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UNVENTED (VENT-FREE)FireBOX

OWNER’S OPERATION AND INSTALLATION MANUAL

PFS ®

US

Model FBPS, FGPN AND FGPN-LS

36" Peninsula Heat-CirculatingFirebox

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

FOR YOUR SAFETY

Do not store or use gasoline or any other flammable vapors or 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.

Installationandservicemustbeperformedbyaqualified installer, service agency or the gas supplier.

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

For more information, visit www.fmiproducts.com

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: For use only with decorative type unvented room heaters. Do not build a wood fire.

This firebox has been tested and approved by the PFS Corporation for use with any ANS Z21.11.2 approved gas logs.

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

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

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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

2

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

4

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

4

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

4

Product Specifications..........................................

5

Locating Firebox...................................................

5

Air for combustion and Ventilation........................

6

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

8

Operating Guidelines and Maintenance

Instructions......................................................

16

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

16

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

17

Accessory...........................................................

17

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

18

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

Back Cover

Safety

IMPORTANT: Read this owner’s manualcarefullyandcompletely before trying to assemble, operate or service this firebox. Improper use of this firebox can cause serious injury or death fromburns,fire,explosion,electricalshockorcarbonmonoxide poisoning.

CAUTION: Carefully review the instructions supplied with the decorative type unvented room heater for the minimum fireboxsizerequirement.Donot install the appliance in this fireboxunlessthisfireboxmeetsthe minimum dimensions required for the installation.

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

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WARNING:Donotuseablower insert, heat exchanger insert orotheraccessorynotapproved for use with this firebox.

Donotallowfanstoblowdirectly intothefirebox.Avoidanydrafts that alter burner flame patterns.

Ceiling fans can create drafts that alter burner flame patterns. Altered burner patterns can cause sooting.

Firebox front and screen becomes very hot when running firebox.Keepchildrenandadults away from hot surfaces to avoid burns or clothing ignition. Firebox 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 firebox.

You must operate this fireplace with the provided fireplace screen, hood and brick liner in place.Makesurethesepartsare in place and screens are closed beforerunningheaterinfirebox. The supplied hoods may not be replaced with hoods which may be provided with a log heater.

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

1.This firebox shall not be installed in a bedroom or bathroom.

2.Never install the firebox

in a recreational vehicle

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

in high traffic areas

in windy or drafty areas

3.Do not use this firebox as a wood-burningfireplace. Use only decorative unvented room heaters (log sets).

4.Do not add extra logs or ornaments such as pinecones,vermiculiteorrockwool.Using these added items can cause sooting.

5.Use only the provided hoods or appropriate polished brass hood accessories. See

Accessories on page 17.

6.Vent-freegas log heaters installed in this firebox require fresh air ventilation to run properly. SeeAir for Combustion and

Ventilation, page 6.

7.Do not run heater in firebox

where flammable liquids or vapors are used or stored

under dusty conditions

8.Do not use this firebox to cook food or burn paper or other objects.

9.Never place any objects in firebox or on logs.

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

11.Operatingvent-freelogsinafireboxaboveelevations of 4,500 feet could cause pilot outage.

12.Do not use the firebox if it has been under water due to the shock hazard that could result with the blower accessary (if installed) in place.

13.Provide adequate clearances around air openings.

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Local Codes

Install and use firebox with care. Follow all local codes. In the absence of local codes, use the latest edition of The National Fuel Gas

Code ANS Z223.1/NFPA 54*. Firebox must be electrically grounded in accordance with the National Electrical Code, ANS/NFPA70

(latest edition). *Available from:

American National Standards Institute, Inc.

1430 Broadway

New York, NY 10018

National Fire Protection Association, Inc.

Batterymarch Park

Quincy, MA 02269

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

Sellers of unvented propane or natural gas-firedsupplemental room heaters shall provide to each purchaser a copy of 527

CMR 30 upon sale of the unit.

Vent-freegas products are prohibited for bedroom and bathroom installation in the

Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Unpacking

1.Remove all protective packaging from inside firebox. Carefully lift the firebox off the bottom corrugated tray.

2.Carton should contain 3 deflective hoods and hardware packet in addition to firebox assembly. If items are missing, inform dealer where you bought firebox.

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

LLC at 1-866-328-4537for replacement parts before returning to dealer.

NOTICE: The firebox identification label (including model number, serial number, clearances, etc.) is located directly above the brick liner and under the heat shield. See Figure 20, page 16.

Product Features

Operation

This firebox is designed for use with approved

ANS Z21.11.2 decorative type unvented room heaters. (Physical size limitations apply. Refer to minimum firebox requirements supplied with log heater.) The maximum size log this firebox will accept is: width of 32", depth of

19" and a height of 17".

This firebox requires no outside venting or chimney making installation easy and inexpensive. When used without the blower, the firebox requires no electricity making it ideal for emergency backup heat.

Blower Accessory

The FBPS, FGPN and FGPN-LSfirebox will accept the GA3500A accessory. The variable blower allows you to select the fan speed you desire. The blower circulates heated air from the firebox into the room. Use of blower is optional.

Brick Liner

This firebox features a concrete brick liner.As with all concrete liners, this liner may develop slight cracks when exposed to heat. These cracks will not affect the performance of the firebox or vent-freegas logs.

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Product Specifications

 

33 3/4"

4 3/4"

1 1/4"

 

 

4"

 

 

 

1/2"

 

 

 

24"

 

 

 

5/8"

 

 

 

1 3/4"

 

4 1/2"

 

4"

(Edge of

 

 

 

 

Brick Liner)

 

 

3" TYP.

 

 

 

18 1/2"

 

 

 

36 1/4"

 

 

40"

9 1/8"

 

 

 

 

36 1/2"

 

 

42 1/2"

 

 

3 5/8"

4"

19 1/2"

11/2"

Figure 1 - Peninsula (Three-Sided)Firebox

Locating Firebox

Planning

Plan where you will install the firebox.This will save time and money later when you install the firebox. Before installation, consider the following:

1.Where the firebox will be located.Allow for wall and ceiling clearances (see Installation Clearances, page 9).

2.Everything needed to complete installation.

3.This model CANNOT be installed in a bedroom or bathroom.

4.Proper air for combustion and ventilation.

5.Consider a location where heat output would not be affected by drafts, air condition ducts, windows or doors.

6.A location that minimizes modifications on existing framing will make installation easier.

Projected installations can extend any distance into the room. A projection may be ideal as a partition between two oth-

erwise common areas when added to an existing, finished wall (see Figure 2).

Internal wall installation provides a discreet viewing option between two adjacent rooms or within an added wall to subdivide an oversize room.

Figure 2 - Projected Installation

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Air for combustion and Ventilation

WARNING: This heater shall not be installed in a room or space unless the required volume of indoor combustion air is provided by the method described in theNational Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54, theInternational Fuel Gas Code, or applicablelocalcodes.Readthe 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 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.

Exhaustfans,fireboxes,clothesdryersandfuel 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 ANS 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 watervaporretarderwitharatingofone perm (6 x 10-11 kg perpa-sec-m2)or less with openings gasketed or sealed and

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 Fresh-Air Flow for Firebox Location, page 7.

Confined and Unconfined Space

The National Fuel Gas Code ANS Z223.1/

NFPA 54 defines a confined space as a space whose volume is 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 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.

This heater shall not be installed in a confined space or unusually tight construction unless provisions are provided for adequate combustion and ventilation air.

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

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DETERMINING FRESH-AIRFLOW FOR Firebox 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 heater 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 22 ft. (length) x 18 ft. (width) x 8 ft. (ceiling height) = 3168 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: 3168 cu. ft. (volume of space) x 20

= 63,360 (maximum Btu/Hr the space can support)

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

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

Gas firebox logs

+

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 of Btu/Hr used)

Example: 63,360 Btu/Hr (maximum the space can support)

79,000 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 work sheet, 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 8.

B.Vent room directly to the outdoors. See

Ventilation Air from Outdoors, page 8.

C.Install a lower Btu/Hr gas log heater, 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 indoor combustion air, 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.

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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 option

1, Figure 3). You can also remove door into adjoining room (see option 2, Figure 3). Follow the National Fuel Gas Code ANS Z223.1/

NFPA 54 Air for Combustion and Ventilation for required size of ventilation grills or ducts.

Ventilation

 

Grills

 

Into Adjoining

Or

Room,

Remove

Option 1

Door into

 

 

Adjoining

 

Room,

 

Option

 

2

4"

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 ANS Z223.1/NFPA 54 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 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 Inside

Figure 4 - Ventilation Air from Outdoors

Building

 

Installation

NOTICE: This firebox in combination with unvented log sets are intended for use as supplemental heat. Use along with your primary heating system. Do not install them as yourprimary heat source. Ifyou 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 unvented logs as your primary heat source.

WARNING: A qualified servicepersonmustinstallfirebox. Follow all local codes.

WARNING: Never install the firebox

in a bedroom or bathroom

in a recreational vehicle

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

in high traffic areas

in windy or drafty areas

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CAUTION: Log heaters installedinthisfireboxcreatewarm aircurrents.Thesecurrentsmove heat to wall surfaces next to firebox.Installingfireboxnexttovinyl orclothwallcoveringsoroperatingfireboxwhereimpurities(such as, but not limited to, tobacco smoke, aromatic candles, cleaning fluids, oil or kerosene lamps, etc.)intheairexist,maydiscolor walls or cause odors.

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

IMPORTANT: Make sure the firebox is level. If firebox is not level, log set will not work properly.

Note: Your Vanguard firebox is designed to be used in zero clearance installations. Wall or framing material can be placed against any exterior surface on the rear, sides or top of your firebox, except where standoff spacers are integrally attached. If standoff spacers are attached to your firebox, these spacers can be placed directly against wall or framing materials.

Use dimensions shown for rough openings to create the easiest installation (see Built-In or

Internal Wall Firebox Installation, page 9).

INSTALLATION CLEARANCES

WARNING: Maintain the minimumclearances.Ifyoucan, provide greater clearances from floor, ceiling and adjoining wall.

Carefully follow the instructions below. This will ensure safe installation.

Minimum Wall and Ceiling Clearances

A.Clearances from edge of liner to any combustible wall should not be less than

8" (see Figure 5).

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

C.When the firebox is installed on carpeting or other combustible material, other than wood flooring, the firebox should be installed on a metal or wood panel extending the full width and depth of enclosure.

D.Clearances from the bottom of firebox to the floor is 0".

E.Clearancesfromopenendoffireboxtofacing wall shall should not be less than 36".

CAUTION:Donotinstallfire-

box directly on carpet or vinyl.

CAUTION:Useonlytheclearancesspecifiedinthismanualor on the firebox rating plate.

Minimum clearances to combustibles are:

• Sides of outer casing

0" min.

• Drywall to sides and top of

0" min.

 

front face

 

Ceiling to opening

42' min.

• Floor (see Minimum Wall

0" min.

 

and Ceiling Clearances, note C)

Perpendicular walls

4' min.

 

Right and Left

 

• Distance to Facing Walls

36" min.

 

on Sides and End of Firebox

 

 

0" Min. Clearance to Upper Frame/Wallboard

 

Ceiling

 

 

8" Min.

42" Min.

 

4"

 

 

Min.

 

 

Edge of

 

 

Brick Liner

0" to Wood

 

 

 

 

Floor

Figure 5 - Minimum Clearance Front View

 

1/2" Min. Clearance

 

 

to Combustibles

 

 

24"

36" Minimum

 

 

from Edge of

 

 

Facial to

 

 

Facing Wall

 

 

on Open End

 

43 3/4"

of Firebox

 

4" Min. from the Perpendicular

 

 

Side Wall to the Edge of Facia

 

Figure 6 - Minimum Clearance - Top View

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Mantel Clearances for Built-InInstallation

If placing custom mantel above built-infirebox, you must meet the minimum allowable clearance between mantel shelf and top of firebox opening shown in Figure 7. These are the minimum allowable mantel clearances for a safe installation. Use larger clearances wherever possible to minimize the heating of objects and materials placed on the mantel.

CAUTION: Do not allow thevent-freegas log heater to touch or extend beyond the firebox screen.

If your installation does not meet the above minimum clearances in Figure 7, you must:

raise the mantel to an acceptable height,

OR

remove the mantel.

Wall board or facing material (above firebox)

measurements are

minimum distances

may be of combustible material, including

from top of fireplace

decorative mantel ornaments or other similar

hood to bottom of

projections off of the facing material.

 

mantel shelf. These

 

 

minimum clearances

 

Mantel replace any other

Top Frame

Shelf

recommended

clearances supplied

(Combustible Material)

 

with your ANS Z21.11.2

 

9 1/4"

approved gas logs.

 

6"

 

 

3"

 

Firebox Top

Combustible 12" 15" 18"

 

 

Material 1 1/2"

7" Min.

Max Thickness

 

 

Wire-mesh

 

 

Screen

 

 

 

Supplied

 

Firebox

 

Hoods Must

 

Be Used at

 

All Times

Note: Fireplace shown as cross-sectionfor clarity. Mantel material may not be less than 7" from top of hood. Do not cover louver openings.

Figure 7 - Minimum Mantel Clearances

for Built-InInstallation

Built-Inor Internal Wall Firebox Installation

Built-ininstallation of this firebox involves installing firebox into aframed-inenclosure.

This makes the front of firebox flush with wall. If installing a mantel above the firebox, you must follow the clearances shown in Figure

7. Follow the instructions below to install the firebox in this manner.

1.Frame in rough opening. The firebox framing should be constructed of 2 x 4 lumber or heavier. Construct framing using dimensions shown in Figure 8 and 9, page 11. It is recommended that the framing be constructed first and the unit be placed in position. After sliding the unit into place, the flanges may be nailed to the framing before applying the wallboard to the exterior framing.

2.If the vent-freefirebox is to be installed directly on carpeting, tile (other than ceramic) or any combustible material other than wood flooring; thevent-freefirebox must be installed upon a metal or wood panel extending the full width and depth of thevent-freefirebox.

 

 

22 3/4"

 

 

Min.

 

Wallboard

 

 

Gas Line

Facing

4" Min.

 

Wall

36" Min. to

40 1/4" Min.

 

Facing Wall

Board

 

 

Base

Facing Wall

43 3/4" Min.

(Base

line)

 

Figure 8 - Framing for Built-InFirebox Installation

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3.If a raised platform is to be constructed, ceiling clearances must be maintained.

4.Install gas piping to firebox location. See

Installing Gas Line and Connecting to Gas

Supply in log set owner’s manual.

5.Carefully set firebox in front of rough opening.

6.Carefully insert firebox into rough opening.

7.Attach firebox to wall studs using nails or wood screws through holes in nailing flange (see Figure 10). Attach firebox to board base through holes in firebox bottom (see Figure 10).

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 more than 3/8".

WARNING: Use only noncombustible mortar or adhesiveswhenoverlappingthefront facing with noncombustible facing material.

WARNING: Do not allow any combustible materials to overlap the firebox front facing (see Figure 9).

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Combustible material must

 

Nailing Flange

not overlap more than 3/8"

 

Drywall

onto black metal front face.Edge

 

 

 

 

of side

 

 

 

 

 

 

3/8" Max.

 

 

 

 

 

 

firebox

 

SAFE

 

 

 

 

opening

 

 

 

11/2" Max.

 

 

 

 

ZONE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4"

 

 

 

Min. from firebox

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

edge to combustible

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

material

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8" Min. from adjacentwall to fireplace opening

Figure 9 - Framing for Built-InFirebox Installation, Top View

Nails or

Nailing

Wood

Flanges

Screws

 

Nails or Wood

Screws

Figure 10 - Attaching Firebox to Wall Studs

Installing gas line

WARNING: A qualified servicepersonmustconnectheater to gas supply. Follow all local codes.

IMPORTANT: See Connecting to Gas Supply in your log set owner’s manual for details on gas hookup.

Figure 11, page 12, shows the typical installation for the gas line. When you have determined how the gas line will run, locate one of the recessed knockouts in the firebrick floor (see Figure 12, page 12,). Firmly tap the center of the knockout with a chisel until it is released. Carefully chisel the rough edges of the hole you have made to smooth edges. This hole will line up with the hole in the metal floor.

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CAUTION: Do not use excessive force to remove the knockout.Toomuchforcemaydamage the firebrick concrete insert.

A manual shutoff valve, CSA certified and complying with the National Fuel Gas code,

ANS Z223.1/NFPA 54, must be included within 6' of thevent-freefirebox gas supply system. It may be convenient to install the gas shutoff outside thevent-freefirebox enclosure where it can be accessed with a key through a wall as shown in Figure 13. Depending on the type of installation, some local codes may require you to install 2 manual shutoff valves independently accessible from both rooms.

Check your local codes for applicable installation requirements.

A 36" long 1/2" NPT SCHD 40 flexible gas connector line complying with the National

Fuel Gas code ANS Z223.1/NFPA 54, may be run from the regulator to the incoming 1/2"

NPT black iron gas line. You may also route the incoming 1/2" NPT black iron gas line directly to the appliance regulator.

Remove the gas line cover plate from the vent-freefirebox’s outer surround and route

Gas Line Installed Through Access

Hole on One Side of Firebox

the gas line into the rear of the firebox (see

Figure 11).

If a sediment trap is not incorporated as a part of the gas utilization equipment, one shall be installed as close to the inlet of the equipment as practical at the time of installation, as per

ANS Z223.1/NFPA 54. See Figure 14. Firebrick Floor

Remove Knockout

3/4" Thick Liner

Figure 12 - Location of Knockouts for Gas Line

Extension

Shut-OffValve

Key

Figure 13 - Typical Exterior Wall Gas

Shut-OffInstallation

Incoming 1/2" Gas Line Permitted by Local Codes

 

Sediment Trap

Manual Shutoff

(Not Supplied)

Valve is Located

Figure 14 - Sediment Trap Installation

Under Firebox Floor

on Either Side

 

Figure 11 - Installing Gas Line and

 

Manual Shutoff Valve

 

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Prepare incoming black iron gas line with Teflon tape or pipe joint compound (check with local codes as to the use ofTeflon tape). Compounds used on threaded joints of gas piping shall be resistant to the action of propane/LP and should be applied lightly to ensure excess sealant does not enter the gas line.

Complete your gas installation by connecting the incoming gas line to the appliance regulator. Secure all joints tightly with wrench but do not overtighten. If a flexible gas line is used, take care not to kink the connector.

WARNING: All gas piping and connections must be tested for leaks after the installation is completed. After ensuring that the manual shutoff gas valve is open, apply a soap and water solution to all connections and joints. If bubbles appear, leaks can be detected and corrected.

DO NOT USE OPEN FLAME FOR

LEAK TESTING AND DO NOT

OPERATE ANY APPLIANCE IF

A LEAK IS DETECTED.

Gas supply testing

Note: This section is intended as a guide for qualified technicians installing gas to this vent-freefirebox.

CAUTION: Do not connectvent-freeheaterbeforepressuretesting gas piping. Damage to gas valve may result and an unsafe condition may be caused.

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 (3.5 kPa).

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

Hard-wiringFirebox

Model FBPS and FGPN can be hard-wiredto the duplex outlet located inside the firebox bottom if desired. This allows the blower accessory to be plugged into the duplex outlet.

NOTICE: A qualified electrician mustconnectelectricalwiringto duplex outlet for built-ininstallation. Follow all local codes. In absence of local codes follow The National Electric CodeANS/

NFPA 70.

Electrical Installation

A model GA3500A blower system assembly is available for use with the FBPS and FGPN (-LS)vent-freefirebox as an optional accessory. This blower is designed to be installed on either side of the FBPS andFGPN(-LS)firebox, when provisions for a 120 VAC supply connection are made at either end of the cabinet. Use of a blower system other than thosemanufacturedbyFMIPRODUCTS,LLC voids the warranty.

Electrical connections are made within the receptacle with wires that are routed through the bushing provided (see Figure 15). The receptacle may be relocated to either side, when necessary. However, the cover plate must be replaced over the unused access point. Be certain to properly ground the vent-freefirebox using the green grounding wire.

Gas Connection Access Hole

Electrical

Cover

Connection

Plates

Access Hole

 

Figure 15 - Locating Electrical Connection and Gas Connection on Either Side of Fireplace

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Note: A 120V supply connection to the leads to the receptacle must be provided for use with the optional blower kit whether installed during or after initial firebox installation. You may not be able to install a supply connection after the final installation is completed.

Heat Deflective Hood installation

The factory supplied heat deflective hoods must be installed inside the fireplace opening on both sides for the safe operation of the unit as shown in Figure 16.

1.Remove protective covering from hoods.

2.Position deflective hood into opening on one side of the firebox and secure to the top of the opening using screws provided.

3.Secure the ends of the hood to the firebox using two screws (provided) for each side.

4.Repeat steps 2 and 3 to install hood on the remaining side and end of the firebox.

CAUTION:Donotcleanhood withabrasivecleanser.Useonly regular household cleaners and a smooth cloth.

Front Hood

(Typical Each Side)

Corner

Post

3 Screws

2 Screws Each (Top)

End of Hood

Figure 16 - Typical Hood Installation

(Both Sides)

Operating Guidelines and Maintenance

Instructions

When lit for the first time, a vent-freelog heater will emit a slight odor for about an hour or two. This is a normal occurrence which is due to the “curing” of the logs and the“burn-in”of internal paints and lubricants used in the manufacturing process.

Keep control compartments, logs, burners and areas surrounding the logs clean by vacuuming or brushing at least twice a year.

Temporary removal of the log set may ease the cleaning of the burner and pilot assembly.

In cleaning, take care not to alter the settings on the pilot assembly. See the operating instructions supplied with your vent-freelog heater for additional cleaning instructions.

WARNING: Logs can be very hot! Allow logs to cool before handling.

IMPORTANT: Turn off the gas supply at the external shutoff valve before servicing appliance. Any safety screen or guard removed for servicing must be replaced prior to operating the appliance.

Installation and repair should be done by a qualified person. The appliance should be inspected before use and at least annually by a professional service person. More frequent cleaning may be required due to excessive lint from carpeting, pet hair, etc. It is imperative that the control compartments, burners and circulating air passageways of the appliance be kept clean.

WARNING: Children and adults should be alerted to the hazardsofhighsurfacetemperatures and to stay away to avoid burnsorclothingignition.Young children should be carefully supervised when they are in the same room as the appliance.

For lighting and operating this vent-freefirebox, please refer to thevent-freegas logs manufacturer’s instruction manual.

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Replacement Parts

Note: Use only original replacement parts.

This will protect your warranty coverage for parts replaced under warranty.

Contact authorized dealers of this product.

If they can’t supply original replacement part(s), call FMI PRODUCTS, LLC at

1-866-328-4537.

When calling, have ready:

your name

your address

model and serial numbers of your heater

how heater was malfunctioning

purchase date

Usually, we will ask you to return the part to the factory.

Technical Service

You may have further questions about installation,operation,ortroubleshooting.Ifso,contact FMI PRODUCTS, LLC at 1-866-328-4537.

When calling please have your model and serial numbers of your heater ready.

You can also visit FMI PRODUCTS, LLC’s web site at www.fmiproducts.com.

Accessory

Purchase these accessories from your local dealer. If they can not supply these accessories call FMI PRODUCTS, LLC at

1-866-328-4537for information. You can also write to the address listed on the back page of this manual.

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Parts

ModelS FBPS, FGPN AND FGPN-LS

 

16

Typ.

6

18

17

15 17**

10**

17

17**

14

5**

17**

11**

17** 7-3

7-1

8**

17**

16 4 Typ.

16

3

15

 

16

1

17**

15

13

16 6 Typ.

17

12

7-2

2

 

17** 17**

16

8**

9**

17**

**These items are used on both sides of fireplace.

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ModelS FBPS, FGPN AND FGPN-LS

This list contains replaceable parts used in your firebox. When ordering parts, follow the instructions listed under Replacement Parts on page 15 of this manual.

KEY

PART

 

 

NO.

NO.

DESCRIPTION

QTY.

1

***

Firebox Assembly

1

2

***

Firebox Bottom

1

3

***

Firebox Top

1

4

23982

Top Spacer

4

5

26731

Deflector Hood

2

6

26740

Nailing Flange

12

7-1

02013

Side Refractory Brick Liner

1

7-2

02014

Bottom Refractory Brick Liner

1

7-3

02036

Bottom Refractory Brick Liner

1

8

24007

Side Refractory Retainer

2

9

12125

Screen

4

10

26752

Extruded Louver

2

11

26733

Lower Door Panel

2

12

14200

Receptacle

1

13

21171

Access Hole Cover

3

14

12126

Screen

1

15

26771

Extruded Louver (End)

1

16

11164

Screw, #10 x 1/2, zinc PH

24

17

11165

Screw, #10 x 5/8, zinc PH

67

18

26762

Deflector Hood (End)

1

*** Not a field replaceable part.

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Warranty

KEEP THIS WARRANTY

Model (located on product or identification tag)______________________________

Serial No. (located on product or identification tag)___________________________

Date Purchased ___________________________

Keep receipt for warranty verification.

FMI PRODUCTS, LLC LIMITED WARRANTIES

New Products

Standard Warranty: FMIPRODUCTS,LLCwarrantsthisnewproductandanypartsthereoftobefreefromdefects in material and workmanship for a period of two (2) years from the date of first purchase from an authorized dealer provided the product has been installed, maintained and operated in accordance with FMI PRODUCTS, LLC’s warnings and instructions.

For products purchased for commercial, industrial or rental usage, this warranty is limited to 90 days from the date of first purchase.

Factory Reconditioned Products

Limited Warranty: FMI PRODUCTS, LLC warrants factory reconditioned products and any parts thereof to be free from defects in material and workmanship for 30 days from the date of first purchase from an authorized dealer provided the product has been installed, maintained and operated in accordance with FMI PRODUCTS, LLC’s warnings and instructions.

Terms Common to All Warranties

The following terms apply to all of the above warranties:

Always specify model number and serial number when contacting the manufacturer. To make a claim under this warranty the bill of sale or other proof of purchase must be presented.

This warranty is extended only to the original retail purchaser when purchased from an authorized dealer, and only when installed by a qualified installer in accordance with all local codes and instructions furnished with this product.

This warranty covers the cost of part(s) required to restore this product to proper operating condition and an allowance for labor when provided by a FMI PRODUCTS, LLC Authorized Service Center or a provider approved by FMI PRODUCTS, LLC. Warranty parts must be obtained through authorized dealers of this product and/or FMI PRODUCTS, LLC who will provide original factory replacement parts. Failure to use original factory replacement parts voids this warranty.

Travel, handling, transportation, diagnostic, material, labor and incidental costs associated with warranty repairs, unless expressly covered by this warranty, are not reimbursable under this warranty and are the responsibility of the owner.

Excluded from this warranty are products or parts that fail or become damaged due to misuse, accidents, improper installation, lack of proper maintenance, tampering, or alteration(s).

This is FMI PRODUCTS, LLC’s exclusive warranty, and to the full extent allowed by law; this express warranty excludes any and all other warranties, express or implied, written or verbal and limits the duration of any and all implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose to two (2) years on new products and 30 daysonfactory reconditioned products fromthe date of first purchase.FMIPRODUCTS,LLC makes no other warranties regarding this product.

FMI PRODUCTS, LLC’s liability is limited to the purchase price of the product, and FMI PRODUCTS, LLC shall not beliableforanyotherdamageswhatsoeverunderanycircumstancesincludingindirect,incidental,orconsequential damages.

Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. For information about this warranty contact:

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Santa Ana, CA 92704

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