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B-VENTDECORATIVE GAS FIREPLACE

OWNER’S OPERATION AND INSTALLATION MANUAL

PFS®

US

models P324E, VP324E, P325E(B) AND VP325E(B) Natural Gas

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.

NOT FOR USE WITH SOLID FUEL

CHECK LOCAL CODES PRIOR TO INSTALLATION

SAVE THIS BOOK

This book is valuable. In addition to instructing you on how to install and maintain your appliance, it also contains information that will enable you to obtain replacement parts or optional accessory items when needed. Keep it with your other important papers.

This appliance may be installed in an aftermarket*, permanently located, manufactured (mobile) home, where not prohibited by state or 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, unless a certified kit is used.

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

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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

3

Cleaning and Maintenance.

............................... 20

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

4

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

20

Introduction..........................................................

4

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

20

Selecting Location................................................

5

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

20

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

6

Wiring Diagram..................................................

21

Pre-InstallationPreparation..................................

7

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

22

Venting Installation...............................................

8

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

25

Fireplace Installation...........................................

11

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

26

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

18

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

Back Cover

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

19

 

 

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Safety

WARNING:Thisproductcontainsand/orgenerateschemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm.

IMPORTANT: Read this owner’s manualcarefullyandcompletely before trying to assemble, operate or service this fireplace. Improper use of this fireplace cancauseseriousinjuryordeath from burns, fire, explosions, electrical shock and carbon monoxide poisoning.

DANGER:Carbonmonoxide poisoning may lead to death!

Thisfireplaceisaventedproduct.Thisfireplace willnotproduceanygasleakageintoyourhome if properly installed. This fireplace must be properly installed by a qualified service person. If this unit is not properly installed by a qualified service person, gas leakage can occur.

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 have been installed properly. Get fresh air at once!

Have fireplace inspected and serviced by a qualifiedserviceperson.Somepeoplearemore affectedbycarbonmonoxidethanothers.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 and natural gas are both odorless. An odor-makingagent is added to each of these gases. The odor helps you detect a gas leak. However, the odor added to these gases can fade. Gas may be present even though no odor exists.

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

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

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 unless a certified kit is used.

2.For propane/LP fireplace, do not place propane/LP supply tank(s) inside any structure. Locate propane/LP supply tank(s) outdoors. To prevent performance problems, do not use propane/LPfuel tank of less than 100 lbs. capacity.

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 you gas supplier, call the fire department.

4.Never install the fireplace

in a recreational vehicle

where curtains, furniture, clothing or other flammable objects are less than

36" from the front and 42" from the top top of the fireplace. For side clearances see Figure 6, page 7

in high traffic areas

in windy or drafty areas

5.This fireplace reaches high temperatures. 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.

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

7.Ahearth extension is not required with this appliance. If one is installed, it is for aesthetic purposes only and does not have to meet the standard requirements.

8.Turn fireplace off and let cool before servicing or repairing. Only a qualified service person should install, service or repair this fireplace. Have fireplace inspected annually by a qualified service person.

9.You must keep control compartments, burners and circulating air passages clean. More frequent cleaning may be needed due to excessive lint and dust from carpeting, bedding material, etc. Turn off the gas valve and pilot light before cleaning fireplace.

10.Haveventingsysteminspectedannuallyby a qualified service person. If needed, have venting system cleaned or repaired. See

Cleaning and Maintenance, page 20.

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11.Keep the area around your fireplace clear of combustible materials, gasoline and other flammable vapor and liquids.

Do not run fireplace where these are used or stored. Do not place items such as clothing or decorations on or around fireplace.

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

13.Do not use any solid fuels (wood, coal, paper, cardboard, etc.) in this fireplace. Use only the gas type indicated on fireplace nameplate.

14.This appliance, when installed, must be electrically grounded in accordance with local codes or, in the absence of local

codes, with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70.

15.Do not install fireplace directly on carpeting, vinyl tile or any combustible material other than wood. The fireplace must set on a metal or wood panel extending the full width and depth of the fireplace.

16.Do not use fireplace if any part has been exposed to or under water. Immediately call a qualified service person to arrange for replacement of the unit.

17.Do not operate fireplace if any log is broken.

18.Provide adequate clearances around air openings.

Unpacking

The following items are packed inside the firebox. Remove before positioning firebox into framing.

Ceramic Log Pack - Shrink-wrappedon cardboard

Three (3) plastic bags containing lava rock, pan and ember materials

Rear Log (P325E/VP325E Models Only)- Remove the two plastic quick ties from around burner and grate

Grate Stand - Lift off of burner pan

Check all items for any shipping damage. If damaged, promptly inform dealer or distributor where you bought the product.

Safely retain these items for later installation.

Introduction

These fireplace models are vented gas fireplaces that use an electronic ignition system.

Models P325E/VP325E have a 5" B-ventand P324E/VP324EAhave a 4"B-vent.AproperlysizedB-typeventing system and a listed type vent cap are not supplied but are required for proper operation. See venting instructions on page 9.

WARNING: This gas appliance must not be connected to a chimney flue servicing a solid fuel burning appliance.

These models are factory equipped for use with natural gas and must be converted when intended for use with proper propane/LP gas. Conversion kits PCBE-324andPCBE-325may be purchased for simple conversion to propane/LP gas. SeeAccessories, page 25.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

Before beginning installation of your appliance, read these instructions completely.

This FMI PRODUCTS, LLC appliance and its approved components are safe when installed according to this installation manual and are operated as recommended by FMI PRODUCTS,LLC.UnlessyouuseFMIPRODUCTS,

LLCapprovedcomponentstestedforthisappliance, YOU MAY CAUSE A FIRE HAZARD!

The FMI PRODUCTS, LLC warranty will be voidedbyandFMIPRODUCTS,LLCdisclaims any responsibility for the following actions :

A)Modification of the appliance or any of the components.

B)Use of any component part not approved by FMI PRODUCTS, LLC in combination with this appliance.

C)Installation and/or operation in a manner other than instructed in this manual.

D)The burning of anything other than the type of gas approved for use in this gas appliance.

The installation must conform with local codes or, in the absence of local codes, with the current National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/ NFPA 54. This appliance complies withANSI

Z21.50.

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WARNING: Installation of this appliance should be done by a qualified service person well trained in the installation of such appliances. You will alsoneedabuildingpermitfrom your local Building and Safety

Commissioner before installing this appliance; otherwise your insurance company may not cover this appliance.

NOTICE: This appliance is not intendedtobeusedasaprimary source of heat.

CAUTION: Do not connect appliance before pressure testing gas piping. Damage to gas valve may result and an unsafe condition may be caused.

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 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).

For the purpose of input adjustment two pressure taps (for IN and OUT pressures) are provided on the gas control valve for test gauge connections to the appliance.

Selecting Location

To determine the safest and most efficient location for your appliance, you must take into consideration the following guidelines:

1.The location must allow for proper clearances (see Clearances, page 7).

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

3.A location that avoids the cutting of joists or roof rafters will make installation easier.

Figure 1 shows a plan view of a few common locations.

Flush installations are recommended where living space is limited or at a premium and since the space required to enclose the appliance would be located beyond an outside wall, this would also reduce the cutting of joists, roof rafters and such. Check local codes for any restrictions.

Projected installations can extend any distance into the room. A projection may be ideal for a new addition on an existing, finished wall.

Corner installations make use of space that may not normally be used and provides a wider and more efficient range for radiant heat transference.

Internal wall installations provide a discreet option for room separation and can also be ideal as an addition to an existing wall.

CORNER

INTERNAL WALL INSTALLATION

INSTALLATION

FLUSH

FULL INSTALLATION

PROJECTION

INSTALLATION

Figure 1 - Possible Locations for Installing Appliance 

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Product Specifications

 

 

GAS RATING - NATURAL

 

 

 

 

P324E, VP324E

P325E(B), VP325E(B)

Max. Input Rating:

15,000 Btu/Hr

 

25,000 Btu/Hr

Manifold Pressure:

3.5" WC (.87 kPa)

 

3.5" WC (.87 kPa)

Minimum Supply Pressure:

4.5" WC (1.12 kPa)

4.5" WC (1.12 kPa)

Maximum Supply Pressure:

10.5" WC (2.66 kPa)

10.5" WC (2.66 kPa)

Orifice Size:

 

# 49

 

 

# 40

 

GAS RATING - PROPANE/LP

 

 

Max. Input Rating:

15,000 Btu/Hr

 

25,000 Btu/Hr

Manifold Pressure:

10" WC (2.49 kPa)

 

10" WC (2.49 kPa)

Minimum Supply Pressure:

11" WC (2.74 kPa)

 

11" WC (2.74 kPa)

Maximum Supply Pressure:

13" WC (3.23 kPa)

 

13" WC (3.23 kPa)

Orifice Size:

 

# 56

 

 

# 54

 

22 3/8"

 

 

 

21 1/2"

For Use

 

 

 

* 20 3/8"

 

 

 

 

 

With B-1

 

 

 

 

 

Vent Pipe

 

 

 

 

 

Only

7"

16 3/4"

14 1/2"

 

HEARTH AREA

 

 

11 3/4"

* 13 3/4"

DIMENSIONS

5/8"

34 1/2"

 

 

 

* 27 1/2"

 

 

 

 

29"

7"

 

Alternate Gas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* WITH REFRACTORY

 

 

Supply Inlet

 

 

 

7"

 

 

 

 

10 1/2"

8 1/4"

 

8 1/8"18 1/4"

32 1/4"

 

 

 

 

 

36 1/2"

 

 

7"

8 1/4"

 

 

6 7/8"

 

 

2 1/2"

 

 

 

 

 

29 1/2"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8 3/8"

 

2

1

/2"

7 5/8"

2 1/4"

 

35 3/8"

 

13 1/4"

 

 

 

 

 

10

5

/8"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16 3/4"

 

Figure 2 - Appliance Dimensions

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CLEARANCES

Minimum clearances to combustibles are:

Top of Spacers

 

0" min.

• Back/Sides of Outer Surround

0" min.

• Drywall to Sides of Front Face

 

 

(Nailing Flanges)

 

0" min.

“B” Vent Surfaces

 

1" min.

Ceiling to Opening

 

42" min.

Floor

 

0" min.

Perpendicular Wall

See Figure 6

CAUTION: Do not block required air spaces with insulation or any other material. Do not obstruct effective opening of appliance with any type of facing material.

 

 

Nailing

 

2 x 4 Stud

Left Side

 

Flange

 

 

 

Back

 

 

Surround

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0" Clearance

 

 

 

 

 

 

0"

 

Front Face

 

Drywall

 

 

 

 

Figure 3 - Minimum Clearances

 

(Top View)

 

 

 

 

1" (2.5 cm) Min.

 

 

Clearance to

 

 

"B" Vent's Outer Pipe

Ceiling

 

 

 

42" (10.67 cm)

 

 

 

 

Min. Clearance

 

 

 

 

from Opening to

 

 

 

 

Ceiling

 

 

 

 

0" Clearance

 

 

 

*

*

*

*

Required

 

 

 

 

Air Spaces

 

 

 

 

are Indicated

 

 

 

 

with an "*".

 

 

 

 

Do Not

 

 

 

 

Pack with

 

 

DO NOT BLOCK

 

Insulation or

0" Clearance

 

 

Any Other

 

OR OBSTRUCT

 

to Wood or

 

OPENINGS

 

Material

Noncombustible

 

 

 

 

Flooring

 

 

 

 

Figure 4 - Minimum Clearances

(Front View)

MANTEL CLEARANCES and Wall Details

A combustible mantle shelf maybe installed a maximum 12" (22.90 cm) from the wall.

Figures 5 and 6 show the minimum allowable distances from various combustible mantle components in relation to the fireplace opening.

12"

Combustible

(22.9 cm)

Materials

 

Header

6" (15.2 cm)

 

13" (33 cm)

 

8" (20.3 cm)

Spacer

 

3" (7.6 cm)

 

1 1/2"

 

(3.8 cm) Max.

 

Figure 5 - Mantel Clearances - Side View

(Cross Section)

TOP VIEW

Outer Surround

Combustible

Material May

Be Used

1 1/2" (3.8 cm)

SAFE

ZONE

Max.

 

3" (7.6 cm)

 

Max.

 

6" (15.2 cm)

 

Max.

9"

 

(22.86 cm)

 

12"

 

(30.48 cm)

 

Perpendicular

 

Wall

Figure 6 - Side Clearances - Top View

(Cross Section)

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FRAMING

1.Frame appliance enclosure as illustrated in Figures 7 and 8.

Note: If a wall covering is used to line enclosure, then all measurements must be from surface of covering.

2.Place appliance into framing and secure.

Note: If appliance is to be raised above floor level, a platform must be built to support appliance.

3.Install supply line to appliance using a

1/2" NPT black iron gas line terminating

2 5/16" above bottom of appliance. The gas line must be installed through the lower left side access point or alternate access hole in bottom of appliance (see Figure

16, page 12).

4.Feed flexible gas line through one of three gas line conduit sleeves and repack insulation to cover any openings. Prepare the incoming gas line with teflon tape or pipe joint compound and hook up incoming gas line to flexible gas line.

Note: If 1/2" NPT black iron pipe does not mate with fitting at end of flexible gas line, remove fitting and replace with a 37° flare

3/4"-12,1/2" NPT (female) fitting.

WARNING: When finishing appliance, do not overlap combustible material onto the black frontface.Brick,tileorothernoncombustible materials may be applied to the face provided that any gap is between the material usedandthefaceiscaulkedwith a noncombustible caulking.

36 5/8"

161/8"

343/4"

Figure 7 - Rough Opening for Installing in Wall

These Dimensions Allow for a 3/4" Clearance at Sides and Back of Fireplace. However, 0" Clearance is Permitted

12"

39 3/8"

16 3/4"

16"

55 5/8"

34 1/2"

3/4" Clearance Not Required at

Nailing Flanges

Figure 8 - Corner Installation Guidelines

Venting Installation

AB-typeventing system must be connected to appliance for venting to outside of building.

The following section is provided as a guide to a standard B-typevent installation.

Standing codes requirements concerning B- type vent installations may vary within your state, province or local codes jurisdiction. Therefore, it is recommended that you check

with your local building codes for specific requirements or in absence of local codes, follow Section 7.0 of the current National Fuel Gas Code ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54.

This gas appliance must be vented to the outdoors only and may not be terminated into an attic space or into a chimney flue servicing a solid fuel burning appliance.

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Venting INSTALLATION

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This appliance may be vented through a manufactured chimney system or a masonry chimney using a B-ventadapter or a chimney liner system if all are listed, inspected and approved by local codes and/or building authorities.

The examples shown in Figure 9 are typical of most B-ventinstallations and codes practices.

Example 1: Shows the minimum allowable system height and lateral offset for a 60° or greater inclination. Code specifies that offsets at 60° or greater are considered horizontal and must follow the 75% rule for lateral to total vertical system height. Codes also allows only one offset in the total system when at 60° or greater. The total vertical height in this example represents the minimum height of 8 feet and therefore the allowable lateral is 6 feet when the 75% rule applies. If the lateral length must exceed 75% then the system must be sized in accordance with the Category I venting tables.

Example 2: Shows a multiple offset each at

45° of inclination. Multiple offsets are permitted if they do not exceed 45° of inclination.The total lengths of the two offsets are not required to meet the 75% allowable rule.

Example 3: Shows a single offset at 45° of inclination and therefore the lateral length at

10 feet of offset does not have to meet the

75% rule.

In each case the offsets must be supported and firestops must be positioned wherever the vent must pass through a sub-floor,ceiling joist or an attic overhang. The vent pipe must terminate vertically into a listed type vent cap and extend a sufficient height through an approved roof flashing, roof jack or a roof thimble. At all points the listed clearances must be maintained.

Vent terminations must be located in accordance with height and proximity rules of NFPA No. 54. These rules apply to vents at

12" diameter or less and require a minimum height in accordance with the roof pitch and a minimum of 8 feet distance from a vertical wall or obstruction (see Figure 10, page 10).

If venting horizontally through a side wall becomes necessary, a listed thimble approved for use with B-typevent must be used. Check with your local codes before venting through a side wall.

Some codes areas allow the use of existing B- type vent systems if the system is at or above the recommended diameter of the flue.

The flue connection must be made using listed B-typeconnectors and the existing system must be code inspected for damage and proper installation.

 

Listed

 

 

 

 

 

Vent Cap

 

Listed

Listed

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vent Cap

 

 

 

Vent Cap

 

 

 

 

Maintain

 

Maintain

 

 

 

Listed

 

Listed

 

 

 

Clearance

 

Clearance

 

 

Maintain

 

 

Support Each

Maintain

 

Listed

 

 

Lateral At

Listed

 

Clearance

 

60°

Least Every

45°Clearance

 

 

8' Position

 

6 Feet

12' Min.

45°

10'

6'

 

Position

12' Min. Firestop

Position

Firestop

 

12' Min.

 

 

 

 

Firestop

45°

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maintain

 

Maintain

 

Maintain

 

Listed

 

Listed

 

Listed

 

Clearance

Clearance

 

Clearance

EXAMPLE 1 EXAMPLE 2 EXAMPLE 3

Figure 9 - Typical B-VentConfiguration

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Venting INSTALLATION

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It is not recommended that this appliance be common vented with an existing gas burning appliance. However, if it becomes necessary to common vent this appliance, the venting system must be sized and configured in accordance with the common venting guides

Appendix G of the current National Fuel Gas Code NFPA No. 54/ANSI Z223.1.

Note: Before connecting this appliance to an existing vent system or a common venting system consult with your local architect, planner, or building official.

WARNING: This appliance must be properly connected to a system and must not be connected to a chimney flue servicing a separate solid fuel burning appliance.

Lowest

Listed

 

 

 

Discharge

 

 

 

Vent Cap

 

 

 

Opening

 

 

8 Ft. Min.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Listed

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

Gas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vent

 

 

 

 

 

12

Roof Pitch x/12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Listed Clearance

H (Min)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Height

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Roof

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roof Pitch

 

H (Min.) Ft.

m

 

 

Flat to 6/12

 

1.0

0.30

 

 

6/12 to 7/12

 

1.25

0.38

 

Over 7/12 to 8/12

 

1.5

0.46

 

Over 8/12 to 9/12

 

2.0

0.61

 

Over 9/12 to 10/12

 

2.5

0.76

Over 10/12 to 11/12

 

3.25

0.99

Over 11/12 to 12/12

 

4.0

1.22

Over 12/12 to 14/12

 

5.0

1.52

Over 14/12 to 16/12

 

6.0

1.83

Over 16/12 to 18/12

 

7.0

2.13

Over 18/12 to 20/12

 

7.5

2.27

Over 20/12 to 21/12

 

8.0

2.44

Figure 10 - B-VentTerminations

CHECKING FOR PROPER VENTING

After completing and checking electrical, gas and vent connections, follow lighting instructions and allow main burner to run for approximately 5 minutes. Hold a lighted match or cigarette near top edge of fireplace opening and play it along entire length of the opening (see Figure 12). Proper venting should tend to draw the flame or smoke into the appliance. Improper venting or escaping of spillage of burned gas, is indicated when the match flickers or goes out. Smoke from a cigarette will also tend to disperse away from the appliance.

If the appliance is found to be improperly venting, shut it off and notify your installer or a qualified service agency to inspect the venting system.

NOTICE: This appliance is equipped with a vent safety shutoff switch which will shut down the appliance in the case of a venting problem. Do not bypasstheventsafetyswitch.If theapplianceshouldshutdown, contactaqualifiedinstaller,service agency or your gas supplier tohavetheventinspectedbefore operating.

Check this area along entire topedge of fireplace

opening. Smoke

or flame should be drawn into

appliance opening.

Figure 11 - Checking for Spillage

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