FMI PFS P325E(B) User Manual

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Fireplace Installation

WALL SWITCH INSTALLATION

The installation of a wall switch allows you to activate the gas control valve and turn the fireplace on and off. The wall switch is to be connected to the incoming 120 volt regular household wiring that supplies the electricity to the fireplace. Refer to Wiring Diagram, page 21.

Optional Remote control

INSTALLATION (model WRC)

Note: If using optional wireless hand-heldremote control, wall switch must be in ON position to be operational. The remote control then becomes the switching mechanism for fireplace operation.

1.Remove front refractory access panel by lifting up and angling out of firebox opening (see Figure 12).

2.WRC model receiver does not require a battery. Receiver can be installed by first pluggingshortextensioncordintofireplace receptacle. Plug receiver unit into extensioncord.Finally,plugignitionmoduleplug into receiver unit (see Figure 13).

3.Activate remote handset battery by removing insulating tab on back of handset

(see Figure 14). Battery is included preinstalled.

4.Once battery is activated, unit is ready to use.

5.Replace front refractory access panel.

Fireplace

Remote

Receptacle

Control

 

Receiver

Extension

Ignition Module

Cord

Plug

Figure 13 - Installing the WRC Remote

Receiver

Battery Cover

12 Volt Battery

Back of

Handset

Pull to Remove

Insulation Tab

Figure 14 - Installing Battery into Back of Handset

Figure 12 - Removing Front Refractory

Access Panel (P325E/VP325E Model

Shown)

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GAS LINE HOOK-UP

WARNING: Gas line hookup shouldbedonebyyourgassupplier or a qualified service person.

WARNING: Before you proceed,makesureyourgassupply is OFF.

The appliance and it’s 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 its individual equipment shutoff valve during any pressure testingofgassupplypipingsystemattestpressures equal to or less than 1/2 psig (3.5 kPa).

An equipment shutoff valve has been included in the appliance’s gas supply system.You may consider installing an extra gas shutoff valve outside the appliance’s enclosure (check with local codes) where it can be accessed more conveniently with a key through a wall as shown in Figure 15.

In conformance with local codes, route a

1/2" NPT gas line towards the appliance coming in from any of the 3 directions shown in Figure 16.

CAUTION: Do not kink flexible gas line.

FMI PRODUCTS, LLC recommends that a black iron gas line be routed from the gas source, through a sediment trap (shown in

Figure 17, page 13) and into appliance. Once connected through appliance, a flexible gas line may be used for ease of installation to gas control valve (see Figure 18, page 13).

Before connecting black iron gas line to inside of appliance a sediment trap must be included outside appliance between gas line and gas shutoff valve. It must extend down 3" beyond center of pipe. Prepare incoming black iron gas line with teflon tape or pipe joint compound (Check with local building codes).

CAUTION:Compoundsused on threaded joints of gas piping shall be resistant to the action of Liquefied Petroleum (LP or propane) and should be applied lightly to ensure excess sealant does not enter the gas line.

WARNING: All gas piping andconnectionsmustbetested for leaks after the installation is completed.

After ensuring that the gas valve is on, apply a commercial leak detection solution to all connections and joints. If bubbles appear, leaks can be detected and corrected.

Donotuseanopenflameforleak testing and do not operate any appliance if a leak is detected.

Complete your gas installation by connecting incoming gas line with flexible gas line.

Secure tightly with wrench but DO NOT

OVERTIGHTEN.

Shutoff

Key

Valve

 

Extension

Typical Exterior Wall Gas

Shutoff Installation

Figure 15 - Shutoff Valve Installation

1/2" NPT Incoming

Flexible

Gas Line

Black Iron Gas Line

(1 Provided)

 

 

 

 

Can Be

 

 

Extended Out

 

 

Either Side

83/8"

7"

105/8"

Figure 16 - Routing Incoming Gas Line

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Sediment Trap

 

(Not Supplied)

Incoming

 

1/2" Gas Line

 

Permitted by

 

Local Codes

3" Min. (7.6 cm)

 

Wall

Side

Of

Appliance

 

Figure 17Sediment Trap

 

Red Surface Indicates For

Equipment

Propane/LP Use Only

Flexible Gas Line

Shutoff Valve

Do NOT Kink

1/2" NPT Incoming

Inlet Pressure Tap

Note: Gas Line

Outlet Pressure Tap

1)Wire Connections Not Shown for Clarity

2)* 1/8" NPT Plugged Tapping

Figure 18 - Connecting Flexible Gas Line to Millivolt Valve

Grate Placement

The grate must be placed in the burner pan so that the back grate fingers (P325E/VP325E) or pins (P324E/VP324E) fit into notches on back of burner pan and front legs fit inside burner

pan as shown in Figure 19.

Pins

P324E/VP324E

 

Pins

 

Front

(Back)

 

 

Leg

 

 

 

Notches

Burner Pan

 

Back Grate Fingers

 

 

P325E/VP325E

 

Back Grate Fingers

 

 

(Back)

 

 

 

 

Front

 

 

Leg

 

Notches

Burner Pan

 

 

 

Figure 19 - Placing Grate into Burner Pan

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EMBER AND PAN MATERIAL placement

1.Open bag(s) of vermiculite and fill entire burner pan until burner tube is completely covered (see Figure 20).

2.Smooth pan material just even with edges of burner pan.

3.Remove ember material from bag and flatten small amounts into quarter size pieces and lay on top of surface of pan material (see Figure 21).

4.Place just enough to cover entire surface and leave about a 1/2" gap under lower grate members to allow air to flow (see Figure 22).

Grate

Vermiculite

Burner Pan

 

(Pan Material)

 

LOG PLACEMENT For P324E/

VP324E Models

1.Place front log (log 1) onto front of grate sliding log all the way forward against grate fingers (see Figure 23).

2.Insertpegsonbottomofrearlog(log2)into holes in rear of grate (see Figure 23).

3.Place log 3 into notches on left side of logs 1 and 2 (see Figure 24, page 15).

4.Place log 4 into notches on right side of logs 1 and 2 (see Figure 24, page 15).

To enhance the look of the hearth you may optionally place provided lava rock around front and sides of burner.

NOTICE: Do not put lava rock inside the burner pan or around theairmixerfitting.Placinglava rock inside the burner pan or blockingtheopeningsofthepropane/LP air-mixercould cause performance problems.

Figure 20 - Fill Entire Burner Pan with Vermiculite (P324E, VP325E Shown)

Ember Material

Vermiculite (Pan Material)

Grate

Burner

 

Pan

Figure 21 - Ember Material on Surface of Pan Material (Vermiculite) (P324E, VP325E Shown)

Grate

Pan and Ember

0.5" Material

0.5"

Burner Pan

Figure 22 - Pan and Ember Material

Clearances

Log 2

Log 1

Figure 23 - Installing Logs 1 and 2

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Log 3

3. Rest front of log 3 between first two grate

 

fingers on left of grate assembly and rear

 

 

Log 4

 

of log 3 into notch on left front of log 1(see

 

Figure 26).

 

 

 

 

4. Place top of log 4 into notch on log 1.

 

 

Rest log 4 on center of grate as shown

 

 

in Figure 27.

 

 

5. Place top of log 5 into notch on top right

 

 

of log 1 (see Figure 27). Rest log 5 be-

 

 

tween two middle grate fingers as shown

 

 

in Figure 28, page 16

 

 

To enhance the look of the hearth you may

 

 

optionally place provided lava rock around

 

 

front and sides of burner.

 

 

Log 3

 

 

Log 1

Figure 24 - Installing Logs 3 and 4

LOG PLACEMENT For P325E(B)/

VP325E(B) ModELs

1.Place large back log (log 1) onto grate making sure notches rest over grate (see

Figure 25).

2.Place log 2 onto front right side of grate and back of log 2 into notch on right front of log 1 (see Figure 25).

Log 1

Log 2

Figure 26 - Installing Log 3

Log 4

Log 5

Log 3

Log 1

Figure 25 - Installing Logs 1 and 2 Figure 27 - Installing Logs 4 and 5

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NOTICE: Do not put lava rock inside the burner pan or around theairmixerfitting.Placinglava rock inside the burner pan or blockingtheopeningsofthepropane/LP air-mixercould cause performance problems.

APPLIANCE ENCLOSURE

Before finishing enclosure around appliance, inspect all joints around outer surround. Any gaps between nailing flanges and framing should be sealed with noncombustible insulation or caulking.

If mounted on a raised platform, it must be a continuous surface and not on blocks without a solid surface. This will prevent entry of cold air by means of conduction through total bottom of appliance (see Figure 30).

 

 

 

Side

 

 

Side

 

 

 

Framing

 

 

Framing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figure 28 - Logs Installed

COMBUSTION AIR KIT MODEL AK4

(OPTIONAL)

The outside air kit may be installed on the left side of fireplace only.The vent can be installed through any outside wall a minimum of 3 feet below fireplace termination cap.The handle to operate damper door for the outside air inlet will be located inside the left “screen pocket” of firebox (see Figure 29). Pull handle to open or push to close.

CAUTION: Air inlet ducts are not to terminate in attic space.

Screen

Pocket

Air Kit

Handle

Caulk Here

Pack Insulation

Figure 30 - Sealing Between Appliance

and Framing

Installing optional GLASS DOOR Accessory

CAUTION: Use only glass doors certified for use with this appliance.

Note: Glass door may be heavy for some individuals. If this is the case, please request help.

These B-ventfireplaces are approved for use with optionalbi-foldglass doors (seeAccessories, page 25). The glass panels may be ordered and installed anytime after the fireplace installation is complete.

Follow these steps to install left and right panels:

1.With handle at the bottom, completely fold panel on its hinges.

2.With handle facing center of firebox opening, insert lower pivot pin on glass door panel into hole in pivot plate on bottom edge of fireplace opening (see Figure 31, page 17).

3.Keeping folded door tilted, slide upper two pins into guide track found under upper facial edge of firebox opening.

Figure 29 - Air Kit Handle Location

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4.Tilt glass assembly fully vertical until outer pivot pin snaps into mounting hole in upper spring clip (see Figure 31).

5.Once top and bottom pins are secured, unfold door into closed position.

6.Repeat process for opposite door assembly.

7.To adjust doors, slide them partially open.

Using a screwdriver, loosen hold-downscrews in spring clip and pivot plate (see Figure 32).

8.Close both doors until evenly joined at middle and note gap at outer edges of the face.

9.Reopen one door at a time and retighten upper and lower hold-downscrews.

10.Repeat process until both doors are evenly joined, spaced and working freely.

CAUTION: The glass panels become very hot while the appliance is operating. Do not attempt to adjust or clean the glass doors until the appliance has fully cooled.

Insert Pin Into Spring Clip

Spring Clip

Slide Top

Pin Into

Door Track

Insert Bottom Pivot Pin Into

Pivot Plate and Swing Door

Into Vertical Position

Spring

Hold-Down

Clip

Screw

Side

 

Front

 

Face

 

Partially

Opened

Door

Figure 32 - Adjusting Glass Doors

Removing Glass Doors for Replacement or Cleaning

1.Partially open door and press up on upper spring clip with a screw driver until outer top pivot pin is free of clip.

2.Fully fold frame assembly and slide upper edge towards center of firebox opening until guide pins are free of frame rail (see Figure 33).

CAUTION: Always operate the appliance with the doors either fully opened or fully closed.

Operating the appliance with the doors partially open can result in improper venting of flue products.

Fold Bi-Fold

Spring Clip

Door After

 

Releasing

 

Spring Clip

 

and Slide

 

Door Out of

Depress

Upper Track

Spring Clip

 

 

to Release

 

Pivot Pin

Pivot Plate

 

 

Figure 31 - Installing Optional Glass

Remove Bottom Pin

 

Door

 

From Pivot Plate While

Pivot Plate

 

 

Sliding Door Out of

 

 

 

Upper Track

 

 

Figure 33 - Removing Glass Doors

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Operation

FOR YOUR SAFETY

READ BEFORE LIGHTING

WARNING: If you do not follow these instructions exactly, a fire or explosion may result causing property damage, personal injury or loss of life.

A.This appliance has a pilot which must be lighted by hand. When lighting the pilot, follow these instructions exactly.

B.BEFORE LIGHTING smell all around the appliance area for gas. Be sure to smell next to the floor because some gas is heavier than air and will settle on the floor.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS

Do not try to light any appliance.

Do not touch any electric 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 youcannot reachyour gas supplier, call the fire department.

C.Use only your hand to push in or turn the gas control knob. Never use tools. If the knob will not push in or turn by hand, don’t try to repair it, call a qualified service technician or gas supplier. Force or attempted repair may result in a fire or explosion.

D.Do not use this appliance if any part has been under water. Immediately call aqualifiedservicetechniciantoinspect the appliance and to replace any part of the control system and any gas control which has been under water.

LIGHTING

INSTRUCTIONS

1.STOP! Read safety information, column 1.

2.Turn wall switch to the OFF position.

3.Turn off all electric power to appliance.

4.Fully open glass doors if installed.

5.Remove front refractory brick access panel.

6.Turn equipment shutoff valve clockwise to the OFF position (see Figure 34).

7.Wait five (5) minutes to clear out any gas. Then smell for gas, including near the floor. If you smell gas, STOP! Follow “B” in the safety information, column 1. If you don’t smell gas, go to the next step.

8.Turn equipment shutoff valve counterclockwise to the ON position.

9.Replace front refractory brick access panel.

10.Fully close glass doors if installed.

11.Turn on all electric power to appliance.

12.Turn wall switch to ON position.

13.Visually locate the pilot.The ignitor should begin to spark and the main burner should ignite once flame appears at pilot.

If lighting the appliance for the first time each season, it may take several attempts before the supply gas can reach the pilot and main burners.

If the appliance will not stay lit after several attempts, follow the instructions

To Turn Off Gas To Appliance, page 19, and call your service technician or gas supplier.

Adjustment

Equipment Screw

Shutoff Valve

Figure 34 - Turning Equipment Shutoff

Valve to the OFF Position

NOTICE:Duringinitialoperation of new heater, burning logs will give off a paper-burningsmell. Orange flame will also be present. Open damper or window to vent smell. This will only last a few hours.

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Rod

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TO TURN OFF GAS

TO APPLIANCE

1.Turn off wall switch.

2.Turn off all electric power to appliance if service is to be performed.

3.Fully open glass doors if installed.

4.Remove front hearth brick and control

access panel.

Pilot

Burner

Ignitor

5.Turn equipment shutoff valve clockwise to the OFF position. Do not force.

6.Replace front refractory brick access panel.

7.Fully close glass doors if installed.

OPTIONAL REMOTE

OPERATION

Note: The WRC receiver and hand-heldremotecontrolkitmustbepurchasedseparately

(see Accessories, page 25). Follow installation instructions on page 11.

Turn equipment shutoff valve to the ON position. You can now turn the burner on and off with the hand-heldremote control unit.

IMPORTANT: Be sure to press the ON/OFFbuttonsonthehand-heldremotecontrolunitforup to 3 seconds to assure proper operation.

Figure 35 - Pilot

Inspecting Burners

Check pilot flame pattern and burner flame patterns often.

PILOT Assembly

The pilot assembly is factory preset for the proper flame. Alterations may have occurred during shipping and handling. The pilot is located on the back right hand side of burner.

The flame must envelope 1/4" of top of the ignitor/sensor and grounding stem.

If your pilot assembly does not meet these requirements:

Turn adjustment screw marked PILOT clockwise to decrease or counterclockwise to increase flame to proper size (see Figure

36). Do not remove adjustment screw.

see Troubleshooting, page 22

Pilot

Sensing

Burner

 

Rod

 

Ignitor/

 

Sensor

BURNER FLAME PATTERN

Burner flames will be steady, not lifting or floating. Flames should go up through the middle of log set. Flames should not "spill" to edges of pan or sides of log set.

Figure37showsatypicalflamepattern.Ifburner flame pattern differs from that described:

turn appliance off (see To Turn Off Gas to Appliance, above)

see Troubleshooting, page 22

P324E and VP324E Models

Figure 36 - Correct Pilot Flame Pattern

P325E(B) and VP325E(B) Models

Figure 37 - Typical Flame Pattern

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Cleaning and Maintenance

WARNING: Installation and repairshouldbedonebyaqualified service person. The applianceshouldbeinspectedbefore each use and at least annually by a qualified service person. More frequent cleaning may be required due to excessive lint from carpeting, bedding material, pet hair, etc. It is imperative that the control compartments, burners and circulating air system be kept clean.

WARNING: The logs can be hot. Handle only when cool.

WARNING: Turn off gas and electricalpowerbeforeservicing appliance.

WARNING: Failure to keep the primary air opening(s) of theburner(s)cleanmayresultin sooting and property damage.

Pilot and burner

Remove logs and ember material before cleaning burner and replace when cleaning is complete.

Burner and controls should be cleaned with compressed air to remove dust, dirt or lint.

Use a vacuum cleaner or small, soft bristled brush to remove excess dust, dirt or lint.

Logs

If you remove logs for cleaning, refer to log placement information on page 14 to properly replace logs.

Use a vacuum cleaner to remove any carbon buildup on logs.

Replace log(s) if broken. See Replacement Parts.

Replace ember material periodically as needed. See Replacement Parts.

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.

Service Hints

When Gas Pressure Is Too Low

pilot will not stay lit

burner will have delayed ignition

fireplace will not produce specified heat

propane/LP gas supply may be low if using

propane/LP gas

If using propane/LP gas, you may feel your gas pressure is too low. If so, contact your local propane/LP gas supplier.

Technical Service

You may have further questions about installation, operation, or troubleshooting. If so, 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 our web site at www.fmiproducts.com.

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