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COMPACT HEAT MAJIC™

PROPANE/LP VENT-FREEFIREPLACE SYSTEM

OWNER’S OPERATION AND INSTALLATION MANUAL

FMH26TP

14,000 to 26,000 Btu/Hr with Thermostat

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.

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.

Shown with Optional

Cabinet Mantel/Hearth

Base Accessory

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 is an unvented gas-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 5 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

Save this manual for future reference.

PROPANE/LP VENT-FREEFIREPLACE SYSTEM

SAFETY

INFORMATION

WARNINGS

WARNING ICON

G 001

IMPORTANT: Read this owner’s manual carefully and completely before trying to assemble, operate, or service this fireplace. Improper use of this fireplace can cause serious injury or death from burns, fire,explosion,electricalshock,and carbon monoxide poisoning.

DANGER: Carbon monoxide 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 fireplace may not be workingproperly.Getfreshairatonce!Have fireplace 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.

Propane/LP Gas: Propane/LP gas is odorless. Anodor-makingagent is added to propane/LP gas. The odor helps you detect a propane/LP gasleak.However,theodoradded to propane/LP gas can fade. Propane/LP 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 fireplace.

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

WARNING: Do not allow fans to blow directly into the fireplace. Avoid any drafts that alter burner 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 insert, or other accessory not approved for use with this fireplace.

Due to high temperatures, the appliance should be located out of traffic and away from furniture and draperies.

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

Fireplace front and screen becomes very hot when running fireplace. Keep children and adults away from hot surfaces to avoid burns or clothing ignition. Fireplace will remain hot for a time after shutdown. Allow surfaces to cool before touching.

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

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

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

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.

3.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

4.This fireplace shall not be installed in a bedroom or bathroom.

5.Do not use this fireplace as a woodburning fireplace. Use only the logs provided with the fireplace.

6.Do not add extra logs or ornaments such as pine cones, vermiculite, or rock wool. Using these added items can cause sooting. Do not add lava rock around base. Rock and debris could fall into the control area of fireplace.

7.This fireplace is designed to be smokeless. If logs ever appear to smoke, turn off fireplace and call a qualified service person. Note: During initial operation, slight smoking could occur due to log curing and fireplace burning manufacturing residues.

8.To prevent the creation of soot, follow the instructions in Cleaning and Maintenance, page 19.

9.Before using furniture polish, wax, carpet cleaner, or similar products, turn heater off. If heated, the vapors from these products may create a white powder residue within burner box or on adjacent walls or furniture.

10.This fireplace needs fresh air ventilation to run properly. This fireplace has an Oxygen Depletion Sensing (ODS) safety shutoff system. The ODS shuts down the fireplace if not enough fresh air is available. See Air for Combustion and Ventilation, pages 5 through 7. If fireplace keeps shutting off, seeTroubleshooting, pages 20 through 22.

11.Do not run fireplace

where flammable liquids or vapors are used or stored.

under dusty conditions.

12.Do not use this fireplace to cook food or burn paper or other objects.

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

14.Turn off and unplug fireplace and let cool before servicing. Only a qualified service person should service and repair fireplace.

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INFORMATION

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15.Operating fireplace above elevations of 4,500 feet could cause pilot outage.

16.Do not operate fireplace if any log is broken. Do not operate fireplace if a log is chipped (dime-sizedor larger).

17.To prevent performance problems, do not use propane/LP fuel tank of less than 100 lbs. capacity.

18.Provide adequate clearances around air openings.

PRODUCT

FEATURES

SAFETY PILOT

This fireplace has a pilot with an Oxygen Depletion Sensing (ODS) safety shutoff system. The ODS/pilot is a required feature for vent-freeroomfireplaces.TheODS/pilotshutsoff the fireplace if there is not enough fresh air.

PIEZO IGNITION SYSTEM

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

THERMOSTATIC HEAT

CONTROL

This fireplace has a thermostat sensing bulb and a control valve. The thermostat will automatically modulate the heat output to maintain a consistent room temperature. This results in greater fireplace comfort. This can also result in lower gas bills.

PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION

Fireplace

Cabinet

Screen

Logs

Control Knob

Ignitor Button

Figure 1 - Vent-FreePropane/LP Gas Compact Fireplace

LOCAL CODES

Install and use fireplace with care. Follow all local codes. In the absence of local codes, use the latest edition of The National Fuel Gas Code ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54*.

*Available from:

American National Standards Institute, Inc.

1430 Broadway

New York, NY 10018

National Fire Protection Association, Inc.

Batterymarch Park

Quincy, MA 02269

UNPACKING

1.Remove log box and fireplace from carton. The hood is not attached. IMPORTANT: The fireplace hood is inside the cardboard protective end wrap on the left side of fireplace (as viewed from front). A decal is on the outside of the cardboard end wrap stating hood is enclosed (see Figure 2).

2.Remove hood from cardboard protective end wrap as shown in Figure 2.

3.Remove all protective packaging applied to fireplace for shipment.

4.Make sure your fireplace includes one hardware packet.

5.Check fireplace for any shipping damage. If fireplace is damaged, promptly inform dealer where you bought fireplace.

Hood

IMPORTANT:

Enclosed

THIS PACKAGE CONTAINS A

FIREPLACE HOOD. UNWRAP

Decal

CARTON AND REMOVE HOOD

BEFORE DISCARDING

 

PROTECTIVE PACKAGING.

 

Cardboard

 

Protective

 

Fireplace

 

End Wrap

 

2

 

1

 

Hood

Figure 2 - Removing Fireplace Hood

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ASSEMBLY

WARNING: Always have branch support and screen in place before operating fireplace. This prevents excessive temperatures on fireplace surfaces.

WARNING: Failure to position the parts in accordance with these diagrams or failure to use only parts specifically approved with this fireplace may result in property damage or personal injury.

ASSEMBLING FIREPLACE

Tools Required:

Phillips screwdriver

5/16" hex wrench

slotted screwdriver

Installing Log

1.Lift screen up and pull out to remove.

2.Cut two plastic straps to remove the log from the firebox cavity.

3.An optional blower is available. See Accessories, page 26. Install optional blower now. Follow installation instructions provided with blower.

4.Remove log packaging material and discard packaging. Gently place log set on burner support (see Figure 3). The log should fit flat against top of burner support and log locator tabs fit into the slots under the log. Do not allow log to contact flame. If flame contacts log, soot will be created.

5.Reattach screen by placing the notches in the screen frame over the shoulder screws and pushing down.

Log

Shoulder

 

 

Screw

Burner Support with Log Locator Tabs

Branch

Support

Screen

Figure 3 - Assembling Fireplace

Assembling Hood

1.Locate four black phillips sheet metal screws from the hardware packet.

2.Rotate hood as shown in Figure 4. Make sure hood tabs point toward fireplace.

3.Insert hood tabs between baffle and louvers (see Figure 4).

4.Gently rotate hood to upright position. Make sure hood tabs are behind louvers and hood is resting on firebox top (see Figure 4).

5.Align screw holes on hood with screw holes on firebox top.

6.Insert screws as shown in Figure 4. Tighten screws firmly.

 

 

Louver

Hood

Hood

Hood Tab

Tabs

 

 

Baffle

Sheet Metal

 

Screw

Firebox Top

Figure 4 - Assembling Hood

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AIR FOR COMBUSTION AND VENTILATION

WARNING: This heater shall notbeinstalledinaconfinedspace or unusually tight construction unlessprovisionsareprovidedfor adequate combustion and ventilation air. Read the following instructions to insure proper fresh air for this and otherfuel-burningappliances in your home.

Today’s homes are built more energy efficient than ever. New materials, increased insulation,andnewconstructionmethodshelp 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.Duringheatingmonths,homeownerswant 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 fuelburning appliances.

PROVIDING ADEQUATE VENTILATION

The following are excerpts from National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54, Section 5.3, 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 5 through 7 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 (6 x 10-11 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 7.

If your home does not meet all of the three criteria above, proceed to Determining Fresh-Air Flow For Fireplace Location, page 6.

Confined and Unconfined Space

The National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/ NFPA 54defines a confined space as a space whose volume is less than 50 cubic feet per 1,000 Btu per hour (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 per hour (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.

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DETERMINING FRESH-AIRFLOW FOR FIREPLACE LOCATION

Determining if You Have a Confined or Unconfined Space

Use this worksheet 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)

Example: Space size 20 ft. (length) x 16 ft. (width) x 8 ft. (ceiling height) = 2560 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: 2560 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

Example:

 

30,000

Gas furnace

 

___________________ Btu/Hr

Gas water heater

 

Vented gas heater

 

___________________ Btu/Hr

Vent-freefireplace

+

26,000

 

56,000

 

Total

=

Gas fireplace logs

 

___________________ Btu/Hr

 

 

 

 

Other gas appliances* +

___________________ Btu/Hr

 

 

 

Total

=

___________________ Btu/Hr

 

 

 

Btu/Hr

Btu/Hr

Btu/Hr

*Do not include direct-ventgas appliances.Direct-ventdraws combustion air from the outdoors and vents to the outdoors.

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 of Btu/Hr used)

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

56,000 Btu/Hr (actual amount of Btu/Hr used)

The space in the above 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, page 7.

B.Vent room directly to the outdoors. See Ventilation Air From Outdoors, page 7.

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: If the area in which the heater may be operated is smaller than that defined as an unconfined space or if the building is of unusually tight construction, provide adequate combustion and ventilation air by one of the methods described in theNational Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54, Section 5.3 or applicable local codes.

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Continued

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 5). You can also remove door into adjoining room (see option 3, Figure 5). Follow the National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54, Section 5.3, Air for Combustion and Ventilation for required size of ventilation grills or ducts.

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, Section 5.3, Air 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 athermostat-controlledpower vent. Heated air entering the attic will activate the power vent.

 

12"

 

Ventilation Grills

Ventilation

Into Adjoining Room,

Option 2

Grills

Or

into Adjoining

Remove

Room,

Door into

Option 1

Adjoining

 

Room,

 

Option 3

 

12"

Figure 5 - Ventilation Air from Inside Building Shown with Optional Mantel

Ventilated

Outlet Attic

Air

Outlet

Air

To Attic

To

Crawl

Space

Inlet

Air

 

 

Inlet Air

 

Ventilated

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crawl Space

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figure 6 - Ventilation Air from Outdoors Shown with Optional Mantel

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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 central heating system, you may run system’s circulating blower while using heater. This will help circulate the heat throughout the house. In the event of a power outage, you can use this heater as your primary heat source.

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

WARNING: Never install the fireplace

in a bedroom or a bathroom

in a recreational vehicle

where curtains, furniture, clothing, or other flammable objects are less than 36 inches from the front, top, or sides of the fireplace

as a fireplace insert

in high traffic areas

in windy or drafty areas

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

IMPORTANT:Vent-freefireplacesaddmois-ture to the air. Although this is beneficial, installing fireplace in rooms without enough ventilation air may cause mildew to form from too much moisture. SeeAir for Combustion and Ventilation, pages 5 through 7.

Note: Yourvent-freefireplace is designed to be used in zero clearance installations. Wall or framingmaterialcanbeplaceddirectlyagainst any exterior surface of your fireplace, except where standoff spacers are integrally attached. If standoff spacers are attached to your fireplace, these spacers can be placed directly against wall or framing materials.

Use the dimensions shown for rough openings to create the easiest installation (see

Built-InFireplace Installation, page 9).

CHECK GAS TYPE

Use only propane/LP gas. If your gas supply is not propane/LP, do not install fireplace. Call dealer where you bought fireplace for proper type fireplace.

INSTALLATION ITEMS

Before installing fireplace, make sure you have the items listed below.

external regulator (supplied by installer)

piping (check local codes)

sealant (resistant to propane/LP gas)

equipment shutoff valve *

test gauge connection*

ground joint union

sediment trap

tee joint

pipe wrench

* A CSA design-certifiedequipment shutoff valve with 1/8" NPT tap is an acceptable alternative to test gauge connection. Purchase the optional CSAdesign-certifiedequipment shutoff valve from your dealer. SeeAccessories, page 26.

Note: If desired, purchase afour-sidedbrass trim kit forbuilt-ininstallations. SeeAccessories, page 26.

LOCATING FIREPLACE

WARNING: Maintain the minimum clearances shown in Figures 7 and 8. If you can, provide greater clearances from floor, ceiling, and joining wall.

You can recess firebox into the wall. You can also position fireplace in the optional cabinet or corner mantels. IMPORTANT: Only use optional cabinet or corner mantels specified in this manual. Purchase the optional mantel from your dealer (seeAccessories, page 26).

 

CEILING

 

36"

 

Minimum

6"

 

Minimum

 

From

 

Sides Of

 

Fireplace

 

Left

Right

Side

Side

FLOOR

0" Minimum To Top Surface Of Carpeting, Tile Or Other Combustible Material

Figure 7 - Mounting Clearances As Viewed

From Front of Fireplace Shown Built In

The Wall

CEILING

Top Of

Mantel Can

Be Flush 36"

Minimum

With Wall

Right

Side

Left

Side

0" Minimum To Top Surface Of Carpeting, Tile Or Other Combustible Material

Figure 8 - Mounting Clearances As Viewed From Front of Fireplace Shown with Optional Mantel

Note: When installing fireplace directly on carpeting, tile or other combustible material, other than wood flooring, the fireplace shall be installed on a metal or wood panel extending the full width and depth of the fireplace

CAUTION: If you install the fireplace in a home garage

fireplace pilot and burner must beatleast18inchesabovefloor.

locate fireplace where moving vehicle will not hit it.

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Continued

For convenience and efficiency, install fireplace

where there is easy access for operation, inspection, and service.

in coldest part of room.

An optional blower kit is available from your dealer (see Accessories, page 26). If planning to use blower, locate fireplace near an electrical outlet.

BUILT-INFIREPLACE

INSTALLATION

Built-ininstallation of this fireplace involves installing fireplace into aframed-inenclosure. This makes the front of fireplace flush with wall. An optional brass trim kit accessory is available (seeAccessories, page 26). Brass trim will extend past sides of fireplace approximately 1/2 inch. This will cover the rough edges of the wall opening. If installing abuilt-inmantel above the fireplace you must follow the clearances shown in Figure 12, page 10. Follow the instructions below to install the fireplace in this manner.

 

Actual

Framing

 

 

 

Height

26"

26 7/8"

Front Width

26 3/4"

26 7/8"

Depth

9 1/2"

10 1/2"

 

 

 

Bottom

3/4"

3/4"

 

 

 

1.Frame in rough opening. Use dimensions shown in Figure 9 for the rough opening.

If installing in a corner, use dimensions shown in Figure 10 for the rough opening. The height is 26 7/8" which is the same as the wall opening above.

2.If installing GA3450T blower accessory, do so at this time. See Installing Blower Accessory GA3450T, page 11.

Note: If not installing blower accessory, you may wish to run electrical wiring to your fireplace for future blower installation (seeAccessories, page 26) Use only approvedthree-wireelectrical wiring.

WARNING: Ifpre-wiring,do not connect wiring to any electrical source at this time.

Install fireplace electrical outlet and connect wiring to outlet before connecting to electrical source. The fireplace electrical outlet is included with the GA3450T blower accessory.

Only use the fireplace electrical outlet supplied with the GA3450T blower accessory.

Note: A qualified installer should make all electrical connections.

3.Install gas piping to fireplace location. This installation includes an approved flexible gas line (if allowed by local codes) after the equipment shutoff valve. The flexible gas line must be the last item installed on the gas piping.

4.If you have not assembled firebox, follow instructions on page 4.

5.Carefully set fireplace in front of rough opening with back of fireplace inside wall opening.

6.Attach flexible gas line to fireplace gas regulator. See Connecting Fireplace to Gas Supply, page 15.

7.Bend four nailing flanges on outer casing with pliers (see Figure 11).

8.Attach fireplace to wall studs using nails or wood screws through holes in nailing flange.

10 1/2"

267/8"

3/4" Off

The Floor

267/8"Minimum

Figure 9 - Rough Opening for Installing in Wall

365/8"

257/8"

267/8" 513/4"

Figure 10 - Rough Opening for Installing in Corner

9.Check all gas connections for leaks. See

Checking Gas Connections, page 16.

10.If using optional brass trim kit, install the trim after final finishing and/or painting of wall. See instructions included with brass trim accessory for attaching brass trim.

IMPORTANT: When finishing your firebox, combustible materials such as wall board, gypsum board, sheet rock, drywall, plywood, etc. may be butted up next to the sides and top of the firebox. Combustible materials should never overlap the firebox front facing.

WARNING: Do not allow any combustible materials to overlap the firebox front facing.

IMPORTANT: Noncombustible materials such as brick, tile, etc. may overlap the front facing, but should never cover any necessary openings like louvered slots.

WARNING: Do not allow noncombustible materials to cover any necessary openings like louvered slots.

WARNING: Never modify or cover the louvered slots on the front of the firebox.

WARNING: Use only noncombustible mortar or adhesives when overlapping the front facing with noncombustible facing material.

Nails or

Wood

Screws

Nailing

Flanges

Figure11-AttachingFireplacetoWallStuds

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Mantel Clearances for Built-InInstallation

If placing mantel above built-infireplace, you must meet minimum clearance between mantel shelf and top of fireplace opening.

NOTICE: Surface temperatures of adjacent walls and mantels become hot during operation. Walls and mantels above the firebox may become hot to the touch. If installed properly, these temperatures meet the requirement of the national product standard. Follow all minimum clearances shown in this manual.

NOTICE: If your installation does not meet the minimum clearances shown, you must do one of the following:

raise the mantel to an acceptable height

remove the mantel

OPTIONAL MANTEL

INSTALLATION

Note: Refer to instructions provided with the mantel for assembly instructions. Refer to instructions below for system installation. Refer to instructions on page 4 for firebox assembly. Blower accessory should be installed if it is being used (seeAccessories, page 26).

1.Unscrew four black screws that attach top louver to fireplace. Remove louver from fireplace and set aside.

2.Place fireplace on wood base.

3.Place mantel around fireplace/base assembly.

4.Assemble brass trim kit. See Assembling Brass Trim, page 11.

5.Firmly snap brass trim kit on shoulder screws. Shoulder screws are located on fireplace cabinet (see Figure 13).

6.Align brass trim kit for flush fit around opening.

7.Use two 3" wood screws provided and attach fireplace base to wooden base (see Figure 13).

8.Remove brass trim kit and mantel. Be careful not to damage wall or mantel.

9.Place wood base next to wall at installation location.

10.Attach wood base to floor with two 1 3/4" black screws provided (see Figure 14). If the floor is concrete use anchor method (seeAttaching Wood Base to Solid Floor, page 14).

11.Install gas line. See Connecting To Gas Supply, page 14.

12.Check for leaks. See Checking Gas Connections, page 16.

13.Place mantel around fireplace. Be careful not to damage wall or mantel.

14.Place brass trim kit on the shoulder screws located on the side and top of the fireplace. Firmly snap the brass trim over the shoulder screws on fireplace (see Figure 13).

15.Adjust assembly to remove any gaps. Attach remaining two 3" wood screws from hardware pack through openings inside of fireplace sides into the mantel. The openings are located at top behind the area for the black louvers (see Figure 15).

16.Reinstall top black louvers.

Mantel Shelf

Note:

10"

8"

All vertical

measurements

6"

are from top of

2 1/2"

fireplace

opening to bottom of mantel shelf. All measurements are in inches.

13"

16"

19"

21"

Side of

Firebox

Figure 12 - Minimum Mantel Clearances for Built-InInstallation

Hole for 3"

 

wood screw

Shoulder

for attaching

fireplace to

Screws

mantel

 

 

Hole for 3"

 

wood screw for

Assembled

attaching

fireplace to

Brass Trim

wooden base

 

Figure 13 - Attaching Brass Trim to Fireplace

1 3/4" Screw

Wood

Base

Figure 14 - Attaching Wood Base to Floor

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