a1/4-20x 3/8" bolt when assembling the stove casting parts. If a bolt hole is not tapped deep enough for a tight fit between stove casting parts, the 1/4" washer can be used as a shim to provide a tight fit.

The 1/4" washers are not required for assembly of the stove casting if all the bolt holes are tapped to a proper depth.

Additonal 1/4" washers are to be purchased locally.

1.Place porcelain casting pieces on a non-abrasivesurface in order to protect the porcelain finish. The exterior of the porcelain casting pieces should be facing thenon-abrasivesurface.

2.The assembly of the casting is accomplished in 6 stages:

A.Attaching legs to the sides (Figure 5).

B.Attaching rear cover to sides (Figure 6).

C.Removing protective packaging from casing front and window (Figure 7).

D.Assembly of front by attaching retaining tabs and placing front on unit (Figure 8).

E.Inserting firebox into partially completed assembly (Figure 9).

F.Placing top on unit.

3.Refer to Figure 5, the leg pads will have the letter "A" and "B" stamped into the metal. Place leg pad "A" and leg pad "B" at the bottom of each casing side. Leg pad "A" attaches to the front of the casing side, right and to the rear of the casing side, left. Leg pad "B" attaches to the rear of the casing side, right and to the front of the casing side, left. Position the 3/4" flange on the leg pad against the

(2) locator dimples on the casing side. The 3/4" flange must be facing upward, toward the top louver openings on the casing side. Attach the two rear leg pads to the casing sides with (2) 3/8" bolts. Attach but do not completely tighten the twofront leg pads to the casing sides with (2) 3/8" bolts.Attention: The front leg pads can be adjusted to provide a snug fit between the casing front and the casing sides.

4.Attach (4) leveling bolts to the bottom of the (4) legs.

5.Align the 3/8" hole at the top of the leg with the 3/8" hole in the leg pad. Attention: For proper positioning of the leg to the leg pad the

(2) 1-1/2"top edges of the leg must be placed flush and parallel to the (2) edges on the leg pad. Attach leg to leg pad by inserting (1) 1" bolt through the leg pad and into the leg, secure bolt with 1/4" nut.

6.Insert (2) 3/8" bolts into the (2) holes on the edges of the casing sides. The bolts should only be threaded half-wayinto the holes in order to allow for clearance when the casing back is attached to the casing sides.

7.Refer to Figure 6, the rear cover has (4) keyholes for attachment to the casing sides. Stand the casing sides on the floor with the (2) bolts attached half-wayinto the edges of the rear cover positioned at the rear. The large diameter holes in the keyholes of the rear cover will be toward the floor. Working with one casing side at a time, place the large diameter holes in the keyholes over and behind both of the bolts at the same time. Push downward on the rear cover to lock the keyholes into position behind the bolts. Finish tightening both bolts to secure rear cover to casing side. Repeat this procedure to secure rear cover to the second casing side.


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Figure 5

Figure 6

8.Position the completed portion of the casing in the approximate location for installation as the completed assembly will be heavy.

9.Refer to Figure 7, removing protective packing foam from casing front and window. Remove the (1) 3/4" bolt and (1) 1/4" washer from top of window. Remove (1) 3/8" bolt and 1 - 5/8" x 3/4" retaining tab from bottom of window. Remove the window from casing front. Remove the protective sheet of foam from the casing front.

Place the window into the casing front. Attach the top of the window to the casing front with (1) 1/4" washer and (1) 3/4" bolt. Place the 1 -5/8"x 3/4" retaining tab into the locator notch on the bottom of the casing front. Attach the bottom of the window to the casing front by inserting (1) 3/8" bolt through retaining tab and into locator notch.

10.Attach the (4) 1-1/4"x 1/2" retaining tabs to the casing front with (4) 3/8" bolts. The retaining tabs should be positioned downward, from the casing front, top to the casing front, bottom.

11.Refer to Figure 8, attach casing front to outer casing by using the

(4) retaining tabs on the casing front. The (2) top, retaining tabs on the casing front will be placed behind the (2) top, locator tabs on the front of the casing sides. The (2) bottom, retaining tabs will be inserted into the (2) 9/16" slots on the front, leg pads. Place the top, retaining tabs behind the top, locator tabs as you pivot inward the bottom of the casing front in order to insert the bottom, retaining tabs into the slots.

12.The following procedure will provide a snug fit between the casing front and the casing sides. Grasp the right, front leg, push inward on the leg in order to provide a snug fit between the casing front and the casing side. Continue to hold the right, front leg as you completely tighten the (2) 3/8" bolts that attach the leg pad to the right, casing side. Repeat procedure for left, front leg to achieve a snug fit between the casing front and the casing side.

13.Remove the casing front from the outer casing.

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Figure 7

17. Insert center grille, left grille and right grille into casing top. 18. Level appliance by adjusting leveling bolts.

19. Assembly of cast iron (outer casing) stove casting is completed.

Figure 8

14.Refer to Figure 9, the appliance firebox can now be inserted into the outer casing. Center the firebox in the outer casing. Attention:


Remove (1) Phillips-headscrew in the top of the valve cover. The

Figure 9


screw is used to secure the valve cover in place during shipping.



The (1) Phillips-headscrew can be discarded.



Attach casing front to outer casing as described in Step 11.



Place the casing top onto the outer casing. The casing top nests into



the outer casing.



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Stone Inlay Replacement of Standard Grille Top

Whenever the standard grille top is replaced with a stone inlay you must install the top shield and heat shield, which are provided with the stone inlay.

Installation of Optional Stone Inlay

1.Remove left grille, center grille and right grille from casing top.

2.Remove casing top from outer casing.

3.Place the casing top on a non-abrasivesurface in order to protect the porcelain finish. The exterior of the casing top should be facing thenon-abrasivesurface.

4.Attach 11 5/8" x 11 5/8" top shield to the interior of the casing top with (1) 3/8" bolt provided in hardware package.

5.Remove the (2) 1/2" hex-headscrews located on the front of the heat exchanger top. The screws are 8 3/4" apart. Do not remove the centerhex-headscrew. Remove the (2) screw hole, knockouts located on the back of the heat exchanger top. The knockouts are 8 3/4" apart. Position the angled front on the 12" x 19 3/8" heat shield with the front of the appliance. Align the (4) tabs with clearance holes on the 12" x 19 3/8" heat shield with the (4) screw holes on the heat exchanger top. Attach the 12" x 19 3/8" heat shield to the heat exchanger top with (2) 1/2"hex-headscrews removed in Step 5 and

(2) 1/2" hex-headscrews provided in hardware package.

6.Place the casing top onto the outer casing. The casing top nests into the outer casing.

7.Insert center stone inlay, left stone inlay and right stone inlay into casing top.

8.Installation of stone inlay is completed.

Parts List

















11 5/8" x 11 5/8" Top Shield





12" x 19 3/8" Heat Shield










3/8" Bolt










1/2" Hex-HeadScrew




Installation of Wire Channel Assembly (Figure 10)

The ON/OFF/REMOTE switch with harness is factory installed into the switch box.

After the appliance housing is installed into the cast iron outer casing the wire channel can be installed.

1.Attach switch box on the left side of casing back with (2) 10 x 1/2" provided screws.

2.Route wires from ON/OFF/REMOTE switch within wire channel.

3.Attach wire channel on the left side of the casing back with (4) 10 x 1/2" provided screws.

4.Attach the black and green (wires) female push-onsto the TH/TP and TH (two outside male tabs) terminals on gas valve.

5.Identify vent safety switch wire harness. The first wire is installed into magnet section on gas valve. The second wire is attached to the TH/TP terminal on gas valve. Route opposite end of vent safety switch wire harness within (2) metal clips on exterior of rear cover. Attach (2) 1/4" female push-onson vent safety switch wire harness onto (2) 1/4" male tabs on vent safety switch which is located on the side of draft diverter.

Figure 10


1.Flue pipe must be as large as the flue collar on the draft diverter.

2.Maintain an upward slope of at least 1/4 inch (6mm) per foot of horizontal run.

3.Run flue pipe as directly as possible with a minimum of elbows.

4.Flue pipe should extend through the wall of a chimney to be flush with inner wall.

5.Flue pipe must be adequately supported by metal straps.

6.Single wall vent pipe may be attached directly to the draft hood of the fireplace heater when a clearance of 2 1/2 inches (64mm) is maintained between the single wall vent pipe and the combustible wall of the room in which the fireplace heater is located. Use double wall vent pipe for clearances less than 2 1/2 inches (64mm) to combustibles.

7.For flue pipe running through walls and roof, use B-1[1 inch (25mm) clearance to combustibles] vent pipe.

8.Chimneys should extend at least 2 feet (.6m) above the roof and above any object or nearby building within 10 feet (3m).

9.Open tees should not be used in the flue pipe.

10.Appliance must not be connected to a chimney flue that is servicing a separate solid-fuelburning appliance.

For proper venting, do not attach a 90° elbow directly to draft diverter. If possible, attach 2 feet (.6m) of straight vent pipe before an elbow is used. Use of 45° elbows is recommended.

Uninsulated single-wallmetal pipe shall not be used outdoors in cold climates for venting gas utilization equipment.

Ventilation and Combustion Air

Fireplace heaters shall be installed in a location in which the facilities for ventilation permit satisfactory combustion of gas and proper venting under normal conditions. In buildings of conventional frame, brick or stone construction without tight storm windows and doors, infiltration is normally adequate to provide for combustion and draft hood dilution.

Where appliances are installed in a confined space within a building, the building being of unusually tight construction, air for combustion and ventilation must be obtained directly from outdoors or from such spaces that freely communicate with the outdoors. Under these conditions, the confined space shall be provided with two permanent openings, one near the top of the enclosure and one near the bottom; each opening shall have a free area of not less than one square inch (6.5cm2) per 1,000 BTU's (.3KW) of total input. The draft hood must be in the same atmospheric pressure zone as the combustion air inlet to the appliance and shall be so located so that the relief opening is accessible for checking vent operation.

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Gas Supply (Figure 11)

Check all local codes for requirements, especially for the size and type of gas supply line required.

Recommended Gas Pipe Diameter

Pipe Length

Schedule 40 Pipe

Tubing, Type L


Inside Diameter

Outside Diameter












1.3 cm

1.0 cm

1.3 cm

1.0 cm












1.3 cm

1.3 cm

1.6 cm

1.3 cm







1.3 cm

1.3 cm

1.9 cm

1.3 cm







1.9 cm

1.3 cm

2.2 cm

1.9 cm

Note: Never use plastic pipe. Check to confirm whether your local codes allow copper tubing or galvanized.

Note: Since some municipalities have additional local codes, it is always best to consult your local authority and installation code.

The use of the following gas connectors is recommended:

ANS Z21.24 Appliance Connectors of Corrugated Metal Tubing and Fittings

ANS Z21.45 Assembled Flexible Appliance Connectors of Other Than All-MetalConstruction

The above connectors may be used if acceptable by the authority having jurisdiction.

Consult the current National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1 CAN/CGAB149 (.1 or .2) installation code.

Installing a New Main Gas Cock

Each appliance should have its own manual gas cock.

A manual main gas cock should be located in the vicinity of the unit. Where none exists, or where its size or location is not adequate, contact your local authorized installer for installation or relocation.

Compounds used on threaded joints of gas piping shall be resistant to the action of liquefied petroleum gases. The gas lines must be checked for leaks by the installer. This should be done with a soap solution, watching for bubbles on all exposed connections and, if unexposed, a pressure test should be made.

Never Use an Exposed Flame to Check for Leaks.

Appliance must be disconnected from piping at inlet of control valve and pipe capped or plugged for pressure test. Never Pressure Test With Appliance Connected; Control Valve Will Sustain Damage!

A gas valve and ground joint union should be installed in the gas line upstream of the gas control to aid in servicing. It is required by the National Fuel Gas Code that a drip line be installed near the gas inlet. This should consist of a vertical length of pipe, tee connected into the gas line, that is capped on the bottom in which condensation and foreign particles may collect.

Method of Installing A Tee Fitting Sediment Trap

Figure 11

Pressure Testing of the Gas Supply System

1.To check the inlet pressure to the gas valve, a 1/8" (3mm) N.P.T. plugged tapping, accessible for the test gauge connection, must be placed immediately upstream of the gas supply connection to the appliance.

2.The appliance, and its individual shutoff valve, must be disconnected from the gas supply piping system during any pressure testing of that system at test pressures in excess of 1/2 psig (3.5kPa).

3.The appliance must be isolated from the gas supply piping system by closing its individual manual shutoff valve during any pressure testing of the gas supply piping system at test pressures equal to or less than 1/2 psig (3.5kPa).

Attention! If one of the above procedures results in pressures in excess of 1/2 psig (14" w.c.) (3.5kPa) on the appliance gas valve, it will result in a hazardous condition.

Checking Manifold Pressure

Both Propane and Natural gas valves have a built-inpressure regulator in the gas valve. Natural gas models will have a manifold pressure of approximately 3.5" w.c. (.871kPa) for maximum input or 1.7" w.c. (.423kPa) for minimum input at the valve outlet with the inlet pressure to the valve from a minimum of 5.0" w.c. (1.245kPa) for the purpose of input adjustment to a maximum of 10.5"w.c. (2.615kPa). Propane gas models will have a manifold pressure approximately 10.0"w.c. (2.49kPa) for maximum input or 5.9" w.c. (1.469kPa) for minimum input at the valve outlet with the inlet pressure to the valve from a minimum of 11.0" w.c. (2.739kPa) for the purpose of input adjustment to a maximum of 13.0" w.c. (3.237kPa).

A 1/8" (3mm) N.P.T. plugged tapping, accessible for test gauge connection is located on the outlet side of the gas control.

Liner and Insulated Liner

When you install a vented fireplace heater into a masonry chimney you must follow these steps.

1.The chimney must be lined and sized properly. Most masonry chimneys are over sized and absorb too much heat to be considered a proper vent. If you have any doubts line the chimney with the right size liner. If it's unlined you must line it.

2.Use an insulated liner when the chimney is on the outside, three sides exposed to the weather, and there is no clay liner in the chimney. The insulation will help keep the flue gases warmer.


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Insulated Vent Enclosure (Figure 12)

Vented fireplace heaters installed with the vent going directly to the outside and above the eaves can cause poor venting. The cold pipe will have a delay in proper venting and cause the fireplace heater to shut "off" by the vent safety switch. To prevent delayed venting as well as condensation of flue products an insulated enclosure is recommended.

Use type B 4" (102mm) diameter vent pipe and maintain at least a one inch (25mm) clearance to combustibles.

Use metal thimble to protect vent pipe as it passes through combustibles.

Figure 12

High Altitudes

When installing this unit at an elevation above 2000 feet (in the United States) it may be necessary to decrease the input rating by changing the existing burner orifice to a smaller size. Generally, input should be reduced 4 percent for each 1000 feet above sea level. However, if the heating value of the gas has been reduced, this general rule may not apply. Check with local gas utility for proper orifice size identification.


Altitude: 0-4,500feet(0-1370m) without orifice change.


Altitude 0-2,000feet(0-610m)without orifice change.

Cet appareil est équipé pour des altitudes compris entre 0 et 2000 pieds (0-610m)seulement.

For installations from 610-1370metres(2,000-4,500ft.) the orifice size (DMS) for natural gas is 39. See data plate for additional information.

For high altitude installations consult the local gas distributor or the authority having jurisdiction for proper rating methods. If the installer must convert the unit to adjust for varying altitudes, the information sticker (illustrated below) must be filled out by the installer and adhered to the appliance at the time of conversion.



This appliance has been converted for use at an altitude of

Orifice size




Manifold Pressure


Input (Btu/h)



Fuel Type




Date of Conversion


Converted by



Cet appareil a été converti au

Injecteur Pression à la tubulure d'alimentation Déoit calorifique

Piezo Ignitor Button

The piezo ignitor button is located behind the valve cover. Depressing the button causes a spark to occur at the pilot.

On a new installation with air in the gas line, depress the piezo ignitor button a number of times in order to ignite the pilot.

Vent Safety Shutoff System

This heater must be properly connected to a venting system. This heater is equipped with a vent safety shutoff system.


Operation of this heater, when not connected to a properly installed and maintained venting system or tampering with the vent safety shutoff system, can result in carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning and possible death.

This appliance needs fresh air for safe operation and must be installed so there are provisions for adequate combustion and ventilation air.

This fireplace heater is equipped with a vent safety switch. The vent safety switch will cause gas flow to the pilot to "shut off" due to improper venting or a blocked flue.

If the vent safety switch continues to "shut off" the gas flow to the pilot a qualified service person must be contacted to inspect for improper venting, blockage in the vent pipe or the vent safety switch for being defective.

Reversible Vertical or Horizontal Draft Diverter

This fireplace heater has a reversible draft diverter. The draft diverter is installed in the vertical position at the factory. Please use the following steps to change the draft diverter from the vertical position to the horizontal position.

1.Remove (8) hex-headscrews located adjacent to the flue collar on the draft diverter.

2.Rotate flue collar to the horizontal position on the draft diverter.

3.Attach flue collar to draft diverter with (8) hex-headscrews from Step 1.

Pilot Flame Pattern (Figure 13 and Figure 14)

Figure 13 shows a correct pilot flame pattern. The correct flame will be blue and will extend beyond the thermopile. The flame will surround the thermopile just below the tip. A slight yellow flame may occur where the pilot flame and main burner flame meet. Figure 14 shows an incorrect pilot flame pattern. The incorrect pilot flame is not touching the thermopile. This will cause the thermopile to cool. When the thermopile cools, the heater will shut down.

Correct Pilot Flame Pattern

Incorrect Pilot Flame Pattern

Figure 13

Figure 14

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