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by FMI PRODUCTS, LLC

UNVENTED (VENT-FREE)GAS LOG HEATER OWNER’S OPERATION AND INSTALLATION MANUAL

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MODELS

CCL3018PTA/NTA

CCL3924PTA/NTA

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.

Do not store or use gasoline or other ­flammable 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.

Immediatelycallyourgassupplierfromaneighbor’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.

INSTALLER: Leave this manual with the appliance. CONSUMER: Retain this manual for future reference.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Safety...................................................................

2

Product Identification............................................

5

Local Codes.........................................................

5

Unpacking............................................................

5

Product Features..................................................

5

Air for Combustion and Ventilation.......................

6

Installation............................................................

8

Operation...........................................................

18

Inspecting Burners.............................................

20

Cleaning and Maintenance................................

20

Service Hints......................................................

21

Technical Service...............................................

21

Troubleshooting.................................................

22

Optional Positioning of Thermostat Sensing Bulb ..26

Specifications.....................................................

27

Parts...................................................................

28

Accessories........................................................

30

Replacement Parts.............................................

30

Notes..................................................................

31

Warranty...............................................

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SAFETY

WARNING: Improper installation, adjustment, alteration, service or maintenance can cause injury or property damage. Refer to this manual for correct installation and operational procedures. For assistance or additional information consult a qualified installer, service agency or the gas supplier.

WARNING: This appliance is for installation only in asolid-fuelburning masonry or UL127 factorybuilt fireplace or in a listed ventless firebox enclosure. It isdesign-certifiedfor these installations in accordance with ANSI

Z21.11.2. Exception: Do not install this appliance in a factory-builtfireplace that includes instructions statingithasnotbeentested or should not be used with unvented gas logs.

WARNING: This is an unventedgas-firedheater. It uses air (oxygen) from the room in which it is installed. Provisions for adequate combustion and ventilation air must be provided. Refer toAir for Combustion and Ventilation section on page 6 of this manual.

This appliance may be installed in an aftermarket,* permanently located, manufactured (mobile) home, where not prohibited by local codes.

This appliance is only for use with the type of gas indicated on the rating plate. This appliance is not convertible for use with other gases.

* Aftermarket: Completion of sale, not for purpose of resale, from the manufacturer

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WARNING: This product contains and/or generates chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm.

IMPORTANT: Read this owner’s manualcarefullyandcompletely before trying to assemble, operate or service this heater. Improper use of this heater can cause serious injury or death from burns, fire, explosion, electrical shock and carbon monoxide poisoning.

DANGER:Carbonmonoxide

poisoning may lead to death!

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Early signs of carbon monoxide poisoning resemble the flu, with headaches, dizziness or nausea. If you have these signs, the heater may not be working properly. Get fresh air at once!Have heater serviced. Some people are more affected by carbon monoxide than others. These include pregnant women, people with heart or lung disease or anemia, those under the influence of alcohol and those at high altitudes.

Natural and Propane/LP Gas: Natural and propane/LP gases are odorless. An odormaking agent is added to the gas. The odor helps you detect a gas leak. However, the odor added to the gas can fade. Gas may be present even though no odor exists.

Make certain you read and understand all warnings. Keep this manual for reference. It is your guide to safe and proper operation of this heater.

WARNING: Any change to this heater or its controls can be dangerous.

WARNING: Do not allow fans toblowdirectlyintothefireplace. Avoidanydraftsthatalterburner flame patterns. Ceiling fans can create drafts that alter burner flame patterns. Altered burner patterns can cause sooting.

WARNING: Do not use a blower insert, heat exchanger insertorotheraccessorynotapproved for use with this heater.

Due to high temperatures, the applianceshouldbelocatedout oftrafficandawayfromfurniture and draperies.

Do not place clothing or other flammable material on or near the appliance. Never place any objects on the heater.

Heaterbaseassemblybecomes very hot when running heater. Keep children and adults away from hot surface to avoid burns or clothing ignition. Heater will remain hot for a time after shutdown.Allowsurfacetocool before touching.

Carefully supervise young children when they are in the room with heater.

You must operate this heater with a fireplace screen in place. Make sure fireplace screen is closed before running heater.

Keep the appliance area clear and free from combustible materials, gasoline and other flammable vapors and liquids.

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1.This appliance is only for use with the type of gas indicated on the rating plate. This appliance is not convertible for use with other gases.

2.Do not place propane/LP supply tank(s) inside any structure. Locate propane/LP supply tank(s) outdoors (propane/LP units only).

3.To prevent performance problems, do not use propane/LP fuel tank of less than 100 lb. capacity (propane/LP units only).

4.If you smell gas

shut off gas supply

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

5.This gas log set may not be installed as a vented appliance in a bedroom or bathroom.

6.Before installing in a solid fuel burning fireplace, the chimney flue and firebox must be cleaned of soot, creosote, ashes and loose paint by a qualified chimney cleaner.

Creosote will ignite if highly heated.Adirty chimney flue may create and distribute soot within the house. Inspect chimney flue for damage. If damaged, repair flue and firebox before operating heater.

7.Do not burn solid-fuelin a masonry or

UL127 factory-builtfireplace in which avent-freeroom heater is installed.

8.If fireplace has glass doors, never operate this heater with glass doors closed. If you operate heater with doors closed, heat buildup inside fireplace will cause glass to burst. Make sure there are no obstructions across openings of fireplace.

9.This log heater is designed to be smokeless. If logs ever appear to smoke, turn off heater and call a qualified service person.

Note: During initial operation, slight smoking could occur due to log curing and heater burning manufacturing residues.

10.To prevent the creation of soot, follow the instructions in Cleaning and Maintenance, page 20.

11.Before using furniture polish, wax, carpet cleaner or similar products, turn heater off. If heated,thevaporsfromtheseproductsmay create a white powder residue within burner box or on adjacent walls or furniture.

12.This heater needs fresh, outside air ventilation to run properly. This heater has an Oxygen Depletion Sensing (ODS) safety shutoff system. The ODS shuts down the heater if not enough fresh air is available. See Air for Combustion and Ventilation, page 6. If heater keeps shutting off, see

Troubleshooting, page 22.

13.Do not run heater

where flammable liquids or vapors are used or stored

under dusty conditions

14.Do not use this heater to cook food or burn paper or other objects.

15.Do not use heater if any part has been exposed to or under water. Immediately call a qualified service technician to inspect the room heater and to replace any part of the control system and any gas control which has been under water.

16.Do not operate heater if any log is broken. Do not operate heater if a log is chipped

(dime-sizedor larger).

17.Turn heater off and let cool before servicing. Only a qualified service person should service and repair heater.

18.Operating heater above elevations of

4,500 feet could cause pilot outage.

19.Provide adequate clearances around air openings.

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PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION

Log Set

Burner

Piezo

Ignitor

Control Knob

Base Grate

Figure 1 - Vent-FreeGas Log Heater

 

LOCAL CODES

Install and use heater with care. Follow all

 

State of Massachusetts: The installa-

local codes. In the absence of local codes,

tion must be made by a licensed plumber

use the latest edition of

The National Fuel

or gas fitter in the Commonwealth of

Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54*.

Massachusetts.

*Available from:

 

 

Sellers of unvented propane or natural

American National Standards Institute, Inc.

gas-firedsupplemental room heaters shall

1430 Broadway

provide to each purchaser a copy of 527

New York, NY 10018

CMR 30 upon sale of the unit.

National Fire Protection Association, Inc.

Vent-freegas products are prohibited for

Batterymarch Park

bedroom and bathroom installation in the

Quincy, MA 02269

Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Note: Where listed vented decorative logs are re-

 

quired, thermostat operation is not permitted.

 

UNPACKING

CAUTION:Donotremovethe data plates from the grate assembly. The data plates contain important product information.

1.Remove logs and heater base assembly from carton. Note: Do not pick up heater base assembly by burners. This could

damage heater. Always handle base assembly by grate.

2.Remove all protective packaging applied to logs and heater for shipment.

3.Check heater for any shipping damage. If heater is damaged call FMI PRODUCTS,

LLC at 1-866-328-4537for replacement parts.Please do not return to the store.

PRODUCT FEATURES

OPERATION

This heater is clean burning. It requires no outside venting. There is no heat loss out a vent or up a chimney. Heat is generated by realistic dancing, yellow flames. This heater is designed for vent-freeoperation with flue damper closed. It has been tested and approved to ANSI Z21.11.2 standard for unvented heaters. State and local codes in some areas prohibit the use of ventfree heaters.

SAFETY PILOT

This heater has a pilot with an Oxygen Depletion Sensing (ODS) safety shutoff system. The ODS/pilot is a required feature for vent-freeroom heaters. The ODS/pilot shuts off the heater if there is not enough fresh air.

PIEZO IGNITION SYSTEM

This heater has a piezo ignitor.This system requires no matches, batteries or other sources to light heater.

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AIR FOR COMBUSTION AND VENTILATION

WARNING: This heater shall notbeinstalledinaroomorspace unless the required volume of indoorcombustionairisprovided by the method described in the

National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/NFPA54, the International Fuel Gas Code,or applicable local codes. Read the following instructionstoinsureproperfresh airforthisandotherfuel-burning appliances in your home.

Today’s homes are built more energy efficient than ever. New materials, increased insulation and new construction methods help reduce heat loss in homes. Home owners weather strip and caulk around windows and doors to keep the cold air out and the warm air in. During heating months, home owners want their homes as airtight as possible.

While it is good to make your home energy efficient, your home needs to breathe. Fresh air must enter your home. All fuel-burningappliances need fresh air for proper combustion and ventilation.

Exhaust fans, fireplaces, clothes dryers and fuel burning appliances draw air from the house to operate. You must provide adequate fresh air for these appliances.This will insure proper venting of vented fuel-burningappliances.

PROVIDING ADEQUATE VENTILATION

The following are excerpts from National Fuel

Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54, Air for

Combustion and Ventilation.

All spaces in homes fall into one of the three following ventilation classifications:

1.Unusually Tight Construction

2.Unconfined Space

3.Confined Space

The information on pages 6 through 8 will help you classify your space and provide adequate ventilation.

Unusually Tight Construction

The air that leaks around doors and windows may provide enough fresh air for combustion and ventilation. However, in buildings of unusually tight construction, you must provide additional fresh air.

Unusually tight construction is defined as construction where:

a.walls and ceilings exposed to the outside atmosphere have a continuous water vapor retarder with a rating of one perm (6x10-11 kg perpa-sec-m2)or less with openings gasketed or sealedand

b.weather stripping has been added on openable windows and doors and

c.caulking or sealants are applied to areas such as joints around window and door frames, between sole plates and floors, between wall-ceilingjoints, between wall panels, at penetrations for plumbing, electrical and gas lines and at other openings.

If your home meets all of the three criteria above, you must provide additional fresh air.

See Ventilation Air From Outdoors, page 8.

If your home does not meet all of the three criteria above, proceed to Determining FreshAir Flow for Heater Location.

Confined and Unconfined Space

National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/NFPA

54 defines a confined space as a space whose volume is less than 50 cubic feet per 1,000Btu/ hr (4.8 m3 per kw) of the aggregate input rating of all appliances installed in that space and an unconfined space as a space whose volume is not less than 50 cubic feet per 1,000 Btu/hr (4.8 m3 per kw) of the aggregate input rating of all appliances installed in that space. Rooms communicating directly with the space in which the appliances are installed*, through openings not furnished with doors, are considered a part of the unconfined space.

* Adjoining rooms are communicating only if there are doorless passageways or ventilation grills between them.

DETERMINING FRESH-AIRFLOW FOR HEATER LOCATION

Determining if You Have a Confined or Unconfined Space

Use this work sheet to determine if you have a confined or unconfined space.

Space: Includes the room in which you will install fireplace plus any adjoining rooms with doorless passageways or ventilation grills between the rooms.

1.Determine the volume of the space (length x width x height).

Length x Width x Height =__________cu. ft. (volume of space)

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Example: Space size 20 ft. (length) x 16 ft. (width) x 8 ft. (ceiling height) = 2,560 cu. ft.

(volume of space)

If additional ventilation to adjoining room is supplied with grills or openings, add the volume of these rooms to the total volume of the space.

2.Multiply the space volume by 20 to determine the maximum Btu/Hr the space can support.

_ ________ (volume of space) x 20 = (Maximum Btu/Hr the space can support)

Example: 2,560 cu. ft. (volume of space) x 20 = 51,200 (maximum Btu/Hr the space can support)

3.Add the Btu/Hr of all fuel burning appliances in the space.

Vent-freefireplace

___________ Btu/Hr

Gas water heater*

___________ Btu/Hr

Gas furnace

___________ Btu/Hr

Vented gas heater

___________ Btu/Hr

Gas fireplace logs

___________ Btu/Hr

Other gas appliances* +__________ Btu/Hr Total =__________ Btu/Hr

* Do not include direct-ventgas appliances.

Direct-ventdraws combustion air from the outdoors and vents to the outdoors.

Example:

 

40,000

 

Gas water heater

 

Btu/Hr

Vent-freefireplace

+

39,000

Btu/Hr

Total

=

79,000

Btu/Hr

4.Compare the maximum Btu/Hr the space can support with the actual amount of Btu/Hr used.

_ _______ Btu/Hr (maximum the space can support)

_ _______ Btu/Hr (actual amount used)

Example: 51,200 Btu/Hr (maximum the space can support)

79,000 Btu/Hr (actual amount of

Btu/Hr used)

The space in the example is a confined space because the actual Btu/Hr used is more than the maximum Btu/Hr the space can support. You must provide additional fresh air. Your options are as follows:

A.Rework worksheet, adding the space of an adjoining room. If the extra space provides an unconfined space, remove door to adjoining room or add ventilation grills between rooms.

See Ventilation Air From Inside Building.

B.Vent room directly to the outdoors. See

Ventilation Air From Outdoors, page 8.

C.Install a lower Btu/Hr fireplace, if lower Btu/ Hr size makes room unconfined.

If the actual Btu/Hr used is less than the maximum Btu/Hr the space can support, the space is an unconfined space. You will need no additional fresh air ventilation.

WARNING:Iftheareainwhich theheatermaybeoperateddoes notmeettherequiredvolumefor indoorcombustionair,combustion and ventilation air shall be provided by one of the methods described in theNational Fuel GasCode,ANSIZ223.1/NFPA54, theInternational Fuel Gas Code, or applicable local codes.

VENTILATION AIR

Ventilation Air From Inside Building

This fresh air would come from an adjoining unconfined space. When ventilating to an adjoining unconfined space, you must provide two permanent openings: one within 12" of the ceiling and one within 12" of the floor on the wall connecting the two spaces (see options

1 and 2, Figure 2). You can also remove door into adjoining room (see option 3, Figure 2). Follow the National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54, Air for Combustion and

Ventilation for required size of ventilation grills or ducts.

 

 

12"

Ventilation

 

Ventilation Grills

Grills Into

 

Adjoining

Or

Into Adjoining Room,

Room,

Option 2

Remove

Option 1

 

Door into

 

 

 

 

Adjoining

 

 

Room,

 

 

Option

 

 

3

 

 

 

12"

Figure 2 - Ventilation Air from Inside Building

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Ventilation Air From Outdoors

Provide extra fresh air by using ventilation grills or ducts. You must provide two permanent openings: one within 12" of the ceiling and one within 12" of the floor. Connect these items directly to the outdoors or spaces open to the outdoors. These spaces include attics and crawl spaces. Follow the National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54, SAir for

Combustion and Ventilation for required size of ventilation grills or ducts.

IMPORTANT: Do not provide openings for inlet or outlet air into attic if attic has a thermo-

stat-controlledpower vent. Heated air entering the attic will activate the power vent.

 

Outlet

Ventilated

 

Attic

 

Air

 

 

Outlet

 

 

Air

 

To Attic

 

 

 

 

To

 

 

Crawl

Inlet

 

Space

 

 

Air

 

 

 

Inlet Air

Ventilated

 

Crawl Space

 

 

Figure 3 - Ventilation Air from Outdoors

INSTALLATION

NOTICE: This heater is intended for use as supplemental heat.

Use this heater along with your primary heating system. Do not install this heater as your primary heat source. If you have a centralheatingsystem,youmay run system’s circulating blower while using log heater. This will helpcirculatetheheatfromyour logheaterthroughoutthehouse. In the event of a power outage, you can use this heater as your primary heat source.

WARNING: A qualified service person must install heater. Follow all local codes.

NOTICE: State or local codes may only allow operation of this applianceinaventedconfiguration. Check your state or local codes.

WARNING: Before installing in a solid fuel burning fireplace, the chimney flue and firebox must be cleaned of soot, creosote, ashes and loose paint by a qualified chimney cleaner.

Creosote will ignite if highly heated.Adirtychimneyfluemay createanddistributesootwithin house.Inspectchimneyflueand firebox for damage. If damaged, repair flue and firebox before operating heater.

WARNING: Seal any fresh air vents or ashclean-outdoors located on floor or wall of fireplace. If not, drafting may cause pilot outage or sooting. Use aheat-resistantsealant. Do not seal chimney flue damper.

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WARNING: Never install the heater

in a bedroom or bathroom

in a recreational vehicle

where curtains, furniture, clothing or other flammable objects are less than 42" from front, top or sides of heater

in high traffic areas

in windy or drafty areas

CAUTION: This heater creates warm air currents. These currents move heat to wall surfaces next to heater. Installing heater next to vinyl or cloth wall coverings or operating heater where impurities (such as, but not limited to, tobacco smoke, aromatic candles, cleaning fluids,oilorkerosenelamps,etc.)in the air exist, may discolor walls or cause odors.

IMPORTANT: Vent-freeheaters add moisture to the air.Although this is beneficial, installing heater in rooms without enough ventilation air may cause mildew to form from too much moisture. SeeAir for Combustion and Ventilation, page 6.

CHECK GAS TYPE

Use the correct gas type (natural or propane/

LP) for your unit. If your gas supply is not correct, do not install heater. Call dealer where you bought heater for proper type heater.

INSTALLATION AND CLEARANCES

(Vent-FreeOperation Only)

WARNING: Maintain the minimum clearances. If you can, provide greater clearances from floor, ceiling and adjoining wall.

MINIMUM FIREPLACE CLEARANCE TO COMBUSTIBLE MATERIALS

Side Wall 16", Ceiling 42"

LOG SIZING REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Firebox

Log

 

 

Front

Rear

Size

Height

Depth

Width

Width*

18"

17"

14"

24"

20"

24"

17"

14"

28"

21"

* Measured at 14" depth.

Carefully follow the instructions below. This will ensure safe installation into a masonry, UL127-listedmanufactured fireplace or certifiedvent-freefirebox.

Minimum Clearances For Side Combustible Material, Side Wall and Ceiling

A.Clearances from side of fireplace cabinet to any combustible material and wall should follow diagram in Figure 4.

Example: The face of a mantel, bookshelf, etc. is made of combustible material and

protrudes 3 1/2" from the wall. This combustible material must be 4" from side of fireplace opening (see Figure 4).

Note: When installing your gas logs into a manufactured firebox, follow firebox manufacturer’s instructions for minimum clearances to combustible materials.

B.Clearances from top of fireplace opening to ceiling should not be less than 42".

WARNING:Thisapplianceis equipped for either natural gas or propane/LPgas but not both. Gas type is indicated on the ratingplate.Fieldconversionisnot permitted.

Example

*

*Minimum 16" from Side Wall

Figure 4 - Minimum Clearance for Combustible to Wall

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NOTICE: Manual control heaters maybeusedasaventedproduct.

If so, you must always run heater with chimney flue damper open. If running heater with damper open, noncombustible material above fireplace opening is not needed. Go toInstalling Damper Clamp Accessory for Vented Operation, page 12.

Minimum Noncombustible Material

Clearances

If Not Using Mantel

Note: If using a mantel, proceed to If Using Mantel. If not using a mantel, follow the information below.

You must have noncombustible material(s) above the fireplace opening. Noncombustible materials (such as slate, marble, tile, etc.) must be at least 1/2" thick. With sheet metal, you must have noncombustible material behind it. Noncombustible material must extend at least 8" up. If noncombustible material is less than 12", you must install the fireplace hood accessory (24" models only). See Figure 5 for minimum clearances.

If Using Mantel

You must have noncombustible material(s) above the fireplace opening. Noncombustible materials (such as slate, marble, tile, etc.) must be at least 1/2" thick. With sheet metal, you must have noncombustible material behind it. Noncombustible material must extend at least

8" up. If noncombustible material is less than

12", you must install the fireplace hood accessory (24" models only). Even if noncombustible material is more than 12", you may need the hood accessory to deflect heat away from your mantel shelf. See Figure 5 and Figure 6 and 7 on page 11 for minimum clearances.

Noncombus-

Requirements for Safe

tible Material

Installation

Distance (A)

 

12" or more

Noncombustible material

 

okay.

Between 8"

24" Models: Install fireplace

and 12"

hood accessory (GA6050 or

 

GA6053 see Accessories,

 

page 30).

 

18" Model: Noncombustible

 

material okay.

Less than 8"

Noncombustible material

 

must be extended to at least

 

8". See Between 8" and 12",

 

above. If you cannot extend

 

material, you must operate

 

heater with flue damper open.

Heat Resistant

Material

(A)

Figure 5 - Heat Resistant Material (Slate,

Marble, Tile, etc.) Above Fireplace

MANTEL CLEARANCES

In addition to meeting noncombustible material clearances, you must also meet required clearances between fireplace opening and mantel shelf. If you do not meet the clearances in Figure 6, page 11 you will need a hood.

Determining Minimum Mantel Clearance

If you meet minimum clearance between mantel shelf and top of fireplace opening, a hood is not required (see Figure 6, page 11).

Determining Minimum Mantel Clearance When Using a Hood

If minimum clearances in Figure 6 are not met, you must have a hood. When using a hood there are still certain minimum mantel clearances required. Follow minimum clearances shown in Figure 7, page 11 when using hood.

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